Ever since I posted my first collection of green-eyed fictional characters (and commentary about how a disproportionate number of them are evil characters,) many of my friends have been been helping to point out green-eyed characters that they notice, and Ive noted a few more on top of that, enough to have posted a second collection of green eyes, and now a third. Im pleased that this third collection includes more positive examples, because, if you recall, my interest in green-eyed representation in fiction is fueled by the fact that my own eyes are green. And I am not an evil/jealous character, (usually).
I cant believe I forgot all about James Camerons Avatar in the previous installments of my green eyes series! All Navi have blue skin and green eyes, and are cat-like and awesome. I especially love fierce Neytiri. This definitely counts as a positive, big-screen glorious 3D example of green-eyed character representation, although theres no quality ascribed to the eye color for the characters in the film itself. But its still cool!
To describe her own eyes, Neytiri would say rikeana menari (or menari arikean since word-order is fluid in Navi); leaf-green eyes, according to the bit of nerd-research I just did on learnnavi.org.
The title character in John Greens Looking for Alaska has green eyes, that are mentioned by the narrator several times, (because hes totally in love with her and notices stuff like that.) Heres one such description, from the first day he meets her:
But even in the dark, I could see her eyesfierce emeralds. She had the kind of eyes that predisposed you to supporting her every endeavor.
This is a tough one for me to categorize as a good or bad green-eyed representation, because its hard to categorize Alaska herself as a good or bad character. Shesfickle. Impulsive. Hot and cold. I think in this case, though, her green eyes are one of the things that set her apart as different and desirable and mysterious to the narrator, and Im certainly not going to complain about that.
Lena Duchannes, as described in the book Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, has green eyes. Movie-Lena, played by Alice Englert, has dark brown eyes, which I actually think fits the whole Is she going to go dark and destroy the world or not? thing better. But as written in the book, its another example of green eyes being somehow sinister and associated with witches. I mean, Lena finds the term witch pejorative, but thats essentially what Casters are. So its not a fantastic green-eyed representation, but I might be biased because I really didnt care for the book itself.
After I posted my first two green-eyed collections, a friend insisted that I should watch Big Trouble in Little China, a cheesy movie in which an immortal Chinese sorcerer is targeting women with green eyes as a key element to his plan to please the god of the east and regain his mortal form. There were several great quotes about green eyes being awesome in this film, but I dont know if Ill be adding it to my personal DVD collection because it was ridiculously cheesy. Maybe even gloriously cheesy. Maybe I do need to own it
All I need is a woman, a special kind of woman with dragon-green eyes, and I can be whole again.
-evil sorcerer Lo Pan
She has green eyes, you know how rare that is, Jack?Beautiful green eyes, like creamy jade.
-Wang Chi, describing his soon-to-be-abducted fiancee.
Kim Cattrall as green-eyed Gracie Law in Big Trouble in Little China.
Another friend sent me a message to let me know shed found another green-eyed character through her daughters love of Tinkerbell and friends. As she put it, this is technically a good green-eyed character, but not necessarily the most admirable.
Rosetta, Tinkerbells green-eyed fairy friend.
Although vampire Edward Cullen is mostly known for varying between golden/amber or black eye color, depending on how long its been since he last swallowed blood, when he was still human Edward Masen his eyes were green. Bella learns this detail about the object of her obsession from Carlisle in New Moon, and of course she swoons over this fact like she does everything else about Edward.
But [Edwards mother] Elizabeth was alert until almost the very end. Edward looks a great deal like hershe had that same strange bronze shade to her hair, and her eyes were exactly the same color green.
His eyes were green? I murmured, trying to picture it.
Yes Carlisles ocher eyes were a hundred years away now.
Its hypocritical of me to say that Alaskas green eyes count as a positive since they mark her as unique and yet be annoyed with Edwards original eye color being colored green by the author with a possibly similar intention, but the Twilight obsession with unique eye colors and with Edward being totally perfect and different and better than everybody in every way makes me resent this particular instance of a green-eyed fictional character. Maybe its just that I dont like his character (and the way he obsessively and unhealthily controls Bella and their relationship), and thats why I dont want to share eye-color attributes with him.
I recently stumbled across a gifset of Pixars How To Train Your Dragons on tumblr, and realized that all the dragons have eyes that are shades of green. That movie is adorable and dragons are awesome (and in this case, not really villainous) so Im going to call that another positive.
