Who am I?
I am called Chris Elmer.
What is my favourite food?
I am studying Media at A level and this is my blog! My favourite food is anything with salsa as its primary condiment. This is relevant to my character introduction because I like to think I can be analogous to the salsa at times; we match. I like to spice things up yet still with taste, as does the salsa. Attributes of the salsa can be accompanying and enhancing other food such as nachos, fajitas or tortillas, similarly I feel confident in working with others, improvising, and using resources, however little they may be, to my advantage.
Mum, who applies my salsa to my meals, once said “I’m pretty amiable to talk to, and titillating to the warm emotions of the people I meet on a day-to-day basis.” Hopefully others can concur!
Why am I studying Media?
I want to study media as I harness a great pertinacity in reaching a career in a form of journalism. Obviously, taking this subject will start my learning in this field of work.
What is my relationship with the media?
I try to read as widely and openly as possible, otherwise I am as similarly exposed to media as your average student. I have recently began to write articles for local magazines and will be sending them off for a chance of publication; if successfully recognized and published, I will be paid.
What is my favourite film and why?
My favourite film is Vanilla Sky. Quintessentially, it is a story of love indomitable even to the concepts of life and death, or physical appearances. It really touches a soft spot I never thought I had………However, on the surface, the film explores twists in reality and thus someone’s psychology slipping into err. The plot thickens gradually; this creates and sustains suspense. The mood also darkens as the story is uncovered, and the raw emotion of the cardinal characters are revealed and tested. The film begins rather comically but, as the protagonist becomes more ophellic, the film becomes more serious and also the scenes seem more intelligible to the viewer in terms of beginning to understand the otherwise heavily complex pl0t (which involves indistinguishable dual realities). Criticized as contrived and distastefully far-fetched, I conversely believe Vanilla Sky is very deep and explores many human emotions such as greed, empathy, friendship, jealousy, lust, and most importantly, love. The film also holds a slight futuristic touch adding to the modern love story feel. This is also not a film for a specifically female audience as I fear i may be connotating. There are several graphically violent scenes like a car crash killing one and severely disfiguring another, and a heinous case of domestic abuse. There are also other moments in the film giving it a horror element too. So this film features parts of many genres in a blend like a thriller. And in my opinion, the best thriller!