You Made Me Love You

8 01 2013

You may have noticed I’ve been posting lots of videos/music links in the past few days.  Mostly, I just don’t know what to say and these videos and songs have been in my mind lately.  Also writing a real post about something substantial is turning into a daunting task because I associate it with taking a long time.  And it does– take a long time, to write something substantial, and I give myself all these excuses like how I have other things to write for my creative writing classes (which is true).  But I should probably stop thinking that.

Anyway, I need to get back into songwriting for my lyrics class and I’ve been wanting to write an older-type classic-sounding song, like this one, “You Made Me Love You”, originally sung by Judy Garland.  This is taken from the gay-themed film Private Romeo, which is a re-telling of Romeo and Juliet in an all-boys cadet school.  I can see why people might not like the film, but I really do, and the ending with Matt Doyle singing this over a ukelele is really cool and lovely.

30 Day Movie Challenge: Day 11: Favourite kids’ movie

24 06 2011

Favourite movie for me as a kid?  Favourite movie for me made for kids?  Because this one was ambiguous, I decided that since this challenge is about my personal opinion on things, that it should be about my favourite movie that is a family/kids’ movie, since I didn’t really watch a lot of films as a child (the first movie I saw in theatres was Independence Day).

So.  The Wizard of Oz.  Well, I don’t have to describe what it’s about but I will say that I had the book when I was young and I read it over and over again ’cause I really liked to read then.  It wasn’t until when I was a teenager that I saw the film with my sister and thought it was awesome.  I remember when Judy Garland started singing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” that my sister said, “That’s not her voice!  It’s so… good” because Dorothy was supposed to be like 13 or something in the film and Judy was also in her teens when she starred in the film, yet her voice was so mature, so beautiful to hear.

Here’s a trailer of the film when it was re-released digitally re-mastered a few years back: