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I GOT PUBLISHED!

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Gorilla Magazine gave me the chance to review a short film for them called Darjeeling by Posh Dinosaur Productions!

The edited it slightly, just certain words that described the rest of my sentence in one rather than ranting, coz you guys know what I'm like I write kind of abstract and in tangents, but it's still my words and still my work! So happy!

Thor 2: The Dark World Review.

Thor 2: The Dark World Review

Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Christopher Eccleston. Screenplay By: Christopher Yost, Christopher Markus, Stephen Mcfeely.
Directed By: Alan Taylor. Based On: Marvel Comics ‘Thor’ by Stan Lee.
Thor 2: The Dark World is another American Superhero movie based on Marvels; Thor. The 2013 movie is following Thor’s (Chris Hemsworth) battle with the Dark Elf Malekith (Christopher Eccleston), fighting for a dark weapon known as the Aether that Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) has taken into herself. Thor must save Asgard, London and the world, as he fights against, darkness, evil and family.
Off screen photography for this movie started in Surrey, UK and moved around places from Iceland to London which is a large but successful contrast with how they used it. These locations digitally messed with as well as the full on (Non-existent; don’t hate me) worlds of Asgard and Svartalfheim. It’s a mesmerizing range of images that allow you to escape as w…

100 Facebook Likes!

GUYS!
I need your help! The Velvet Film facebook page is so close to 100 likes! Go and like it and share it PLEASE! If i can get a high enough number of likes I am going to start giving away free stuff! 
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Essay Assignment: Fairy Tale Adaptation Treatment- The Singing Bone.

This is an essay I did within my Introduction To Story classes, I had to pick a fairy tale, myth or legend of my choice and then adapt it into my own film idea and write a treatment for it, in the Universities recommended style. Fairy Tale Adaptation Treatment: The Singing Bone
The Singing Bone is originally a fairy tale written by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm; The Singing Bone is tale 28 in one of the most famous books by the brothers titled: Children’s and Household Tales[1].
The Singing Bone: Toledo, Ohio has two sides; its general civilisation and passing through gap year students, then its dark side fuelled by two enemy mob gangs. The Boar (Hit man in mob gang who call themselves The Hands) is covering the state in blood, making the leader of the Kingdom mob gang, Jeffery King, unhappy. Two brothers, Tim and Andy (who themselves have never seen The Boar, just been told details about him), volunteer to kill The Boar kicking off the war of loyalty between brothers and setting of Tim’s mad r…

MONOLOGUE: I Am A Box.

I Am A Box
I am a box, a box with fragile stickers on every side. A box closed tight. A box that once opened, then has no other purpose than to be empty. I am a box never this way up. I am as normal as the sky, as the sea, I blend in. I have sunk into such normality that people do not acknowledge the box unless it screams their name, unless it screams profit in some way. I am a box. When you see me, you see nothing deeper than the size inside. A box not of many colours, but just the one you find acceptable. An instrument for past, present, future and secrecy. My insides can make humans happy, sad or even shocked, yet I myself show no sign of emotion. I am a box. Take out what’s inside and I am an unused room. A room ready for a move in. A room ready to be demolished. A room ready to be used and used again. Whatever it is you decide.I am a box. One day empty, one day full, one day empty. I am big then I am small. I am folded. I am shared. I am broken. I am a box. A box you feel nothing …

MONOLOGUE: Ruby Romantic.

Ruby Romantic
How lucky can I be? What did I do to make someone repay an unearthly debt as large as this? Maybe it’s ironic, to find something so beautiful that I can call mine but know I will die for. Maybe that’s the catch, to touch the glittering ruby then have it replace my insides making it impossible for me to live. Would I die happy? No matter how painful or dragged out, would I still fall to floor with a warm smile on my face? I think so. Physical pain does not compete with the pain of having the roots dug up from inside and taken away from you. There is no pain if the roots die with me, still attached. But then that raises another question, ‘if the roots die with me’, no roots can survive in dead ground which would mean I’d take its life with mine. Would I die happy? I’m not sure. The thought of growing together alive or dead is beautiful and in a small way perfect, but how do I know we will grow together in death, or grow at all. I don’t. Would the thought of it though still …

MONOLOGUE: Likeable Poison.

