Sunday, 28 June 2009
I went to the pictures last night. When I was a child I went to the "pictures", does one still do that? Is it the "movies" nowadays? This was definitely the pictures though. The Windosr in Nedlands was built in the 1930's (OLD for Aus!) and is still all olde worlde, smelled of 1930's butter too. Anyway, I have tried to find a photo of the cinema but to no avail, Google has failed me. Apparently they tried to put it onto the Heritage list but due to "unsympathetic interior and exterior alterations", it was declined. It is certainly tired and the seats aren't the best and there is no frontage, which might be why there is no photo... anyway, it was a different experience to the normal movie cinema, which was good, especially for a period film with subtitles.
The film was sad. I try to avoid sad films because they make me cry and I did cry. So did the woman behind me, I heard her. At least I cried quietly! I always cry when someones great love dies and the person is left alone. Coco stayed alone for 60 years. 60 years!!! How awful, dreadful, and very, very sad. She may have built an empire and been an iconic figure etc and the style of our clothes today may well be because of her bravery and groundbreaking style back then, but 60 years alone! OMG.
I also cried when I watched the film about Beatrix Potter, Miss Potter, howled in fact. Quietly though.
But the film about Jane Seymour and Superman, (there I am getting my actors muddled up with their characters, of course) I did NOT cry quietly! Gosh, I do remember that one, I was inconsolable for days after that one!!! I did watch it at home though, so didn't do the howly thing in the cinema. In fact I have to try to find that one....will Google fail me again this morning? No! FOUND IT!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_JmUMkLy7g
Somewhere in Time.
I watched it in 1980 early something or other, when my husband was on nights and I was by myself in the house and howled and howled!!!! I cried so much I had to phone my Mum (not the most sympathetic person in the world, but I was pretty desperate) and blubbered on the phone to her for ages! I'm not even going to watch that U-tube preview, just in case!
Anyway, Coco Avant Chanel wasn't THAT bad, but still.... 60 years - what an awful thought :(