Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Wild-Eyed Vixen

A few samples from my "Black Morning" series.

The depiction of women in old movies can sometimes be a bit over-the-top. I can't recall the name of the movie I was watching, it was some time ago and I don't believe I saw it from the beginning. I came across it flipping through the channels. Anyways, the lead female character was jumping up and down in hysterics over a man she adored, almost like a child. She kept saying over and over that whatever-his-name-was loved him because he yelled at her. Y'see, his yelling meant that he cared about her, that he would get so worked up over what she was doing. The man, of course, was cool and reserved. He tried to deny that he loved her, but she knew. From that moment on, she wasn't leaving his sight. And, the movie ends with the woman taking it upon herself to move in to the man's home.

Sounds psychotic, but in the world of those two individuals, it worked. I wish I knew what the name of that movie was.

I'm re-reading Harry Potter. Yes, again. I can't wait to see the final film. I made myself a pair of Luna's Dirigible Plum earrings in crochet. Luckily I had a pair of old earrings that were falling apart, so I took them apart even more and used the hooks for the top part that goes in to my ear. I'll be posting a picture of them on my Facebook page soon :)


My Hideaway said...

I know what you mean about certain old movies; the hysterical damsel in distress is definitely a character archetype that I find a bit frustrating. Having said that, I love strong female leads all the more, like Katherine Hepburn and Bette Davis. Also, I love Harry Potter too and can't wait for the last movie.

O.Pelaez said...

Thanks for the comment, My Hideaway :)

I can't say it is always frustrating. Sometimes, the women's roles are SO over-the-top that it becomes comical like in the movie I had described. But I agree with you that I love to see strong women roles and women with strong voices. She's in the wrong time period for this topic, but I love Kathleen Turner's voice.