Archives For contemporary classics

So… I saw the Linda Linda Linda movie the other day, and I got the songs stucked in my head. LOL’ The film released 2 soudntracks of sorts… One the official soundtrack, and one 6-track album performed by the actresses of the film as PARAN MAUM (Meaning Blue Hearts in Korean, referring to the * Blue Hearts covers).

* The original soundtrack contains 3 of the 6 tracks in “we are PARANMAUM” with bits with less lyrics.

  1. RINDA RINDA (Linda Linda) *
  2. Boku no Migite (My Right Hand) *
  3. Owaranai Uta (Never-ending Song) *
  4. Aoi Kokoro (Underneath Heart)
  5. BIZU Saiku (Beading)
  6. SON no BARUDO (Son’s Ballad)

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Okay, just saw the film and have been trying to find the lyrics, but no such luck for me. Help?

  1. De Bonnes Raisons
  2. Inventaire
  3. La Bastille
  4. Je n’aime que Toi
  5. Brooklyn Bridge
  6. Delta Charlie Delta
  7. Il Faut se Taire
  8. As-tu Déjà Aimé?
  9. Les Yeux au Ciel
  10. La Distance
  11. Ma Mémoire Sale
  12. Au Parc
  13. Si Tard
  14. J’ai Cru Entendre

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Nicole Kidman as SatineMoulin Rouge is one of my favorite films because of its soundtrack, art direction, choreography, and overall production ++ plus it’s an idealistic angsty story about a courtesan and a pennyless writer who fall in love in the midst of the Bohemian revolution that swept Paris.

Freedom. Beauty. Trust. And above all things, Love.

Nicole Kidman is great in the film, as well as Ewan McGregor and John Leguizamo. Zidler and The Duke are excellent, especially in the “Like A Virgin” musical number. It is very hard not to like and enjoy this film, unless… of course, you don’t like Musicals at all.

Recently, I got my Greta Garbo collection, which includes 10 discs, and over 12 films – which kicks ass. I’m in the third disc, and just finished watching Camille, both the 1921 Silent Film and Greta Garbo’s.

First of all, Garbo was excellent in this film, especially in the last act. And although the Silent version might have been great in its time, I think the story loses subtlety without dialog an the exaggerated facial expressions. That’s why I prefer the 1936 version better ^^

It is such a pity that Garbo was competing against Vivian Leigh, who won the Best Actress Academy Award for Gone with the Wind that same year. Marguerite, just as Satine in Moulin Rouge, is a courtesan who doesn’t believe in True Love, and instead trades her love for diamonds and bracelets, until she mistakes mid-class Armand Duval for a rich Count.

Camille