“A middle-class teenage misfit living in ’70s era Montreal dreams of abandoning his familiar hometown surroundings to seek a brighter future in director Jean-Marc Vallée’s character-driven drama. A sexually-confused Christmas Day baby who likes to march to the beat of his own drummer, Zachary Beaulieu (Marc-André Grondin) nevertheless longs to live up to his old-fashioned father’s (Michel Cote) decidedly more traditional expectations. As Zachary seeks solace in the sounds of Pink Floyd and David Bowie, his mother assures him that he’s bound for greater things and testosterone-fueled siblings raise hell around the house. Despite feeling bound by his comparatively normal surroundings, the revelations provided by David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” allows the disheartened Zachary the luxury of dreaming. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi” (Rotten Tomatoes review)
“Hotel Chevalier is a short film written and directed by Wes Anderson and released in 2007. Starring Jason Schwartzman and Natalie Portman as former lovers who reunite in a Paris hotel room, the 13-minute film acts as a prologue to Anderson’s 2007 feature The Darjeeling Limited.” (from wikipedia)
The soundtrack, the characters, the dialogue, everything is just perfect.
“Te quiero, te quiero, te quiero,
con la butaca y el libro muerto,
por el melancólico pasillo,
en el oscuro desván del lirio,
en nuestra cama de la luna
y en la danza que sueña la tortuga.
¡Ay, ay, ay, ay!
Toma este vals de quebrada cintura.”
I just finished a very cool photography course and I’m pretty happy with the results. Our last assignment was shooting a great band from the Gold Coast named “Leopold’s Treat” and we had a lot of fun.
Here are some of my shots:
Tommy Franklin is his name. Occupation: happy dancer.
“I’m just a guy that loves life and loves to dance. Without going too deep for now, life was pretty ordinary. After my flirtation with death I crawled out of my pit of depression, put on some headphones and started tapping my toes. They haven’t stopped yet, and wont be stopping any time soon.”
Tommy is always dancing. Always. That’s what he does, he dances. I don’t want to get to serious because, that’s what I love about this guy. He does not make a big deal out of his dancing.
Why does he dance? The answer is very simple, because it makes him happy. “It is just a form of expression and is an effort to reminds others to quash their inhibitions”. It can also be a great way for meeting women.
If you ever go to Byron Bay, there is a good chance that you’re gonna see Franklin doing his great moves.
“Wherever the floor is, that’s the dance floor. It could be in your bedroom or on the beach or in the shower: it doesn’t matter where you are, you’re allowed to dance.” Tommy Franklin.