dorian-gray*

THE SIGNS AS GOOD* CINEMA
  • *this is (obviously) just my opinion so pls don't flip out
  • Aries:American Psycho (2000), Dir. Mary Harron
  • Taurus:The Riot Club (2014), Dir. Lone Scherfig
  • Gemini:The Talented Mr. Ripley (2000), Dir. Anthony Minghella
  • Cancer:The Great Gatsby (2012), Dir. Baz Luhrmann
  • Leo:American Beauty (1999), Dir. Sam Mendes
  • Virgo:Se7en (1995), Dir. David Fincher
  • Libra:Dorian Gray (2009), Dir. Oliver Parker
  • Scorpio:Cruel Intentions (1999), Dir. Roger Kumble
  • Sagittarius:The Dreamers (2003), Dir. Bernardo Bertolucci
  • Capricorn:Filth (2013), Dir. Jon Baird
  • Aquarius:Stoker (2013), Dir. Park Chan Wook
  • Pisces:Requiem For A Dream (2000), Dir. Darren Aronofsky

Did anyone notice the correlation between Caliban’s (fake) memory and Dorian’s actions in the opera? Dorian brings her hand to his lips, as Angelique get’s accosted, in a show of affection and support, recreating the exact scene Caliban describes to Lily, claiming she had taken his hand and kissed it when he was taunted.

To me, it adds infinity to Caliban’s sadness, that he let himself count upon his new mate falling in love with him. 

Hope can crush us.

confessionsofaliterarymind asked:

*Curtsies* My dearest Duke, I come from afar to humbly seek some book recommendations. What are some good Gothic novels? I've read and adored Frankenstein, The Picture of Dorian Gray, and Jane Eyre (Not strictly Gothic, I know, but there are certainly Gothic elements). What else is there?

Oh man. So many, not all strictly ‘Gothic’ but all in the right vein: Dracula, Northanger Abbey, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Rebecca, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, Carmilla, The Haunting of Hill House, The Phantom of the Opera, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Woman in White… I could go on, but this should get you started. 

anonymous asked:

What are your favorite books?

Such a difficult question, oh my gosh. 

Classic: Anna Karenina & 1984 | Murder Mystery: Gone Girl | Romance: Atonement | Biography: The Nazi Officer’s Wife & I’m Not That Kind of Girl | Short stories: Kafka: The Complete Short Stories | Horror/Suspense: The Mist by Stephen King | Other: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series, Fight Club, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Pet Sematary, & The Dinner

…just to name a few.

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