The Fictitious Life of Elizabeth Black | a notebook.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

More Mary

All I can say is that Mary Katrantzou's continuous new releases are only perpetuating my love of her style. It's really not healthy. At all. Seriously guys.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Dream a Little Dream of Me

I have this playlist that I keep listening to at the moment. I really like these pictures, so I have matched some of the songs from it to them....

Dream a Little Dream of Me - The Mamas and the Papas:         The first 5 or so seconds are just perfect for this picture, and it fits really well until 30s. It's still great after that. I just think that Kirsten Dunst's expression is perfect for the song. Oh, and the picture is visually beautiful too...
Theme from 'A Summer Place' - Percy Faith and His Orchestra & I Thought I Saw Your Face Today - She & Him. I don't even know why I connect these three? But they seem to go together anyway!
Up, Up & Away - The 5th Dimension: I think that mood of this song is captured beautifully by the picture and vice versa.

Postcards from Italy - Beirut: These two just seem to gel well together, you know?

Sweet Darlin' - She & Him: Both are just so vibrant and happy.

Coconut - Harry Nilsson:  Need I say anything except Patsy, (the Christmas ham), Eddie and their expressions?

Some of the other songs on this playlist:
Mansard Roof by Vampire Weekend
Friends by Band of Skulls
I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You by The Black Kids
Pieces of What by MGMT
Possibility by Lykke Li
Bryn by Vampire Weekend
My Delirium by Ladyhawke
Missed the Boat by Modest Mouse

Friday, March 23, 2012

La Délicatesse (Delicacy)

Last night, I saw La Délicatesse {Delicacy}. It was beautiful. One of the best movies that I've seen in a along time. 

I highly recommend that you see it. It's in french, so if you don't speak the language, make sure you get a copy with subtitles - it's one that you won't forget.

Based on the successful eponymous novel by David Foenkinos, this refreshing romantic comedy tells us about love’s strangeness.
Nathalie (played by the stunning
Audrey Tautou, Amélie) has everything to be happy about: she is young, beautiful and madly in love with her husband François. But the accidental death of the latter radically changes her life. For years, Nathalie doesn’t go out anymore. She buries herself in work and puts her sentimental life aside, until one day when, without really knowing why, she kisses Markus (François Damiens), an insignificant Swedish colleague, who is the antithesis of her late husband. What follows is this improbable couple’s sentimental waltz which attracts questioning and aggressiveness within the company.Delicacy is both the particularly charming story of a relationship between two very different people and the revival of a woman broken by loss.

Remember the subtitles.