November was a month filled with a bunch of ups and downs. I was a bit quiet here at Film Grimoire during November, and I’m not starting December off well with a couple of days without a post! I suppose it was also a month filled with a lot of devastating international events in particular. But at the same time, I think it’s important to take joy in what we have, when we have it. And as a result, here are many and varied wonderful things that I enjoyed on the internet during the month of November.
First and foremost, November was the month when the newest James Bond adventure Spectre (2015) was released in Australia. My partner saw the film five times in five days in five different cinemas. But other than that craziness, there were a number of amazing posts all over the internet about the film. I particularly enjoyed Simon’s post at Screen Insight about how Spectre actually referenced all 23 of the previous Bond films. It’s pretty amazing.
Emma of emmakwall (knows it all) has pretty awesome taste in many things! One of which is Flight of the Conchords, a most excellent musical television show which has now unfortunately ended. Emma compiled her list of top five Conchords tunes which I loved, and which led to listening to all the songs all over again. I am currently listening to ‘Hiphopopotamus vs Rhymenoceros’ on loop and am loving it.
Design blog Moss & Fog always has interesting things to look at and enjoy. This month I enjoyed their post on movie posters illustrated in neon. It’s interesting because not all the films have the general tone that would imply a poster in neon would be necessary to convey the story, yet they suit well. A good example of interesting alternative film poster design.
After my excellent trip to London, I have found myself reading more and more about the city and its interesting history (and now I want to go back to see more things). I loved this post over at The Bohemian Blog, which details the writer’s travels around the city when following a psychogeographical route of churches and architectural oddities as defined by the uber-creepy Sir William Gull in the graphic novel From Hell by Alan Moore. This is a massive post, so get yourself a cup of tea and a biscuit before starting your read – fascinating stuff.
I absolutely loved this post by John Michael of The Sixth Station – an essay about Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Three Colours: Red (1994), interspersed with poetry by Keats, and sprinklings of significant personal experience. A truly beautiful read.
Also, happy third blogiversary to Cinema Parrot Disco! One of my favourite blogs since forever, plus this blogiversary post is filled with interesting stuff such as stats and top five favourites from a third year of blogging.
A bit of a small post this time around, but I hope you enjoy the posts that I’ve shared. What did you enjoy in the month of November? Feel free to share below!