Ive saved my favorite for last; the main character in the recent animated film Epic has green eyes, and I mean really green eyes. They are fantastic; bright and dark, complex, sparkling with flecks of gold towards the iris, just like what I picture when I read a description of a character that says they have green eyes, or in my head when Im imagining a flawless version of myself. Seeing them on the big-screen was a delight. Unfortunately, the character herself was kind of blah, and the story felt a little undercooked, but it did have a lot of imaginative world-building elements and some great animated action sequences. I mean, warriors riding hummingbirds? Terrific! And there was green and green eyes everywhere, and this might be my new favorite green-eyed representation in fiction. For now.
Mary Katherine M. K. of Epic, with her epic green eyes.
Freaky Green Eyes
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Franky Pierson's dark side "Freaky Green Eyes" shows herself after a college boy tries to rape her at one of her dad's ritzy parties and she defends herself. Franky notices that her family is falling apart and that her mother is distancing herself from them after her father threatens her. It is up to her and "Freaky Green Eyes" to find out the truth about what happened to her mother before her family gets hurt. Want to read more? Check out this book for yourself and find out.
This is Joyce Carol Oates' first ever Young Adult book she has ever written and it was a pretty good read. I discovered it at a book sale at the Hastings book store. This was her first YA I had ever read too as a friend introduced me to this author a few years ago and told me that her book The Chalk Girl was worth reading. I checked it out with Winter House and agreed. If you enjoy mystery suspense thrillers, definitely check out this book.
Es mi primer encuentro con Oates y he de confesar que me predispuse hacia lo negativo en cuanto noté en sus primeras páginas que se trata de un monólogo en primera persona en voz de una adolescente. No pude quitarme esa idea de que terminé dentro de un montón de escenarios que terminarían siendo un drama prescindible. Aún así, de alguna forma, durante la primer parte la autora logra que le des el beneficio de la duda hasta llegar a un clímax no tan parcial como en otras obras del mismo nicho.
La historia se encuentra inspirada en el infame caso del exjugador de americano O.J. Simpson y se encuentra narrada en primera persona a través del “Monstruo de ojos verdes”; que no es más que el alter-ego de la protagonista, el cual nace después de la nueva perspectiva de vida que cierto evento le dejó. Es importante la aparición de esta personalidad, ya que no solo surge como mecanismo de defensa sino que inconscientemente irá hilvanando esos retazos de realidad que deliberadamente deja ir.
Aunque sin atreverse a tanto (porque al fin y al cabo es literatura juvenil) es interesante y muy puntual el tratamiento que Oates da a esa cultura heteropatriarcal en la que siempre se busca a culpar a la víctima. Una lectura muy necesaria en las aulas escolares.
Reviewed by Mark Frye, author and reviewer for TeensReadToo.com
Prolific author Joyce Carol Oates delivers yet again with FREAKY GREEN EYES. With a plot that gradually unfolds to expose a family's destructive private life, this book covers a topic touched upon by many but seldom handled so artfully.
As in her previous novels, such as WE WERE THE MULVANEYS, Oates unveils a family that is picture-perfect to the world at large but dysfunctional and horrific behind closed doors.
The narrator -- Franky -- unveils the true nature of her father slowly, shocking the reader by the level of her own denial, but is blunt with her criticism towards her mother, whom she views as weak and unloving for moving away. The reader will want to love Reid, the broadcaster and former football star, as the world does, but something is not "right" about how ordered he keeps his family. When their mother leaves, Franky and her younger sister Samantha have no buffer in their lives and begin to see their dad's true nature.
The strength of FREAKY GREEN EYES is Oates' narrator and manner of narration. Descriptions are scant and to the point, dialogue is crisp and revealing, and her use of foreknowledge keeps the reader feeling "edgy" until the climax. The reader sees Franky's world through the flawed understanding of a co-dependent child in an abusive home. Children in this type of environment react to the truth as they see it, not as it necessarily really is, and often quite illogically. In this regard, Joyce's "voice" for Franky is quite realistic. A girl her age would not be able to handle things any better than she does in this novel.
But Franky's strengths are as realistic as her shortcomings. Her growth as a character begins in the first chapter and continues to the story's conclusion. "Freaky Green Eyes" is the willful, strong side of her personality, first unveiled while fending off a rapist, a side she relies heavily upon as she begins to doubt her father's version of events regarding her mother's eventual disappearance. The realism of Franky's flaws and strengths gives her story strong appeal.
