Recently I’ve seen two Doctor Who episodes (side note: Matt Smith has made me fall in love with the show; before I merely liked it), “The Fall” which was amazing, and “Music Box.”
Here’s a summary from IMDB:
In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastical story about 5 mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality starts to blur as the tale advances.
The little girl is called Alexandria and the actress portraying her had to have been, what, 8? And she was amazing. Roy, the injured stuntman, tricks her into stealing morphine for him. What child actor/actress could play that kind of role? Just read these quotes (if you don’t mind spoilers):
Alexandria: [crying as Roy finishes the story] Why are you making everyone die?
Roy Walker: Because… everything dies.
Blue Bandit: [dying] You must be strong.
Alexandria: [as herself and the Bandit’s daughter] Not the time to sleep, now. Not the time to sleep. Wake up. Wake up, its not the time to sleep now. Wake up. Don’t pretend to sleep. Wake up. Laugh-laugh. Not the time to sleep.
Catinca Untaru as Alexandria is phenomenal. I can’t believe she was only 8 at the time…
My dad had told me about it, so I was expecting it to be different than what it was. Still, it was a good movie, but for some reason, I’ve got very neutral feelings about it. I didn’t connect to the characters. Maybe I’ve been watching too many movies…
I kicked chapter 7’s ass! I can’t even remember when I started writing it: that’s how long I’ve been writing it. (I might have started chap 7 Jan 24th…) Also, I didn’t let the blankness of chapter 8 scare me. I’ve already got 141 words. Total: 13 810 words. Oh yeah!