Distracting myself from work with other work. Distracting myself from certain feelings with other feelings. In a constant state of deception and I’M SO FUCKING PRODUCTIVE WOOOOO.

Revisiting the How To Train Your Dragon 2 score so I can write my review of it later, while also trying to get homework done now. It’s very distracting. It’s swell. Probably better than swell, actually. Maybe just a little better than swell, I’d say.

For Frances, it was a point of pride at one point that she was undateable. This feeling that she didn’t fit into hetero-normative structures, that she wasn’t able to settle down, and no man would be able to handle her.  She thought that she and her friend were like that and that they would grow old together and be spinsters or something.  As the movie goes on, she realizes that she doesn’t want to be left out of that aspect of life.  I don’t think she becomes worried about it so much as there’s just a moment where she sees a man, Benji (Michael Zegen), who she could have probably dated, with another girl, and she thinks, “Everybody is moving on and coupling off and doing these things, and I haven’t done it and maybe that was the wrong choice.”  For her, it’s more about that.

Greta Gerwig

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the-silent-mvp asked
I was listening to HTTYD 2 today while driving and it got me thinking--what would you say are your top film score cues of 2014 so far?

That’s a great question! I’ll break this up in order of my top scores so far, because I don’t really judge scores based on individual tracks:

  1. How To Train Your Dragon 2Flying With Mother, Stoick Saves Hiccup, Stoick’s Ship
  2. Noah: Make Thee An Ark, The Spirit of the Creator Moved Upon the Face of the Waters
  3. The Grand Budapest Hotel: Canto at Gabelmeister’s Peak, Tradition Arrangement - “Moonshine”
  4. Enemy: Helen, The Switch
  5. Maleficent: Maleficent Flies, The Christening
  6. Godzilla: Godzilla!, Back to the Ocean
  7. Under the Skin: Andrew Void

That’s pretty much it for scores that I’ve thought have been top tier so far.

Stay tuned (all Followers), cause I’m working on getting a wordpress site up to date with reviews of all the films I’ve seen, and all the film scores that have grabbed my attention. Things have gotten pretty busy this summer, but all good, fun, composition-y things that have made my blog pretty inactive in terms of uploading audio tracks, but I’ll get that under control soon.