Moulin Rouge!

Moulin Rouge! is one of the classic movies you can watch over and over and every time you find something new and even though you know the plot, you can’t help but empathize with the characters.

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First time I saw the movie I was a teenager. Re-watching it now brought a total different emotions and understanding of a beautiful tragic love story.

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It’s one of the most colorful movies I’ve seen! I love the costumes, decorations, and, of course, the music! I was amazed by beautiful vocals of Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor.

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Buz Luhrmann, who also created Romeo + Juliet and The Great Gatsby, knows how to create a genuine theatrical performance in a movie!

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The music choice is also very interesting. It consists of cover versions of different songs, such as Madonna’s “Material Girl”, David Bowie’s “Nature boy”, El tango de Roxanne and many others.

Moulin Rouge! was nomonimated 8 times for Oscars at the 74th Academy Awards, winning two (Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design) and 3 Golden Globe Award winner.

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Memorable quotes:

  1. Toulouse-Lautrec: The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.
  2. Christian: Days turned into weeks. Weeks turned into months. And one not so very special day, I went to my typewriter,I sat down and I wrote our story. A story about a time. A story about a place. A story about the people. But above all things, a story about love. A love that will live forever. The end.
  3. Christian: Love is a many splendored thing. Love lifts us up where we belong. All you need is love.
  4. Satine: The French are glad to die for love. They delight in fighting duels. But I prefer a man who lives, and gives expensive jewels.
  5. The Unconscious Argentinean: We have a dance in the brothels of Buenos Aires. It tells the story of the prostitute and a man who falls in love with her. First, there is desire. Then, passion. Then, suspicion. Jealousy. Anger. Betrayal. When love is for the highest bidder, there can be no trust. Without trust, there can be no love. Jealousy, yes, jealousy will drive you mad.
  6. Zidler: The show must go on, Satine. We’re creatures of the underworld. We can’t afford to love.

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Pretty woman

One of the movies I absolutely adore and love watching over and over is Pretty Woman. It makes me believe again in love and fairy tales when I lose hope. And, of course, Richard Gere and Julia Roberts, one of my favorite actors are impeccable in this movie! Love, love, love!

And here are some of my favorite soundtracks:

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[Kit is trying to cheer up Vivian]

Vivian: Tell me one person who it’s worked out for.

Kit: What, you want me to name someone? You want like a name? Oh, God, the pressure of a name… I got it. Cindafuckin’rella

 

[At the beginning of the evening]

Vivian: In case I forget to tell you later, I had a really good time tonight.

 

[after negotiating three thousand dollars]

Vivian: I would have stayed for two thousand.

Edward Lewis: I would have paid four.

 

Edward Lewis: You and I are such similar creatures Vivian. We both screw people for money.

 

[Vivian calls Kit]

Vivian: I called and called, where were you last night?

Kit: Ma?

 

Vivian: That would make you a… lawyer.

Edward Lewis: What makes you think I’m a lawyer?

Vivian: You have that sharp, useless look about you.

 

Vivian: I appreciate this whole seduction thing you’ve got going on here, but let me give you a tip: I’m a sure thing.

 

Kit: Oh no, come on, you don’t know that. Hey he asked you right? Maybe you guys could, like, um you know get a house together and, like, buy some diamonds and a horse. I don’t know.

 

Vivian: You know, you could pay me now, and break the ice.

 

Vivian: Can I call you Eddie?

Edward Lewis: Not if you expect me to answer.

 

Mr. Hollister: Just how obscene an amount of cash are we talking about here? Profane or really offensive?

Edward Lewis: Really offensive.

Mr. Hollister: I like him so much.

 

Vivian: I’m gonna treat you so nice, you’re never gonna let me go.

 

Vivian: You’re late.

Edward Lewis: You’re stunning.

Vivian: You’re forgiven.

 

Edward Lewis: So what happens after he climbs up and rescues her?

Vivian: She rescues him right back.

 

Edward Lewis: You can’t charge me for directions!

Vivian: I can do anything I want to baby, I ain’t lost.

 

Shop assistant: Hello, can I help you?

Vivian: I was in here yesterday, you wouldn’t wait on me.

Shop assistant: Oh.

Vivian: You people work on commission, right?

Shop assistant: Yeah.

Vivian: Big mistake. Big. Huge. I have to go shopping now.

 

Vivian: [Vivian slips an escargot while having dinner with Edward and Mr. Morse] Oops… slippery little suckers.

 

Vivian: I want the fairy tale.

 

Vivian: Let’s watch old movies all night… we’ll just veg out in front of the TV.

Edward Lewis: Veg out?

Vivian: Yeah. Be still like vegetables. Lay like broccoli.

Edward Lewis: Look, I’ll tell ya what. I’ll be back. We’ll do broccoli tomorrow.

 

Vivian: Bridge? He’s not really my uncle.

Bridget: They never are dear.

 

Edward Lewis: It’s just that, uh, very few people surprise me.

Vivian: Yeah, well, you’re lucky. Most of ’em shock the hell outta me.

 

Edward Lewis: People’s reactions to opera the first time they see it is very dramatic; they either love it or they hate it. If they love it, they will always love it. If they don’t, they may learn to appreciate it, but it will never become part of their soul.

 

Barney: It must be difficult to let go of something so beautiful.

 

Edward Lewis: Do you have anything in this shop as beautiful as she is?

 

The Rebound movie

Another cute movie I watched today. The story is about a woman in 40s going thru a divorce and meeting a young guy and falling in love with him. Catherine Zeta Jones is one of the most beautiful women on Earth in my opinion and Justin Bartha, her partner in the movie is very cute and has gorgeous blue eyes. Sharing with you many pictures from the movie this time – they all are just so adorable. And here is the trailer:

And I love the message this movie delivers: If the two are meant to be together, they will end up together, no matter how long it takes, even if it takes some time to be separate from each other, even if it takes 5 years… Believe in love!

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The Proposal

This is the second time I watched this movie and it again made me laugh! Cute, romantic and funny! Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds are one of my favorite actors.

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The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

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Another movie worth watching is “The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past”. Funny, touching and romantic. I recommend watching to all the nice guys who are trying to be jerks to be successful with women 🙂 For guys who are already jerks, it’s already too late, haha=)

Mathew McConaughey is funny and cute as always. Jennifer Garner is charming and Michael Douglas is perfect…

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And here are some funny quotes from the movie:

Uncle Wayne: So here’s a couple of tips. When you first meet a girl you give her two compliments above the neck. Yeah, tell her she’s got nice lips, nice eyes, nice hair… she’s intelligent, her moral ethics, whatever crap comes to your mind. Then just when she begins to thinks that you’re another – you know – vanilla nice guy that she can tool around with all night without getting naked…

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Uncle Wayne: you *insult* her! Flip the power dynamic and your let her know that you’re here to play.

 

Vonda Volkom: Spooning is nice.

Connor Mead: Yeah. But not as nice as forking.

 

“The power of all relationships lies in whoever cares less.”

“I think you only really get over somebody, when you find somebody else that you’d care about more.”

‘You’ve got to risk love…It doesn’t mean that you’re never going to get hurt, but I can guarantee you this. Any pain that you feel will never ever compare to the regret that comes from walking away from love. And from someones who’s felt a lot of both, trust me, regret beats pain everyday of the week and twice on Sunday.’

 

Imagine that

Watched this movie yesterday. A good positive family movie. Funny and light. Would love to watch it again sometime! And Eddie Murphy is inimitable!