Monday, 10 May 2010

The End of Things - LiveVideo

Deleting my multiple LiveVideo accounts is proving to be a bit of task because remembering my password sure didn't come easily. I had multiple accounts, Hill88, TheHill and CaitlinHill, maybe TheHill88, I'm not sure. Only 2 of them had an actual profile.

Oh, the hubbub surrounding the launch of LiveVideo. How we all scrambled to get our names so that nobody could pose as us. It was such an ordeal. An utterly pointless, totally contrived ordeal. All that time wasted on creating a persona that I know longer feel like I belong to. I could have been doing something much more worthwhile for the world.

Either way, here lies the remains of Caitlin Hill, 2007.

1st account

About Me:

I sleep for too long and then don't sleep enough!

Tagline:

Millions of Peaches!!! RUN!!!

Announcements:

I deleted it before I copied it, but I'm fairly certain I went all The Simpsons on it and just quoted: "From now on the baby sleeps in the crib... Iron helps us play... Woohhauaahauauah... Hello, Joe!" Scary stuff.

Hometown:

Super Crappy Town

Favourite Hobbies:

Eating cheese and crackers - oh, wow, I totally remember that. I was really into cheese and crackers. My grandma was awesome and had cheese and crackers around the house all the time. Aww, man, now I want to eat that.

Favourite Movies:

The Pursuit of Happyness - one of those films that makes you want to work and live harder.

Drop Dead Fred - watching this as lonely teenager is a bad idea. Crushes ensue.

The Goonies - a classic that my kids, if I ever have them, will grow up on.

Labyrinth - tight blue tights = instant classic.

The Breakfast Club - discovered this after high school, unfortunately. How I wished it was play that we could all do at school.

Favourite Music:

Anything that isn't bad.

Favourite Books:

I'm really digging the Bible at the moment...
...no, I'm not.

Oh, but I certainly remember the days when I was. I felt so good.

2nd account

About Me:

I am a confused little individual.

Tagline:

Discombobulated

Announcements:

Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at 2:26am
Hello! Or should I live up to my Australian culture and say: G'Day? Hmm.
It's fun to be a secret. I like this.

Hometown:

BeenBogan

Favourite Hobbies:

Making videos.

Gathering knoweledge. <- ahem, aww, Caitlin. You go gather that knoweledge now. When you're done maybe you can gather some knowledge and make it a real party. Oh dear. This is so funny and so perfect!

Looking at job search sites. - aww, that's right, I quit my job for YouTube before there was a partnership. Ha.

Remembering to watch the cable I pay for (idiot!) - oh man, I didn't cancel that account until I was in New York. I'm such a silly. I doubt I'll ever pay for cable again.

Theatre

Writing

Favourite Movies:

FAVOURITES RIGHT NOW?

HAPPY FEET - I saw this at on New Years Eve, 2006 with Emma. We loved it, the party we went to afterwards could not compare. We laid out on the road, staring at the moon, befuddled by our melancholy.

THE DEPARTED - I saw this with my school group of friends and I loved it. Some people had Taxi Driver as the film that made them realize that Martin Scorsese is a great filmmaker, I had The Departed. The cast, the amazing original script, the camera techniques, the theme song by the Drop Dead Murphys and the original score by Howard Shore, that always sweeps me back into the film whenever it pops up on my iTunes. And Vera Farmiga's breakout role, what actress wouldn't have loved to of had had the chance to play that character? It was just perfect.

LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE - ah yes, Paul Dano's performance was remarkable and seeing Steve Carrell play a dramatic role was lovely. One of the few comedic actors who can pull it off, without people getting confused.

CHILDREN OF MEN - oh, man, revolutionary filmmaking! The glorious long shots where you don't realize til the very end that, oh, holy shit, that was all in on take, what the fuck! The new camera techniques and way of filming things. Just brilliant.

THE PRESTIGE - strangely, this was the film that made me realize that wasting my time sitting in an conveyancing office might not be the way to go about things. It made me want to act, to give my life to it. I felt a huge weight upon my shoulders from some intense presence that made me quit the very next day. It definitely did lead to this and it was quite magical for a while, but magic tricks don't last forever... except in this film.

A Nightmare before Christmas - I saw this as a kid and then, probably at 15, saw that it was coming on cable and begged my friends to let me come over and watch it. Then I got the DVD for Christmas, which was great because it had his short films on it. Then came the merchandise, I could only afford a bag. Then I started seeing these other people wearing the shit all the time, bragging about their wallets. Meanwhile, I was writing the first half of ANBC into a stage musical... like, every other Burton Musical Theatre nerd, I'm sure. It's Sally that really gets to me, I think everyone knows how it feels to love someone so great that you feel so small. "I sense there's something in the wind..."

