4/13/09

I Survived The Ten Commandments! Or, "How I learned to stop worrying and avoid cutting bangs."

I love the movie, "The Ten Commandments". I also love, "Ben Hur". I love them in the same way that I love the Indiana Jones movies, only not nearly at the same intensity. Why? Well, because they're quite good on their own merits. But I also get a kick out of watching movies that treat Biblical material with some dignity.

It's also one of the reasons why I'm such a fan of Westerns, outside of the fact that Westerns are just outstanding in every possible way. (I love it all, the sounds, the imagery, the archetypes...)They just take place in a world where it seems easy to talk about God and Jesus and Biblical things in general. Set in modern times, movies with religious or spiritual characters, or even mentions of the Bible can seem so...smarmy. But set back in the day, they just seem, easier to watch without all the baggage of modern society. But I digress...big time.

That's not why I'm so happy. I have overcome a major seasonal flaw. You see, every SINGLE year when they show, "The Ten Commandments" on TV, I want to cut bangs because of this woman...
Her name is Anne Baxter and she plays Nefertiri in the movie. I LOVE this hairstyle and it's partially because of her. I've just love that Egyptian look, probably due to all those old Mummy movies I grew up watching. I also always wanted to look like Virginia Christine from, "The Mummy's Curse". It's tough to find a good picture of her, but here are a couple...
But you see, when I cut bangs, I do not look like either of these women. Or Betty Page or Liz Taylor or any other women with succesful retro bangs. I look like Mr. Spock. Or one of the Beatles. So for the first time this year, I reminded myself of these differences and actually managed to resist temptation. I did NOT cut bangs. I did, however, dye my hair black. I love the color, it's flattering on me, and now the challenge is preventing myself from looking goth.
The plan of action? To learn some old-timey hairstyles such as finger waves and victory rolls and incorporate them into my everyday life. A little old Hollywood glamour never hurt anyone, right? Right.
By the way, this is how I looked with bangs, it just came off as Mid-Western early 90's.

Which, by the way, has always reminded me of this girl...

So rejoice for me! I learned to stop cutting my own hair this Easter! Maybe next year I'll actually learn a little more about how to apply makeup. Until next time...