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Le Fabuleux Destin D’Amélie Poulain (Amélie)

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What is it?

The French romantic comedy film Le Fabuleux Destin D’Amélie Poulain (Amélie) which was directed by the director Jean-Pierre Jeunet and starred the actress Audrey Tautou (Audrey Justine Tautou) as the main character Amélie Poulain:

What is it about?

One day a shy introverted kind imaginative woman living in Paris, France finds some old items from many years hidden in her apartment that belonged to someone who used to live in her apartment, she decides to track down the owner of the items and return them to this person, and this inspires her to go around helping people in unique ways and along the way she finds a man who(m) she falls in love with.

Why do you like it?

I liked Le Fabuleux Destin D’Amélie Poulain (Amélie) because it was a whimsical adventure of a shy quiet introverted kind creative imaginative woman who I could relate to living in a somewhat fantasized version of Paris, France, I loved Audrey Tautou’s performance and her character Amélie Poulain and her smile and her big brown eyes, I liked some of the magical moments where the music and scenes went together well, and the film gave the viewer an idea of what life can be like for someone like Amélie as she struggles with isolation/shyness/anxiety/being introverted/et cetera while trying to deal with other people and deal with falling in love.

Why would someone else like it?

I think that other people will like Le Fabuleux Destin D’Amélie Poulain (Amélie) because of Audrey Tautou’s performance and her character Amélie Poulain and her smile, the somewhat fantasized version of Paris, France, the whimsical and unique nature of this film, how this film is not like your usual romance comedy film, and how some parts of this film can just make you smile and feel happy/good.

Final Thoughts

Years ago when my family and I would visit the city of LC we would sometimes stop at a Target store, and when I would walk past the electronics department in the film/movie section I would always see a unique colorful DVD case with a colorful green background with an extra cover over it with an opening that showed the face of a woman with very pale whitish-color skin with short black hair smiling with a unique friendly/something else that I can not describe smile while looking back at me.

This DVD case would always get my attention because of the unique case and colors and the woman’s unique friendly/whatever/welcoming smile and how it would look like she was looking at you with her big eyes drawing your attention and I would look at the DVD case and it would probably bring a smile to my face, I saw that it was a French film that seemed to have a lot of positive reviews from critics, but the DVD was probably a bit expensive so I never did buy it but it always caught my attention when I visited this store so I would glance at it each time that I walked by.

That DVD case was for the film Le Fabuleux Destin D’Amélie Poulain (Amélie).

Years later on Facebook (Fakebook) or Myspace (back when I still had an account on both of those services) I saw that my former female classmate MW had this film listed as one of her favorite films, and so I decided that I should finally watch this film because I had been curious about watching it for years.

I went to Blockbuster to rent the film because it was hard to find and my local library probably did not have it, I rented it and I finally watched it, and I liked it and I put it on my list of favorite films; and it was one of the last if not the last films that I rented from Blockbuster before they went out of business.

I liked and related to the character Amélie Poulain, from parts of her personality to her imagination and to her struggles with shyness and love et cetera, and so I recommend watching Le Fabuleux Destin D’Amélie Poulain (Amélie).

The end,

-John Jr

Getting Stopped By The Police While Naked And A Three-Way Split Screen

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Dream 1

I am not sure if my brother CC was in the second dream or not, and so I will separate this dream from the other dreams from last night.

All that I can remember of this dream is that my brother CC was in it, but that is all that I can remember of this dream.

Dream 2

All that I can remember of the end of this dream is that it was maybe late afternoon or early evening and I was sitting/riding in the back seat of a car, and my dad and my brother GC were in the front seat but I can not remember which of them was driving the car.

I assume that we had just left somewhere but I can not remember, and I remember taking off my clothes so that I could maybe change clothes or something but I can not remember.

I was naked with my underwear sitting on top of my lap when suddenly I noticed some police cars moving suspiciously ahead of us, from the sides of us, and from behind us like they were about to box us in and stop us.

I was naked so I tried to carefully and slowly put my clothes back on before they arrest us or something, the police cars turned on their lights and sirens, and then they took defensive positions behind their cars with their weapons ready.

I heard them tell us to stop over a loudspeaker so we stopped the car and they yelled some other commands, at this point I had my underwear on, and I was trying to slowly and carefully put my other clothes before they could notice.

I had to be careful to avoid appearing suspicious and to avoid appearing to be a threat, but I also needed to hurry before they realized that I was not fully dressed so I was in a difficult situation.

I had no idea why the police were stopping us like this, it seemed very serious and the police were on edge, and so I assumed that it was something serious and that they stopped us by mistake.

I also hoped that it was not a misunderstanding involving some people we possibly met earlier in the dream during the parts of the dream that I can not remember, but I woke up.

Dream 3

All that I can remember of this dream is that it was in a three-way split screen view at first showing what three different people were doing at the same time and these three people were: my brother GC, my male coworker Mr. J who works in the IT Department at The BP Library, and myself/me.

We each were doing something different in three different locations, but we were all connected by a mobile phone call so we were all talking to each other.

My brother GC was working alone at a fictional job in a small room sitting at a desk, I can not remember what I was doing or where I was, and Mr. J was probably working on some computers while at a different job (maybe the LA business that he owns).

