05 avril 2007

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I've always been a bit of a late bloomer.. I'm saying this because I've begun to show all the symptoms of a burgeoning crush on Leonardo Di Caprio. So lame. But as I said, given that I'm almost a quarter of a century old, now, the situation is also quite unusual.
I mean, the disease would have normally appeared on girls of my generation (or boys, but that's far less frequent, and even far lesser admitted by the concerned), aged 13 to 13 and 7 months old. It would start with frequent sighing when presented with pictures of their Idol. Then, there would be the necessary rite of going to watch TITANIC on the nearest theater (a titanic flow of female hormons, indeed..). And, on the latest stages of the illness, compulsive buying of every single magazine that would sport him on its pages.
Let's just say I laughed on the final scene of the said movie. I mean, seeing him drown down on the cold sea seemed utterly hilarious to me. It was the cheesiest cheesy scene ever shot, in my opinion. All the drama around that cute face of his disappearing in the depths of the Atlantic Ocean.. Of course, my friends and the two thirty-something ladies that were seated behind us got utterly disgusted once they managed to see my beaming face, through their tears.
But this was 10 years ago. I witnessed Leo go through his "I don't want to be a sex-symbol phase", gain weight, try everything to get rid off all his Titanicness (not to mention the Romeo+Juliet stuff..). I sympathized with his struggle, but from a distance. I mean, I didn't put my heart into it. Poor chap suffered from having a face that satisfied all the requirements of Occidental aesthetics. Too bad for him.

It all ended a few weeks ago, when I saw "The Departed". I initially went for it because it was a Scorsese movie, and the other available option was "Happy Feet" (not that I don't like animated movies.. You can expect me to write soon about a developping interest on penguins once I'll see it). I just sat there for 2 hours, loved every single member of the cast (yes, even Mark Whalberg !), jumped off my seat from time to time (the plot has some interesting surprises under its belt), and changed my mind about that L D C : he was intense, without being a Nespresso, tortured without being pitiful, and, most importantly, he'd lost his baby fat and the blond fringe that made him famous worldwide. It was then only a matter of time before I went back for another fix of my newer addiction.

As soon as I could watch "Blood Diamond", I went for it, and there, again, he was perfectly convincing as a diamond-thirsty smuggler with few scruples. The movie in itself was excellent, because it felt like a behind-the-scenes feature of a newscast. It put faces on tragedies, which was a welcome change from the aseptized version we get on TV. It was violent, and it reflected the truth of what is happening in many African countries. The fact that there is no one to protect you, your family, your belongings, because factions are too busy fighting each others. The fact that human lives get crushed in between. And the fact that this happens because in other countries, people need to have a little "bling on their ring".

Anyways, to end on an airheaded note (my personal trademark), I've got a dilemma to share : should I go for Danny Archer or Billy Costigan ?

Posté par Sun Li à 13:48 - Commentaires [9] - Permalien [#]


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    akhiiiraaaane

    you funny girl. you might be a late bloomer mais keske ça donne when it's blooming!!! (i see you blushing from here )
    Mwahs du printemps

    Posté par Naj, 06 avril 2007 à 11:55 | | Répondre
  • zedt chi 7wyjate

    Posté par Sun Li, 06 avril 2007 à 12:23 | | Répondre
  • akhiiiraaaane

    you funny girl. you might be a late bloomer mais keske ça donne when it's blooming!!! (i see you blushing from here )
    Mwahs du printemps

    Posté par Naj, 06 avril 2007 à 13:06 | | Répondre
  • hein?

    aji,had le3jeb 3endek tbeddel by the minute??

    Posté par Naj, 06 avril 2007 à 13:07 | | Répondre
  • je t'essplique : j'avais écrit le brouillon du poste, et je devais sortir précipitamment (nnass 3ndhoum les urgences ) juste après, donc j'ai appuyé sur "publier" par erreur idan liouma, entre midi et deux, 9additou chwia
    au fait : mwah !

    Posté par Sun Li, 06 avril 2007 à 16:19 | | Répondre
  • je ne m'attendais pas à un nouveau poste.
    Au risque d'être pris pour un "déviant sexuel", j'adore Danny ou Leo, ou le pilote ..
    Bref .. tu parlais de lui.
    Sincèrement, je le trouve excellent.
    J'ai été également réjoui par ses deux derniers films .. surtout par Blood Diamond.
    Je ne sais pas si tu l'as vu en VO, mais c'est magistral.
    L'accent "sud africain" que prend Léo est excellent .. et donne une dimension réelle au personnage ..

    C'est pour quand les films en VO au maroc, histoire de savourer le jeu d'acteurs dans sa totalité ..

    Je t'avoue que la bouche qui dit "Yes" alors que l'on entend "effectivement" me m'est mal à l'aise.

    sinon, joli post

    Ayoub

    Posté par ayoub, 18 avril 2007 à 13:50 | | Répondre
  • je l'ai vu en VO et son accent est en effet une part très importante de son personnage, c'est ce qui le rend africain. Mouhim, Leo, daba, il assure

    Posté par Sun Li, 20 avril 2007 à 23:23 | | Répondre
  • plutot voir l'original que la copie

    sun li je te conseille l'original honk hongais du departed plutot que la pale copie de scorcese.
    Ca s'apelle "infernal affairs" et c'est un monument!

    Posté par supertimba, 03 août 2007 à 14:27 | | Répondre
  • I will

    Posté par Sun Li, 10 août 2007 à 21:59 | | Répondre
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