Leonardo DiCaprio won his first Oscar on Sunday to praise and celebrations around the world (and a big sigh of relief – I don’t think I could watch Leo lose out for another year!!).
DiCaprio’s talents throughout his career have always been recognised by fans and critics, so for him to finally get a shiny gold Oscar in his hands to take home felt like it meant more than any other award this year. Especially when you consider the amount of memes and longstanding jokes on the Internet about Leo’s lack of an Oscar over the years.
This Spotlight post is for one of the most successful directors and one of my personal favourites: Christopher Nolan.
What films has he directed?
To name just a few: The Batman trilogy with Christian Bale starring as Batman, Inception, Shutter Island, Memento and Interstellar.
Working with big names and leading actors such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, and Joseph Gordon Levitt, Nolan’s films are not like most successful Blockbuster movies.
They don’t tap into your typical action films that use conventions like explosions and gunfights just to increase their ticket sales. Nolan’s films are thought-provoking, exciting and innovative. They’re filled with action but their explosions and fighting scenes are minor props when compared to Nolan’s storytelling skills and his vision.
When you have a blog that is specifically about certain topics, it can be hard to stop yourself from writing posts on every thought that pops into your head.
Here on Discs and Reels, I like to write about films that I’ve seen, newly released trailers, and songs that I’ve heard on the radio or recently discovered online. I started this blog so that I could write about things that I love: movies and music.
As a film graduate, my passion for film has grown and developed since taking Film Studies at A Level. My love of sharing music came from being the one that my family turned to to create a playlist for our get-togethers and having two radio shows at my university radio station.
But these aren’t the only passions of mine. I also love to read, and I have strong opinions on things that affect me as a graduate living back at home and looking for work. I love watching television shows that remind me of being a kid but are witty and imaginative like Adventure Time and Regular Show. I spend time creating nail art designs on my nails, and love the feeling of buying new clothes and jewellery. I love using social media to interact with people that I might not have known if it wasn’t for Twitter. I love trying new foods, playing on Assassins Creed, or detective games like LA Noire, or action games like the latest reboot of Lara Croft.
I fit so many categories that I sometimes find it hard to understand what kind of person I am. Am I a bookworm? A film buff? A gamer? A girly fashionista that loves to paint my nails?
Questioning myself has been a pretty common activity while looking for a job. With so many skills and things that I enjoy, what kind of job would I really like? Which would be the best for my first step into my graduate career? What kind of job would get me further in life? It’s almost the same with my blog – which topics will my readers like more? Which posts will get more interaction and interest my followers? Is this post worth writing?