This is a masterful young adult novel about the sensitive subject of domestic violence. Readers will empathize with children growing up in such an environment after reading it. Highly recommended.
Maybe I just didn't get this. A lot of people seem to like and recommend this book, but I really didn't enjoy it at all. The narrator didn't make any sense to me at all. Spoilers ahoy. I can't figure out any reason why Franky is so attached to her father and so distant and cruel towards her mother. I guess there's the whole Electra complex, but there was absolutely no explanation in the narrative that was believable. This girl is supposed to be smart and strong, so I didn't understand how the reader was to believe that she just blindly ignored all of the obvious physical and mental abuse that her dad enacted on the family; what little rationalization Franky gave ("that's just how Dad is") was made no sense. Then again, I've never suffered an abusive parent, so maybe this hit home with others? Also the whole "Freaky persona" didn't gel for me. I didn't see how Freaky was any different from Franky other than for the few times she was able to make an actual rational action or decision she called them her Freaky moments. It really turned me off.
The end picked up steam a little bit, but then the last chapter ruined it all officially. The little happy ending is just way to easy. Christ, your dad just murdered your mom! We don't get an emotional reaction from the narrator; we just find out that she's living with her aunt now and life is good! It really cemented the giant flaw of this book to me which is that we are given the smallest of glimpses into Franky's thoughts; even though this is written in first person, I never found that I knew anything about what she was really thinking or feeling. And what was with the threats from her half brother at the end? You'd think by this point you'd learn something and report him to the authorities.
At pages in, it's disappointing, especially for a Joyce Carol Oates. The protagonist's voice seems to pop in and out of character, and overall Franky/Freaky is just plain flat. It's a struggle to finish it. Another reviewer compared it to Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. It's not in the same league. I honestly think it's another example of an author dipping into the YA without having read much in the genre, which is a mistake. Francine Prose, whom I admire as much as Joyce Carol Oates, seems to have similar faults in her YA books, although her protagonists are somewhat stronger. Overall, both their YA books contain stereotypical characters, single storylines, and uncompellling voices. Some authors, like Sherman Alexie, translate well into YA--Joyce Carol Oates does not, at least with this selection. I'll have little success convincing any of my students to finish it.
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I didn’t realise this was a book written for young adults when I started it but it didn’t take me long to work it out. It’s a book many not-so-young adults will no doubt enjoy too; the approach is intriguing. Freaky Green Eyes starts off life simply as a description but quickly becomes the name of a fifteen-year-old girl’s alter ego. I thought at first the girl might be schizophrenic or have dissociative identity disorder but it’s nothing like that. Nor is she possessed by a demon or an alien. ‘Freaky’ is simply the outspoken side of her, the rebellious side. When she thinks something she’s uncomfortable with ‘Freaky’ gets the blame. So she’s akin to an imaginary friend. Not many fifteen-year-olds have imaginary friends though.
Since the book’s entitled Freaky Green Eyes I imaged she’d be a major player. As it happens she’s not. She chips in her tuppenceworth every now and then but for the most part the story belong firmly in the hands of her host, Francesca Pierson. Franky, as she prefers to be known, comes across as your fairly typical teenage girl, basically a good kid but ready to test boundaries. The book opens with a flashback to the party she attended just after her fourteenth birthday, “when Freaky Green Eyes came into my heart.” An older boy lures her away from the crowd and tries to have his way with her. He’s aggressive and there’s a real possibility he might overstep the mark but she finds it within herself to knee him in the groin:
This scares Cameron, I guess. He’s groaning and cursing me, holding himself tenderly between the legs. He’s staring at me saying, “You f-freak! You should see your eyes! Freaky green eyes! You’re crazy!”Franky’s father is Reid Pierson, a former football star turned TV sports commentator. He’s well-loved and successful which all boils down to rich and entitled. Every week he’s jetting away somewhere new. But like most Mr Nice Guys there’s another side to him. He’s a quick temper and doesn’t like people to say no to him. But he’s a good dad and comes across as a decent, albeit a little chauvinistic, husband; he expects his wife to be at his side at major events. His wife, however, has become tired of being arm candy and is aching to stretch her wings. Which, as the book progresses, she does; she starts spending time away from the family at a cabin in Skagit Harbour, an old fishing village which has become a home to marginal people, what her husband calls a “hippie infiltration.”
