I speak for the trees.
let them grow, let them grow.
Le doigt montre le ciel. L'imbecile regarde le doigt. 
18th-Aug-2007 11:53 pm
Dharma & Greg Good Morning Kiss
So, it's French Cinema Weekend on channel 1, and I just watched the most beautiful movie. Sandrine Bonnaire has been a long time favourite actress of mine, since Est-Quest in 1999. I think she really is sort of the quintessential French actress, of the kind of French cinema I adore; subtle, nuanced, allegorical, the kind that uses frame composition and images in lieu of unnecessary words. So I was sitting with my parents in the living room tonight and we happened to land upon a film I have heard of but never got to watch: it's called L'Equipier, which I think is translated to English as "The Light", and if you can get your hands on it, I HIGHLY recommend it. It reminded me very much of The Shipping News, with hope and love in unlikely places, and the imagery is amazing--like seeing a really good book come to life. I do think it's based on a book, and if I can get a hold of it I'll read it; I wouldn't mind trying to read in French, even, if it wasn't translated. It's about time I should read a book in French. I'm considering taking some lessons so I can be more fluent. Anyway, watch the film if you can; if not for the imagery, brilliant direction, subtle dialogue and stunning cinematography, then for this:



OH HAI GREGORI DERANGERE. LETS HAVE ALL THE SECKS, 'KAY? KAY!

PS -



I SEET ON YOUR PALM
EET EES SO COMFORTABLE
AS I SEET I SEENG MY SONG:
BOK
BOK
BOKEE
Comments 
19th-Aug-2007 01:48 am (UTC)
ANGH BABY CHIKKON.

bok? bok bok?

why do cows moo?

21st-Aug-2007 05:52 am (UTC)
bok? bok?


BOKEE.
19th-Aug-2007 02:25 am (UTC)
the kind that uses frame composition and images in lieu of unnecessary words.

Dude. Dude, you just verbalised what I was trying to explain to my mom about a movie I want her to see...um....Frida, duh, but I couldn't thing of how to describe it.

ALSO YOU'RE LISTENING TO MY FAVOURITE SONG!

Feel the cooter, for it is always within you.
19th-Aug-2007 04:22 am (UTC)
ALSO, speaking of favourite songs...

So, there is a bar/lounge in the hotel I'm at now. And I needed to call back my sister who called while we were driving, and I kind of wanted a drink that didn't taste like piss water, so I told my dad I was going and said "If you want me, I'll be in the bar."

And he just stared blankly at me and said "Okay."

So then I tried, like, singing the line to him, and he was like "I...don't get it..."

So I said "I've waited 21 years to make that reference, and you don't even get it!" And huffed off.
21st-Aug-2007 05:54 am (UTC)
NO! HE MISSED IT! NO!

I would have gotten it. ::shakes head:: How awful.

Maybe you should have gone, "hey, uhm? I am a lonely painter. I live... in a box of paints."

But that would maybe be a different story.
21st-Aug-2007 05:53 am (UTC)
I agree, that's really true about Frida. It fits that description but in a different way.

ANGH! LEONARD!!!

may the force of the poon be with you.
19th-Aug-2007 06:10 am (UTC)
How is it possible that you get more and more adorable all of the time?!

I love your header. Pee Ess.
21st-Aug-2007 05:55 am (UTC)
HEE! It's not me! It's the chick!

BOKEE!

Thank you! Aya (dementedrainbow ) made it for me. She DREW it. Isn't she amazing? Hedgehogs are fantastical.

As are you.
23rd-Aug-2007 06:22 am (UTC)
Oh, it's totally you. You're projecting your adorableness on the chick.

She drew it?! That is amazing.

And, psh. There you go projecting again.
19th-Aug-2007 06:44 am (UTC)
YOU. CRACK. ME. UP.

Bok bok indeed.

*cuddles the chick*
21st-Aug-2007 05:55 am (UTC)
He seengs hees song.

Bok?
19th-Aug-2007 08:52 am (UTC)
Baby chickeeee! Cuteness on a Sunday morning = teh win.

Jillie for teh win!
21st-Aug-2007 05:56 am (UTC)
YAY CUTENESS! Cuteness is good any time.

Your icon made me hungry. Hee.
20th-Aug-2007 03:53 am (UTC)
I will seek that film out and ZMGbaaaaaby chick!
21st-Aug-2007 05:57 am (UTC)
YAY! and YAY! CHEEKONS are so weeeee. I loves on them. NOM. (but a gentle nom.)
8th-Sep-2007 01:48 am (UTC) - FRENCH MOVIES
Here I am over here now....read about your passion for French Films and I wondered if you saw this in today's paper(NYTimes):
The French actress Charlotte Gainsbourg (below), daughter of the singer Serge Gainsbourg (who died in 1991) and the actress Jane Birkin, underwent surgery for a brain hemorrhage in Paris on Wednesday night, Agence France-Press reported. Friends said Ms. Gainsbourg, 36, whose films include “The Golden Door,” “The Science of Sleep” and “21 Grams,” had been suffering from headaches for several weeks after a water-skiing accident in the United States. She was in Venice this week for the world premiere of “I’m Not There,” Todd Haynes’s biographical film about Bob Dylan.

I am also a film nut, so French Films are on my radar often. As a matter of fact, tomorrow I go on my first trip to Paris. I am soooo excited. One of the things planned is to go to a French Cinema and watch with a French audience. Should be lots of fun. I might do an LJ about it, but I don't want to seem La Dee Da.

Got to go pack!!!I'm out'a here. BS

8th-Sep-2007 02:35 am (UTC) - Re: FRENCH MOVIES
OMG, I did NOT know that. I love Charlotte Gainsburg, she's great. Oh, man. I hope she's well soon.

Enjoy Paris! It is delightful.
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