Monday, July 13, 2009

Movie Recommendation: Delicatessen

What I should have done tonight after coming home from visiting Alan in the hospital was pack for my trip to Arizona tomorrow. (Emphasis on the phrase should have.) It's supposed to reach a sweltering high of 112 degrees while I'm there, and I just want to know what the heck I'm supposed to pack besides underwear. Because isn't that all anyone would want to wear when it's 112 degrees out? The cool is supposed to be something bone chilling, something like 92 degrees, so I guess I could afford to throw in a tank top for good measure. But something tells me my boss and colleague would not appreciate trying to figure out next year's marketing plan with me sitting in nothing but my sweaty skivvies, so I've opened my suitcase up.

That's pretty much as far as I got before I started watching a delightful French film called Delicatessen. It's about this endearing ex-clown who takes on a new job as an apartment building's handy man. The first floor of the building houses a butcher shop and the ex-clown falls for none other than the butcher's shy, pretty daughter. Except it's not an ordinary butcher... it's a butcher that murders people! 5 words to describe it: spooky (in the way that movies about people eating people usually are), Amelie-esque, cute, funny, dream-like. I knew I was going to thoroughly enjoy it just from the opening credits. (Does that make me shallow?) Anyway, it's on "Watch Instantly" on Netflix if you are a subscriber.

While watching the movie, I decided to make a list of things to pack. And after the movie ended, I looked long and hard at my list and thought long and hard about how I should start filling my suitcase, but decided instead to watch an episode of MTV's 16 and Pregnant. If you can't tell from the title, it's a show about a pregnant 16 year old and her journey through her pregnancy all the way to birth. I decided to watch it because it's not like I don't already have a strange, almost morbid, fear and fascination with pregnancy and birth. After watching it, I decided to never have kids at age 16 and that I should soon move to Georgia where I can rent a house (an entire house, with multiple rooms, a washer and dryer and a backyard, mind you!) for $550 a month.

30 comments:

The villager: said...

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Into blue sparks said...

The Drizzles does not like to swing buckets of cannibalism! He feels like it is eating itself? Why would all you humans do that?

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Robby said...

Great blog

Gena said...

Hi Sobrina, Just "found" your blog - first off congrats on being a 'Blog of Note" Love this post -did you actually get to pack?! Packing is my worst, it seems that, at least from my perspective, most women have an issue with packing - is it because we just never know what we may need or want to wear at a given time????!!!! LOL!

Chrys said...

And I thought I was the only one who is strangely entranced by hooror movies and life stories that re-direct from what is not considered the moral norm. Did you see the 16 & pregnant episode where the cheerleader was pregnant? Anywho... great read. Safe trip.

Erin said...

Love the blog! I live in Georgia and now I'd like to know where this $550 a month house is because my apartment rent was more than that and I didn't get a washer and dryer!

blessingsgoddess said...

I love the title of your blog.

Andi said...

I love Delicatessen! Hope you stay cool in AZ

Casey said...

I watched Delicatessen very early on in my relationship with my high school boyfriend. I think he thought a french film would make him seem cultured... but it was kind of scary at the time!

The Little Jewelry Box said...

Lovely! Congrats on being the blog of note:)!

Emma Blue said...

I will have to check this movie out, I love foreign films. Jet Lag is one of my favorite French films. Congrats on being the blog of note. And try and stay cool in Arizona.

Anna M Blanch said...

Great blog - well written, witty and quietly, gently, piercing. A Worthy blog of note!

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Katherine said...

I think you're safe from getting pregnant while 16. What with being older and all.

Whew, glad I dodged that bullet too.

Brown Girl said...

Have a wonderful trip!

T said...

totally saw that episode of 16 and preggers, totally decided not to get pregnant at 16 (since that was 10 years ago), and want to rent THREE of those houses (because thats how much i pay for rent right now). Also, congrats! I had to scroll through a million comments to get to the bottom...so awesome!

Marie said...

Great blog, i agree with the Arizona thing....TYou deserve blog of note. Thanks for the read!!!

Katie said...

Can't stop reading your blog (lots of catching up to do)! Another good read...:)

And, thanks for checking my blog out too. Just getting started here.

Jennifer said...

It may get to 112 in AZ this week- but as a AZ resident, there really is something to be said about DRY heat. Your skivies won't be sweaty! Makes all the difference in the world! Bring a sweater- offices tend to be over AC'd.

RedObserver said...

Hi sobrina, I'm new to the whole blogging thing and I was looking for a good blog to read, so I checked the "blogsofnote" page and there! I found this. I think i'll rent Delicatessen.

There's something about your layout that makes me feel calm and serene, of course this feeling has nothing to do with reading about the universal hassle: packing and of course, cannibalism (hannibalism[?])

Anyway, I enjoyed reading your blog, Sobrino, will be back for more :).

MindThatGirl said...

Delicatessen! So few people have seen that movie, it's great that you're spreading the word with your Blog of Note.

Sobrina Tung said...

Gena -- I did finally get some clothes packed, but didn't do it until 10 minutes before I had to leave for work this morning! I'm the worst!

Sobrina Tung said...

Tanu, that made me laugh out loud. I didn't realize I missed the 16 and Pregnant boat by 10 years! After I realized it's been 10 years, I cried a little, but that's ok.

karen said...

Great blog have a wonderful trip
Good Luck...

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Dawn (Dandy) said...

I thought Delicatessen was very good. Also it was directed by the same man who did Amelie so you must have a good eye.

You might try watching the Green Butchers which is another cannabalism movie... not that I make a habit of watching those movies... or support cannabalism.

Um, yeah. Great blog!

Micci said...

Sounds like a great movie. Did you watch it in English?

Sobrina Tung said...

Dawn, I'll have to add that movie to my queue.

Micci, yup, I had the subtitles on :)

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