Monday, December 29, 2008

BORED NOW...


Eaten a succession of turkey, mayonnaise and cranberry sauce sandwiches, watched at least eight reruns of Friends, eaten the last mince pie, started craving salad.

Have you seen Two for the Road? I think it's Audrey Hepburn's least known film. She and Albert Finney play a married couple and the film charts their marriage over about ten years. It is a film about their relationship, but it's also a road movie as they take various amazing vintage cars on road trips which is where the film takes place.


In some ways the film was ahead of its time, which might be why it's not known that well. It's not chronological but jumps about back and forth in time. But in other ways it's such a product of 1967. My favourite part is when they've just driven their vintage Mercedes onto the (commercial) plane, as you do, and the air hostess is coming round passing round packets of cigarettes. Albert Finney thinks he's forgotten his passport and says; "Tell the pilot we've got to turn back." (I don't think they were flying Ryanair.)

Breakfast at Tiffany's it isn't, but Audrey is still, of course, stylish in a more natural, casual way. Her look changes quite drastically through the film; to show the time being earlier or later. Both the photos above are from when they first meet.

I'm having a bit of an Audrey kick at the moment and since I've saved about a million photos of her I'll probably share a few more. I usually hold back as it's such a humongous cliche. I was forced to (in public at least) replace Breakfast at Tiffany's as my favourite film years ago as it's just such an obvious answer. In my defense I first saw it when I was about 10 on afternoon TV and had no idea it was such an iconic film. I grew up watching it at least once a month. It was only when I got older I realised I wasn't the only one who loved it. Oh, Audrey...

{pics via TFS}

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

No I have never heard about the film...but will look for it. (I'm watching all the Antonioni and Fassbinder I haven't seen...) and for superficial fun...you can watch "Elle's Stylista" on youtube....Kate Lanphear is in one episode...
nancy

Chelsea said...

Yes, I love this film and I love her style in it. Thanks for sharing the pics!! Happy New Year!

Stephanie said...

I haven't seen it though I too have been on an "Audrey kick." I've always hoped that someone in this day and age would rise to her level though I've come to accept that that is just impossible. Funny you should mention her, I watched Sabrina last night. I loved the french and La vie en rosewhich the newer versions have left out - an additional benefit, it provided my doctor recommended dosage of french language and culture- I believe you suffer from the same malady, if I am not mistaken.

I enjoyed your post. Please post more pictures of Audrey! I'd love to see them.

Rose said...

Loved this post! I am the same with Breakfast at Tiffany's, I really love it but feel that people probably always think I'm just saying that so tend to keep it to myself. It never fails to pull me in though, I can't put it on without watching to the end.

You know I haven't seen this but I'm sure I have read that she and Finney had a bit of a dalliance. I will definitely look it up.

Emerson Merrick said...

I love this movie! A road trip with a Hepburn? Sold!

Iheartfashion said...

I feel the same way about BAT. My mom introduced it to me when I was a kid, and I've been crazy about it ever since, but it is a huge fashion cliché. Still see it about once a year though...
In my opinion, no one's ever looked better than Audrey in that film.