09/10/2016

Movies to Watch in Autumn

Autumn walks are great but you know what is even better? When they finish on the sofa, under a warm blanket and mulled wine in hand and a movie. This is my subjective list of movies to watch in the Fall and I am not even sorry for it because the selected movies are awesome.

What can you watch this Autumn?
Breakfast at Tiffany's*

If you have not seen this movie but you are crazy about timeless outfits it is about time to do so. Meet Holly with her iconic long cigarette holder, tight black dress, dreaming about the better wealthier world for herself. 
Breakfast at Tiffany's is a romantic comedy starring Audrey Hepburn. Originally Marlin Monroe was offered the role which she refused to take due to the fact that Holly's job could reflect wrongly on Marlin herself. Actually Holly's profession is not clearly stated, it is up to a viewer to decide if she is a prostitute or not.
The main aspects I like about Breakfast at Tiffany's are the fashion, architecture and easy on the eyes movie quality. I felt for a few hours like I am back again in New York City and I do have a soft spot for this location. It is also interesting to watch this movie from the point of view of a female from the XIX century. I have to say that racism and how females are portrayed were not what I necessary enjoyed but it was informative.   
Sabrina*
Sabrina is a girl from the lower class who transforms and matures into an elegant lady during her two years in Paris, where she studies in the culinary arts After her course finishes Sabrina returns back home to attract attention and affection from David. He is a typical playboy that wants fun and not relationship. Another easy going romantic comedy that is perfect for a rainy day in Aberdeen.
Again as with the Breakfast at Tiffany's I enjoyed the fashion and movie's simplicity.      
Midnight in Paris*

Is there anything better than getting lost in the backstreets of Paris and visiting the past? Do you share the love of Paris in the rain? I have watched Midnight in Paris a few years ago and now is the time for me to watch it again.  
Vicky Cristina Barcelona*
Feisty, sexy Maria Elena is enough for me to watch this movie again, and again, and again. Woody Allen has a unique way to show cities. Sunny streets of Barcelona, small street markets, every shot just makes me want to buy a  one way ticket to Spain.    
Dial M for Murder*
Grace Kelly in Alfred Hitchock's movie is brilliant as always. The person who blackmails is being blackmailed and forced to commit a crime. I do not want to give away a too much but it is definitely one of the movies to see during Autumn.   
Rear Window* 
Rare Window is a mystery thriller by Alfred Hitchock. After an accident confined photographer Jeff in his room he begins to observes his neighbours. During one of his lonely nights he hears scream and then notices that one of neighbour's wife has vanished.
At University I had a chance to complete a module that I taught me more about a male gaze in Hollywood movies. The Rear Window is a perfect example of how audience have once again been  exposed to see events from a male perspective. Despite the fact that Jeff stays in his room and his female companion Lisa has significantly more adventurous things happening to her, the audience only can see what Jeff's sees. 
Rope*
Another movie from Alfred Hitchcock I suggest to watch is Rope which inspired by real life events. Robe is a psychological crime thriller which is a very movie to watch in Autumn. One of the main themes is intellectual superiority that two students want to show off by committing the perfect crime. Another theme is homosexuality however I did not watch Rope from this perspective. I will definitely watch it once again and see if I can notice anything.
Goodfellas*
I am not even going to introduce this movie. If you have not seen it yet you really have to! For me it is one of the greatest movies of all times. When I am watching Goodfellas it is like I do not care what is happening around me. It is just me, popcorn, and Henry Hill. 
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore*
One of the earliest Scorsese's movies that touches upon difficult decisions woman have to make. Alice's life changes immediately, by 180 degrees, when her husband is killed and so she has a dream of becoming a singer. Watching Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore is quite uplifting despite all the events that happen to the main character.  
Amélie*
Amelie was my top movie for a long time. I would watch it over and over again to the point that I knew the script so well I could watch it in French. There is something about this movie that just draws viewer into the action. Plot, soundtrack, images, everything works extremely well together. For me Amelie is definitely perfect as a movie to watch during Autumn.
Audrey Tautou as Amelie would be my definition of a Parisian girl. She is very sensitive, eternal, delicate, her gestures are subtle, quite intellectual... Someone I can imagine siting on the bookstore's floor and reading a book. She is a dreamer that enjoys simple pleasures that are so easy to forget about. 

What else should we all watch?  
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  1. I used to LOVE Amelie, but I've not seen it in years!

    Corinne x
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    1. It conveys important messages. Amelie is a great movie that has a deeper meaning yet is easy to understand. Iga x

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  2. Perfect selection of films, dear! Breakfast at Tiffany's is one of my all time favourites and I always cry like a baby at the end, during the scene with a cat and rain. Ahh I can't even begin to describe how much I love that film! xx

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    1. Awww that's so cute. It did not make me cry but I was quite happy with the ending. Iga x

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  3. I've watched Amelie but never got round to finishing it! Need to watch Breakfast at Tiffany's!

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    1. Both are different and very interesting. Perfect movies for a long evening especially when rains.

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