This weekend I was feeling a little romantic. I decided to watch Billy Wilder‘s Love in the Afternoon and the musical Funny Face. You could say I picked these two movies because I long to go to Paris.
You’d be right.
LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON
This is one of my favorite Billy Wilder movies. I originally saw a commercial for it on Turner Classic Movie network. Something about the dim ambience and the closeness of Gary Cooper convinced me to watch the first 15 minutes.
This movie is a lot of fun. Audrey is so young and Wilder creates a fun escapade. She is an innocent girl who falls in love with a ladie’s man. She invents a lurid past for herself and his jealousy gets the better of him.
Their love is silly and fun. I can’t help but laugh when I see this film. Its a movie that speaks to the heart of a shy dreamer. If you’re in the need for some romance you need to put this movie on your Netflix queue because it will melt your heart.
That said I adore this movie. Audrey becomes an American model and goes on location in Paris. I would watch any film that creates a plot in which Audrey Hepburn must wear several gorgeous outfits. There is nothing Audrey can’t do. She sings, she dances and she cries.
The tears are a bit hard to take but it all ends well. I adore the scene where Fred Astaire dances with Audrey outside a chapel. Its heavenly.
Both of these movies were the perfect escape. Sure I didn’t get much work done while Audrey was on the screen but that was fine by me.
I just love Audrey Hepburn. I hope you enjoy your weekend! I’ll be back on Sunday for a fun interview.