Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Amélie

Amelie

Amélie is probably the most beautiful screenplay ever written, not to mention my favourite fictional character of all time.  Oh, I’m making big statements today.  It’s a feel-good movie that somehow escaped my list!  (Thank you for bringing that to my attention in the comments section).

One of the (many) things I loved about this movie was how characters were introduced by their likes and dislikes.  It’s often how we’re taught to introduce ourselves when, say, learning a new language, but rarely how things go in real life.  I can’t ever recall a time when I’ve said “Hello my name is Thelma and I enjoy reading, watching tennis and going for long bike rides’.

In the movie, Amélie likes dipping her hand into sacks of grain, cracking creme brulée with a teaspoon and skipping stones in St. Martin’s canal. 

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It’s funny how much those little things that make us happy can reveal about us.

Have you seen Amélie?  It’s so lovely, really!

12 comments:

MARTA said...

You are right about Amélie.. the film exactly tell us that the secret of hapiness resides in the little things :)

Closet Fashionista said...

I actually haven't seen it, but next time its on TV I'll have to record it :)
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Camila Faria said...

I really love this movie and Mathieu Kassovitz is absolutely adorable in it!

Elle Sees said...

One of my favorite movies ever. I have the soundtrack. I like to put my hands in the grains too...

Ana Valeria said...

I saw Amelie once, and i may say i did love it, its such a cute movie, watching it again tonight...
thank you for remembering amelie
grettings
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The Dainty Dolls House said...

Adore this movie...have it at home here :) I like the little things in life too, the putting your hands in grains is something I like to do, the feeling is quite nice and weird at the same time!! I think the little stuff is what makes life better and happier :) x

kirstyb said...

i have never seen this - i must watch out for it x

Ashley said...

I like your big statements. This movie is a winner, and the travel gnome really caught on!

I also LOVE dipping my hands in large bins of grain. Or large bins of anything, really. hahaha

little t said...

Coffee beans work better I think!

Linda said...

Amelie is one of my all time favorite movies too!!!!! I need to see it again. Maybe I should own it. . .

Mariana said...

I love it!
I just realized that it's been so long since I've seen the movie!? I think I should watch it again.
And the 'little things' philosophy is my philosophy. :)

ivette said...

I adore this movie!
I talk way too much about it on my facebook, always sharing photos with quotes from the film...it's marvelous.. I have probably watched it a hundred times and still find new favorite details of it...:)