Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Wit (2001)

Hi everyone! :)

It's been such a tiring day, with my 6am anatomy class and all. I will never get used to waking up that early. I should probably get a less annoying alarm, being abruptly kicked into consciousness is not a good start to anyone's day.Thankfully I'm home and able to write again.

I thought that my very first post should be about the last movie I've seen.I will be writing about a movie titled Wit , it's a television movie and was broadcast by HBO on 2001.

Here is the trailer, check it out! Warning: It's a pretty lame trailer, don't let it fool you, the movie was fantastic.

      As you saw in the trailer the movie is about a brilliant English professor who is diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer. She embarks on a experimental chemo treatment for the cancer, and we get to watch her experiences in the hospital. I got recommended to watch Wit from a nurse, she told me that it was shown to her in a class about death and dying.I love medical dramas, so this movie was right up my alley.
     Now you may be saying to yourself that the movie looks sad and depressing. To that I say, yup it's sad, be ready to shed a tear or two, or a lot. However, I must add that there is a lot more to the story than just a sad account of a cancer patient. Much like Emma Thompson said in the trailer, the script was incredible. Her character's language was so sophisticated and very sarcastic at times. The way the movie is set up almost makes you forget your watching a movie, it feels like your really in there with the character and as she looks at the camera and talks to you. That really helps the viewer connect to her even if shes not the warmest person.
     I specially enjoyed the part when she's remembering a moment from her past and the past and the present blend, you get to see her in the present with her hospital gown teaching one of her past lectures about her favorite poet John Donne. I thought that was such a cool and clever technique, really enjoyed it.

Here is a clip that really shows all that: Her sophisticated language, the connection with the viewer and the blending of the past and present. Here she is remembering how her father got her started with her passion for words.

Random fact! That's Hugh Laurie's (House MD) daughter playing Vivian at age 5 :) Isn't she cute? 

    I also want to mention that I really liked the character of the nurse in the movie, she was very compassionate but strong and cool headed, everything a good nurse needs to be. Of course I'm always paying close attention to nurses in movies, for I want to be one. 

Here is a picture of me in some scrubs, what do you think? Good thing they are comfortable cause it's such a hard job.

Well that concludes my post on the movie Wit, I hope if you are interested you go ahead and see it :)
If you've already seen it , what did you think of it?

Be back again soon,


Where I see em!

     I'm writing today because I want to let you all know how I get to see so many movies. I go to the movie theaters with my friends as often as I can and I love collecting DVDs, but with the economy lately I find my wallet empty!


So to save money and to have a greater access to movies, especially foreign movies, I got netflix! It was love at first sight, and I recommend it to any movie buff out there. I only pay about 9 dollars a month and get to watch movies online and also have them shipped to my house, the whole shebang. So I just wanted to inform everyone on my main resource for movies, just in case questions come up :)

If some of you don't know what netflix is, it is a website ( netflix.com )that rents DVDs and also has a selection of movies to watch online on your PC. You have to register and pay a monthly fee.

I'll be back soon :)


Monday, August 30, 2010


      Hi folks, in this first post I will introduce myself and where I plan to go with this blog. My name is Mabel and I'm a college student and I love movies! ( As you can probably already tell :P) I love watching all types of movies, discussing movies and reviewing them.
    A lot of my friends are not movie buffs like myself, so I thought creating a blog to share my love for movies with others was a great idea. I know a lot of great movies are coming out at the movie theaters, but I don't plan just to write about those. Aside from new movies, I will be writing about older movies, some very old , some not so old. I'm very buys with school, but I ALWAYS make time to get comfortable and watch a great movie, and of course to take a trip to my  nearest movie theater!
     I hope readers enjoy the blog, and I really would love to get comments about what you thought of a movie or what you thought about what I wrote and really get a great discussion going.
    Below is a picture taken by my great friend Angie ( isn't she a great photographer??) just so you can see the face behind the words. I'll be writing again very soon!