Alfie (original) - Oh, so I guess I have seen the original. I thought the clips in my mind were just from seeing snippets of it around the internets. Guess not. Weird.

Archie - ??? Nothing comes up in IMDB.

All or Nothing - best acting ever, - Interesting. Timothy Spall is an awesome actor, but I don't really remember this film. Must watch again, I guess.

Hook - classic. Anyone who didn't get watch this as a child should have their parents locked up for a night. Don't make the same mistake to your children! (Jokes, do what you like)

Anita and Me - I like this film. I found the accents a little hard to understand and if you asked me the plot I wouldn't be able to tell you it. All I remember is the line... "It means he really, really loves me."

Trainspotting - I love the ending of this film so much.

The Beach - well, most of you know I love this film. One of the few films I've watched enough times to see almost everything wrong with it. I could easily write a essay on it if asked, which is quite something because my brain explodes usually when the word essay is brought up. Still, love the essence of this film. I listen to the soundtrack whenever I fly over the Pacific Ocean.

Benny & Joon - a sweet little film that I probably should watch when I'm older.

Liar Liar - I love this film. Jim Carrey at his best. I love the gag reel.

Lost in La Mancha - oh man, what a tragedy.

Kurt & Courtney - throws up a lot of theories but I'm not going to believe a word of it until there is perfect evidence.

Bugsy Malone - haha, - definitely not my favourite. I wish they hadn't used adult voices for the songs. That was so lame.

Thirteen - well, the first commentary to a film that I ever watched. I loved this film. I think I like how this film came together more though.

Sixteen Candles - in the scene where the family piles into the car, watch the old lady just pretend to sit down on the outside of the car. It's so obvious, I don't know why they didn't just make her sit on someone's lap.

The Court Jester - I grew up watching this film. I hope to watch it again some day soon.

Master & Commander - I think my Mum and Grandma went to see this film because they liked how the lead character has a err, similar name.

LOTR - It was like a Christmas present for three years. I remember going to a marathon where the third film would premiere at like 3 in the morning. Trying to stay awake through the 2nd film for the 3rd was really tough. It was light when we left the theatre.

Crash - I originally listed it twice. Yeah, I liked it.

Edward Scissorhands - a classic. I always get so angry though while watching, it could have turned out much better for all.

Plan 9 From Outer Space - cuz it was so bad it was good. - Ha, if I was to know that I would now be a part of a world of people trying to remake this and close friends with the ultimate reincarnation of Ed Wood (apart from the cult like status) I... I... would be very concerned for my future self :)

White Oleander - I'm so confused. I thought I hadn't seen this film. Man, it just goes to show how easily your brain can delete a film if it doesn't resonate with you at the time you watch it.

The Basketball Diaries - a knock-you-out emotional roller-coaster. I've been wanting to watch this again for a while.

The Crucible - I think I've already talked about this film... When I saw Arthur Miller's A View From The Bridge, I heard John Proctor's cry, towards the end of the play, "Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life!" I have yet to study all his plays but I suspect Miller had issues with identity (?)

Cruel World - I admired Edward Furlong in American History X but I was disappointed to see him in this film, though I could understand the appeal. And seeing the "too gay to function" guy from Mean Girls, Daniel Franzese, in this film also made me a little sad. But hey, look, Edward Furlong seems to be doing really well, he's got 4 films coming out in 2010, I'm so glad he's still working and Daniel Franzese looks awesome! Ah, Time, you're so fun.

Thumbsucker - *spoiler alert* He stops sucking his thumb. Keanu Reeves plays Keanu Reeves. Aw, jokes, he is lovely.

Death to Smoochy - I love this film! Edward Norton is the cutest, sexiest thing in this film. You can never look at Barney the same way again.

The Devil's Arithmetic - oh right, the made-for-television film where a young Jewish girl doesn't respect what her elders went through during World War 2, so she is subjected to intense punishment until she appreciates the tattoos on their wrists. At times, it's like, really? Overall it is an intense and sad, as are most stories from this awful past in our history.

Down With Love - I lllooovvveee this film. Too much. I would have loved to have been a part of it and I would love to make a film with the same kind of style, but of course, that wouldn't work would it?

Gerry - if you don't have any patience, do not watch this film.

Amelie - oh, who else ached when they watched this film? Who else went, woe is me, that is my life, even though it was completely different. I still think of this film whenever I'm in a rattling train or a loud, rattling train goes by. Shake, shake, shake... still a lovely and fresh piece of cinema after all these years.

