Igby Goes Down

Media: Igby Goes Down (2002) Burr Steers

Igby Goes Down is a dramatic comedy that follows Igby (Kieran Culkin) as he matures into a rebellious adult while struggling to find his identity.  He is constantly on the run from his psychotic mother (Susan Sarandon) and the confinements of military academy. He escapes to his Godfather’s (Jeff Goldblum) mistress’s (Amanda Peet) studio-loft apartment where he develops a relationship with an older woman (Claire Danes).  Igby deals with reality by trying to live a regular life, but comes across several challenges.  Igby’s character is often compared to a modern day Holden Caulfield. 

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 76% 

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Art: The Art of Milkshakes

Besides for the apartment, the diner is the usual meet up spot for Igby and Sookie (Claire Danes).  The milkshake Sookie orders looks delicious and inspired me to look up and share some ingredients for the best milkshake recipes. Take a look:

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Vanilla Milkshake Recipe:

-       Ingredients:
o   1/3 cup of whole milk
o   10 ounces of vanilla ice cream
o   Cup of ice
o   Whip Cream
o   1 maraschino cherry
-       Directions:
o   Combine the milk, ice, and ice cream in a blender until it is smooth and creamy!
o   Add whip cream and cherry for the final touch

One of my favorite desserts is bananas fosters so when found this one I just had to share it!

Bananas Foster Milkshake Recipe:

-       Ingredients:
o   1 overly ripe banana, peeled and cut into chunks
o   ¼ cup of caramel sauce
o   Pinch ground cinnamon
o   1 tablespoon dark rum (optional)
o   1/3 cup whole milk
o   10 ounces of vanilla ice cream
o   Whipped cream
-       Directions:
o   Combine the banana, caramel sauce, cinnamon, rum, and milk into the blender and mix until smooth
o   Add the ice cream and blend together
o   Serve and enjoy!

 ( Milkshake Recipes taken from the Food Network)

Design: Studio – Loft Space

Igby’s Godfather, D.H., keeps his mistress hidden in a studio-loft apartment in the city.  The space is beautiful, open, and white.  This style is very trendy and easy to fall in like with.  Here are some photos of simple and chic white studio-loft spaces. 

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Here are some more pictures of elegant and sophisticated studio-loft spaces:

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My Likes:

It is hard not to notice that Igby wears a very similar scarf to Harry Potter’s: :)

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For all you Harry Potter fans, here is a list of sites where you can buy HP’s scarf:

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