Thursday, March 6, 2014

By Flickering Movielight...

Welcome Dear Friends,
As we sit in flickering movielight on most nights here in The Tearoom, I thought I would let you know which ones I have enjoyed the most (and which ones I can't wait to see!).

Here's a partial list of some movies I have especially enjoyed:
Anything by Jean-Pierre Jeunet - Delicatessen, Amelie, The City of Lost Children, Micmacs - some are darker than others, they are all amazingly imaginative!
Several from Wes Anderson - The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic of Steve Zissou, Darjeeling Limited and Moonrise Kingdom - All of them fun with quirky characters!
A couple from Jim Jarmusch - Night Train and Night on Earth - more interesting people in strange circumstances!
Two from Jacques Tati: Les Vacances de M. Hulot and Mon Oncle - both in French, but with limited dialog, both of these movies cheer me up so much when I'm sad.
Harvey - very sweet and charming
Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, in fact all of Tim Burton's movies!
Cold Comfort Farm - so funny and lovely
Basquiat - a good portrait of this unique artists's life.
Frida - another great portrait of this great artist's life and loves.
The Fall - a visual feast and a beautiful story
Bread and Tulips - a woman escapes to Venice, from a life she no longer enjoys.
In the Realms of the Unreal - a great portrait of the outsider artist Henry Darger.  Beautiful and unique.
The Science of Sleep - Gorgeous and surreal
Melancholia - A beautiful but terrifying movie.
Hugo - So enchanting!
Marie Antoinette - Sophia Coppola blended history and pop culture in a gorgeous way with this film.
Midnight in Paris - Like taking a trip to Paris in two hours!  So much fun!
Hotel Splendide - Strange, quirky and beautiful
Jean Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast - One of the strangest and most beautiful movies I have ever seen.
The Enchanted April - The movie you watch when you can't wait for spring to arrive!
Shadows and Fog - So many great characters and just a great atmosphere
Wings of Desire - Very beautiful, in German with subtitles.
Chocolat - Gorgeous with a great cast.
Priceless, The Valet, Welcome to the Sticks - all very funny French movies.

All of these films I can say make the wheels of my imagination spin!

And what am I looking forward to seeing?

I cannot wait to see "Grand Budapest Hotel"
the newest masterpiece by Wes Anderson!
I think I will probably want to move in once I see it!
(I have something else to chatter about regarding
this movie tomorrow!)

The other film I can't wait to see this year is "Mood Indigo" with Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris.

Romain Duris was so good in so many movies (Le Divorce and Paris, to name only two), and of course, Audrey Tautou is so lovely and charming.  Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Science of Sleep) directs, so I am sure it will be a treat.

What movies are you looking forward to seeing?

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