Sunday, January 14, 2007

Sabrina


Yesterday I was looking for an inspirational film. I was writing something and I needed a film that was able to give someone a breath of fresh air, one of those films that change your attitude towards something, preferably a classic film. I thought about "All About Eve" but it wasn't good enough. I searched the Internet and found nothing. At the same time, I had planned to watch Sabrina with Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart and, as it turned out, this was the inspirational film I was looking for.

Here's where the inspiration was drawn from:
Sabrina is in Paris having a cooking class, but she forgets to turn on the oven for her soufflé.
Baron: I have been watching you. Your mind has not been on the cooking. It has been elsewhere. You're in love. And I will venture to go a step further. You are unhappily in love.
Sabrina: Does it show?
Baron:Very clearly. A woman happily in love, she burns the souffle. A woman unhappily in love, she forgets to turn on the oven.

Later, she writes a letter to her father. She tells him:
I have learnt so many things, Father. Not just how to make vichyssoise or calf's head with sauce vinaigrette, but a much more important recipe. I have learnt how to live, how to be in the world and of the world...and not just to stand aside and watch. And I will never, never again run away from life, or from love, either.


Sabrina is the chauffeur's daughter and she has been in love with the son of a rich family ever since she can remember. He had never paid attention to her, until she goes to Paris to study and comes back a sophisticated grown woman. When she comes back, her father tells her:

- Nothing's changed. He's still David Larrabee. And you're still the chauffeur's daughter. And you're still reaching for the moon.
Sabrina: No, Father. The moon's reaching for me.

And that is IT.

16 comments:

DayByDay4-2Day said...

in my opinion one can't go wrong with a Audrey Hepburn movie.

Ps said...

So much of meaning in the dialogues.And so true!Loved the bit about being happily in love, and being unhappily in love.Also loved the bit about "moon reaching for me".Brilliant.Am so glad I discovered your blog.

Devil Mood said...

Day: I completely agree!

PS: Thanks for those kind words and I'm really happy you liked it :)

Novel Nymph said...

I can just eat this post up--you have inspired me as much as I hope that you inspired yourself!

The moon's reaching for me...like I opened a fortune cookie or something...

lady miss marquise said...

I love love loved this film too, I have not seen it for ages and had forgotten all the good lines... tonight I may just have to make a date with Audrey!

holy chaos said...

i haven't seen this movie... but i am going to have to.

i love the dialogue!

Cathy said...

That is the most divine photo of Audrey; she is soooo lovely. I always wished I was tiny like she is!

Devil Mood said...

Novel Nymph: Oh I'm so glad :) I've been getting a lot of inspiration lately, it's a thrilling sensation! :)

LadyMiss: I haven't seen many films with her, but the ones I've seen are so uplifting!

Holychaos: It is strongly recommended!!

Cathy: Her face is pure perfection, isn't it? :)

Novel Nymph said...

Your comment was just what I needed yesterday...

Devil Mood said...

Novel Nymph: I'm not usually into this kind of flattery, but you are a DEAR :)

Connie said...

She is class every which way you look. What a lovely movie. You certainly picked one of my favorites.

Hope you are doing well.
Take care,
Connie

Devil Mood said...

Hi Connie!
How are you? Yes, she's very classy!!

dharmabum said...

love???
*BURP*

Devil Mood said...

Dharmabum: What's wrong with love (the concept, not the complicated rest)? :)

Vesper said...

ooo i love that last line! the moon is reaching for me!!!

Devil Mood said...

Vesper: it's a top line, wonderful thinking!