Masks – at London Tube (SL) and in Music and Movies (RL) by Jas (Blog 247)
Well, blog readers, I was looking through the pictures I have taken in the London Sims over the past few weeks and it seems that I`ve missed reporting about a great event that happened at London Tube. The theme was “Best in Masks”, so I decided to include some great songs about masks, too.
“Now the mask you’re wearing,
Is stoney and staring.
Lines and tears,
Age and fears,
Is it me?
Is it you?”
Then, I got to thinking about movies which involved masks. The obvious three modern ones that mention masks in their titles are “The Mask” (1994), “The Man in the Iron Mask” and “The Mask of Zorro”(both relesed in 1998). But think of the number of films involving masks. The recent spate of Superhero movies are the perfect mask wearing opportunity , as after all what is a Superhero without his mask. Then, there`s the up and coming film of the “Fifty Shades of Grey” triology of novels- that`s sure to featurea mask or two – along with some whips, chains … ahem .. sorry I was getting lost in my thoughts for a minute there! Two other films I thought of relating to masks were “Eyes Wide Shut” ( 1999) and “Vanilla Sky” (2001), but there must be many more. What is our fascination with hiding our faces? By the way , an interesting thing I learnt while researching this blog was the original title for the iconic movie “Pulp Fiction”. Quentin Tarantino originally wanted to call it “Black Mask” after a pulp magazine from the 1920s. ( image below).
“Make me a mask
that I can wear ’til day is done…
… Make me a mask, so I can laugh til night time comes.”
Fleetwood Mac – Make me a Mask
Tonight, at London Tube, in the London Sims, there`s another huge event planned. It`s “Underwater Night” and there`ll be lots of lovely Lindens to be won on the contest board. So get your mermaid/man, octopus or seahorse costume on and swim on down at 2pm (Second Life Time) for a great night out!