Saturday, November 21, 2009

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #59 - Shakespeare in Love

Happy Saturday Everyone!!!
We thought that we could kick off the celebrations into Thanksgiving with the 7 TIME Oscar Award Winning Movie: "Shakespeare in Love" (It won 7 Oscars for: Best Leading Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Costume, Best Music and Best Art-Set Decoration!!!). Here is an excerpt from to IMDb about the movie: "Young Playwright WIlliam Shakespeare struggles with his latest work "Romeo and Ethel the Pirate's Daughter". A great fan of Shakespeares's plays is young and wealthy VIola who is about to be married to the cold-hearted Lord Wessex, but constantly dreams of becoming an actress. Women were not allowed to act on stage at that time (female roles were played by men too) but dressed up as a boy, Viola successfully auditions for the part of Romeo. Soon she and William are caught in a forbidden romance that provides rich inspiration for his play." There is drama, comedy, the necessary Shakespearean tragedy and simply an array of gorgeous costumes and scenes in this movie - and if you haven't yet seen it - you can watch an edited version of the whole movie on Youtube (start with this link and then click on the next ones for subsequent links for the movie)
Challenge Requirement
Since in the movie - Viola goes out of the box to play a male role - we thought - we could have our challenge be to create something that is out of the A2 box: sooooo, the challenge requirement for this movie is to create a card that is not an A2 (a typical card is A2 (measuring 4 1/4" by 5 1/4") - but if you would like - have fun to create a "shape" card - meaning, it could be a circle, a square, anything at all that you would like!! Or - it doesn't have to be a "card" at all!!

Brooke's Projects inspired by "Shakespeare in Love"
Since I have never seen this movie, I decided to get my inspiration for one of Shakespeare's greatest works - take a guess - the clothing and all the adornment details that accompnained it was my starting place.
Here in Utah - we have a Shakespearian Festival and it is trulya treasure to have this program in our state. This is a festivity that many families look forward to every year and make it a much a do vacation and tradition. This Theater group from Southern Utah University are Tony Award holders because of their excellence. My first memorial experience with Shakespeare was watching the 6th grade production of Taming of the Shrew and Romeo and JUliet was in my 6th grade year. I also found out while reading up on this movie that one of my favorite acrtresses - Dame Judi Dench - received an Oscar for best supporting role. I can't believe how many awards this movie won and I {heart} period pieces and can't wait to find some time next week to watch an edited version of this movie. I loved the challenge this week - I love making vintage inspired projects pieces. Enjoy the movie and the challenge this week!!
And Happy THanksgiving to Everyone!!!

Sankari's Card inspired by the movie: Shakespeare in Love
Hi Everyone! This movie was the first movie that my DH and I saw together way back in the day - and I remembered that I like the movie very much - and wanted to see it again but didn't have a chance to see it till this week!!! :) You can click on the link on the paragraph above for a Youtube link to see the movie online :) My favorite thing about the movie is how they give you references to how Shakespeare got his inspiration - some of it is hilarious - I love the fact that in the movie they suggest that the famous play "Romeo and Juliet" was actually going to be called: "Romeo and Ethel The Pirate's Daughter" (LOL!!!!!)

For my card - what I was really inspired by was Viola's daring to go forth and express her love for the theater by acting - something that women were not allowed to do - and so she disguised herself as a man. Just the fact that she wanted to do something soooo very badly that she was passionate about - regardless of what society told her was acceptable is very inspiring to me - and so for my card -

I created a "Dare to be You" card that is inspired by Viola's Daring but is inspired by Queen Elizabeth's (played by Dame Judi Dench) dress.

Here is my card based of this dress and Viola's daring :)

I had so much fun creating this - and am going to give it to one of my friend's daughter's who is becoming close to a teenager for her birthday (so that she can always remember that even in the highly pressured years of being a teenager - the "coolest" thing that she can do - is just dare to be herself!

I had fun with my out of the box A2 creation and can't wait to see everyone's creations!!!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Sankari :)

Karli's Card Inspired by the movie: Shakespeare in Love
This week we are happy to have Karli of as our Guest Designer. Karli received the Audrey Award for her gorgeous and richly embossed card: Dreams Really Do Come True from the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding: and we are so happy to welcome back as our Guest Designer today with this amazing out of the A2 box - card!!! Karli writes:

"I saw it & I really enjoyed watching this movie! So clever, witty, & fun to watch :) Ok, so my inspiration was the theater itself. I love how the theater experience back then was so personal. There weren't these elaborate sets & props so much of the magic was created by the viewers imagination & the actors' performance. Anyhoo, I was inspired to create a Theater card. It's basically a trifold card created from 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock. The curtains are very dimensional (lots of pop dots!) The inside reads -one of my absolute favorite lines between Will & Philip:
Philip: The show must... you know...
Will: [prompting him] Go on!

That was so classic! I had a blast creating this card for the Shakespeare Challenge. Thanks for letting me play again! I'll be posting all the deets to this card on my blog for Saturday.

What an amazing card and simply so creative to create a little mini theater as a stage - love it!!!! Every single details is just fabulous! Thank you so much Karli for joining us this week as our guest designer!!! For more details check out Karli's wonderful blog!


Who is going to be our guest designer next week??! Well, we simply love looking at all your creations and are still trying to see who the lucky Audrey winner is - its not easy because you guys are simply sooo creative!!! Will post it up tonight - so check back in - it could be you!!!!

So are you ready to play along this week!!!!!! Well, all you have to do is to create a card, layout, altered project etc that is inspired by the movie: Shakespeare in Love! Your inspiration can come from the costumes, the dialogue, the music, the themes, the characters, the colors - anything at all from the movie! The only requirement this week is that it shouldn't be an A2 card - so go out of the box and play along!!!!!

Please link to us by Friday, November 27th at 6PM CST!!!! *** extended time because of Thanksgiving :)

We can't wait to see your lovely Shakespearian creations!!!
You are all such inspirations to us!!!

See You at the Movies!!!

Hugs to all,
Sankari and Brooke :)


Nancy K said...

Yay! I love this film -I haven't seen it in awhile (it hasn't made the move from vhs to dvd in our collection yet), but I'm sure to manage! Can't wait to see everyone's projects!!

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

lol Nancy - us too! (still have the VHS too) Loved this movie when I first saw, and am looking forward to seeing it again! Great challenge and FAB inspirations too Brooke, Sankari & Karli!

Radha said...

My Cinema crew!!!
I love love L O V E -type movie!
My card is coming soon!

Tethered2Home said...

Great movie! Karli, your theatre card rocks. Sankari, your friend's daughter will adore her card. Brooke, your creation is very Shakespearian--love it. I loved going to the Stratford Shakespeare festival as a teenager. Would be nice to go back again. You gotta see the movie though, kiddo. I think you'd love it.

Here's my card . I tried to go with one of Gwenyth's out fits. Man, I adored those costumes. Thanks for the fun, ladies.

li-bee-ti said...

Great movie, inspiring DT's work!
I was inspired by ths colors over the photo, and my card is here.

Brooke S said...

Amy... I really wanted to watch it when I can out... I love period movies and Judi Dench... I will look for an edited version.. I don't watch rated "R" movies.. Just a personal decision...

Love it when movies come on t.v. already edited..


Sam said...

Thanks for the inspiration ladies. I had fun with this one.

Here is my card/project/piece of couture.


li-bee-ti said...

Thanks for a great challenge and lovely DT's inspiring works.
I took the colors of the ad you've put for the challenge to inspire my card.
and here it is.

Radha said...

Soon in the break... wow we r so ocupied!

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