April has gone by so quickly for me. I remember the evening of 1st April so vividly: magnolia blossoms, smell of freshly mown grass, bird song, sweet hopes for the weekend… Time flies.
My discovery for this month is a YouTube channel called ‘School of Life’, I especially liked their video ‘Are You Romantic or Classical?’ Do check it out, I’d like to know which one are you. It goes without saying I’m 100% romantic. Their videos, mostly about art, history, philosophy, sociology, are a perfect dose of intellect and pessimism. Also, watch their video about Lao Tzu – animations are nice.
My other inspirations include Romanticism, Mary Shelley, Aestheticism, and Oscar Wilde, Serge Gainsbourg, kitchen sink dramas. As for films, I have to mention a few ‘Withnail and I’ (1987) – mind blowing, Cheri (2009), Irma la Douce (1963), A Little Chaos (2014), Alfie (1966), Sparrows (1926) – gothic mood, Gainsbourg: Heroic Life, The Girl With the Green Eyes and The Knack… and How to Get it – both with Rita Tushingham, and The Heiress (1949) which I watched only because of Montgomery Clift. And I almost finished watching all the films from the list of ‘Best films set in the 1960s‘