Monday, March 24

ali loves amelie: introducing + delta flight 170


I love Amelie. You love Amelie. So why not dedicate a whole week to breaking down its aesthetic, its beauty, its humor ... maybe we'll even dabble in its very essence. This week at A+C, it's all about Amelie: things we love about it, and things that will remind us of it. Simply because the film is both inspired and inspiring, and never seems to gets old.

I hope we have fun. I hope this is a good idea. Feel free to write in with suggestions to alilovescurtis at gmail dot com.

For starters, Delta is booking direct flights to Paris from my hometown of SLC beginning June 2. Salt Lakers, you can schedule your non-stop trip on Delta Flight 170 right here. You can be skipping up the steps at Montmartre before you know it.

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28 comments:

maddalenna said...

I love everything about this movie! And you're so right - it never gets old. Every once in a while I have it on in the background, while I'm cleaning, working, cooking, etc. I don't understand French, but I always seem to know what part is on. Listing favorite scenes or quotes is always fun! There are endless, but here is one of my favorites: "At least you'll never be a vegetable - even artichokes have hearts."

aimee heff said...

In honor of this week's dedication to Amelie I am going to watch it again tomorrow on my 2nd to last day of Spring Break. Delightful.

Catherine said...

Oh I love this idea Ali. Believe it or not but I have only seen Amelie once, even though it is one of rd's favourite movies and the soundtrack often comes up on itunes. So I think this is a great idea and I can watch it again and experience all the wonder of this movie with everyone.

Lisa H. said...

Amelie is my FAVORITE film of all time. Audrey Tautou is perfect in it. I love all the colors and lighting - and I love her bedroom.

Kelly said...

Love the movie! This will be great.

love.boxes said...

I have a friend who could not wait.. she signed up for that first direct flight.. why don't I do things like that.. Paris in June... lovely. :)

Jackie said...

love this idea. i think i will celebrate this amelie week by watching it at least one more time.

onesilentwinter said...

This movie continues to move me, I watch it when big decisions have to be made..and when I need to be inspired...The music La Valse D'Amelie and the Comptine d'un Autre ete.....is played in my house at-least twice a day....I am in love will everything about this movie and often post about it! Thank you for making it a week long indulgence!

Kaylen said...

Ooooh! What fun! I love Amelie. It's an amazing piece of film. I am super excited to see everything that you write about!!

.caroline armelle. said...

oh. caroline loves amelie too.
a definate fav.

Ann Marie said...

Confession: STILL HAVE NOT SEEN THIS FILM! I know, I know...maybe this week. I promise! Then I can better appreciate your week of dedication.

ambika said...

I love this movie so much that when my boyfriend didn't swoon over it as I did upon first seeing it with me, I was actually kind of hurt.

jo said...

what a wonderful idea ali! i would love to see one of my favorite films through your eyes. i´ll be looking forward to each post all week!

.girl ferment. said...

Apparently there is 'amelie' walking guide of Paris on the net somewhere. May be worth checking out. We didn't do it when in Paris but a friend did.
xx

phoenix said...

This movie was so utterly charming...and the cinematography is so amazing...the saturated colours just make me so happy. :) I can't believe I don't have it on DVD! I must rectify that soon.

Design Addict said...

Everytime I see Amelie I notice something new. For me, no matter how many times I've watched it, I still revel in it as much as the first time. I was absolutely hooked the first time I saw it on the IFC and as soon as it was over I marched to my computer and ordered it.

If only everyday could be as fantastic and beautiful as it is in that film! I think I might have to watch it again this week...

kimbab.sarang said...

Ahh!! I absolutely LOVE this movie. it's like a fairy tale and it's beautifully shot. i'll be checking up on your posts every day (: and i hope i'll be able to go to montmartre someday~

nic said...

This makes me terribly nostalgic as I wrote my Honours dissertation on Amelie! I'm glad to see that you are dedicating a week to celebrating the wonderful whimsy of Amelie :)

Joslyn said...

I love Amelie so much it inspired both my daugher's names...Audrey after Ms. Tatou herself and Amelia...

Jess said...

this is such a great idea. i look forward to seeing what you come up with all week long.

erica-knits said...

Oh I love Amelie Poulin! I think I might have to watch it again tonight. I saw the gnome post and immediately thought of Amelie, then I saw the film location, then Montmartre, then this post. It all makes sense now. I think this is a great idea for blogging,I can't wait to see what's next!

sonrie said...

really, who doesn't like Amelie?

pia said...

such a wonderful idea ali!

Jo said...

i love this movie beyond words. thanks for letting me get lost in it....

Mrs.French said...

Oh my goodness, I am so glad you did this and I am so thrilled to have found your sweet blog so I could enjoy it.

Relyn said...

I wanted to write and say hello. I have got to love somebody who would post for a week about Amelie, the most gorgeous movie ever. I think you can easily divide the world into the "Amelies" and the "Ama-whos?". You know? What a great idea!

Sunflower said...

Hello....

I found your blog today through Ulla. I was excited to see that you are from Utah!! So am I! I live in Holladay! I have a blog, too; am an artist. Hope you'll have a minute to visit, sometime. So glad I found another person in Utah! I'll visit your blog again.
Take care,
Debbie

jill said...

i love this idea!! amélie is definitely one of my all time favorite films for all the reasons you've mentioned and even more! wonderful blogging :)