Saturday, June 11, 2011

Les Demoiselles de Rochefort

Tonight, while my eyes were swelling up in allergy agony, I abandoned learning about motor skills for my summer PE class, and instead sought out a good movie. I had intended to watch Amelie, but it's not on instant play, so instead I went with the other suggested film The Young Girls of Rochefort, a '60's french film about some young girls from Rochefort!

All the reviews said it was the longest feeling musical and not worth watching for a gripping plot, only visual enjoyment. Perfect! And they were right!

The film was sprinkled with cheeky musical numbers popping out of nowhere, and charming old buildings with pastel costumes flooding the streets. There was also no shortage of sailors with big red pom-poms on their hats.  Here are some of my favorite screen shots...

The high side-kicks were a clear favorite of the choreographer.

You have to love some petit bateaux dans la fontaine!

Sparkly banners, pink shutters! Oh la la.

Check out Gene Kelly looking swell in his pink polo.

C'est un cafe de verre!

{all screenshots property of Les Demoiselles de Rochefort}

Sometimes all you need is a punch of French pastel goodness.

1 comment:

Cody McWilliams said...

Okay so I saw this the other day in netflix and totally thought of you! But of course none of the rest of my family wanted to watch it. But I will. And then we can discuss our love for it because it looks amazing already. I mean, how can you go wrong with Gene Kelly? Did I even just ask that?