I was able to see what each of us were doing as we talked on our mobile phones and worked/whatever, and at some point we ended up in the same location so the split screen probably disappeared at this point because it was no longer needed.

We obviously no longer needed our mobile phones to communicate at this point, and we started talking to each other in person as I woke up.

The end,

-John Jr

A Man Needs To Borrow Some Gloves

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Dream 1

All that I can remember of this dream from last night is maybe something about a woman and/or some women, I remember an out of shape maybe somewhat overweight woman with brownish-color skin, and something about me and maybe how my body is starting to get a bit more muscular since slightly increasing my strength training.

But that is all that I can remember of this dream.

Dream 2

All that I can remember of this dream is that it took place during the day and I was with my former male classmate DH, and I went with my former classmate DH to an apartment house that belonged to some people my former classmate DH knew.

I remember us parking my vehicle on the side of the street near the parking lot of the apartment building, the apartment building had several houses inside of it, and outside there was probably a shared courtyard.

We walked inside the building and eventually to the house of the people who(m) my former classmate DH knew, we went inside their house, but they were not there oddly and I can not remember how we got inside without them there.

For some reason we did not leave even when we found out that they were not there, maybe my former classmate DH said that he had permission to be inside their house and that they would probably be back soon, but I can not remember.

We then noticed a man with brownish-color skin standing outside the back glass sliding door that led to the shared courtyard, and so we went to see what he wanted.

The man said that there was something wrong with his automobile and he was trying to fix it, but he needed to borrow some gloves so he asked if we had any gloves that he could borrow.

I assumed that maybe I had some used disposable rubber gloves or medical gloves in my automobile, and so I told the man that he could have them if I could find them so I had him follow me to my automobile while my former classmate DH stayed behind.

I was not sure if I could trust this man or not, I remember thinking about what I would do if the man tried to rob me, and the first thing that I thought of was to warn him that it was not wise to rob a person who has a police officer with them (because my former classmate DH is a police officer among other things).

I woke up as I thought about this while walking to my automobile with the man while keeping my guard up.

Dream 3

All that I can remember of this dream is being inside maybe a shopping mall/school/house-like building with my brother GC, and at some point after eating some food and maybe while still eating some food my brother GC and I went inside a house-like part of the building into a bedroom that was somewhat like my brother GC’s room.

There were some other people in the room and I remember my brother GC trying to clean up something, I then noticed a bit of melted light-brown substance on the floor that looked like a melted chocolate frosty from Wendy’s, and I remember my brother GC asking some of the other people in the room about if there was a way that you could wash off a newspaper to clean it and get a smell off of it and then reuse it to maybe clean something with it.

I then went to either tell my brother GC about the melted frosty-looking liquid on the floor and/or I cleaned it up myself, I was not sure if I had spilt/spilled it or if someone else had, but I woke up.

The end,

-John Jr

Ma Femme Est Une Actrice (My Wife Is An Actress)

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What is it?

The French romantic comedy-drama film Ma Femme Est Une Actrice (My Wife Is An Actress) which was directed by the director/actor Yvan Attal (who also starred in the film) and starred the actress Charlotte Gainsbourg (Charlotte Lucy Gainsbourg) and the actor Terence Stamp (Terence Henry Stamp):

What is it about?

It is about a man with a wife who is a famous actress, one day he suspects that maybe something is going on between his wife and an actor who(m) she is working with on a film and/or he just becomes jealous, and this situation starts to strain their marriage; and so the film focuses on what marriage life can be like between a famous person and their non-famous spouse.

Why do you like it?

I saw this film about a year ago or longer so unfortunately I am not exactly sure how I felt about it, I assume that it was okay, and I assume that what I liked about the film is the actress Charlotte Gainsbourg and that the film showed what life can be like for a famous person and their non-famous spouse and some of their struggles.

Why would someone else like it?

I think that other people will like it because how the film shows what marriage life can be like for a famous person and their non-famous spouse, which gives the viewer a glimpse into what it might be like to be in a marriage like that.

Final Thoughts

I had this film on my computer for many years until I finally watched it a year ago or more, before I could watch it I had to download new subtitles for it again after I lost the original subtitles, and so it was good that I finally watched it (there are so many films that I have that I have not watched yet).

I just can not remember much about this film now or how I felt about it, and so maybe it was somewhat of a forgettable but okay film.

The end,

-John Jr

A Man Needs Help With The Library Copy Machine

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Dream 1

All that I can remember of this dream from last night is that it took place inside a house-like building, and someone was searching for something but that is all that I can remember of this dream.

Dream 2

All that I can remember of this dream is that it took place at The BP Library where I work as a shelver, and I was working on my shelver job.

As I was walking back to the shelving room, a somewhat older male patron with whitish-color skin with somewhat wild/unkempt white/gray hair approached me, and he wanted help using the copy machine/printer/scanner so I walked over to try to help him even though I have only been shown how to scan to email.

The man had some papers in his hands, some of them possibly involved professional wrestling, and the man wanted me to show him how to make a copy of one or two pages so I showed him after I figured it out.

He then wanted me to show him how to scan some of the documents as files, and so I showed him how to do this once I figured it out.

After that he wanted me to show him how to scan to email, and so I showed him how to do this because I already knew how to do that.

Finally I asked him if he needed help with anything else, but I can not remember what his response was before I woke up.

The end,

-John Jr