At least you’ll never be a vegetable – even artichokes have hearts.
– Amélie Poulain
Hello my dear readers!
This week I’ve been quiet sick (flu and anginas) and is known for everybody that to get well sooner a blanket and a movie is the good medicine. So that’s what I did, I was trying to decide if a new one or an old and remember memories and… yes! Amélie was the winner one.
It has always been my favourite movie, and I was so in love with the main character that being 6 years old until probably 10 or so every time I went to the hairdresser I asked for the same style as Amélie 🙈
And there you go my lovelies, these are my 5 reasons why you should watch (again or for the first time) this great, amazing, incredible movie:
- THE STORY
Obviously!! This movie tells the story of Amélie Poulain, a 23 year old girl living in Paris. She is a peculiar girl with a very unique sense of justice, during the movie she will try to help people in different ways, to make one person pay for his rudeness in a very funny/creepy way and to fall in love while making her father have faith in life again. It is a very smooth story, with lots of elements that will make you wait til the very end to know how everything is put in its place again.
2. THE ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK
I don’t lie if I say that this soundtrack (link to the album in Spotify) is one of the best ones of history (for me of course). You can tell from the first song to the last one that has old French influences, all of them with a piano base and lots of details that will make you love it! The author is Yann Tiersen a French musician and composer, and honestly, every single note makes me feel that I am in the movie walking those streets and falling in love with life every second.
3. THE QUOTES
If there’s one thing that I always loved is great quotes in movies and Amélie has lots of them. One of my favourites ones is ‘Without you, today’s emotions would be the scurf of yesterday’s‘, I had that quote everywhere when I was younger, like a lucky quote or something. Another one is ‘It’s better to help people than garden gnomes‘, if you watch the movie you’ll understand the real meaning of it!!
4. THE PHOTOGRAPHY
Porn for the eyes. Goodness gracious, this movie is perfect with regard to the photography. The movie is based in red and green colours, and Amélie most of the time matches her outfits with the background, it makes it visually very warm and cozy and with a feeling of harmony.