Bläeckfisk is the Swedish translation for the word octopus. I am not Swedish, but I do own a lot of furniture from Sweden and I like octopuses while admiring their multi-tasking ability. I would like to travel to Sweden at some point, plus I think it is a pretty cool looking word. Anyhow, speaking of words, I guess you could say that is why we are here. Words are the foundation for way we try to wrap our thoughts around everything in the galaxy. The tendrils that lead to emotions and curiosity. I am not here to solve the mysteries of the universe, just to discuss words in general. Specifically words written by other people and have been printed off and slapped between two slices of thin card stock. Many of these sandwiches go on to bigger and better things, some bigger and better than others. So, I guess we will be talking about those as well. If you share an interest in words or enjoi seeing what they can look like in action....välkommen! (Swedish for welcome.)

Monday, October 24, 2011

F7: Ides of March-Directed by George Clooney

"Integrity! Honesty! It is what this country is based on!"

This film will not blow your doors off within the first 30 minutes. There are not a lot of fancy camera tricks or adrenaline charged scenes. There is not even a savvy soundtrack to compliment the story being told. All this considered, I loved this film. Ryan Gosling is one of my favorite actors and he surely should be up for an Academy Award with this performance.

We get an inside glimpse of his life as a Campaign Manager for the dashing Mike Morris, played by George Clooney. Morris is everything a presidential candidate should be and at first glance someone who refuses to succumb to the moral indiscretions that perpetually plague most people in the political forum. Gosling's character, Stephen Myers, is up and coming on the political scene and has caught the eye of the opponent's party, led by Tom Duffy (Paul Giamatti). After a brief meeting with Duffy and an unlikely encounter with an intern, the inklings of implosion start to form and Myers is suddenly transformed from golden boy to political pariah.

You will get your money's worth alone from the acting in this movie. The tale is one we all know all to well; that of corruption and broken promises from those who hold public office. I strongly suggest watching this movie and see for yourself if you can see the train coming before it arrives. Good political movies are hard to find and I assure you this one will be talked about for a long time.