Sunday, December 30, 2012

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW and THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER


Emma Watson playing Sam in
THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER
playing Susan Sarandon playing Janet in
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

So, what is this post all about? That's a good question.
I think what made me write the above and find the above picture was a vague feeling of "I need to write about a great movie". And I honestly think that The Rocky Horror Picture Show is one of the best movies I've ever seen. As usually, those are the movies I find it hardest to write about (coughDrivecough).



Why do I mention Perks again here, then? Obviously, as those who have seen the movie know, there is a strong connection between the two movies, as the gang from Perks are big fans of Rocky Horror and make a kind of show of the movie. And without Perks, I'd probably never have seen Rocky Horror... or I guess I would, but not that soon.
Another connection between the two are the soundtracks. What lingered with me after both movies were the songs, the melodies that made my heart jump and dance with joy. Bowie's "Heroes", The Smiths's "Asleep", and that one special line; "Don't dream it, be it". 
I often find myself day-dreaming about it, ironically. Although I don't think it's about not-dreaming, but about doing what you want, not what others want - like Janet and Brad, who are probably just what their parents and society wants them to be in the beginning. 
The message therefore also resembles that of Perks in many ways - don't dream it, be it. Be what you want to be. If you want to be a dreamer, be it, if you want to write, write, if you want to be gay, be gay.

So, two paragraphs and I think I've written all there is to write. But perhaps there's nothing more to be written. Perhaps all you can do is to get out (of here) and just watch the movies. 
Kind of "Just do it". (Another of my favourite mottos).

6 comments:

  1. Interesting post, now I do want to see Perks and Rocky Horror... it certainly seems to have a good, positive message.

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    1. Oh, please do, I would love to hear your opinion on either.

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  2. I remember the first time I saw Rocky Horror :) My friends were talking about it in high school, and I asked them what it was - they were horrified I hadn't seen it. Situation was soon rectified, and I completely agree - it's one of the best movies I've ever seen! The 'Don't dream it, be it' line is perfect for both films, and forges such a strong connection. Love the post!

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    1. Haha, I wish my friends were that much into movies ;). Although one friend did recommend Shutter Island to me - or rather told me I had to watch it.
      Great to find someone else who loves the movie, except for my sis.

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  3. I've thought about 'Wallflower' but other than liking Emma, I don't think it's my kind of movie.

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    1. Well, I hope you'll give it a try anyhow :)

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Let the discussion begin!