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Tonight I watched the movie “Sing Street” on a whim. I think it is rare to see a movie that really makes you feel something (the chills). So here is a somewhat shit blogpost written after midnight, but I can’t wait because I am in love. 

It’s about a 14 year old boy who goes to an oppressive christian school in Dublin, Ireland, set in the 80’s. The girl across from his school was wearing too much makeup and pretending to smoke a cigarette. She said she was a model. He lied and told her he needed her in his music video for his band, which didn’t exist. So, all for this girl, he made a band. 

Thanks to my dad, I am a big fan of 80’s music. Sorry Mom!

The movie features music from The Cure, Duran Duran, A-Ha, The Clash, Hall & Oates, Spandau Ballet, and The Jam. 

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This movie is driven by love and innocence. Follow your passion and you can be anyone you want to be.

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Not only is it a love story between a boy and a girl, but a love story between a boy and music.

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“Your problem is that you’re not happy being sad. But that’s what love is, Cosmo. Happy sad” – Raphina. 

Lately, I have been thinking a lot about what love really is, because life is really crazy and its always teaching me new things, but thats for another blog post. 

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“Darren: What does happy sad even mean? How can we be both things? It makes no sense.

Conor: It means that I’m stuck in this shithole full of morons and rapists and bullies, and I’m gonna deal with it, okay? It’s just how life is. I’m gonna try and accept it and get on with it and make some art.”

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Despite all odds, whatever shit life may throw at you, you can overcome it, rise above and create beauty from it. 

“What if everything beautiful is fiction and this reality’s just pretend.”

Never blindly accept what is put before you. Do what you want. Take risks. Be crazy. Wear what you want. Be who you want. Find the light and become it. 

My other favorite movies are “Moonrise Kingdom” and “The Graduate.”Believe it or not, but I also love the movie “The Girl Next Door” with Emile Hirsch. I really just love when he gives his speech about moral fiber, so watch it here so you don’t think I am a complete weirdo. It might be cheesy, but whatever I like this idea of a guy risking everything for a girl, but then again I am a hopeless romantic. 

xx,

Hanna

 

 

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