Posts Tagged ‘Roz Abellera’

….and it feels great to be alive.

-Roz

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Cat Tree

Posted: July 31, 2018 in life, Uncategorized
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After 3 months of buying it, he’s finally using it.

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Hollywood has remade many famous movies in the past years. Some remakes were good, even surpassing the original.  I’ll name one movie that I thought was better than the original: ‘The Fly’. In my opinion, the 1986 remake starring Jeffrey Goldbloom was superior to the 1958 original.  It was not only better in special effects but also an improvement in the story. But I think these are rare occasions. Most remakes I’ve seen just don’t cut it.

Most remakes don’t live up to the original because they forgot what made the original great. A bigger budget and loaded with special effects does not equal a better movie. Take ‘Clash Of The Titans’ for example. The remake actually wasn’t bad, but they changed things in the movie thinking that it would be an improvement when actually it took away the appeal of why the original was great.  Part of the reason the original one was great was because of the character Bubo, The Mechanical Owl. The remake omitted this character except for a small cameo appearance.

 

Bubo was necessary in the film because he helped with the plot line and provided comic relief. Without him, it felt heavy handed and like something was missing, kind of like Star Wars without R2-D2. The original also featured the stop motion animation of Ray Harryhausen vs. the CGI special effects and computer graphics in the remake.  As cheesy as some of the stop motion animation looks now by today’s standard, I still preferred it to the computer graphics in the remake because I thought the stop motion animation fit the whole ‘mythology’ aesthetic better.  Ancient mythology should look old and archaic, which is the look that stop motion animation provided. The remake isn’t bad (I actually suggest watching to fans of the original to compare) but, some may not agree with me when I say this: ‘Clash Of The Titans’ belongs on the list of movies that should never be touched, along with ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.’ Oh well, too late.

There are lots of other movies that should never EVER be remade- it would equal sacrilege. There is a long list but I’ll just name a few that immediately stand out to me:

1) ‘Star Wars’ – Absolutely not.

2) ‘The Wizard Of Oz’- No, just no.

3) ‘The Godfather’ -Don’t even try it.

4) ‘Saturday Night Fever’- Don’t go there.

5) ‘Forrest Gump’- “Life is like a box of chocola”….oops….I mean, Don’t You Dare.

Anyway, this is all just my opinion of course. Take it for what it’s worth.

-Roz

 

Sorry For Being Negative…

Posted: December 8, 2017 in life, Uncategorized
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…but I have to be honest: the year 2017 was one of the worst years in my life. It started out great and then it was one thing after another. Without getting into too much detail about my personal life, let’s just say it felt like I was cursed or something (people close to me know what I’ve been through). I found myself asking “Why me?” or “What now?”

This is one of the reasons why I don’t really believe in Astrology. According to Astrology, Geminis were going to have a great 2017….NOT.

Anyway, I’m glad it’s almost over and I’m hoping for a great 2018. 2017 can buzz off.

-Roz

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I agree with this quote from the great artist Edvard Munch. I may be going off here in a tangent a little bit, but I believe the key to creating great art is by executing the basics/fundamentals first and then building upon that. And that goes for all forms of art whether it’s visual art, literature, music, movies.

Too many times, and I’ve been guilty of this myself (but I’m trying), I see art with all kinds of intricate details but I can’t “feel” what the artist was to trying convey. Most of the time it’s because the artist failed to execute the basics. A good example of this would be a movie with fancy computer effects, but for some reason you can’t get into it or worse- you’re just bored from it.

A lot of movies from the early 2000’s were guilty of this, with their fancy computer graphics but weak story lines. It’s the reason why a lot of movies from the 1980’s with their cheesy and outdated effects, were still better than your new computer graphics laden offerings from Hollywood. It’s why the old Star Wars was still better than The Phantom Menace (sorry about the Star Wars nerd-isms).

So I try to live by the philosophy of ‘K.I.S.S.’ which stands for ‘Keep It Simple, Stupid.’ It was taught to me by one of my art mentors. Whenever I’m creating and I find myself getting too “fancy schmancy,” I remember to keep it simple and make sure the fundamentals are there first.  If they are there, then I can build upon them and go a little crazy with ideas and details.

It’s like building a house: You have to worry about laying down a good foundation first before you can stress about whether the curtains are going to have fancy lace or not.

-Roz

 

 

 

I finally found a place where I want to make chubby babies, grow old and paint until I die. I’m at peace here.

-Roz

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