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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Edith Piaf and La Vie En Rose

Source: bezo1981 on YouTube

I just absolutely LOVE Edith Piaf's voice! I think it's amazing that a person can encompass such a magnificent, strong voice. In one minute she gives so much more in her performance than some artists can give in a whole performance.

There is a movie titled LA VIE EN ROSE that portrays the life of Edith Piaf (obviously). I know portrayals of artists lives are usually sub par, but Marion Cotillard's performance is just AMAZING! She jumps into Edith Piaf mind, body, and soul in this film. She jumps so deep into the performance that one would think Edith Piaf has been brought from the dead.

Edith Piaf was given justice with this movie not only because of Marion Cotillard's performance; but also because the movie itself is amazing, dark, but amazing. The movie is indeed very dark but not in a nightmare paranoia way, but in a very melancholy way. Maybe it's dark because they wanted to portray her life that way; or maybe the movie is dark because that's how Edith Piaf's life actually was. Though dark, I shouldn't go without saying there was no laughter, because there was. But the laughter soon fades and we go back to seeing sorrow, the sorrow through her eyes. When watching the movie, one can see how Edith Piaf became such a vengeful, bitter woman in her latter years.

The point I am getting at is if you have not seen this movie, go rent it, buy it, whatever, just see it. You don't only get an excellent performance of the portrayal of someone, but also a different look into another artist's life; as well a different view film making wise.

"The most astonishing immersion of one performer into the body and soul ever encountered in a film."
-Stephen Holden, The New York Times

with love Rebekka

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