Film

mélanie laurent

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mélanie laurent is a parisian born french actress, i had to look her up after seeing inglorious basterds last night. as i suspected, chic all the way. besides christoph waltz, she stole the movie for me.

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another young actress who was also in the movie, but possibly overlooked by some, was léa seydoux (she played one of lapadite’s daughters) – also styling:

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spanish moss

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i decided to rent the first season of true blood and watched it pretty much in 2 days (the only way to watch a series, really). i absolutely love the southern / louisiana setting (obviously romanticised, this is television after all). anyhoos, who wouldn’t want to live in an old plantation home surrounded by giant live oak trees, sitting on the porch in just shorts & a vest, fanning yourself, drinking home-made lemonade and eating pecan pie?

flickr credits: christinehoeysbasindrainageallia / blue cinderella / lanihuli /john pc

ps: i highly recommend watching true blood. it’s dark, gritty, funny and gory – with plenty of explicit sex scenes. the opening credits should give you some idea of what to expect:

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nine

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Famous film director Guido Contini struggles to find harmony in his professional and personal lives, as he engages in dramatic relationships with his wife, his mistress, his muse, his agent, and his mother.

i can overlook the fact that it’s a musical because (a) daniel day-lewis and (b) sophia loren. also, (c) marion cotillard (d) penélope cruz (e) judi dench. i’m a bit puzzled as to why kate hudson & fergie from the black eyed peas were also cast but, there you go. oh nicole kidman is also in it, i wonder if her face moves.

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perhaps pierre? monique?

sometimes i get really amusing search engine terms, eg: “models + babes + photography” or “black and white pussy” (….) but the BEST one i’ve had so far is, “perhaps pierre? monique?”

you’ll only get it if you’ve watched that meg ryan + kevin kline movie, french kiss. and even then, you’d probably only enjoy it if you’ve seen it as often as i have. it’s one of those inside jokes with my friends that cracks us up, and no one else gets.

kate has just arrived in paris after her fiance ran off with some french babe, and she’s sitting in the lobby of his 5 star hotel waiting for him to appear, when bob the slimey euro con-man approaches her.

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You are American, no?

For the moment.

Well, forgive me for intruding, but I saw you sitting here looking a little sad. “Why should such a beautiful woman look so sad?” I ask myself.

Have you got an hour?

As a matter of fact… always. Let me help you to forget your sadness. And remember that you are in Paris, City of love.

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Can I ask you something?

Of course.

Can you urinate with someone standing right behind you?

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I think I could manage it… Are you going to be the someone?

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Me? No! That’s not what I meant.

So… you would like that I arrange for someone else to stand next to me? It could be arranged. Perhaps Pierre? Monique?

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You have the face of an angel. But I’m delighted to find the mind is a little devil….

i love that some searched for that! FYI – the search term originally referred to this post.

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legend

i’ve watched this advert a multitude of times, but decided to share anyway for those of you who might not have seen it yet – it’s been all over the sa blogosphere (for good reason). it’s an ad for the south african investment firm, allan gray. read the background story & making of over at king james and pay close attention when the dust clears at the end of the ad, that’s actual james dean right there : )

“he devoured life, swallowing large chunks of it whole”

yoh – what a dish, right?

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(untitled)

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I want my work to have the whole world in it, and i want it to mean everything to everyone… but i don’t… want to add anything.

(untitled) looks QUITE amusing

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