A wild laugh comes out of my mouth. It’s like this guy has seen into my soul.
FREAKY GREEN EYES he’d called me.
FREAKY GREEN EYES saved my life.
At first Reid tolerates his wife’s behaviour. He tells Franky and her sister, “Your mother is in her own zone, girls. More and more, that’s where you’ll find her.” And that proves to be the case. Everything points to a marriage heading for the rocks. If only they’d fight and then Franky’d know for sure. She has to second-guess, read between the lines. Their mother goes away for two or three days and then their father goes away and does his thing. And it’s all going smoothly until they finally get to visit their mother’s hideaway. Out of the blue Reid turns up in a rage, piles the kids in the car and then it’s obvious. Well, something’s obvious only Franky’s not exactly sure what.
Then her mother goes missing and a police investigation starts. Is she missing or has she been murdered? Everything, of course, is told from Franky’s perspective and she builds up a picture based mainly on what her dad tells us. Assuming he’s telling her the whole truth. For a while she sides with him but then ‘Freaky’ starts to remember things differently.
The use of ‘Freaky’ is interesting but I thought she was underused. She’s merely a nagging voice in the back of Franky’s head most of the time. I didn’t feel there was any real wrestling or at least not enough. The resolution comes too easily for my tastes and adults certainly will be able to add two and two long before the truth’s revealed but when it comes it comes with what I’m going to call “an aftertaste”: it’s realistic, a little messy and pretty believable.
Considering she must’ve been in her early sixties when she wrote this Oates does a decent job with the kids’ voices. It would make a decent TV movie I’ve no doubt but, for me, the novel was a bit light. But then I was never the intended audience so that’s what I get for not checking before I pick up a book.
Divorce would be hard for any child, but what happens when your famous, former football star dad and artistic mom suddenly agree in a "mutual separation"?
Freaky Green Eyes is a book revolving around the main character, and oldest daughter in the Pierson family, Francesca "freaky" Pierson. At the beginning of the book Franky is at a party when she is in a sticky situation with a drunk boy where she has to think on her feet and be aggressivethis event is the birth of Frankys alter ego, Freaky Green Eyes.
As the book progresses problems within Frankys family start to arise. Her father, Reid Pierson, a famous former pro athlete, turns out to be not only an abusive husband, but also an abusive father. The first + pages of the book are pretty boring and there isn't much character development. The main thing that happens is her mother moves away to Skagit Harbor to her little studio, away from her family. Reid tells his two girls that their mother moved away because she no longer cares about her family and is having an affair. Franky begins to hear her alter ego Freaky Green Eyes telling her little side notes when things don't seem right. Towards the end of the book Franky's mom goes missing and her hideout studio is found bloodstained and empty
I was able to connect to this book in the aspect that my parents are separated. Franky and her sister struggle heavily with the confusion of not having both parents around. I was also able to relate the book to another book, "A Child Called It" although one book is nonfiction and one is fiction there are still similarities when it comes to the child abuse.
Overall I might not recommend this book to anyone that struggles with abusive parents or separated parents because it could stir up bad emotions. Freaky Green Eyes is a good book choice for a patient person because it takes awhile to get to the exciting part.
Sitting here wondering why my mom vanished.My book is fantasy fiction.This was the best book i ever read because i like how the author tells me that the dad might be hitting the mother.
My Story is called FREAKY GREEN EYES the setting in my story is Yarrow Heights and in Skagit Harbor.In this book the main character is Francesca the older daughter in the story.This story is mostly about Francesca family and the problems.This is because Francesca has a part in her body that is called freaky green eyes and that part tells her that something is wrong with her mom and dad.Freaky green eyes knows something but is trying to tell Franky "Francesca"but can't.Then her mother goes too Skagit harbor to paint it and then one day Francesca and Samantha go to her house and they stay for two days but then her father comes and just takes them.They never see her again.
