« Roses and Moonshine for May | Main | The Lost Detective »

Monday, 10 May 2010



Amelie is my favorite :)


Amelie. And also I'm a Cyborg but that's Okay. Both are just so eccentrically cute <3

I hope it's okay that I'm aiming for the random one; i love surprises... and then there's a chance I'd get my favorites from that series of yours. My heart goes pitter-patter just thinking about it! I'll keep my fingers crossed.

le.paradis.found at gmail dot com


My favorite movie happens to be the first movie I can remember seeing... “The Dragon Slayer”. However, to understand why it's my favorite movie I have to explain the story behind it. When I saw it for the first time I was three or four watching it with my Dad. It came to the part where the princess is eaten by the baby dragons & I remember gasping & looking at my Dad. Obviously, at this age the princesses are ALWAYS supposed to be rescued so I was stunned that she became baby dragon kibble. However, my Dad calmly looked at me and said what I will remember till the day I die, “Well, their babies, they need to eat to grow too and they’ve got to eat something!” I just shrugged my shoulders and thought about it and realized he was right and that’s when princesses changed from always living happily ever after to occasionally being baby dragon food. Every time I see this movie at that part when the baby dragons are munching on some princess I crack up & everyone looks at me like I am crazy! It’s my favorite film because of that memory.

Andi Pants

Picking an all time favorite movie is tough! I'm going to have to say The Great Race because it's so silly.

Your bangs are looking cute!

Lisa Gallup

Hmmmm....."Chocolat" with Johnny Depp and Juliette Binoche is an all time favorite, as is "10 Things I Hate About You" with Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles. I ADORE the red Ivory Tower!!!! May have to get that one in the future! :)


"Le renard et l'enfant". I wish I had that kind of childhood :)


I must say after tonight it is "Metropolis" since I just saw a restored version where a quarter of the film previously thought to be lost was found and nearly fully intact (a couple of scenes had to be supplanted with a black screen and intertitles which described what we'd never get to see, in order for us to understand the plot leading to the next scenes)


That must be without a doubt "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events". Just love the dark and gloomy set and costume design and it features people and situations both horrible and goofy enough to be wickedly funny. Dark and sentimental Charles Dickens meets humorously sinister Edward Gorey. Brilliant!


Your fringe looks really pretty and that red lipstick certainly suits you! I have lots of favourite films, so difficult to chose one but I'll say 'Stardust'. xx

Emma Angel

Mine has to be the 80's classic, Pretty in Pink

Frankie Kins

"Somewhere in Time " with Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour. I think DH and I have watched it about 48 times at last count. :D

It's really fun to see what others' favorites are. (Also gives me a good list of movies to watch, right?) Thanks, Lou!


That's quite a difficult question.
As it is impossible to chose, I'll make a short list (I suppose the first of the list can be artificially considered "my favorite"):

- Jack Clayton, The Innocents.
- Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, Black Narcissus and The Red Shoes.
- Alfred Hitchcock, Rebecca.
- Joseph L. Mankiewicz, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir.
- Georges Franju, Eyes without a Face.
- Luchino Visconti, Conversation Piece.


"In the mood for love", especially for its beautiful colors and the soundtrack.
(this ia a very smart question for a giveaway!).

Dina Mohr

I'm a Wizard of Oz Junkie. I am always amazed at how ahead of it's time it was. For a movie from the 1930's they really got creative. And because they did the movie has stood the test of time. And of course so many iconic moments. i.e. Somewhere over the Rainbow being sung by Judy Garland, etc. Can't pick just one..A Christmas Carol is another that I watch every single year.


My favorite film is actually a horror film, Rosemary's Baby. It's a perfect adaptation of Ira Levin's novel, and has such an ominous atmosphere and realistic characters. Mia Farrow is amazing as the increasingly suspicious Rosemary, and the supporting cast is wonderful as well (Ruth Gordon absolutely deserves the Oscar she won for her role).

Taylor Loryn

Ooh definitely The Little Shop of Horrors<3
Who could resist a singing Venus fly trap?


oh brother, where art thou?

and the lipstick looks great on you.


I have to pick "Science of Sleep" because it is so imaginative and dreamy...


Dirty Dancing is still my alltime favourite movie. First time I saw it I was eleven and I wanted to be a dancer. And also great music.


