I did tidy up a little bit, mainly because I can't relax when the house looks like I'm in the middle of a game of Jumanji, but that's about all that I did do. The rest of the time I have just fluffed about doing whatever took my fancy, which was mostly watching movies, drinking whiskey and lying around on the couch. Nice!
I don't give myself permission to do nothing very often, I usually feel really guilty if I am not doing anything. I hate feeling like I have wasted the weekend by not doing anything that has purpose, but nope, this weekend I did things that had absolutely no real purpose at all.
Craig helped me to get my Cosplay action on. I needed a Ghostbusters costume for the school performance next week (don't ask), so Craig went all out and made me the best proton pack ever! Seriously, it looks amazing and lights up and everything, the geek in me wants more opportunity to rock that shit out than a two minute dance in the school concert! The whole get up looks pretty kick arse if I do say so myself, turns out that having hours to fart around this weekend turned out to be somewhat beneficial to my concert costume requirements because we kind of went all out.
Anyway, time for me to retire back to the couch, I'm also giving myself permission to not write too much on my blog this weekend, which means less for you to read too. So go and make yourself a coffee and put your feet up, you deserve a break too, give yourself permission to unplug.
Release Date: 2000
Rating: R 18+
Running Time: 124 mins
Inspired by the life and work of the controversial author and philosopher the Marquis de Sade; this period film directed by Philip Kaufman, was cited by historians as factually inaccurate. However, the filmmakers and writers of Quills said they were not trying to make a biography, they were attempting to explore matters concerning censorship, mental illness and religion during the early 1800's.
Whilst imprisoned at the Charanton Insane Asylum for unmentionable acts, the Marquis de Sade (Geoffrey Rush) befriends a beautiful laundress named Madeline (Kate Winslet) and a young man of the cloth, The Abbe de Coulmier (Joaquin Phoenix). However, after it is discovered that Madeline has been assisting the Marquis to secretly publish his latest works of erotica, the Emporer Napoleon seeks to enlist Dr. Royer-Collard to oversee the asylum, a man famed for his torturous punishments.
As with all things Marquis de Sade related, you can expect debauchery and highly sexualised content, but there is a lot more going on here than just the pornographic rantings of a so-called madman. There is a great deal of emotional entanglement involved in this beautiful script for you to consider and with a stellar ensemble cast, it delivers in a beautiful and haunting way.
FINAL SAY: So come...I dare you....turn the page...
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