Sunday, 13 May 2012

Song for a Sunday

I re-watched the film Nine a couple of days ago.  It got middling-to-poor reviews, and it's true that the storytelling isn't great, but the cast certainly is.  Unbelievably, in a film starring two of my favourites - Dame Judi Dench (showing how great she looks with a flapper bob) and Nicole Kidman - it was Marion Cotillard who stole the show.  That woman is simply brilliant.  And she sings what is easily my favourite song from the film: My Husband Makes Movies.  I love it so much that I can cope with the word 'movie' for once.  Here she is:

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  1. Yet again Simon you've come up trumps. This is a beautiful song and performance. I shall play this again and again.

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    1. So pleased you enjoyed it, Jennifer!

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  2. I unfortunatately never finished nine, for a reason I can't remember, but I DO remember having that Be Italian song stuck in my head for about 6 months....must go track it down and finish it!

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    1. That song is dang catchy, isn't it? And gave Fergie no acting whatsoever to do! I don't think she spoke a single line.

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    2. just-a her-a really bad-a italian accent-a!

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  3. I enjoyed that very much. Thankyou, Simon.

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  4. Ha, I gave a copy of Nine to my husband for Christmas. He loved it! But then all you have to do is show him dancing girls and he is happy. Marion Cotillard was wonderful in it, and I thought that Fergie and Kate Hudson were both surprisingly good.

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    1. Yes, the cast in general were excellent - I wish they'd had slightly more coherent material!

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  5. Marion Cotillard is wonderful. She's also very good in Midnight in Paris and of course La Vie En Rose.

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    1. I really want to watch both of those... thanks for the reminder!

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  6. Oh yes, I hated the film. I walked out! I never walk out!
    But, Cotillard is so lovely!

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    1. Wow, you walked out! At which part?

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