Likeable Poison. When you’re young you dream of many things, you could be anything you want in the world when you’re young. When I was young I dreamt of being old, not so old that my life was over but old enough to be recognised as a chaotic mess that lived a life of journeys in my mind created by the likeable poisons that I would pay for with money, body and soul. You see my dream was to live a life faster than the fast lane, to an extent where my whole existence was a blur even to those unwilling to take the likeable poisons. I wanted to wear the clothes that made no sense, to wake up and decide that that day I was or a man or a woman, to have my hair untamed, to wear make-up that turned my expressions into puzzles. You know in movies with the girl on the back of a motorcycle, holding on to her man’s waist, closing her eyes as the world went through her hair and past her in a breeze, well that was want I wanted each day to represent. The world is a miserable and dull place, why not t…

Essay Plan Assignment: Compare and Contrast the treatment of history in Caravaggio (1986) and Girl With A Pearl Earring (2003)

This is an essay plan based on the title below. Compare and contrast the treatment of history in Derek Jarman’s Caravaggio (1986) and Peter Webber’s Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003). I have looked at and researched deeply into both films; Caravaggio (1986) and Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003), looking at it critically and personally. I used internet sources, e.g. articles on online newspapers such as The Guardian1 comparing not just the plot and character similarities but its historical similarities and the way this information has been portrayed.

Using this space I will talk about conventions and similarities that I found within my research and own knowledge of the time periods. I will also tackle the subjects of love with sex, love for sex, pain, labour, disability and sexuality in many ways. When reading up on Caravaggio I found an article in which helps my view of this characters’ molested and lustful mind become more solid;

"The sad relics, recovered by researchers who specul…

FIRST UPLOADED: Monologue; A Long Knights Sleep.

A Long Knights Sleep I am respected. I am admired. Although I am only young, boys my age wish to grow up and reach the heights I stand at. I
have everything one could ever want or need; riches, food,
comfortable and large chambers in the castle, any woman I
choose and a long life ahead of me with even more of these
luxuries, the people quite literally bowing at my feet. I am
a knight. A knight for our beloved King. I am not of royal
blood but I have proved myself worthy of kingship having
brought home victories and admired the King from both up
close and afar. The King says he envies my swordsmanship,
that I remind him of himself but almost stronger, almost
better. Of course it's almost though, the King doesn't just
live for his people but for mainly himself, he relishes in
being loved and complimented. That will be me when he passes
on, I'll be the man on the throne fighting for our land, our
country without even standing up. What more could a boy want
from life? What could I want more? D…

Velvet Film Is Back With More Work For You Guys!

HEY GUYS! I know its been a while but university is very time consuming, however it has given me a lot of inspiration and tips! I have now started a tumblr, which will be linked with Velvet Film Blog, with my monologues, essays, etc, all to do with screenwriting and movies so keep up to date and I promise to keep posting!
You can look forward to:

-Monologues
-Short Stories
-Essays I do for my course to help you or just have fun reading!
-More reviews and Discussions!
-AND LOTS MORE!http://fromthedarkestmonologue.tumblr.com/

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Themed Weeks: Drugged Up Week!

Hi Guys!

I am going to be doing themes for each week, review and discussions on films in a certain category or genre, so I really will be working on things that everyone can enjoy!

Keep an eye out for all blogs as well as news on the next weeks theme to see if you like best is coming up!

First theme will start this week and I name it Drugged Up week, reviewing and talk about films/cult classics based around drugs, be it drug takers, drug dealers or crazy situations characters end up in due to something drug related. The main ones I will be focusing on first is Filth and Trainspotting!

Enjoy and keep update to date with Velvet Film!

ALSO IF THERE IS ANY SPECFIC FILMS OR THEMES YOU'D LIKE ME TO DO EMAIL:
carpentersonni@gmail.com

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A Velvet Note!

Hi Guys!

Its been awhile, AGAIN, but i've been stacking up on my film library and random related rants and you'll be happy to know (maybe) that Velvet Film is back in business, I have the time now for you guys to be one of my main priorities!

