Wednesday, November 11, 2009
My Favorite Actress
The more I thought about my favorite movie list, the more I thought about my two favorite...take your breath away movie moments. Both moments were created by the remarkable and amazing Emma Thompson.
The first was in Sense and Sensibility. It's near the end of the movie when Elinor finds out the Edward is not married to Lucy Steele. That moment...with an intake of breath...she manages to express such emotion. I am of course, breathless with her and in a puddle on the floor.
The second is in Love Actually. There is a scene, where she is opening a Christmas present from her husband. She is thinking it is the gold necklace she accidently found in his coat pocket. It is in fact...not. The realization and heartbreak that she holds in, is astounding. Again, she carries me with her and I am lost for her.
I do, of course realize there are many other brilliant actress today, but no one has moved me that way that Emma has. So, I love Emma Thompson.
As for the 5 movies I picked for my deserted island...they are:
Pride and Prejudice
If this list says anything about me at all, it is that I am a hopeless romantic!