May. 13th, 2012

success!

May. 13th, 2012 10:00 pm
oh_deanna: (mine // got a light?)
Finally completed my sequel to my sad song mixtape - it's called 'The Dark I Know Well' and it's focus is on unsettling songs. I'm rather proud of it, so go and check it out at [livejournal.com profile] theworlditgoes if you're interested. Warning: some songs contain talk of sexual abuse / assault, self harming, suicide and murder.

oh_deanna: (mine // got a light?)
Despite my good mood about the mix I just finished, I'm actually quite ill at the moment and this close to just chucking it all in and going to bed. So, like some other posts before it, this one is gonna be short and sweet. Sorry! Girl, Interrupted, here we come!






#10. Girl, Interrupted (1999)

"Have you ever confused a dream with life? Or stolen something when you have the cash? Have you ever been blue? Or thought your train moving while sitting still? Maybe I was just crazy. Maybe it was the 60's. Or maybe I was just a girl... interrupted."

SYNOPSIS: Susanna is depressed and directionless after finishing high school in the late 1960's. A suicide attempt lands her in Claymore, a mental institution. She befriends the band of troubled women in her ward (Georgina the pathological liar, the sexually abused Daisy, the burn victim Polly) but falls under the hypnotic sway of Lisa, the wildest and most hardened of the bunch. Will Susanna "drop anchor" at Claymore and perpetually act out like Lisa, or will she finally pull her mind together and leave institutional life behind?

WHY IS IT ON THE LSIT: First of all, it's here because of my combined love for Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie. Also, Brittany Murphy is in this, as well as Whoopi Goldberg. I mean, it's an all-round outstanding cast. It also has an amazing script, an amazing message, and is beautifully filmed. This film is kind of heavy with the topics it discusses, but it's frank look at mental illness is what drew me to it in the first place. I know what it's like to feel like you're crazy, and like no one gets you. This movie just validates all my feelings regarding my mental illness, and in a good way too!

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