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Amélie Movieclips Playlist

What is it?

The day before yesterday I was editing my post called Amélie (Le Fabuleux Destin D’Amélie Poulain) that is about the 2001 French movie Amélie (Le Fabuleux Destin D’Amélie Poulain), when I decided to add some more videos to that post, there were 12 video clips of scenes from this movie by the YouTube channel Movieclips that were not arranged in a playlist as far as I could see; and so I made a playlist of those 12 videos called Amélie Movieclips Playlist:

Amélie Movieclips Playlist

Here is my description for this playlist:

This is a playlist that I made of the 12 videos from the movie Amélie that the channel Movieclips uploaded.

I made this because I did not see a playlist of these videos already.

– John Jr

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Miscellaneous

Succumb

Source: Wikipedia

Today The Daily Post had a Daily Prompt called Succumb, and this is what it said:

Succumb

Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt.

Not sure how to participate?

Here are the steps to get started.

And this is my response:

Succumb

The end,

-John Jr

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Miscellaneous

Amélie (Le Fabuleux Destin D’Amélie Poulain)

What is it?

The 2001 French romantic comedy film Le Fabuleux Destin D’Amélie Poulain (Amélie) which was directed by the director Jean-Pierre Jeunet and stars the actress Audrey Tautou (Audrey Justine Tautou) as the main character Amélie Poulain:

Amélie (2001) Official Trailer 1 – Audrey Tautou Movie

What is it about?

One day a shy, introverted, kind, and 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.

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.

This is how Rotten Tomatoes describes this movie:

One woman decides to change the world by changing the lives of the people she knows in this charming and romantic comic fantasy from director Jean-Pierre Jeunet.

Amelie (Audrey Tautou) is a young woman who had a decidedly unusual childhood; misdiagnosed with an unusual heart condition, Amelie didn’t attend school with other children, but spent most of her time in her room, where she developed a keen imagination and an active fantasy life.

Her mother Amandine (Lorella Cravotta) died in a freak accident when Amelie was eight, and her father Raphael (Rufus) had limited contact with her, since his presence seemed to throw her heart into high gear.

Despite all this, Amelie has grown into a healthy and beautiful young woman who works in a café and has a whimsical, romantic nature.

When Princess Diana dies in a car wreck in the summer of 1997, Amelie is reminded that life can be fleeting, and she decides it’s time for her to intervene in the lives of those around her, hoping to bring a bit of happiness to her neighbors and the regulars at the café.

Amelie starts by bringing together two lonely people – Georgette (Isabelle Nanty), a tobacconist with a severe case of hypochondria, and Joseph (Dominique Pinon), an especially ill-tempered customer.

When Amelie finds a box of old toys in her apartment, she returns them to their former owner, Mr. Bretodeau (Maurice Benichou), sending him on a reverie of childhood.

Amelie befriends Dufayel (Serge Merlin), an elderly artist living nearby whose bones are so brittle, thanks to a rare disease, that everything in his flat must be padded for his protection.

And Amelie decides someone has to step into the life of Nino (Mathieu Kassovitz), a lonely adult video store clerk and part-time carnival spook-show ghost who collects pictures left behind at photo booths around Paris.

Le Fabuleux Destin D’Amelie Poulain received unusually enthusiastic advance reviews prior to its French premiere in the spring of 2001, and was well received at a special free screening at that year’s Cannes Film Festival.

~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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Quirk Of Habit

The Daily Post had a Daily Prompt today called Quirk Of Habit, and this is what it said:

Which quirky habit annoys you the most, and what quirky habit do you love — in yourself, or others.

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Dreams

7-10-2009 | Dream Fragments | The French Inspired City | The Family Business

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The French Inspired City

I remembered part of two dreams several days ago, but was unable to write them down due to computer problems so now I am going to type what I remembered.

The first dream started with me being in D somewhere near BB on Eastside, and a small race was about to begin with some people I went to school with like DH, PF, and CH.

I was not sure how long the race was or even the proper route, so when the race started I just followed the others, and the race seemed to be headed toward the road that led to LC.

I started the race slow because I was confident that I had more endurance than the others, so I decided to jog at a slower pace because I felt that eventually they would get tired and slow down more than me.

At one point in the race the leaders of the race turned a corner and they were ahead of me, so when I turned the corner I did not see any one them, because there had been trees in my way.

At that point I had no idea where to run and stood there trying to figure out what to do, but then the dream switched to another place.

I was in a downtown area of a city that appeared to be in L, but it had a French style/feeling to it, well at least that was what I thought/felt.

It seemed that not many automobiles came through this area, so most people seemed to be walking around; there was a road but the main road for automobiles appeared to be on the outskirts of this area.

The road and sidewalks seem to be more like old stones, and the area felt somewhat old but sturdy; the area looked a bit run down but not too bad.

There were little stores that you could walk by or go inside, and there probably were a few outdoor stores.

I walked into a small restaurant/bar/café and sat down.

There was a woman behind the counter working and a man sitting down at a table putting computers together; the place felt more like the little café place that Amélie worked in the film, but it was smaller & did not look as good.

The woman was cleaning cups and talking to a customer while the man was building very cheap computers, everything was nice and comfortable and I remember thinking that I would like to have a job like that man had in a nice quiet place like this.

I also remember thinking about how many other cities in L and in the rest of the USA had French inspired cities, but then I woke up.

The Family Business

I barely can remember this dream, but I do remember being in a small building with a tall odd-looking roof.

The building was like a small house with a tall roof, but I think the building was a family owned restaurant or a business.

The roof was very tall for a building this small and I remember looking at the ceiling from the inside of the building as I asked the owners about the history of this building.

I can not remember anything they said, but I think the two main owners were an older wife & husband.

Their family had owned that building for many years, and I think they were going to help me with something; I am not sure what they were going to help me with but my guess is either help getting a job, learning French, a place to stay, or learning to play a musical instrument.

The next thing I remember is days later in the dream I went back to see the owners, but the husband had died and a funeral was going on.

I decided to go inside and somehow show my support for the family, since they had or were going to help me with something, and I felt they needed some support.

Many people seemed to have brought gifts and each would say something to the wife as they entered the building for the funeral, but I had no gift and did not know what to say.

So when it was my turn to say something to the wife, I just gave her a kiss on both cheeks and nodded my head as a gesture of understanding; the kiss was like the French greeting which I am not sure what it is called, where both people kiss the other person on opposite cheeks.

I have never done this in real life and actually find in very uncomfortable, and even in the dream I was surprised but it just felt like the right thing to do for that situation.

I felt like a member of the family or at least a close friend at that point, even though I barely knew them.

After the funeral a bunch of police officers came from out of nowhere and arrested the wife & a male family member for unclear reasons.

They said that the family was running an illegal business, my guess is a mafia type business, but they had no proof.

The wife and the male family member said that was not true, but the police did not believe them so the wife was sentenced to 20 years in jail for unclear reasons with no proof and the male family member was sentenced to 50 years in jail.

It seemed they were doing this to send a message to the rest of the family or something, the sons & daughters of the wife were angry, and vowed to find a way to get them out of jail; but I woke up.

The end,
-John Jr 🙂

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