It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Today you won’t get the usual 5 but a dashing 10 amazing books to read! I won’t go into any lengthy explanations, so just enjoy my favorite novels (in no particular order) and tell me about yours!
#1 A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
#2 Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas
Hello guys! I just realised it’s been ages since I last posted a favourites list. So today I want to share the first half of my favourite musical movies:
10. Rock n Roll Highschool:
A pretty awesome movie most people don’t know is the Ramones movie Rock n Roll Highschool. The story is nothing special but the Ramones songs are great and it’s a colorful movie that will have you singing along!
Black and White movies have a certain charm, they create the nostalgic feeling I absolutely adore. So here are my favourite b/w films, prepare for some classics and some new stuff! =)
Audrey Hepburn is my favourite actress of all time. There’s not one film with her that I don’t like but Sabrina is clearly one of my favourites. The story of a girl who falls in love with a guy out of her league (who actually is a jerk anyway) is heartwarming.
2. Psycho: Continue reading
Here we have the positions 5 to 1 in my ranking of great musical scenes in movies:
5. Kill Bill – I walk like Jane Mansfield – The 5 6 7 8’s
Quentin Tarantino always sets new standards when it comes to using music in movies. I especially liked it when he convinced the Japanese girl band “The 5 6 7 8’s” to perform in his movie Kill Bill. When the bride enters the House of Blue Leaves they play “I Walk Like Jane Mansfield”. It’s an interesting combination, the danger that already hangs in the air mixes with the music and intertwines.
4. Streets of Fire – Tonight Is What It Means to Be Young
In this movie from 1984 Diane Lane plays a singer who is kidnapped by some gangsters and Michael Pare sets out to rescue her. Throughout the movie the band Fire Inc. has several performances and although Diane Lane didn’t sing herself I really liked it..The movie is a little strange, different and definitely worth watching. The music featured in the film is great, I was really impressed. My favourite song is “Tonight is What it Means to Be Young”. It captures the feeling of the movie really well and the lyrics are poetic. This movie is a must watch!
There are many movies with great soundtracks but right now I want to talk about musical performances in movies. Some actors did an amazing job with singing and some made great appearances in films. Here are the positions 10 to 6 of music scenes in my personal top 10 (the places 5 to 1 will follow in the next days):
10. Rock N Roll Highschool – The Ramones
I’ve always been a Ramones fan thus I adore this movie. It’s about a highschool with a new principal who wants disciplin and therefore tries to ban rock music. Riff Randell, a huge Ramones fan, is first in line to get a ticket when they play in town. The principal, Miss Togar, takes her ticket away but through a radio contest she still gets to meet the band. When Miss Togar and some parents start to burn records the students revolt. And with the help of the Ramones they take over the school.
This movie is stuffed to the top with great tunes. You get to see the concert Riff Randell goes to but my favourite music scene in this movie is at the end.
9. Chicago – The Cell Block Tango
Based on a musical Rob Marshall made an amazing movie. With Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renee Zellweger and Richard Gere in the leading roles very talented actors had been casted. Not only did they deliver a great acting performance, they also impressed with their singing skills.
The movie is about two women who meet in jail. Velma, a star, killed her sister and her husband who had an affair. Roxie Hart shot her lover because he lied to her. With the help of her lawyer Roxie manipulates the press and becomes famous. From there on the movie follows the trial.
My favourite musical performance in this movie is the Cell Block Tango where all the merry murderesses of the jail are introduced and tell their stories. This song captures the rather dark atmosphere of the entire story really well.