So hope you guys enjoy the new stuff coming, like the old stuff, I'm gonna giving you guys more this time so lets do this!!

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999 views!

GUYS WE ARE THIS CLOSE TO 1,000 VIEWS, JUST ONE MORE!!



THEN ENTER THE GIVEAWAY COMPEITION SO WE CAN CELEBRATE TOGETHER, sort of.

Thanks for reading this blog guys!

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Grave Encounters 2 Review

Grave Encounters 2 (2012)

Cast: Richard Harmon, Leanne Lapp, Dylan Playfair, Sean Rogerson.
Written By: The Vicious Brothers.
Directed By: John Poliquin.

The sequel to the controversial horror movie Grave Encounters (2011), where internet film reviewer/student Alex (Harmon), begins to get weird emails of clips and hints about the first movie that cause him to start researching into the realism of the of movie. Alex' research takes him and his friends to the location of the first movie; a sinister mental institution in Vancouver. Like the first movie, innocent filming turns into a fight for survival, a fight for sanity against the paranormal and unknown.

Now a lot of this movie is shown in Alex and Trevor's (Playfair) 'halls' and them partying, this gives it a more realistic taste to it, especially with the story having the young characters researching the story rather than them being those cliché teens that go into the hospital because they think it'll be 'fun'.…

University!

Hi guys!

I missed you all, not that anyone participated in the competition so I realise the feeling is not mutual! LOL. Anyways I still missed you guys, and wanted to apologise for my lack of terrible work these past couple of days but I am now officially a uni student!

YES. ME!

It's great and weird but like good weird, however I still believe I have a lot of ice to break!

But now I'm settling in I will be review again, ranting again and hopefully get my Youtube channel up soon :)

LOOK AT MY PREVIOUS POST ITS FREE STUFF!!!


LOVE.

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1,000 Pageview Give Away!

VELVET FILM 1,000 VIEWS GIVEAWAY! Hi Guys!

Basically my views are slowly going up and I am on 896 views! Which I am very thankful to all of you for! However I'm going to be selfish here and say it's not quite a thousand!

So for my fans and to get my blog out there even more, When I get to 1,000 page views I am going to do a giveaway for you amazing people! What the giveaway will include:

-A movie t-shirt (Of your choice!)
-A movie soundtrack (Of your choice!)
-A notepad and pen (To write your reviews in!)
-A DVD (Of your choice!)
-A shout out on my blog!
-My first YouTube video will be about you! Also you can record a message that I will upload in that video, where you can express your interest in Velvet Film, film in general or even your own blog!

What you need to do to be in with a chance to win is:

-Look at my blog and read one or all of my reviews, then send me an email (will be listed below) telling me what's your favourite review so far and why and your passion about film incl…

Dorian Gray Review

Dorian Gray (2009)

Cast: Ben Barnes, Colin Firth, Rebecca Hall, Ben Chaplin.
Based On: 'The Picture Of Dorian Gray' By Oscar Wilde (1890).
Screenplay By: Toby Finlay.
Directed By: Oliver Parker.

Dorian Gray is a British fantasy thriller based on the well known novel 'The Picture Of Dorian Gray' written by Oscar Wilde. Dorian Gray (Ben Barnes) is a handsome, wealthy man who arrives in Victorian London to live in the mansion he inherits from his Grandfather and like most old wealthy Victorian civilians he has his portrait painted to be mounted in the main room of the house. This portrait portrays him beautiful and young which he does not want to change and without realising he sells his soul to his portrait. He never scars, never ages, never dies, any pain or such that he inflicts on his body comes up on his portrait rather than himself, his portrait ages while he doesn't. Dorian Gray shows the highest to lowest points of a beautiful, ironic immortality, but how long can …

My Top 3 Writer/Director Inspirations

My Top 3 Writer/Director Inspirations! Being an aspiring screenwriter and filmmaker, I get my inspiration and ideas for methods for most movies and writers, however there are three that I have admired and learned over the past few years of writing and watching movies. Now I have done this piece to talk about, but mainly their work and I hope some of their passionate movies are ones you go to watch after reading this. 1. Quentin Tarantino: Tarantino is a name I do not need to go into much detail with as he is such a legend in himself, even if you haven't seen one of his movies you still know his name. I find he has a very brutal way of writing and filming, very brutal but realistic, the slight comedy within his films I feel tricks the audience into not realising what they are watching is reality, a reality he has made up but a reality all the same. Tarantino has a bloody abstract-ness to his movies which makes them unique, shows his genius through little rays of film. Tarantino's …

Carrie Remake: Killing Carrie?

