Monday, May 3, 2010

"if you never do anything, you never become anyone."

I finally watched An Education last week and I must say, it was wonderful! Carey Mulligan and Peter Sarsgaard were fabulous in their respective roles, and had undeniable chemistry as "pupil" and "mentor".

I've never been much for the 1960's, other than some of the music, but after swooning over the classic dresses and perfect up-dos in this film I have a newfound appreciation for the era. I want to sip on cocktails in a full-skirted dress while dancing and gossiping in a crowded music hall!

Ahh, and to be swept away to 1960's Paris, where my romantic heart thinks of ex-patriots smoking and chatting at outdoor cafes, and of strolls along the Seine, stopping to browse at the book-dealer's stalls. And perhaps sitting for a quick, hand-drawn portrait on the way to Sacre-Coeur. I'll probably always prefer my romanticized image of Paris over it's actuality: dirty and sometimes unfriendly, but still Paris nonetheless.


  1. haha. I still have a romanticized image of Paris, and the only time I have ever been there, some sleeze ball French man tried to pull me into an ally.
    All was forgotten when I stuffed the next crepe in my mouth! ha..young and naive! :)

  2. I think you and I must have a romantic movie movie night together :)

  3. I like my romanticized version too :-)

  4. i have this movie on my netflix glad it hear it's good!

  5. Have you read The Sun Also Rises? I always think of that lifestyle as being fun for like a month. And then I'd be over it. lol.


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