Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I Forgot How Much I Love Him

Who? Maurice Chevalier. In "Gigi". Watched it last night and was up way too late to do so but it is a fantastic story (albeit with a morally bankrupt great-aunt). It is pretty much the only old-fashioned musical I like.

And let's face it, this movie couldn't have been made today - especially the scene with Maurice singing "Thank heaven For Little Girls in a park by himself. Yikes!

Yet it is well worth watching. Now I'm off to to find some older Chevalier movies to watch. He was hot at any age!

Thank Heaven For Little Girls

And this, I Remember It Well, is probably one of the nicest, bittersweetest love songs ever.

Oh and The Night They Invented Champagne is second in my book in terms of joy to I Could Have Danced All Night from My Fair Lady.

And the costumes and sets in this film are to die for. The scenes at Maxim's, Chevalier's character's apartment, turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau splendor.

Oh dear, I am such a sucker for this movie.

1 comment:

  1. If you are a Chevalier fan and have not yet seen Love Me Tonight you have a real treat awaiting you. This is the young Maurice at his best.