According to E! Online, 127 Hours actor James Franco will begin teaching a third year course on directing at NYU. When can I apply as a transient student? Hah! I find it fascinating that he is so deeply in love with acting that he is teaching a course pertaining to the craft. Needless to say, Franco has ample talent and brains.
Spring-y Street Style
I'm such a sucker for street style- I simply cannot get enough of it! I'm excited for lightweight denim, slouchy t's, eccentric jewelry, cuffed shorts and sun-streaked hair. I've already raided Urban Outfitters for staples like v-neck t's, flouncy skirts, and colorful sneakers. Now it's time to hit the thrift stores for more off-the-wall, authentic finds to complete my spring and summer wardrobe. Let the hunt begin!
The photo really says it all, does it not? She is beautiful, talented, and incredibly intelligent. Honestly, I am obsessed. She is my inspiration! Hollywood is in dire need of more actresses like Ms. Portman- someone who respects the craft and takes it seriously. Which leads me to...
Patrick Marber's "Closer"
Never has a movie left me feeling so emotionally drained, raw, and pensive. A film about the complexity of human relationships and the fuel behind them, Closer is a multi-faceted gem. Luckily, I have had the freedom to choose any play to write my final analysis on for my Fine & Applied Arts course, and Closer is simply my only option. I'm so incredibly excited to write this paper that it doesn't even feel like work. I cannot wait to sit down, analyze the characters scene-by-scene and see how their interactions pan out on paper.
Empire of the Sun
Debatably the oddest band I have ever discovered, Empire of the Sun is completely rocking my world at the moment. I honestly cannot bear to tear my ears away from them! If you've never given them a listen to before, check out "Walking On a Dream." With its 80s synth and catchy chorus, you'll be humming it in no time.
So, there you have it- everything that has been keeping my world in rotation as of late. I've finally found my rhythm and found an inner feeling of calm when it comes to school. Hopefully I will be tending to this blog much more in the coming weeks. Tomorrow I am meeting with my friend Anna to discuss starting a fashion blog (over wondrous coffee, of course). Please check out her blog at http://iamyourwallflower.blogspot.com/!