I can't pick a favorite one...so I am trying to think of one that is eirie, dreamy and child like...I love
"City of Lost Children" -
Then again, looking at Paper Hearts I will decide on "Dancer in the Dark" the Lars Von Trier movie with Biork.
Love the lippy!


Hi Lousie~

I too can't juts name one..here are a few of my favorites depending on my mood:)

* Amelie
* Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
* Life is Beautiful
* Beauty and the Beast (1946 Jean Cocteau Version)
* Whale Rider
..many more but I'll stop here :)

Thanks for the opportunity to win one of your prints!

robin dudley howes

So many to choose but what stands out is The Unbearable likeness of Being with Daniel day Lewis and also most recent La Vie en Rose. I LOVE your work!

Shannon Holliday

A fellow night owl! My favorite movie is "Dreams" by Akira Kurosawa; it's incredibly surreal and beautiful and inexplicable.


'Breakfast at Tiffany's' and 'An Affair to Remember' tie for first place in my heart.

I do love the classics.

The new print is gorgeous!!



Amelie. I just think it is a feast for the eyes...


At the moment my favorite is Coraline... love the mist surrounding the old house, the decadence of the ladies downstairs and in general, the mood of old fashioned boredom.
Of course, before this my favorite was The Corpse Bride, so much so that I taught myself to play Victor´s solo on the piano (there are lots of tutorials on youtube).

With motherhood you get the legitimate excuse to enter the worlds of these beautiful, haunting movies.


Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain :)


Oh my Lisa's comment on Chocolat is right on, it is such an amazing film but my all time favorite has to be the original charlie and the chocolate factory. (Notice a theme?)

Tara Vigouroux

My childhood favourite was 'Calamity Jane', I still know all the words to the songs!
Now I just love 'La Reine Margot', a period piece in grunge, just like it should be.

Emily H.

Currently my favorite is The Fox & the Child (or Le renard et l'enfant as someone already mentioned) but since I only discovered that a few months ago, I'd say my favorite movie of all time is probably tied between Paper Moon and Whale Rider.


"Return to OZ" I first watched it when I was 8, still love it.


Probably Rosemary's Baby ... but this is too hard, really can't say EVER.
Would have to be split into different genres.
Not everyone can carry off bright red lipstick, but I think it suits you Lou.


I've always loved "The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover" - the way each scene is depicted in different colours just KILLS me and dialogue from that movie will stay with me forever. On the complete other end of the scale, I love the very corny, "Ever After" cinderella story - it's almost comical, but still just gets to me (go the Drew). Oh, and I love that red lippy on you, and really love your work!


Depending on my mood, either:

The Uninvited (1944 Ray Milland)

To Kill a Mockingbird

Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers


Manhattan (Woody Allen)

Whenever you ask these questions I can only give multiple answers. Hope it doesn't prevent me from winning :-) Your second Ivory Tower is particularly lovely as are the lipstick photos.


My all time fave is The Dark Crystal by Tim Henson. A tale of good v.s evil told in the most brilliantly creative of ways. Henson created such fantastical worlds... Labyrinth is a close second. David Bowie as the Gremlin King is the ultimate of rock star-to actor greatnesses.

Adore the fringe and bright red lippie which never fails to bring out my inner Frida Kahlo/burlesque kitten.


I love Hitchcock's "39 steps"


my favourite film these days is Penelope. i think you wear your red lipstick very well indeed!!


Dear Louise,

It's interesting, but maybe not surprising, how similar your readers' tastes are! Some of my favorite movies are Amelie, Chocolat, and Paper Moon as well. And I loved Calamity Jane when I was a little girl, especially the part when Doris Day put on a dress and began cleaning up her little cottage.

Another gorgeous movie is Fur. If you haven't seen it, it's hard to imagine you wouldn't love it.

Another good one is The Hours.

This lipstick is wonderful on you.


Oh, it's so difficult picking just one. Here are my top 5:

1) Amelie

2) Three Colors: Red

3) High Art

4) Annie Hall

5) The Red Balloon


The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988) by
Terry Gilliam - he is a genius to me!

Have you seen it? It really is a praise to Imagination and Story telling <3

Have a nice Wednesday.

The comments to this entry are closed.