Five Feet Apart: Movie vs. Book

Something I’ve been seeing more and more is the adaptation of books. We all know of books that were adapted for the screen: Harry Potter, The Fault in Our Stars, Pretty Little Liars. Everything being produced nowadays seems to have sort of other source material. It’s almost getting out of hand, but that doesn’t stop me from seeing the movie/watching the show/reading the books.Read More »

Isle of Dogs

When I was in one of film classes and we learned about how the auteur theory—a singular person who controls every aspect of the creative work, the true author of the film. Some famous examples include: Woody Allen, Steven Spielberg, and Martin Scorsese. When you see a film by one of those directors, you know exactly what kind of movie it will be.  The first name that came to mind when I was in the film class was Wes Anderson. He has such a specific way of filming and storytelling that you know he directed a film without first being told. He also casts his films with many of the same people, another aspect in the auteur theory.

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Unrest and Chronic Pain

Something about me: I’ve been sick for about nine years. It all started New Year’s Eve 2008, halfway through my senior year of high school.  I had my very first migraine and from that day on, I’ve had some type of headache every day.  Every day for the past nine years.  Then in the middle of college, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia.  Strange word, right? Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes widespread pain, fatigue, memory issues, and basically anything else that can go wrong with your body.  One way to look at it: my body feels like a gigantic bruise.  My headaches only added to the problem.  I spent a lot of time stuck in bed. I STILL spend a lot of time stuck in bed.

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