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Monday, September 22, 2014
Underrated Treasures Blogfest
Everyone has a favorite movie or band that no one else has ever heard about. For whatever reason, they remain undiscovered and underrated. Now is your chance to tell the world about this obscure treasure!
On Monday, September 22, post about your favorite unknown –
MOVIE – BAND/ARTIST – TV SHOW – BOOK
Post about one or all four – dealer’s choice!
My underrated Treasures:
Movie: A Knight's Tale
This movie is my comfort movie. When I'm sad it makes me smile no matter how many times I watch it. It's the movie that made me adore Heath Ledger. I love the humor and the literature references.
Band/ Artist: Tom Leher "The Masochism Tango"
Awe a man before his time. I incorporate Tom's music into my funny songs category. the songs I really enjoy listening to that put me in a better mood. I love his version of the tango- it's amusing.
TV show: Bones
I was never an angel fan, but I am a Bones fan. I love their back and forth, the strength in the relationships and the fact that Brennan is so...over the top.
Book: The Monk by Matthew Lewis
This is an old book originally published in 1796. Lewis was 19 years old and wrote the 442 page novel in ten weeks. That's right I said 10. in 1798 a lawsuit forced him to republished a 'censored' version. This is a gothic novel. I read it for a literature class I had in college and fell in love with the style. I was in awe of Lewis's ability. It's his only publication novel wise- he did write plays- but imagine what he could have done if he'd written more novels. His potential was endless.
The structure of the book is unique for it's time and what many books and movies are based on.
This is not a light read nor is it a quick read. It's an old read, with mistakes, and flaws, and so much passion and inspiration.
Set in the sinister monastery of the Capuchins in Madrid, this is a violent tale of ambition, murder, and incest. The struggle between maintaining monastic vows and fulfilling personal ambitions tempts its main character into breaking his vows.