Thursday, May 14, 2009
jour no. 15 - le ciné
OK, I admit it, I'm kind of hooked on movies here in Paree. It's just, there are so many OPTIONS. My fellow New Yorkers, I don't even need to splain, right? The movie theater sitch in NYC is dreadful, right?
If you don't think so, spend some time here. You'll just die. You could go to the movies all day, every day, and never ever come to the end.
To add to the enticement, one of the movie theater chains here has a promotion this week: every movie, every day, every seat, for 3 euros. Hello!
So I went to see something that here is called "Un Mariage de Reve," and in England was called "Easy Virtue," and which I don't remember hearing about under any name in the U.S. Based on the Noel Coward play, with Jessica Biel and Colin Firth (who can tango! who knew?) and Kristin Scott Thomas. Quite enjoyable, I must say – especially Jessica Biel's wardrobe (see photo, pls). Those wide-legged trousers! Those spectators! The jaunty jackets!
One little note on Parisian movie audiences: they talk during previews. And I don't mean like this:
person one, in a low tone: "Oh, I heard about this movie."
person two, also in a low tone: "Oh, look, it's Liam Neeson."
p1: "Let's go see that."
No no no. Here, everyone talks, full volume, paying absolutely no attention to the previews. It's just general conversation, continuing from dinner or what not, and just sounds like this:
"Blah de la blah de la blah de la blah de la blah de la blah de la blah de la blah."
Etc. Me no likey.