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Make It Monday

I’ve been more experimental with my movie character earrings–experimental has always been my style really, when it comes to creating. I’m having fun with these as a sort of ‘women’s study,’ because I think as women, we look for ourselves in other women. It’s the differences that are fascinating and what I’m most curious about. Here are the next six pairs:

From the movie Point Break

In the film, Tyler only wore a simple stud in her left ear. For petite Lori Petty, I made her character’s surfboard in mini shrinky-dinks.

From the movie The Naked Spur

Poor Lina Patch didn’t have much of a personality apart from what she could do for the men in the film, so it was kinda hard being inspired by her static character. I went with the colors of her clothing and made something reminiscent of her neck scarves…symbolic, I think, of yet another squelched female voice on the big screen.

From the movie The Ice Storm

I love Sigourney Weaver’s character in this film, and her outfits are fabulous. She needed the confident earrings of a self-assured woman, perfect for her next cocktail party. I chose warm red-brown glass with gold chain for this 70s sexpot.

From the movie Fight Club

For the girl with all the addictions, cigarettes were a natural choice. Though physically gritty, they have an allure that’s hard to deny…coal-black poison covered in a smooth, shiny shell. The red ‘flames’ at the end double as drops of blood. The soothing, deceptive distraction of vice.

From the movie The Florida Project

Known in the real world as ‘The Naked Cowgirl,’ Sandy Kane plays larger-than-life Gloria in The Florida Project, so she needed some big, flamboyant earrings to go with her crazy makeup and outfits (or lack thereof).

From the movie Smokey and the Bandit

Off with the veil and on with the skin-tight jeans. Sally Field’s Carrie/’Frog’ wasn’t quite liberated–but getting there.

Looking forward to the next batch–until then!

Movie Night Monday

The Movie Project

Week 7: Connecticut (The Ice Storm)

Category: Drama

Quote of Interest:

“When you think about it, it’s not easy to keep from just wandering out of life. It’s like someone’s always leaving the door open to the next world, and if you aren’t paying attention you could just walk through it, and then you’ve died. That’s why in your dreams it’s like you’re standing in that doorway…and the dying people and the newborn people pass by you…and brush up against you as they come in and out of the world during the night. You get spun around, and in the morning…it takes a while to find your way back into the world.”

–Paul Hood

Three words to describe this film/state: 70s emotional freeze

Best ‘Extras’:

  • Train Conductor, played by Tom Flagg
  • Weather Reporter, played by Barbara Garrick
  • Weatherman, played by Daniel McDonald
  • Woman in Pharmacy, played by Evelynn Solann

State food/recipe we tried this week: Apple cider, hot dogs, and Pez candy for dessert

Earring Inspo Character: Janey Carver

Other Notes: Beautiful film, believable characters, subtle and understated. The era, demographics, and geographics were well-chosen. Reminiscent of Hitchcock’s The Birds and its characters’ flaws manifesting in natural disaster. Life is short–take others more seriously than yourself. Don’t stay in your ruts and shake yourself awake whenever possible. The only character in the film who seemed to be awake (and not just existing by his impulses) was–spoiler alert–killed off, serving as a wake-up call to the rest of them.

Grade: A

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