Sunday, January 22, 2012

I'm Back and Here to Stay

Ever since school started up I have been super busy. In summer I read some great books about the 60s and 70s, listened to records none stop, looked at lovely pictures of the 60s, read countless blogs about 60s, and was totally stuck in the past. But lately I've been listening to more modern music and slowly losing interest in the 60s and 70s. It's important not to live in the past I think because its not healthy. You need to live in the present. I think for awhile I was living in the past and it was nice to take a break from it. One night I was working on an art project for school and was looking for something to watch on TV while I worked. After flipping through channels I landed on PBS. An American Masters special called, Troubadours: Carole King / James Taylor & The Rise of the Singer-Songwriter was on. I had seen it before and loved it. Watching it again just made me realize how much I love the 70s. The atmosphere, the music, the people, and the fashion. Then the show ended and I felt content. I was back to where I was before. In love and fascinated with the past. It was a good feeling. About a week later I was thinking about Cinema Verite. It's a fictionalized account about the filming and aftermath of the first reality TV family, The Louds. Filmed in 1971 the series showcased the Loud's day to day life including the separation and divorce of the parents of the Loud family, Pat and Bill. The title of the show was, "An American Family." When it finally did premiered in 1973 on PBS it caused great controversy and was a much talked about subject.The family was devastated by the public's response. Fast forward 38 years later and Cinema Verite premieres on HBO on April 23, 2011. I don't get HBO so I didn't get to see it much to my dismay. But I finally did see just a day or so ago. I LOVED it!! I thought Diane Lane who plays Pat Loud was amazing. She did an excellent job. The whole cast did a great job. Watching it made me fall more in love with 70s and I've watched it three times since. When I like something a lot I get sorta crazy about it. I watched experts from An American Family and researched it. What I'm trying to get at is that I'm back. I'm back to being in love with 60s and 70s. Especially the 70s. I'm not living in the past but just completely fascinated by it. I'm back and glad to be back. I want to blog as much as I can. I hope everyone is doing well. Bye!

If any of you have seen Cinema Verite or Troubadours: Carole King / James Taylor & The Rise of the Singer-Songwriter tell me if you liked it, loved it, or hated it. (Hopefully no one hated it :) )

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