Book #34 for - I COULD NOT PUT THIS BOOK DOWN! I started it yesterday while my kids were napping, read it after they went to bed last night and got up early this morning to finish it! Meet Francesca (aka "Franky" and "Freaky Green Eyes") - she lives in Seattle with her mother, father (who is a famous sportscaster, sister and step-brother.) Her father is a highly respected man in their community, however, Franky's family is not what everyone thinks it is. When her mother moves away to a nearby summer community and her dad refuses to let Franky and her sister visit her, things go from bad to worse. Then her mother disappears (and people start asking questions about her father's first wife who died in an "accident.") Read this book!
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This book was truly an amazing, touching story. The novel provided suspense and thrill. When I found out why the mom had disappeared I had chills sent up my back! This novel made me tear up, get scared, and be happy at the same time! "Freaky Green Eyes" touched my heart, and I would recommend this novel to pretty much anyone who likes suspense or mystery. A must-read!
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the china international service trade fair (service trade fair) will be held in beijing from september 2nd to 7th. meanwhile, the global service trade summit will be held on september 2. president xi jinping will deliver a speech at the global service trade summit via video.
as one of the three major exhibition platforms for china's opening to the outside world, the service trade fair has become a leading event in the field of global service trade, and is a close link between china and the world. people from many countries and the media expressed that they look forward to the service trade fair that will continue to provide opportunities for all parties to deepen cooperation, build consensus, and promote global economic recovery in the post-epidemic era.
"service trade fair has become an important global platform"
this year, the service trade fair will host 5 summit forums, forum meetings and promotion and negotiation activities, as well as 8 side events. more than 10, companies from countries and regions have registered to participate in the exhibition, and the world's top and industry-leading companies accounted for 18%, an increase of 9 percentage points from the previous time. the heads of exhibitors and enterprises said that the increase in the attractiveness of the service trade fair stems from china's open cooperation environment and broad development prospects.
tang zhimin, director of the china-asean studies center of the chia university school of management in thailand, said that this year's service trade fair will cover all major areas of service trade, build a platform and provide opportunities for international service trade cooperation, and will inject impetus into the development of global service trade.
"during the service trade fair in , we participated in the winter sports special exhibition, and the response was very good." thomas tajuman, general manager of the czech ski brand alpine china market, said that many european brands have gained more cooperation opportunities through the service trade fair. . "as the beijing winter olympics approach, china's ice and snow sports market will usher in rapid growth. this is a good development opportunity for us."
zvi schiller, chairman of the israel robotics association, said that many professionals and investors are expected to participate in this service trade fair. china has a huge market and strong manufacturing capabilities, and the association is considering establishing a joint r&d center with china.
the panamanian "star" published an article that panama regards the service trade fair as an important boost to the global economic recovery in the post-epidemic era. mark garcia, senior regional consultant of lixin certified public accountants in panama business consulting company, believes that the trade in service is an excellent opportunity to promote cooperation between panama and china in the field of digital economy services. "the service trade fair can allow foreign investors to better understand china, as well as the service trade support and facilitation measures china provides, which will further enhance investors' confidence in long-term investment in china."
"china has become a major trading partner of many countries. the holding of the service trade fair not only conveys to the world china's confidence in opening up to the outside world, but also promotes trade exchanges between china and other economies and builds an important platform for exchanges and cooperation. "brazil business leaders organization china chairman everton monezi said.
wesley douglas, director of the african carbon exchange, is very pleased to see that this year's service trade will include carbon peaking and carbon neutrality as a key issue. “the service trade fair has become an important global platform, and this platform is helpful for solving global problems.” he said that china has provided an important reference for developing countries to practice green development, and african countries have a strong desire for green economic development. , there is an urgent need for related investment and technology introduction. africa and china have great potential for cooperation in these areas.
"digital technology brings hope to the future"
in his speech at the service trade conference global service trade summit, president xi jinping emphasized that it is necessary to comply with the development trend of digitalization, networking, and intelligence, and work together to eliminate the "digital divide" and promote the digitalization of service trade. the theme of this year's service trade fair is "digital opens up the future, service promotes development". visitors will experience various innovative service products and the latest technologies provided by domestic and foreign enterprises through the service trade fair. in particular, new services centered on the digital economy have received widespread attention from the international community.
yukio kajida, a professor at chuo university in japan, said that in the post-epidemic era, the importance of the digital economy has become more and more prominent. governments and enterprises of various countries are actively promoting the development of the digital economy, and china is at the forefront of this field. this year's service trade fair uses "digitalization" as a key word, which will help promote cooperation and exchanges between global companies in the new situation, and further contribute to global technological innovation, economic development and improvement of people's lives. trade in services will become an important force to promote the recovery of the world economy.
everton monezi said that china’s experience in promoting the application of electronic payment technology is worth learning from latin america. latin american countries are starting to revitalize their economies in order to achieve long-term sustainable development. the service trade fair provides a high-level platform for cooperation between latin america and china, allowing more high-quality latin american companies to enter the chinese market and contribute to the recovery of the world economy.