Fight Club - you know, I saw the scene where he is watching himself fight... err, you know, when I was younger and still, when I finally watched it on purpose, I was surprised by the ending, but in a, 'Oh, that's what that was about,' kind of way.

All Most Famous - haha, I added into my list as All Most Famous. I wanna see that film, it'd probably be about YouTube. No, what I meant was Almost Famous. I saw that again with Alex and we decided that we were going to bring the 70's back. I went home and told my Mum and she basically said, "It's been done." Oh well, one of the greatest "road trip" films of all time.

Human Traffic - you sound like you're from londaaaan... or Cardiff, whatever.

Little Manhattan - it's great to watch this young actor, Josh Hutcherson, grow up (oh man, he is actually quite the little hottie, how frightening for me!) and Cynthia Nixon was awesome.

Fun with Dick & Jane - "you're still beautiful..."

Favourite Music:

VAST, Faith No More, Angus and Julia Stone, The Smiths, The Killers, Thirsty Merc, Little Birdy, Spiderbait, Kaiser Chiefs, Eskimo Joe, Jack Johnson, My Chemical Romance, Muse, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Imogen Heap, Jem, Sarah Blasko, Sia, David Bowie...

This is fairly accurate except that I only own a few songs by Angus and Julia Stone, I find Little Birdy a little overwhelming at times, and I don't even have my 'Best of' Spiderbait album on this computer :(, and Kate made me feel lame for liking the Kaiser Chiefs - I own Yours Truly, Angry Mob, which I don't mind.

*deep breath*

I should own more Eskimo Joe, Daniel Radcliffe was the reason I looked up Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, I dig their music, but don't own any of it, and I can't remember what Sarah Blasko sounds like anymore.

Favourite Books:

Dreamrider by Barry Jonsberg - oh man, I want to make this into a film.

The Understudy by David Nicholls - I want this to be a film too, apparently he's working on it? I can easily see this becoming my life.

Gunseller by Hugh Laurie - oh, that Mr. Laurie, this was very funny at times.

The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff - still haven't finished.

Shirley Barber, Enid Blyton, Ben Elton, Meg Cabot. - I think I've only read Ben Elton once, I was a sucker for Meg Cabot when I was growing up but not for her Princess series, just her one-offs. Shirley Barber is a beautiful illustrator and Enid Blyton, one day, Enid Blyton, you'll see! Oh, hi, I was just having a private chat with Ms. Blyton, never mind.

Plays:

Sweet Bird of Youth by Tennessee Williams - while waiting for people to slowly read through A Streetcar Named Desire in Drama, I was secretly falling in love with this play. I would love to be a part of a production of it one day.

The Taming of the Shew and Romeo and Juliet and A Comedy of Errors by Williams Shakespeare 0R WAS IT???

I always feel like I've seen The Merchant of Venice, but then I'm not sure. Now I can add, Twelfth Night and As You Like It to the list. I'm coming, Shakespeare, I'll get you!

It's confusing how one profile is so aloof and the other is littered with information of my whimsies. I think I remember that I had to go back to my MySpace to remember the things I had liked because I had been spending far too much time online and had forgotten. Sad day.

Goodbye, LiveVideo, goodbye!

6 comments:

Bilby P. Dalgyte said...

Bye bye LiveVideo! I think I have an account on there that I never really used...

Everyone loves a bit of Tim Burton :)

Anonymous said...

The Schizo Schoolgirl and The Bazooka Bunny

Brent said...

Didn't you post just one video on LiveVideo? It was also on your YouTube "TheHill88" channel, but was deleted. It was during the Summer of 2007, or how I dubbed it as the "Summer Without Internet Because My Dell Laptop Decided To Die".

Dizzknee said...

I remember my girlfriend dragging me to see "Down with Love", and I actually quite enjoyed it. Shhhh.

I think mainly because of David Hyde Pierce. That guy could read the phone book and make it entertaining.

-Earle : )

sdddlt said...

It's a bit sad to see you deleting your old accounts, even though LiveVideo was pretty useless. But I like how you document it here on this blog. But what do you mean with "I deleted it before I copied it"? Don't tell me you didn't take any screenshots before... that would just be careless! :P

@Brent: She had a video on each of those accounts.
on Hill88: "AUSTRALIA"
on CaitlinHill: "Aussies are Up Themselves but we LOVE it" - Original YouTube title was "The Hysterical (Not Funny, Just Crazy) Hill's Findings-M15+"

Julij said...

Love the ending of Trainspotting, too. What is your fav intro? :)
Hey, have you seen Memento yet? Quote: "You can just feel the details"

Btw, thank you for the music references - Sia, Imogen Heap, Ray LaMontagne,...

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