Tuesday, January 12, 2010

If you want to be You...Be a Fantastic YOU!

Being true to oneself is not easy everyday... It could even be considered as one of the biggest ordeals we have been assigned to achieve, don't you think? Hence my interest in two films that I saw recently. Both deal with the topic with such bravado that I felt I had to share the good tips with you, my dear readers.
Fantastic Mr Fox by Wes Anderson. I saw it on January 2nd at the theatre, thanks to a couple of wonderful friends, Rob and Trelawnie, who had invited us for the occasion. They thought it would be a good way to celebrate the new year. And they were right; it was a FANTASTIC and spectacular way to step in the new decade!

I found this stop-motion version of Roald Dahl's classic tale very foxy (;o), witty and delightfully satirical, but also quite down-to-earth as it is also based on good commonsense...All in all, Mr.Fox (George Clooney's voice is perfect here) cannot help being himself, i.e a "wild animal". After this fantastic screening, we were hungry like wild horses (they eat all the time in the film!), so we decided to treat ourselves to the Golden Thai on Church Street. From Fantastic to Golden, how better could that get?

Now, just a few days ago, Marco and I felt so free, so high and so happy to be you+me that it was the perfect night for us to welcome Harold and Maude at home...The VHS video having been bequeathed upon us by the good graces of Rob & Trelawnie (the same amazing friends, yes), we watched it again for our viewing pleasure. What a roller-coaster!

Just in case you too felt the connection between Wes Anderson's films (Rushmore, for instance) and Hal Ashby's dead pan humour (see Being There and Harold & Maude, of course), you would be perfectly right. We discovered that Wes Anderson was greatly influenced by Ashby's Harold & Maude.

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Anonymous said...

Un petit coucou d'une ancienne collègue des maristes...qui est maintenant sur Dijon. Je te laisse deviner (bon, déjà, je ne parle pas anglais. Ou si peu...)! J'ai beaucoup aimé ta photo pour les voeux! Contente de voir que tout roule pour toi.

Christine Rochet-Jacob. said...

Merci pour ce clin d'oeil amical!
Hum, c'est une sacrée colle que tu me poses là...Dijon, peu d'anglais, aime les sourires dans les tasses de café...Es-tu Constance Dumont?
Sinon, please, donne-moi plus de renseignements, tels que la matière que tu enseignes ;0)
Au plaisir de te retrouver sur mes blogs!


Anonymous said...

Tout juste! Bravo.

Christine Rochet-Jacob. said...


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