Hello my dearies! Let me tell you something; this week was crazy on so many levels I can’t even start to make sense. I don’t think I have even taken a breath since bank holiday, but that’s probably partly my fault. Anyway, without further ado, I will give you the rest of my favourite films, plus a little something extra to tide you over until next week’s blog, which is going to be very… classical!
Indiana Jones and The Raiders of the Lost Ark
Oh my, what can I say about this? Before watching it, I had a slight interest an archaeology, but after watching it… BAM! Fell instantly in love with Harrison Ford! And when I say in love, what I really mean is more like a huge crush on him! The story is fascinating and the main cast is superb. I will not say a thing about Steven Spielberg, because I just feel that he is the best of the best when talking about directors. The only thing left to say is that the music theme is simply epic! So far, this film is my favourite when flying, for obvious reasons, no?
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
If last time I mentioned Gone with the Wind as one of my favourites, I think this time I will have to mention Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Audrey Hepburn is THE actress! She encapsulates everything an actress should be, plus she gets her man in the end! An all-around great romantic comedy, which is based on Truman Capote’s novella of the same name. The chemistry between the couple is just off the charts, plus I always melt whenever I hear “Moonriver”! Tiffany’s box anyone?
If Breakfast at Tiffany’s is the quintessential romantic comedy, then Notting Hill is the quintessential British romantic comedy! I just love, love, love so much this film! This is when I realised I had a crush on Hugh Grant, and this is one of the reasons I wanted so much to study (and later work) in London! Whenever you are feeling down, just grab your girlfriends and watch Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant meeting, falling in love, get disappointed and end up together again! And you know what? That line, “I’m a girl standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her” gets me every time! And don’t get me started on the music! “She” is maybe the best love song ever written!
Pride and Prejudice
To the haters, yes I know it’s not the 1995 BBC TV version, but come on! It was excellent! What can I honestly say about this film? Matthew Macfadyen was unbelievable as Mr. Darcy, the photography was beautiful, but what really made all the difference for me was Donald Sutherland as Mr. Bennet. He is such a great dad figure! But let’s go back to Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth. The ultimate couple? Perhaps yes, maybe not so. But the scene during the rain? Truly epic! When I first watched it, I just wanted to slap them both, but then the second proposal? That made me truly forget everything! Such a lovely story and this is the reason I’m planning something great for the end of September, but more talk of that soon!
And now a completely different genre to look at! Madagascar, because why not? The concept is very innovative (I mean who could think that animals from the zoo in New York would escape and get into trouble, right?) The best thing on the film is King Julien, voiced by Sacha Baron Cohen. I may not like him (or maybe his characters) in other films, but he is fantastic in this one. Full of laughter and laughter and laughter, it is no coincidence that all my little cousins love it and I love it too!
These are all my favourite films! Of course there are others as well that I have watched and re-watched, but they are not in my top 10. I can include here Bridget Jones Diary (only the first one, for obvious reasons), Star Wars Episode V (I think the Empire Strikes Back is the best of all Star Wars films, period!), Avengers (Well, I’m a Marvel fangirl deep down) , The Mummy (Thank you Netflix gods for that!) and, finally, the First Wives Club (Let’s be honest here, who doesn’t sing “You don’t own me” right at the end of the film?)
I’ll go now and binge-watch films (minus the popcorn that is). I’ll speak to you soon, as September and October are very exciting months for me.
Till next time,