Carrie Remake: Killing Carrie?

Carrie is a classic and cult horror movie that has such an amazing reputation and is a great classic. It is about a young girl in high school, who is bullied by others at her school who laugh at her and throw things at her in the showers when she starts her period and freaks out a little-this causes the girls to get banned from prom. Not to mention her borderline insane Christian mother who sometimes locks her in a cupboard as her mother believes that things such as puberty are signs of evil. One of the girls involved in the shower incident takes pity on Carrie and gets her boyfriend, the most popular boy in school, to ask her to prom, however others don't take getting banned from prom so lightly. Carrie, even though with warning from her mother, goes to prom with him, looking so beautiful even he finally she's her an appears to like what he see's, with both of them stunning and gleaming they win prom king and queen. Carrie seems genuinely hap…

The Prestige Review

The Prestige (2006)
Cast: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Michael Caine, Scarlet Johansson. Based On: Book ‘The Prestige’ By Christopher Priest. Screenplay By: Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan. Directed By: Christopher Nolan.
The Prestige is a thriller mystery drama film that follows two magicians, Robert Angier (Jackman) and Albert Borden (Bale). When a magician is doing a show, these two are a part of it pretending to be volunteers that know nothing of the trickery to come, with the assistant being Angier’s wife, they tie her up and then she is put into a tank of water to perform a traditional escape trick. However Borden ties the wrong type of knot causing an audience and Angier to have to watch this young lady drown. The hatred and guilt that swims between the two magicians is the heart of the movie as they go to great lengths to find out each other’s secrets. It is Angier that is more obsessed with being the better magician than Borden wanting his tricks, his happiness, his family, his…

Killing Them Softly Review

Killing Them Softly (2012)

Cast: Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta, James Gandolfini, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn.
Based On: Novel 'Cogan's Trade' by George V. Higgins.
Screenplay By: Andrew Dominik.
Directed By: Andrew Dominik.

Killing ThemSoftly is an American neo-noir crime film based on George V. Higgins 1974 novel Cogan's Trade. Markie Trattman (RayLiotta) is a well known name around the mob style scene with running his own illegal poker games, one night they are shut down after being robbed at gun point and all the money stolen. This incident becomes a part of the past and the games begin to run again and Trattman admits that he set up the robbery, that all that money went to him, so when the criminal and the crack addict Frankie (Scoot McNairy) and Russell (Ben Mendelsohn) rob the games again, Markie's name is first on the bullet. The movie follows those suspected/linked being hit by professional hit man Jackie, following along the cast making his way down to the real …

High Fidelity Review

High Fidelity (2000)

Cast: John Cusack, Iben Hjejile, Jack Black, Tim Robbins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Todd Louiso.
Based On: Novel 'High Fidelity' by Nick Hornby.
Screenplay By: John Cusack, Steve Pink, Scott Rosenberg.
Directed By: Stephen Frears.

High Fidelity is an American comedy-drama film based on Nick Hornby's 1995 novel with the same title. The movie is about Rob Gordon (Cusack) a music obsessed, record store owner who gets dumped by his long term girlfriend Laura (Hjejile). This being the case Rob then looks back at his top 5 break ups to try and figure out where he keeps going wrong with his relationships. When Rob is not searching for these past ex's, he is managing his store, Championship Vinyl, dealing with what has been called the 'musical morons'; Dick and Barry (Black & Louiso).

The movie is based and shot in Chicago, which was a change Cusack actually made from the book, as the novel is British and based in the UK. However even Hornby was ha…