Guidelines for Bella & Grace Culture


Breakfast At Tiffanys
Room with a View
Cinema Paradiso
Rear Window
To Catch a Thief
The Graduate
Some Like It Hot
Sense and Sensibility
Pride and Prejudice
The Girl with the Pearl Earring.
Brideshead Revisited. (BBC series)
House of Elliot (BBC series)
Bewitched (for Endora's outfits and makeup)

"The Kings Speech" is worth a look for a who's who of well known actors;  Look out for Colin Firth (Mr Darcy), Geoffry Rush (Shine), Jennifer Ehle (P&P) Helena Bonham Carter (Room with a View), Guy Pearce (Priscilla Queen of the Desert) and Anthony Andrews (Brideshead Revisited).
Ciao from B&G

Saturday, May 28, 2011

What's a great way to spend a rainy Saturday afternoon in Melbourne?

Dear readers,
today we took the best option for a rainy day and headed off to the movies. Didn't like our chances with something called The Hangover part...., so we chose a french film - Incendies.
What a great movie with a completely unexpected twist. Really take the time and head out to a Palace Cinema for this one. It is fairly brutal in parts and leaves you quite conflicted. Are they better off knowing or not knowing? Loved the music too - especially the bits from Radiohead.
Here's a link but the description is very two dimensional and the film is certainly far from on it. Based on the description alone you could chose to miss this one - don't - give it a go.

How did Bella & Grace like Jane Eyre today?

Dear Readers,
yesterday it was off to the matinee for a lovely look at the latest interpretation of Jane Eyre. Now you could criticise us for watching another period drama, buy hey who wouldn't when it is so beautifully portrayed. Haven't seen or read this great classic for quite a few years, so it was a great re-visit. You just forget how beautiful some of the language really is. The Australian Jane does a fantastic job - she really is plain Jane, but has the sharpest intellect to win over our Mr Rochester.   Keep an eye on a few characters you've seen before from the Tudors. This time everyone manages to keep their clothes on, with just a hint of loveliness through the nape of the neck and a fine profile jawline. As you would wish it is beautifully framed in a cold damp moor - perfect!
Ciao from B&G