Blogiversary Bash 2015: Abbi Osbiston

...And then the party raptors showed up.

…And then the party raptors showed up.

In the midst of all of this lovely Blogiversary celebrating (see the archives right here for all of the awesome posts so far), I am actually celebrating one more thing–my birthday! It’s kind of crazy thinking about how much things have changed from my last birthday to this one. New place. New job. Way too many new movies. 😉 But it’s been a good time. And I couldn’t ask for a more lovely birthday present today than to have the ridiculously cool Abbi Osbiston over here with another one of her epic gif tributes. Abbi’s blog is full of wonders that include film reviews, recipes, and her now legendary Top 10 lists. If you haven’t been out to see her yet, you don’t know what you’re missing. Take it away, Abbi!

Last year for Cara’s amazing Blogiversary Bash I did a tribute to 10 Things I Hate About You in animated gifs. I really enjoyed doing that so I have decided to continue in the same vein by sharing with you Everything You Need to Know about Everything is Illuminated in 15 animated gifs.

Everything is Illuminated is my favourite film of all time. Essentially it’s a culture clash road trip movie about a somewhat odd Jewish-American young man who engages the services of a Ukrainian man and his grandfather (and the grandfather’s “mentally deranged” dog) to find the woman who helped his family escape the country during the Holocaust.  Along the way there is humour, tragedy, beauty and darkness and ultimately the search for truth. Not that many people have seen it but I am hoping these gifs might inspire more of you to.

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Hi, guys! Cara here again. Before I sign off for the weekend, I just wanted to wish all of my American buds a very happy Fourth of July!!! To get all that patriotic blood flowing strong in your veins (and to continue with the theme of the top picture), I present you with this:

God bless America.

God bless America.

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27 thoughts on “Blogiversary Bash 2015: Abbi Osbiston

  1. A very happy birthday and Blogiversary to you Cara. And thanks for the patriotic pic, lots a fun. I think the guy just needed a cowboy hat (or the raptor) to make it perfect, lol!

    • Many thanks! Yes, I suppose Reagan in a cowboy would be infinitely more American. That, and if he were holding a double cheeseburger in the same hand as the reins, Bahaha.

  2. Reblogged this on abbiosbiston and commented:
    The amazing Cara over at Silver Screen Serenade is celebrating her birthday month with a Blogiversary Blogathon about favourite movies and TV Shows. She was kind enough to let me participate so if you want to check out my gif tribute to Everything is Illuminated, head on over!

  3. Happy belated birthday Cara!

    Great post Abbi! I happened to see this film at TIFF in 2005, it’s quite heartbreaking. Wonder why Liev Schreiber hasn’t directed anything else since.

  4. Happy belated B-day Cara.

    So u were almost born on the Fourth of July and share a b-day with Tom Cruise 🙂

    very cool.

    Abs, I saw this movie abt a year and a half ago and thought it was quite weird, but interesting. great gifs!

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