"digital technology brings hope to the future." susanna gutkovska, acting chief representative of the beijing office of the polish national tourism administration, said that this year's "cloud showroom" at the service trade fair provided them with the opportunity to contact and communicate with their chinese partners. an opportunity for chinese tourists to issue invitations. poland's primorsky province and warsaw tourism organization set up booths in the yunshang exhibition hall to attract visitors. the holding of the service trade fair will help the recovery of the global tourism industry.
karl fei, a professor at the business school of aalto university in finland, believes that china has accumulated a lot of experience in the development of the digital economy. for example, the government provides policy support for enterprises, revitalizes the domestic market for digital services, and supports and encourages innovative companies in this field. share and discuss these experiences with all parties at the service trade conference.
"it is of great significance to the recovery of the world economy"
according to data from the ministry of commerce of china, despite the impact of the epidemic, china's total service imports and exports in will still exceed rmb trillion. in the first half of this year, the added value of china's service industry reached trillion yuan, accounting for % of gdp, providing strong support for the high-quality development of service trade. international sources said that under the background of economic globalization, china's economy is open and inclusive, opening its doors to embrace companies from all over the world, and will contribute wisdom and strength to the deepening of global service trade and investment cooperation.
Absolute value for money W G LOWEY / Sea Green Eyes and Other Poems An Anthology of Previously Signed 1st official online websiteas the guest country of this year's service and trade fair, ireland has not only set up exhibition areas for investment, food, health, education, etc., it will also show the unique charm of ireland through ethnic dance performances and movies. four institutions including the irish food board, the trade and technology board, the investment development board, and the tourism board will appear together on the stage of the service trade fair for the first time. fenbar cleary, vice president of the irish-china science and technology exchange association, said that china's total service trade imports may reach us$10 trillion in the next 15 years, which contains huge market opportunities.
mohamed farahart, director of the egyptian pyramid politics and strategic research center, said that the service and trade will build a sound framework for international cooperation, create a healthier business and investment environment, help establish a new operating structure and trade network, and promote service trade. , investment and capital flow.
lu yaoqun, director of the institute of governance and sustainable development of the national university of singapore business school, said that the service trade association is an excellent platform to promote the development of free trade and common prosperity between china, asia and the rest of the world. the service trade association once again confirmed china's long-term commitment to the idea of building a community with a shared future for mankind.
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tang zhimin said that open and inclusive service trade is also an important part of the regional comprehensive economic partnership agreement. china has used practical actions to create an open and inclusive environment for cooperation through the holding of service trade fairs and china international import expo. "under the current economic situation, china insists on expanding its opening up to the outside world and leading global cooperation. these measures are of great significance to the recovery of the world economy."
hanat besek, president of the china association for the promotion of trade in kazakhstan, said that china’s opening to the outside world has evolved from the initial policy preferences to the current institutional opening, which not only benefits the chinese people, but also contributes to the economic development of neighboring countries. significant driving effect.
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Girl with Green Eyes
British drama film directed by Desmond Davis
Girl with Green Eyes is a British film, which Edna O'Brien adapted from her novel The Lonely Girl. It tells the story of a young, naive country girl's romance with a sophisticated older man. Directed by Desmond Davis, the film stars Peter Finch, Rita Tushingham, Lynn Redgrave and Julian Glover. As the film is in black and white the green eyes are never seen.
The film studies the blossoming relationship between a young girl and a man twice her age, but with her controlling much of the relationship.
Kate Brady, a young girl just out of convent school, moves from her family home in the rural Irish countryside to Dublin, where she works in a grocery shop and rooms with her friend and schoolmate, Baba Brennan. The girls go dancing at clubs and date young men they meet, but the down-to-earth Baba is more socially adept than shy, romantic Kate. On a ride to the countryside with one of Baba's boyfriends, the girls meet Eugene Gaillard, a sophisticated middle-aged author.
