Monday, November 21, 2011

Movie Mondays: Ever After


I was fifteen when Ever After was released, and I can still remember seeing it for the first time. Mostly because I saw it at the drive-in cinema at Dromana, where my grandparents had a beach house. The novelty of seeing a movie while sitting in the car (complete with Domino asleep between the front seats) clearly made it stick in my mind!

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Anyway, I LOVE this movie. (And I know I'm not alone in that. HI LOR AND SARA!!) You should all go and watch it right now. 

Reasons why Ever After is awesome:
1. Anjelica Houston. 
2. The music.
3. SHOES.
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4. Richard O'Brien as Pierre le Pieu. He's even creepier in this than he was as Riff Raff in Rocky Horror!
5. Drew Barrymore's costume at the ball. It's pretty epic.
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6. Dougray Scott's ridiculous trousers and boots. If you've seen it, you know EXACTLY what I'm talking about. 
7. Anjelica Houston's eyebrow raising abilities. Pure win.
8. The idea of someone telling the Brothers Grimm a fairytale.
9. The scenery. GORGEOUS.
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10. The fact that they're meant to be in France but have English accents. It's just plain funny.
11. Anjelica Houston's truly ridonkulous headwear.
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12. The library at the monastery. WANT.
13. Leonardo da Vinci. Sure, there are chronological issues with it, but they made him amazingly awesome, so who really cares. 
14. Marguerite's temper tantrums. Pure hilarity.

Plus, there's the following quotes:
- "Yes. I shall go down in history as the man who opened a door!"
- "Go...catch a chicken."
- "Forgive me, Your Highness. I did not see you." "Your aim would suggest otherwise."
- "I shall simply deny you the crown and live...forever!!"
- "There was a bee..."
- "Darling, nothing is final until you're dead. And even then, I'm sure God negotiates."
- "Mother, it's only a ball." "Yes, and you're only going for the food."
- "Choose wisely, Henry. Divorce is only something they do in England."
- "Where are the CANDLESTICKS and the TAPESTRIES and the SILVER? Perhaps the dress is with THEM!!!"
- "We cannot have a royal bottom sitting on a dirty chaise now, can we?"
- "A bird may love a fish, signore. But where would they live?" "Then I shall have to make you wings!"
- "You would THINK I would know the way to my own castle!"

Who else loves Ever After
K xx

6 comments:

  1. You forgot the part where she calls her step sister a "spoiled, selfish cow." Cow was my favorite insult at that time.

    And the quote "I know that a life without love is no life at all"

    This is probably the only movie I saw in theaters 3 or more times - The only other movie I think I went to theaters more than twice for may have been pirates 1.

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  2. I'm going out on a limb here... but I strongly disliked this movie! It's probably because of my instant aversion to most girly movies. I doubt that it's as bad as my mind wants me to remember :-)

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  3. I liked this movie, the only thing that stopped me loving it was Drew Barrymore. For some reason I don't really enjoy her acting much. But the scenery was gorgeous and so was the story line :)

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  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS MOVIE! For all of the reasons you mentioned, and those are some pretty awesome quotes. It's funny because I"m doing a Cinderella story for my NaNoWriMo novel and I'm always working extra hard to be sure it's not like Ever After. Which so far it's not.. which is wonderful because no one likes a copy cat.

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  5. @Lynz - hahaha, spoiled selfish cow is great!
    @Kat - see, this is precisely why I've chosen to alternate between chick-flicks and action-y stuff!!
    @Vanisha - there are bits of all her movies where she really bugs me. In this one, it's when Prince Henry asks her to meet him at the ruins, and she says "I shall try." I've seen this movie a million times and it still sounds like "I shalt try." And it irritates the hell out of me!
    @Emmy - Oh man, I'd struggle so much with that!!

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  6. I LOVE this movie!

    My favourite parts are as follows:
    1) The youngest sister and the guard see each other at the ball, and both of them neigh shyly at each other
    2) The scene where Henry uses Danielle's name for the first time D: "Say it again" H: "... I'm sorry...?" D: "No... the part where you said my name"
    3) Danielle strikes a deal with the theives that she can take away anything that she can carry, and she throws Henry over her shoulder and staggers off with him

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