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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

"Quirky is Good"........

I've been tagged to do a MEME telling quirky things about myself....and am too lazy to think that I do have some quirky recommendations for the moment.

The first is the New Zealand "fairy tale" movie, "The Price of Milk". It is very different. The scene above shows the bride to be being fitted for her wedding sari with the longest flowing scarf in film history....much longer than Donna's when she is singing, "The Winner
Takes it All" in the film "Mamma Mia".

The image of the orange silk flowing and undulating over the green hills stays in my mind. (This is not a movie for families or young adult fairy tale!) It also features a quilt in the story...


Next is "Kinky Boots", a wonderful uplifting film about a drag queen (yes! the actor is fabulous!) who helps save a shoe factory.....the ending is so energetic and makes me want to sing and dance(which are not my gifts!).....rather in the same way that "Mamma Mia" did!


Then we have the novel, "Garden Spells" which is quirky and charming. I just finished reading this one about a family of Southern women and a VERY QUIRKY apple tree in their garden!


Gemma said...

All 3 recommendations sound good. A New Zealand wedding, a drag queen and a quirky apple tree...
:-) Life is good.

Julie said...

I love "Garden Spells". I'd recommend it as a fun read for everyone.

Regarding Meryl's scarf in "Mamma Mia," I was sure she was going to lose it in the sea!

Lady Laurie said...

I loved "Garden Spells" too ~ actually the cover of the book is what drew me to it ~ the movies sound interesting!

Annie said...

This is such a delicious book. I LOVED it and didn't want it to end. I also wanted to let you know that I'm taking a short break from blogging. I have lots of creative stuff going on so for the moment it's "blogging without obligation" time.


Loretta said...

Isn't Garden Spells fun?

Hope you are enjoying the last days of summer.

Janet said...

I've read Garden Spells (loved it) but have not seen those movies. I'm sure I'd enjoy the one about the drag queen saving the shoe factory. That sounds just quirky enough for me!

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