Kate is attracted to him, and when she happens to see him again in a Dublin bookshop, uncharacteristically approaches him and strikes up a conversation. A friendship, and later a romantic relationship, develops between Kate and Eugene despite their age difference. Although clearly in love, and happy to join him in bed, she is unable to have sex. The repeated inability to have sex with Eugene starts to take its toll. The relationship worsens on her discovery that he is married with a child, although separated from his wife who has gone to the United States to obtain a divorce.
When Kate's father learns that his daughter is seeing a married man and thus apparently committing adultery, he and his friends go to Dublin and force Kate to return to his rural home. She sneaks out on the first morning but is waylaid by a cowhand. Later when the priest begins to lecture her she runs off. She returns to Eugene. Kate's father and his friends appear unexpectedly and punch Eugene in the face, but are driven off by his no-nonsense housekeeper Josie, who fires a shotgun at the ceiling and threatens them with the second barrel, forcing them to leave. Kate and Eugene then finally succeed in consummating their relationship.
He buys her a ring and Kate treats it as a wedding ring. She starts wearing make-up and wearing her hair up, looking much more sophisticated. She tells a stranger "I got married today". They live together for a time.
Eventually, Kate becomes unhappy as Eugene does not share her Catholic beliefs, his friends do not regard Kate seriously, and he continues to correspond with his estranged wife, for whom he still has some feelings. When Eugene's wife sends a plane ticket Kate gives him an ultimatum to choose but he does not react as she wishes and it is the beginning of the end.
Kate leaves Eugene and returns to Baba, who is packing to move to London. She invites Kate to come along with her. Kate hopes that Eugene will come after her and she looks expectantly at the people on the dock edge as they sail off. He does not appear. Instead he sends word through Baba that their break-up is probably for the best. He wishes he had been younger or she had been more mature. Kate narrates explaining that she has changed and that she goes to night school. She meets "different people, different men".
In the New York Times, Bosley Crowther wrote "Girl with Green Eyes is another of those remarkably fresh and natural films that have come from the Woodfall organisation, which is sparked by protean Tony Richardson and which has given us such a dazzling range of pictures as A Taste of Honey, Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner and Tom Jones. While it is not as ambitious or extensive as any of those, it is a wonderfully tender, touching and humorous little drama of a lonely Irish girl." Similarly, Variety wrote that the film "has the smell of success," and that director "Davis is imaginative, prepared to take chances and has the sympathy to draw perceptive performances from his cast."
Eyes 2013 green movie
Nicolas, a photographer in his 20s, very suddenly loses his girlfriend to a car accident she was driving in. Still overcoming the loss, he takes up a sudden and unexpected affair with a girl he barely knows who is addicted to ecstasy. Their relationship slowly comes apart at the seams through sex, drugs, and harping on past mistakes.
A truly special picture. Directing is top notch, a film for the ages.
There’s a wonderful sequence in GREEN EYES that may well be one of my favorites of any film I’ve seen. In it, Jamie (Dasha Kittredge) is telling Nic (Tom Wesson) a dark but colorful story about stealing her mom’s credit card and descending into a horrible turn of events, and the result is a moment of magic in a world that been portrayed as otherwise very bleak. As the sequence cuts back and forth between surreal-exaggerated flashbacks, the lighting is just perfect, Rob Sbar‘s musical score peppers in little moments of whimsy, and every time we cut back to Jamie telling her story in the present, Matt Rosen’s camera is focused on her green eye. In the hands of a…
An intriguing film that ends up growing into something far more than you might expect given how the film begins. It begins awkwardly, with uncertain performances and dialogue and tone permeating the low budget indie vibe. But as the story unfolds, filling in the backstory of its characters, it gets quite interesting and compelling in terms of the human dynamic that lies behind what is going on.
Worth wading through a bit of rough waters for, and manages to do something compelling with the small budget that it does have.
She began to squeal and he is "Month" - after finishing my tea, I said Ivan Kuzmich, having retired with the rank of major, worked as a civil defense teacher at one of the universities in the capital. The students did not respect this discipline, but they liked Kuzmich. In the past, he was not a combatant, but a technician, so the notorious army humor in his arsenal was not even in sight, and there were no problems.
With obtaining a credit in his subject either. Kuzmich, sometimes, will tell you if the student does not know what, sometimes mock, but he always puts the test on the first try.
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