Sunday, December 16, 2012


Every time I watch it, I remember why I love the movie Sabrina.

It's so romantic, sweet, artistic, and beautiful. I love the way Julia Ormond talks; she has the most beautiful voice, and her character has the most beautiful things to say. When she says this, it just takes me to another place: "It's turned cold out, but I don't feel cold. Across the street, someone is playing La Vie en Rose. They do it for the tourists, but I'm always surprised at how it moves me. It means seeing life through rose-colored glasses. Only in Paris where the light is pink did that song make sense. But I'll have it in my pocket when I come home, and I'll take it with me wherever I go from now on."

And then there's Linus. He's so wonderful himself. Aloof, calculating, and hardened, yet one personSabrinacan change him. Even though he's trying to "deal with her," he finds himself being changed. The following line occurs at the Larrabee cottage on the shore. "Here? Lousy. So far, I'm more affected than she is. I damn near cried twice." That's one of my favorite lines!

It's here that Sabrina says this: "Every time I look through a camera, I'm surprised. Like finding yourself in the middle of a story, like you just did. 'What kind of a guy takes a job keeping a lighthouse?' I think I've been taking pictures all my life... long before I ever had a camera."

Also, I just have to share this one for laughs: 
David: "You're talking about my life."
Linus: "I pay for your life, David. My life makes your life possible."
David: "I resent that."
Linus: "So do I!"

Have you ever watched something that when it's over you don't want to return to real life? You just want to stay still and soak it in? That's how I felt tonight. It's such a delightful story.

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