La Vie en Rose - Nouchaline

Thursday, February 10, 2011

La Vie en Rose

Lately I've been in -what I can only describe as- my  "blukh" mood. I've let my semester break fly by without being productive. My days have consisted of me waking up late, staying in my pj's all day and watching DVDs.
I haven't updated my blog in a while, because with this "blukh" mood comes the annoying feeling of being uninspired. Every time I tried to post something, I had a hard time putting my thoughts into words and it all ended in frustration with me closing my laptop and watching TV.
Ironically, it was while watching TV that I finally felt better. La Vie en Rose was on the other day, it was the first time I 'd seen it and it was AMAZING! I can't believe I didn't watch it when it first came out.
For those of you who don't know what the movie is about, it's a biographical film about the life of the French singer, Edith Piaf played by Marion Cotillard.
I'd heard of Edith Piaf and a couple of her songs. But I hadn't given it much thought, and I didn't know much about her... until I watched the french.
I was so proud of myself for not having to depend on subtitles too much to understand what was going on. Listening to the french dialogue and the french music. I had a sudden urge to perfect my french and go to France. It was such a weird feeling, because when you're an english speaker in Lebanon you tend to, er, get annoyed by the "Frenchies". I used to put most french speakers in Lebanon, into what my friends and I sometimes called the "oui oui bon bon" frenchy box. But after watching the movie, I felt an appreciation for the french culture and language. I see now that frenchies aren't so bad, and I promise I won't be annoyed by frenchies anymore (well expect the frenchy wannabees, because that is just straight up annoying for all frenchy/non-frenchy parties).
Back to the movie: Marion Cotillard was amazing in the movie, she won the Oscar in 2007 for this role.
I cried like a baby through most of the movie. I don't say this often about movies, but it really was touching. After it ended, I started listening to Edith Piaf's songs on Youtube. Her voice is just so amazing; it takes me to a relaxing black and white world, where women are all in dresses and the men in suits, cigarettes in hand, slow dancing and swaying to the music. La Vie En Rose....

I leave you with two of Edith Piaf's most famous songs "La Vie En Rose" an "Non, Je ne regrette rien"

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