Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Wednesday Matinee at the Moulin Rouge

I know how I missed this frothy, kinetic, visually intense and musically witty film when it came out in 2001: I couldn't understand how a movie set in 1901 was singing "Lady Marmalade." I caught a bit of it on tv, and when I saw graying men in top hats singing from Nirvana's "Teen Spirit" I had to rent it. I was bedazzled by the energy and vibrancy. Seeing Roxanne set to a tango dance piece is spectacular fusion.

Movie menu:
lots and lots and lots of popcorn and diet coke.

For your dining pleasure:

Champagne is used as a symbol of the courtesan and what transpires with those wealthy enough court her.

Instead, let us honor her love of the humble writer with a supper they would have been able to afford:

marvelous cheeses, crusty bread, and red red wine.

Which movies have surprised you? I'm always looking for more--


  1. Moulin Rouge is one of the most underrated movies of the past 10 or 15 years.

    The soundtrack is absolutely wonderful!

  2. I like Moulin Rouge. That Ewan McGregor seems so gosh darn earnest! I just watched 3:10 to Yuma. Very good. I think you'd want to watch it with hard liquor and biscuits.

  3. Karen--you are so right!
    Margaret--another one of my all time favorites, and I don't even like Westerns!
    Great menu recommendations, they will have to be YOUR biscuits!