you just might make me believe

what's your mode of transport?
mine is the sun.
when it rises dripping from
the sea when it falls like honey on
the trees when it swallows up
clouds my soul moves with it.

mine is you.
when you lift your eyes
when you look straight ahead
when you try to speak my
heart moves with you.

without you, today's emotions would be nothing but an empty shell of the ones we've felt before
4:31:00 PM
Friday, August 04, 2006
bop to the top

"sans toi les émotions d'aujourd'hui
ne seraient que la peau morte
des émotions d'autrefois."

- Hipolito

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-Vianne Sets Up Shop, Rachel Portman, Chocolat OST

the english language could be really crude sometimes. Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain was translated loosely as 'The Fabulous Destiny of Amelie Poulain' which totally took away the magic of the French title. thank goodness the whole film was in French.

was such a lovely movie. kinda reminded me of the Italian film Life is Beautiful. Perhaps cos both are foreign movies (duh) and, that a part of the central themes of both films was the creation of a fantasy world to replace a seemingly dismal, unexciting reality. in Life is Beautiful, a jewish father tells his son that the concentration camp they were in was part of a game they were playing; in Amélie, a girl plays the 'caped crusader', helping to sort other people's messy lives, while at the same time, helping herself face her own realities.

i thought the direction of the movie was really clever in portraying Amélie's naiveness and vulnerability. there's innocence and magic, juxtaposed with the ah, suggestive scenes, like the fact that the guy who she likes actually works in a porn shop, complete with sex toys and stuff. but of course, true to a fairytale, he was hardly horny. definitely for those who need a little pick-me-up & don't mind seeing the absurd crazy side of people.

still wondering why i took so long to FINALLY get around to watching it.


- hoho. her father's gnome.

in her attempts to get her retired father to go 'see the world', she 'kidnapped' his newly-painted gnome and sent it all over the world. his dumbstruck face when he found that his gnome was actually sending him postcards from all sorts of exotic locations was just so priceless. in the end, he got tired of being jealous of his own gnome that he went travelling himself. ahah. incredibly hilarious. and throughout the whole time, Amélie pretended that her father was growing senile while trying to contain her glee to herself.


one of my favourite movies ever. sigh.

[i think i've got a fetish for quirky films. eek.]

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