Thursday, February 02, 2006

Not as good as the last post, but worth watching

Or afternoon, or what have you. Yesterday was my Proper Post so don't expect too much ok? Actually most of you seem to have missed it, which is a shame. You know what, I am going to rip off my own idea and post something I wrote yesterday but didn't want to put up with my Serious Post:

On an unrelated sidenote, I am currently completely mesmerised by Secretary, the movie with Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Spader. Now I have always had something of a soft spot for James, but no, I don't like this film for the obvious reasons (if any of you have seen it you will know what I mean). It is certainly the most thoughtprovoking, bizarre, silly, disturbing, funny, subtle movies I have seen in quite a while. Shame it took me so long to discover it. It is so politically incorrect that really it isn't. I think it is one of those movies you either sympathise with or not. Sod it, I'm sorry, I can't explain. Just rent it, ok? And don't go reading up on it too much beforehand - it is one of those films that benefits from a lack of expectations.

Did any of you see Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind? Or Sex, Lies and Videotape? Its effect on me lies somewhere in between those to. Incidentally, if you haven't, you really need to see those too. But see Secretary first.

Also I am deeply disappointed that the lyrics of the lovely Lizzie West song played at the end, Chariots Rise, seem to run "what a fool am I/to fall so in love" when I thought, and can't see how I misheard, "what grace have I/to fall so in love".
Which is infinitely better.


Anonymous said...

from imdb:

The song that plays over Mr. Gray and Lee at the end of the movie is "Chariots Rise" by Lizzie West. The original lyric is "What a fool am I, to fall so in love," but the director did not want to imply that Lee was being foolish, and asked if it could be altered. Because she wanted the song to be in the movie, Lizzie West re-recorded the line as "What grace have I, to fall so in love."

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if an aquireable "Grace" version of the song exists?

Sonne said...

I know this post was quite some time ago, I cam across it googling for the Lizzie West lyrics at the end of Secretary (I have just watched it for th third time and it gets better each time)

Have you ever managed or heard of where to get the 'Grace' version of the song? It is infinately better and I'd love to get hold of it :D

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