Quote of the week

I'm a little late today. Everything is out of rhythm, and I still have to do this and that and oh no, I totally forgot about ... calm down, calm down. One step at a time.

"One night he was invited to drink unrefined cacao with a pinch of chili, the very same drink the ancient Maya used in their secret ceremonies. The Maya believed cacao held the power to unlock hidden yearnings and reveal destinies ..."

Cacao, anyone?

Chocolat, UK/USA, 2000


Quote of the week

Today's movie makes me sad. One man, two women. I still think he's getting the wrong one in the end although I do understand why.
I guess it has never been easy to keep up a relationship with a dead person. He was prepared to follow her, mind you ... but she wouldn't let him saying he was not hers, even if she loved him.
Don't worry, I have not finally crossed the border to insanity. This is an animation movie, and I think it says a lot about how the characters are done to make me feel like this.
From the start, though.
Victor is supposed to marry. His parents, merchants, want him to marry upper class. That brings in Victoria whose parents are upper class, but unfortunately very broke.
Victor messes up the wedding rehearsal because he can't remember the vows. He runs off to the woods and practises ... and accidentally gives the vows and the wedding ring to a dead bride.

The underworld is fun, much more fun than gloomy life above, but Victor isn't quite ready for that and is trying to keep the dead off his back, with everything he can find ...

"I've got a ... I've got a ... dwarf. And I'm not afraid to use him."

Corpse Bride, UK/USA, 1985

P.S. We are heading towards Halloween, can you tell?