La La Land, which notoriously did not win Best Picture at the Academy Awards this past February, just came out on DVD. Starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone it’s supposed to be a tribute to Hollywood, LA, musicals, and jazz, or some such combination give or take.
I started the DVD and began to watch. Then something happened, I grew bored and decided to pick up the knitting I had started somewhere around the turn of the century, or at least felt that way since I hadn’t picked it up in months.
So I’ve got to be honest. I wasn’t impressed with La La Land and I expected to be. Only the last quarter of the movie felt like I thought the entire movie was going to be. The last quarter sped through magical what-ifs, showed the characters sharing a movie-style romance, and had a sweetness to it that I thought the whole movie would have.
There were two songs that registered with me. The first was the theme that’s pretty much played throughout and has a haunting quality and the other was one that Emma Stone’s character during an audition makes up about her Aunt. The others just felt average.
If you’ve seen La La Land, tell me what your impression is. Did you love it? I wondered if it was because I didn’t see it at the movies. Tell me about your experience. I’m wondering if I missed something besides Gosling’s character glowering.
Oh, maybe I’ll give it another chance. Sometimes mood affects everything!
Now, I do knit, but somehow blogging takes up the huge amount of time that I used to devote to other things. Last year, the Christmas knitting didn’t get done. Maybe the recipients breathed a sigh of relief…no one said.
But here’s one of my own designs that I knit a couple of years ago using indie dyed sock yarn (Gnome Acres, if you’re curious). You can’t see it from this pic, but the yarn actually has some gold bling spun into it which gives it a neat sparkle in the sunshine.
I’ve decided to “remember” to knit when I binge on Netflix, but not during thrillers or adventures. Those always resulted in trying to repair dropped stitches when I paid more attention to the show than the knitting.
Ha…life before blogging, from now on referred to as: LBB.