Saturday, April 6, 2013

Inspiration: An Education (2009)


This British coming-of-age drama is one of my favourite films and one of the best roles played by the adorable and talented Carey Mulligan. In 1961 suburban London, Jenny is a 16-year-old schoolgirl who aims for an interesting life. She's bright, pretty and clever. Her life changes after she meets David, a charming, smart, sophisticated and charismatic man over twice her age. Jenny falls in love with him and with his lifestyle - he takes her to fancy clubs, concerts and London's finest restaurants with his classy stylish friends. However, appearances can be deceiving and a tragic heartbreaking awaits, hiding behind the swell world of jazz, art and intellect.
This movie is brilliant (not to mention the wonderful soundtrack!), visually well done with its nostalgic allure, and you know how lovely the early 60's fashion can be! Jenny's flawless hairstyle and dresses - her style changed from a highschool sweetheart to an Audrey Hepburn-like elegance icon - are aesthetically beyond pleasing. 
Their days spent together in Paris were so dreamy and romantic, that I immediately felt like something was going wrong as it was all too perfect to be true. This is a story about teenage priorities, the illusions naive girls have when they fall in love, and which is the right path to take at a certain age. Because most eye-opening lessons are learnt out of school - and one of them is to never neglect a promising future, no matter how tempting fun may seem.

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  1. A última frase diz tudo. "Because most eye-opening lessons are learnt out of school-and one of them is to never neglect a promising future, no matter how tempting fun may seem".
    "It's funny though, isn't it? All that poetry and all those songs, about someting that lasts no time at all".
    Se é homem, quanto mais palavras,pior.
    Gostei deste tema...daria pano para mangas"

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  2. adoro adoro adoro! é dos meus filmes favoritos <3 e adoro o desempenho da Carey Mulligan também (se bem que para mim nada bate o desempenho dela em Never Let Me Go). é tão bonito, poético e romântico...

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    1. Ela é uma das melhores actrizes desta nova geração jovem! Viste-a no Shame? Excepcional. É bonito sim, e triste.

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  3. I LOVE THIS FILM!!!!! All of the outfits (and hair and makeup!) are so perfect!

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  4. Fixe. Tenho filme para ver hoje :)

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  5. This sounds and looks great! Definitely need to watch this!

    www.laurensibs.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Just went and watched this film after seeing it on your blog - it is quite brilliant! Really enjoyed the soundtrack as well :)

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    1. I'm glad you liked it! The soundtrack is flawless :)

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  7. Love this film, one of Carey's best performances I think! <3

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  8. I think I'll watch it. The actress looks lovely.

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  9. Bem, ainda nunca me dei ao "trabalho" de ver este filme, apenas por causa da Carey. Tenho uma piquena implicância com a miúda - menor que a que tenho com a Jennifer Lawrence, mas quase igual - e por isso fujo sempre dos filmes em que ela entra. Mas tenho uma certa curiosidade com este, e qualquer dia vai ter de ser. Quando me passar a febre inspiracional e conseguir voltar a olhar para um ecrã que não esteja pejado de vikings e dragões.
    http://fashionfauxpas-mintjulep.blogspot.com

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    1. Vikings e dragões não é comigo ahah! Eu adoro a Carey, acho-a giríssima e talentosa. No "Shame" revelou-se imensamente como actriz.

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  10. adoro este filme! a história, os cenários, o vestuário... tão 60's como eu tanto amo <3

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  11. A Brilliant post about a brilliant film and incredible costume! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

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  12. Ai esse filme... gostei tanto. Tem cá um ambiente. E as roupas!!

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  13. This has been added to my amazon wishlist now, it looks so cute!! Anything with that kind of white filming/ photography and I am sold. That's why I bought picnic at hanging rock and.. oh god, all the films I like. Maybe should reevaluate life.

    E x

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    1. I just downloaded Picnic at Hanging Rock! :)

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  14. Wow, I have never seen it before, but will try to watch it. Thank you for the tip.
    I'm following you with bloglovin, please follow me back, thank you.
    Dusana :-)

    www.letnedni.com

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    1. Thank you, Dusana :) I hope you enjoy the movie!

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  15. ohh i absolutely love this movie! it made me sigh with happiness so many times. beautiful <3

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    1. I think it's impossible to dislike this movie!

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  16. ugh I love this movie. Carey is simply flawless <3

    http://www.tseparfait.com/

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