I think I feel like pulling out Ladyhawke
, one of the movies I adore. It's romantic, and fairy-tale like. It reminds me of a story in one of the Lays of Marie de France. Plus, Rutger Hauer as Navarre actually looks like he could be a medieval knight and is built to inflict some major damage with the sword.
It's a cult classic, but in case you are unfamiliar with the story, it involves a petty thief, Mouse (Matthew Broderick) whose path intersects with that of star-crossed lovers Navarre (Rutger Hauer) and Isabeau (Michelle Pfeiffer). Navarre is a knight who fell in love with Isabeau, a bishop's ward. However, when the bishop, who lusted after the incredibly beautiful Isabeau himself, found out, he practiced dark magic and put the lovers under a curse designed to torment them eternally. During the day, Isabeau is a hawk, and during the night, Navarre is a wolf. Thus they can never touch, never talk, never really be together. The story follows Mouse, Navarre and Isabeau. Can they find the way to fight the curse? Avenge themselves? Deal with it all?
The ending always makes me swoon and cry at the same time.
Here is an awesome MV for it:( Here is the ending of movie. I sometimes rewatch it when I feel sad )
In general, I am on a sort of Rutger Hauer kick after Blade Runner
. Has anyone seen Soldaat van Oranje
. Here is a MV for it, and it looks excellent (it's about Dutch resistance to the Nazis):( MV here )
In other news, I started rereading Tanith Lee's Silver Metal Lover
, which is pure poetry in guise of scifi. Romantic and dream-like and tragic.
Last but not least, OK, I am sure anyone who is a Star Wars fan knows this already, but it came as news to me:
In the OT, Carrie Fisher had to stand on a box for most of her scenes with Harrison Ford, because she was a foot shorter than him and did not properly fit into the frame.
This has to be the cutest thing I've heard today. I don't know why but it makes me SQUEE. (You know, for some reason, Han/Leia make me think of a space-opera, swashbuckling Ron/Hermione. Don't ask me why.).