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Tuesday, 8 July 2008

French films

I've been watching a few recently.... well i dont actually own THAT many french films, just only Amelie, Paris, Je T'aime and some weird some called C.R.A.Z.Y. In a tiny nutshell, the plot to 'C.R.A.Z.Y' is boy has a 'gift' in healing people, gets caught dressing in Mother's clothes as a young kid, potential gay experiences, um.. druggie brother, wedding, random trip to somewhere random, Morocco?, Christmas Mass and a black eye. It's a really odd film.

My french is BAD. Like seriously crap. I guess i can get slightly by as you kinda recognise a few words, but in school i was always in the average/middle sets for french. I rely on subtitles, but regardless, those films are pretty good in their own way. But yes, im going through HMV website to look for some film bargains, and er, La Vie En Rose is on sale. 2dvd and only £3.99. Not including that 10% student discount... its soooo tempting! But im not sure whether to buy it or not. The only reason i can think of to buy it is PURELY because of the price... but i need something to watch and i am kinda going on a role with all these french films.

I would buy Juno but i still need the price to go down! I dont think Harry Potter would make me feel any better... i really WANT to buy something now...

Chronicles of Narnia? I want to see the new with, Prince Caspian but i need to see the first one first.

(Oh and now i think of it, The Science of Sleep is partially in french, ANOTHER french-ish film..)

Ok, its between La Vie En Rose and Cats. Yes, Cats the MUSICAL. I remember watching it like in year... 5? And since then i've always longed to watch it again.. But i dont have enough money to buy both!!!!! Or do i? But it would be ALL the money on my debit card... Or Memoirs of a Geisha? It looks soooooo pretty. And the weather is pretty shitty these past few days.. it would be nice to eat some warm microwave popcorn watching a potentially b-o-r-i-n-g but visually stunning film.. i need to get the book. I always feel fake not reading the book and just watching the film.. i cannot wait for these students loans to arrive!

Ok, enough words, and less 'ok's too. Here are some lovely pictures.


I know, i really am like i child :) These pictures - stills from the film of course, just sooooo stunning!!!!! And i ordered La Vie En Rose and Memoirs of a Geisha. Now im off to re-watch Paris, Je, T'aime and Corpse Bride.

EDIT: I cancelled La Vie En Rose yes despite the 2dvd and chose Cats (the musical) instead. Hahah, I do love a musical though.


Dapper Kid said...

Yay, love your film choices. Annnd you should so buy it if it's under a fiver!! Or just try to eBay some of the newer ones if they're too expensive. Oh and I tagged yoooou!

Inside the Cabinet of Wonder said...

hmv have a really good sale on at the moment..i need to go and have a good look!
i agree with the top comment, if its under a fiver, you cannot go wrong!!! :)
ps, if you do get La Vie En Rose, tell me what you think about it! i really wanna see it!!

Sugar Pop said...

good movie choices, I love foreign films!
memoirs of a geisha was so pretty...the costume and the scenary! wow. what a great movie.

I feel cheap too, not reading the books first...heh heh :P

the tea drinking english rose said...

i know what you mean, when i'm typing essays i do that all the time, but on my blog, i've just stuck to non capitals. not sure why, but just have.

french films!!! i have been watching them too... why are we doing this? maybe it's the weather! i watched amelie the other day, as usual, and started watching paris, je t'aime, i've also got to watch a very long engagement, which is sitting here waiting to be watched.
also i'm borrowing the science of sleep, which i also need to watch.

head in the clouds. said...

ahhh i have yet to see amelie. i really want to hah.

Katlin at Urple said...

I've never ordered movies from hmv, is it safe/good? Ooh and Memoirs of a Geisha is a gorgeous movie, the colors are beautiful! Have you read the book? If not, read it after the movie because it'll make the movie better in my opinion. I did the opposite and wasn't as pleased with the storyline in the movie. But still a great movie! :)

Ami. said...

Juno is really good! At least I think so... I hope you get a chance to see it!



Hannah said...

Memoirs of a Geisha is a stunning film, you definitely need to see it. As for freench films, I really like 'L'Appartement.