Sunday, July 15, 2007

A Night In - Music and Lyrics

This post is a divergence from blogging about food, and concerns my night in last night. I watched Music and Lyrics on DVD, and absolutely loved it! I am a sucker for a good chick flick, and this was the best one that I have seen for a while. Sure, Music and Lyrics has some corny bits, and Hugh Grant has aged a little since my friends and I fell for him madly in Four Weddings and a Funeral, floppy fringe and all, but overall this movie was really enjoyable - funny, romantic and with a happy ending (yes, I can hear the guys out there heave a collective sigh of resignation/disgust).

There is also a great quote early on in the film which I wish to share with you. Sophie (Drew Barrymore) explains to Alex (Hugh Grant) why the melody is not more important than the lyrics in the song-writing process. Here is what she had to say:

A melody is like seeing someone for the first time - the physical attraction - sex ... But then, as you get to know the person, that's the lyrics, their story, who they are underneath. It's the combination of the two that makes it magic.

I love this quote, and I leave it with you as my thought for today.

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