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I'm not sure how this happened (the stress and resultant avoidance of uni work may have been a contributing factor!) but in the past couple of years I've become a rather avid fangirl. (You may have noticed. :P)

But it didn't start there. I was on an icon-hunt recently, and came across an icon that took me back to the first film that I had a fangirly reaction to - Ever After.

I first saw the film at the cinemas with my mother, and we both loved it. We had a great crowd - everyone laughed in all the right places, and even cheered when Danielle punched Marguerite, when she shouted "I would rather die a thousand deaths than to see my mother's dress on that spoilt, selfish cow!", and again when Jacqueline said she was only there for the food.

At the end I stayed through the credits while everyone left. I claimed I wanted to see the filming location for the ruins at Amboise, but I was also listening to the song, plus I secretly didn't want the film to be over.

I wanted to see it again, but we couldn't, so I looked it up online and found a site on Geocities. I had no idea how the internet worked at that stage, but I downloaded a wallpaper collage I still use ocassionally, and found a fan-written adaptation of the film with the title "A Tout Jamais". I basically memorised it before the video came out, and I have it to this day. (I used to go swimming in a local lake and imagine I was Danielle.) I also made a few attempts to draw the characters. One drawing of Danielle remains one of the best people I've ever drawn. I even wrote a story set when Danielle was about 14 - my first attempt at fanfic. I still quote the film.

I recently found the soundtrack secondhand, and I love it! I continue to find Danielle de Barbarac inspirational and beautiful, especially for her inner strength, and still feel that Prince Henry was cute but too often had a puppy-dog look. :P

´╗┐Quotes - Danielle, when asked to pick a book: I could no sooner choose a favourite star in the heavens.

Henry: You have more conviction in one memory than I have in my entire being.

Henry: You swim alone, climb rocks, rescue servants, is there anything you don't do?
Danielle: FLY!

Henry: How do you do it?
Danielle: What?
Henry: Live each day with this kind of passion. Don't you find it exhausting?
Danielle: Only when I'm around you. Why do you like to irritate me so?
Henry: Why do you rise to the occasion?

Danielle: A bird may love a fish, signore, but where will they live?
Leonardo da Vinci: Then I shall have to make you wings.

Henry: Do you really think there is only one perfect mate?
Leonardo da Vinci: As a matter of fact, I do.
Henry: Well then how can you be certain to find them? And if you do find them, are they really the one for you or do you only think they are? And what happens if the person you're supposed to be with never appears, or, or she does, but you're too distracted to notice?
Leonardo da Vinci: You learn to pay attention.
Henry: Then let's say God puts two people on Earth and they are lucky enough to find one another. But one of them gets hit by lightning. Well then what? Is that it? Or, perchance, you meet someone new and marry all over again. Is that the lady you're supposed to be with or was it the first? And if so, when the two of them were walking side by side were they both the one for you and you just happened to meet the first one first or, was the second one supposed to be first? And is everything just chance or are some things meant to be?
Leonardo da Vinci: You cannot leave everything to Fate, boy. She's got a lot to do. Sometimes you must give her a hand.

Date: 2010-04-04 10:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katiefoolery.livejournal.com
This post has made me want to go and dig out my copy of this movie (on VHS!) and watch it again. It's such a gorgeous movie.

Date: 2010-04-06 11:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zanthlay.livejournal.com
Oh, do - it really is a lovely film! (Haha, and I still have the VHS, but I saw the DVD on sale a couple of years back and couldn't resist, despite the lack of extras!)

Date: 2010-04-04 12:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clueless-kitty.livejournal.com
I also love this movie!! I agree with katiefoolery, I so wanna watch it now! Love it! :)

Date: 2010-04-06 11:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zanthlay.livejournal.com
I'm glad you love it - it's one of my all-time favourite films! :D Hope you manage(d) to rewatch it. ;D

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