- Pleasantville (1998):
Starring - Tobey Maguire, Reese Witherspoon, Jeff Bridges and so many more recognisable faces
Synopsis - A brother and sister from the 20th century get transported into a television show called Pleasantville. The basketball team always wins, the weather is always perfect and everyone is just swell. And everything is black and white until it isn't.
This film has taught me so much about everything. I cannot put into words how beautiful it is and how much I love it.
- Moulin Rouge! (2001)
Directed by Baz Lurhman (Strictly Ballroom, Romeo + Juliet, Australia, The Great Gatsby)
Starring - Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, Jim Broadbent and loads more
Synopsis - In the midst of the bohemian revolution in Paris, a penniless writer strives to write the next great novel about beauty, truth and love. Next thing he knows is that he starts living it, instead of writing it.
Seriously. This film. If the fact that Ewan McGregor is young Obi-Wan Kenobi doesn't make you fall in love with him, you will fucking melt and give yourself up when he serenades you with Your Song. The music and the acting in this is superb. El Tango Roxanne will also become 'that' song where you sing aa duets overlapping parts.
- Peter Pan (2003)
Directed by P.J. Hogan (Muriel's Wedding, My Best Friend's Wedding, Confessions of a Shopaholic)
Starring - Jeremy Sumpter, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Jason Isaacs
Synopsis - A boy who never grows up flies the Darling siblings to Neverland filled with Lost Boys, mermaids and pirates.
It's a classic story and this is my favourite adaption to film so far. It's just so colourful and beautiful. I memorised nearly every line when I was in Year 5.
- Amelie (2001)
Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Delicatessen, The City of Lost Children, Alien Resurrection)
Starring - Audrey Tatou, Mattheiu Kassovitz, Yolande Moreau
Synopsis - Introverted and socially awkward Amelie had been content with the simplest pleasures in life and daydreams about what could be happening in the lives and world outside. Shocked by the news of the death of Princess Di, it serves as the most random catalyst for a series of events that lead to a better life.
I only watched this for the first time a few weeks ago. I fell in love immediately. It was so strange and (I really hate to use this word sometimes, but not this time) quirky. The amazing developed characters, Amelie's view on the world and ways about things. I've probably rewatched the meeting at her doorway part at least 10 times so far. If the Glass Man and his videos don't touch your heart, I'm not sure if anything will.
Sunday, 9 November 2014
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Posted by Courtney Fong at 02:20