Monday, June 20, 2011

amélie

i'm by no stretch of the imagination a cinema buff, but i love a great movie as much as the next gal.  isn't it special when a film really resonates with you?  by now, mentioning amélie is about as interesting as bragging about your criterion dvd collection or chatting about your fondness for wes anderson, but guess what?  that movie moved me.  i was 20,  home visiting (washington d.c.) from college, and grabbed dinner downtown with my long lost high school boyfriend.  post twinkle light lit indian, a few-block stroll landed us in front of the historic and very special avalon theater.  suddenly i was face-to-face with that quintessential audrey tautou poster.  i begged old boyfriend to see this movie i'd read about somewhere.  it hadn't been released many places in the u.s. yet, but somehow i'd caught wind of it and knew i needed to see it.  and... i did.  i remember literally skipping through dupont circle after it was over, sure that my silly dresses and funny haircut now had meaning.  (remember... i was 20.)  i went back to florida and dragged every friend i had to see it when it was finally released in our city.  i saw it five times in the theater!  then-- the dvd was released on my 21st birthday!  i just knew it was fate.

when i first started writing here, i wanted to keep it a light and happy space for things that give me a little bit of joy.  i knew eventually i'd get around to grabbing images from my favorite movie.  and now that the blogs are a-buzz with dreams of paris, thanks to the amazing trip to be won on oh happy day, i think it's the perfect time to smile back at mademoiselle poulain.

5 comments:

  1. oh so good.
    i saw it for the first time at the little art theater in town but was running late. i came in right as the girl threw herself off the steeple and landed on amelie's mother...and i knew i was in love. haha
    i think we're lucky girls to have such a movie during that formative time in our lives.

    p.s. i'm winning that trip! mark my words. haha

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  2. if you win, i'm stealing matt's ticket and coming with you.

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  3. I really have to see this movie, I keep hearing so much about it! :)
    xoxo
    Olivia

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  4. olivia- watch it immediately! it's the sweetest.

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  5. i am in LOVE with this movie, my bf showed it to mee. shes so quirky!

    <3 steffy
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