Quotations from Amélie from Montmartre
The film Amélie from Montmartre is a romantic-comedy about a naive girl from Paris who decides to help the people around her. After she found and returned an object, the man was incredibly thankful. His reaction inspires her to help others. The film's original title is Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, but has a different title depending on the country. Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Starring Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, and Rufus. The movie was nominated for five Oscars.
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Narrator: On September 3rd 1973, at 6:28pm and 32 seconds, a bluebottle fly capable of 14,670 wing beats a minute landed on Rue St Vincent, Montmartre. At the same moment, on a restaurant terrace nearby, the wind magically made two glasses dance unseen on a tablecloth. Meanwhile, in a 5th-floor flat, 28 Avenue Trudaine, Paris 9, returning from his best friend's funeral, Eugène Colère erased his name from his address book. At the same moment, a sperm with one X chromosome, belonging to Raphaël Poulain, made a dash for an egg in his wife Amandine. Nine months later, Amélie Poulain was born.
Amélie: [whispering in theater] I like to look for things no one else catches. I hate the way drivers never look at the road in old movies.
Amélie: I am nobody's little weasel.
The Sacré-Coeur Boy: The fool looks at a finger that points at the sky.
Amélie Poulain: At least you'll never be a vegetable - even artichokes have hearts.
[Amélie hands a begger some money]
Beggar: Sorry madam, I don't work on Sundays.
Raymond Dufayel aka Glass Man: So that's the one, there, the guy who raises his hand?
Raymond Dufayel aka Glass Man: Is she in love with him?
Raymond Dufayel aka Glass Man: The time has come for her to take some real risks.
Amélie: Well yes, she's thinking about it. She's thinking of a stratagem.
Raymond Dufayel aka Glass Man: Yes, she likes stratagems, doesn't she?
Raymond Dufayel aka Glass Man: She's a bit of a coward. That's why I have trouble with her eyes.
Joseph: You're gorgeous when you blush. Like a wild flower.
Georgette: [shaking head] It's my dyspepsia.
[Lucien is efficiently serving customers at the grocery while Collignon is absent]
Madeleine Wallace: Where's the owner?
Lucien: Shhh! Sleeping in the cauliflower!
Narrator: September 28th, 1997. It is exactly 11am. At the funfair, near the ghost train, the marshmallow twister is twisting. Meanwhile, on a bench in Villette Square, Félix Lerbier learns there are more links in his brain than atoms in the universe. Meanwhile, at the Sacré Coeur, the nuns are practising their backhand. The temperature is 24°C, humidity 70%, atmospheric pressure 990 millibars.
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