Moulin Rouge! :: Monday Movie Moment :: Movies about writers/writing

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Moulin Rouge! (2001)

The moment Satine really sees Christian (Your Song)

Christian and Satine: “Come what may, I will love you until my dying day”.

The first movie theme for the first month of 2013 will be “movies about writing and writers“, a theme quite close to my heart. Last night I started to think of films that fit in this category, noticing that quite a few of them are amongst my list of all-time favorites, which inspired me to take a closer look at some of these films for the Monday Movie Moments feature here at lyriquediscorde.

Moulin Rouge! is a story about a young writer who has escaped the mundane and conventional life he once knew growing up to live in Paris and embrace the bohemian life. Perhaps in this place, with this lifestyle, a story will form, and what a story it turns out to be.

Christian: “Days turned into weeks, weeks turned into months, and then on not-so very special day, I sat down at my type-writer and I wrote down our story. A story about a time, a story about a place, a story about the people. But most importantly, a story about love. A love that will live forever. The end.”

This is a love story of epic proportions, a tragedy that though so terribly sad at the end always leaves me with an overwhelming feeling of hope and promise and inspiration, that no matter how long or short lived, love is always worth it.

Christian: “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return“.

And, oh my stars, the music is so incredibly fantastic, with so many brilliant mash-ups and re-imagined covers of so many classic pop and love songs. The soundtrack has a life of its own, and is one of my favorites, especially the Elephant Love Medley and Christian and Satine’s love song, Come What May.

Elephant Love Medley

Come What May

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