It’s Day Seven! Today’s topic: Favourite Movie. I don’t know if I have talked about my favorite movies before… I feel like I have talked about it in one of my previous posts. Nonetheless, there is no doubt that my favorite movie is Moulin Rouge.
I’m going to be honest with you: I realize that it is subjectively not a very good movie, but in my mind it’s a cinematic masterpiece. I like to compare it to Sweeney Todd and if you have ever seen Sweeney Tood, then you know exactly what I mean by that.
If you haven’t seen Moulin Rouge, then I recommend you go watch it but I’ll also give you a basic rundown:
It stars Ewan McGregor as Christian and Nicole Kidman as Satine. Christian is a poor writer that just moved to Montmartre and was coaxed into joining the Bohemian Revolution. He became the writer of a play called “Spectacular, Spectacular.” He meets the beautiful Satine, a courtesan at the Moulin Rouge, and immediately falls in love with her. The two have to hide their relationship in order to produce their show. The movie is full of musical numbers, love, heartbreak, and drama.
I don’t really know why I love this movie so much… I just do. I’m not one for silly love stories but I feel like this was so much more than that. The foreshadowing and the drama just leave you on the edge of your seat. It doesn’t matter how many times I watch it, I can promise you that I will always cry at the end.
It’s a dream of mine to go visit the Moulin Rouge in France and see one of their shows. Hell, I’ll be satisfied with just seeing the big windmill. I actually have a necklace with the windmill on it and it has a circular plate behind it that says, “Come What May.” I wear it every single day (I’m wearing it as I type this).
So yes, I have a bit of an obsession with the movie Moulin Rouge but it is what it is. What’s your favorite movie?