Late Night Thoughts vol 1.
The above trailer is of a movie called Blue Valentine. I’m sure most of you, the members of tumblr, have seen this movie, because well…Ryan Gosling. This is one of my favorite movies, and a lot of people think that that’s weird. It is NOT a happy movie, and that’s what I liked about it. A lot of you young people out there have an idea of love, most of which is supplied to you by shitty hollywood romantic comedies and teen mom. This movie is different in that it shows that couples fall madly in love with other very quick, have an amazing time, sometimes fight, sometimes grow apart, and then sometimes fall out of love. I watched this movie, for maybe the 6th time tonight and I kept seeing me in Ryan Gosling (shut up). This movie may have been my life so far.
- dog dies (I just might not see mine again)
- two people fall madly in love
- two people get engaged quickly
- two people grow apart
- two people hate each other
- two people end up uncertain about the possibility of being in each other’s lives.
But this is life. And here’s a message for all you creatives, including myself that I gathered from the making of Blue Valentine—Derek Cianfrance, the director spent 12 years trying to get this movie made. 12 YEARS. He had 35 drafts of the screenplay by the time it got financed and until that time he collected unemployment checks, and worked small jobs on film sets. I get pissed at myself for my project getting denied for 3 years and when I heard this I sat up straight and gained a little bit of confidence back and told myself that it might be ok after all, and that there are slumps, and breaks and frustration.
Blue Valentine has just shown me a life lesson I won’t soon be forgetting.