28 November 2006

i watched the movie, amelie... again

[first lines]
Narrator: On September 3rd 1973, at 6:28pm and 32 seconds, a bluebottle fly capable of 14,670 wing beats a minute landed on Rue St Vincent, Montmartre. At the same moment, on a restaurant terrace nearby, the wind magically made two glasses dance unseen on a tablecloth. Meanwhile, in a 5th-floor flat, 28 Avenue Trudaine, Paris 9, returning from his best friend's funeral, Eugène Colère erased his name from his address book. At the same moment, a sperm with one X chromosome, belonging to Raphaël Poulain, made a dash for an egg in his wife Amandine. Nine months later, Amélie Poulain was born.

[last lines]
Narrator: September 28th, 1997. It is exactly 11am. At the funfair, near the ghost train, the marshmallow twister is twisting. Meanwhile, on a bench in Villette Square, Félix Lerbier learns there are more links in his brain than atoms in the universe. Meanwhile, at the Sacré Coeur, the nuns are practising their backhand. The temperature is 24°C, humidity 70%, atmospheric pressure 990 millibars.

i believe in everything before, during and after... not one moment should be wasted. live your life! i wish my thoughts would spill on paper like the reds and greens brought to life so well in the movie Amelie ~ mulled wine and spice cookies sound yummy right about now.


Anonymous said...

Fun movie. I'm watching Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea . . . again. I guess I've always been "old-fashioned." Watching those movies is so comforting to me, and I guess I really relate to Anne. Even today. Have you ever seen those movies? You can pick them up at the local library probably.


upinthecloudsnat said...

yes, i too believe, that i'm old-fashioned at heart. its in my blood. (2) Anne movies that i still need to see. what others movies would you recommend? and i feel as Amelie does. i'd rather notice the moon in the sky or stop and take a different route home to stop and see something new and different. whenever i would walk with my mother, she always saw things i never had seen before. and i walked the route hundreds of times before.