Friday, 17 July 2009

"And suddenly everything has changed"

It feels so weird to wake up with nothing to do but lie in bed, watch all the shows I've been missing on (hello Kings and Dexter, I missed your pretty pretty faces!) and eating cool watermelon while the entire city is under a heat wave.

My plans for the weekend involve sleeping. How awesome is that? (in my defense, I'm in the day after my exam session. Sleep is like caviar and diamonds right now!)


I love curling up in bed and watching movies. Especially at the end of a very long day, when nothing feels better than a good story and beautiful images to help you relax.

Last night I did just that and watched one beautiful movie, The Young Victoria. It's the second time I watched it, and loved it just as much as the first time. The movie follows the story of Queen Victoria in the years before she became queen and also the developing relationship between her and her husband, Prince Albert.

It's a soft, slow movie but that's why I loved it. Like a breath of fresh air after too many dark dramas and exploding wham-bam-think-you-ma'am movies! Emily Blunt and Rupert Friend bring to life two loved characters superbly, giving us a glimpse into a beautiful love story that entered history books. I fell in love with their love.

It's a love story that takes place over a historical background. It is also visually beautiful, all soft lights and perfect costumes, and that works perfectly with the romance coming to life between the perfectly decorated palace walls.

All in all, this is my new feel-good movie. Beautiful, even if slightly too sweet sometimes, but don't we all need some of that in our lives from time to time? :)


"The Young Victoria"
Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany, Mark Strong.

(click all for bigger)

Prince Albert: Then you had better master the rules of the game until you play it better than they can.
Victoria: You don't recommend I find a husband to play it for me?
Prince Albert
: I should find one to play it with you, not for you.

You may dream of independence, but you won't get it. From now on, everyone will push and pull you for their own advantage, Melbourne more than the rest. Just remember, you are the queen.

The dancing scene between Victoria and Albert was my favorite part. So beautiful.

Victoria: I'm sure you're aware why I wished you to come here. Because it would make me happier than anything, too happy really, if you would agree to what I wish.
Prince Albert:
And stay with you?
And stay with me.
Prince Albert:
And marry you?
And marry me!

Prince Albert: I had two very good reasons. First, I am replaceable and you are not.
You are not replaceable to me!

source: all photos capped and photoshopped by me.


And here is the lovely trailer for your enjoyment: The Young Victoria.

PS: Post dedicated to Andy. Thank you for bringing this movie to my attention, you rock! (But you knew that already didn't you? ;))

Song of the Day: The Postal Service - Suddenly Everything Has Changed


Alyssa said...

Congrats that exams are over!
I just finished a bio one last night, and have two more to go before summer session is over. Sleep must feel soooo good.

Looks like an adorable movie! I love all things royal.

Anonymous said...

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annah-logue said...

what a love story!
and congratulations that your exams are over! happy sleeping (:

didie said...

hi..i juz watched d's freakingly gorgeoussss!!thx a lot 4 recommending it..plz do suggest more movies..hehe..
anyhoo,ur so rite..sleep aftr exam is like caviar and diamonds..dat is soooooo true..i'm a med student too.. =)
love ur blog so much!

ChickyGirl said...

I gotta watch the movie! Just a lovely story!

Nemerae said...

It has to be such a lovely movie..!! I should watch it someday!
Thanks for your comment :)

Nemerae said...

It has to be such a lovely movie..!! I should watch it someday!
Thanks for your comment :)

WendyB said...

Looks like my kind of movie!

The Clothes Horse said...

I really love Emily Blunt, I need to see this. She always fully depicts her characters well.

♥ fashion chalet said...

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thanks for the comments, what have you been up to?? :)


kirstyb said...

I love sleeping and watching tv every sunday! best way to spend a day xoxoxo

Amelia said...

Ooh, I want to see that. The aesthetic of the movie looks wonderful.

The Haute-Shopper said...

Haven't seen this movie yet, but I love Emily Blunt, so I will definitely check it out! Thanks for sharing!

coco said...

I really need to rent The Young Victoria. I love Emily.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

mmm.. I love the colors.. the yellows and navys - beautiful and lush and aristocratic.

yiqin; said...

Ah I love royal movies too. Going to have a mvoie marathon wit my girls! Will reccomend this :D

The Biche said...

I've planned to see it. Congrats for your exams.

C said...

I loved that movie. Emily is so cute in that part and Rupert..(is that his name? I only know he's Keira's man hahaha) anyway, I enjoyed that movie a lot.

Alya said...

It looks beautiful! I've never heard of it. Gotta see it.

Des said...

This film looks excellent. Thanks for sharing this.

Misha said...

Wow wow wow! I really need to see this beautiful film! Lovely stills, love how you capture and put them together.

Heidi said...

<3 British movies. Pride and Prejudice with Kiera Knightley. That's one movie I can't get enough of.