Sunday, March 4, 2012
are you game or not?
every once in a while i'll re-visit an old movie that i haven't seen for a long time. one of my favourite french movies is jeux d'enfants, or love me if you dare. i love everything about this movie: the colours, the music, the storybook-like narration. (which also reminds me of another favourite french film, amelie) jeux d'enfants is such a mad love story, filled with passion and ego, mistakes and being absolute fools in love.
this was also my first introduction to marion cotillard. before north american audiences knew her as edith piaf or playing opposite leonardo dicaprio in inception. and damn, besides being talented, guillaume canet and marion cotillard are one hot couple.
sean hadn't seen this movie yet, so i brought it with us on our galiano getaway and i think it's safe to say he liked it for all the same reasons i did.
but let's get back to the music. i'm a sucker for movie soundtracks, even more so when it's sweeping orchestral music that take you on a journey. which is why i love philippe rombi's love theme:
but it doesn't have to all be epic, it could whimsical, as expressed in the overture:
and of course, the different variations of la vie en rose which was featured throughout the movie, but interestingly enough, not edith piaf's original version. this one by the trio esperanca is my favourite version. i really dig the harmonizing of voices here.
with a soundtrack such as this, how can one not like the movie? it's the purr-fect fit for the mad love of sophie and julien. concrete lovers, together forever.