Friday, November 24, 2006

Audrey!


To say that I love Audrey Hepburn would be an understatement. It is actually surprising that I've never mentioned her on my blog before. I know that a lot of people think that she is over rated, and I suppose they might be right, but I fall into that mainstream category of people who believe that she was the most beautiful person they have ever laid their eyes upon. My current Audrey Hepburn merchandise includes:
  1. A large Breakfast at Tiffany's Poster.
  2. A small poster from Charade.
  3. A small poster from War and Peace.
  4. A small screen shot photograph.
  5. A hand bag with a screen shot photos on both sides.
  6. An Audrey card that TPF gave me last Christmas
  7. A bookmark with a Breakfast at Tiffany's picture.
  8. A big, door poster that I'm not supposed to know about because it's my Christmas present this year from TPF
This list will probably go on as time passes because I don't see myself getting over her any time soon. I know it is very superficial to like somebody because they are pretty, but however cruel this sounds, looks are quite important. Why do you think people worship Becks? No, it's going nothing to do with football. Its just that people can recognize a fine piece of ahem, booty when they see it. I'm not trying to say that Audrey has a fine piece of ahem, booty here. In fact, people hardly think about any of her other assets because they are so enamoured by her pretty face.

She almost makes acting a dignified profession. You can't imagine Audrey Hepburn baring it all on screen because the role demanded it or even participating in a sex scene in any of her movies, can you? She is a dignified person who wouldn't stoop to that level, even if the role demands it. People can see that she is beautiful woman, even without her showing any skin at all, and that is a rare quality in a person.

The first Audrey Hepburn movie I watched was My Fair Lady. I was quite young when I first saw it. It was a great movie and I loved it. I could never quite figure out the end actually, but I thought that it was a wonderful movie in any case (and Audrey totally deserved that Oscar that went to Julie Andrews for Mary Poppins that year!). I've actually not even watched too many Audrey movies. I've just watched My Fair Lady, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Charade, Wait Until Dark, Roman Holiday, Sabrina, War and Peace and Funny Face. Actually I was re-watching Sabrina on television the other day and it struck me that she wasn't just beautiful, anyone can do beautiful. She is charming and elegant and stands out, and this is what makes her different from all other Hollywood actresses.

I didn't particularly like Breakfast at Tiffany's actually (because I read the book a week before I watched the film and the end of the film is completely different from how the book ends), but I thought Audrey made a delightful Holly Golightly. I thought that Wait Until Dark was a brilliant, but it scared me. I can't take thrillers, its just too much suspense and I get frightened quite easily. My personal favourite is Funny Face, because you get to see Audry Hepburn dancing with Fred Astaire in Paris. What more can one want in life from a movie?



As a short footnote, I would like to apologise for the infrequent blog updates. I've been really busy with real life lately. Its driving me mad. Sigh!

9 comments:

Szerelem said...

Omg....i love Audrey Hepburn too!!(see my profile!) I think there was much more to her than beauty - she was more stylish than beautiful. In fact my mom always asks me why I like Audrey Hepburn so much, since according to her Liz Taylor was more beautiful and Hepburn was to skinny and started looking quite bad later on. I agree with her. But like you said there was such wit, charm and grace about Hepburn that no one else even comes close.
I loved Charade...is it not fabulous fun? And agree with you about Breakfast at Tiffany's but its pretty impossible not to imagine Holly Golightly without thinking of Hepburn.
I recently saw Paris When It Sizzles and realised Hepburn is an actor who is immensely watchable even in a crappy movie. have yet to see Funny Face...its one of the few Hepburn movies I havent seen. Love in the Afternoon is really nice too...you should see it. I took out my Roman Holiday dvd recently and watched it...well because I am going to Rome...but it is soo lovely.(Umm i love Peck so there is that as well)...every time I see it I want her to come running back to him and she never does!! I feel so sad...
Ok shall end ridiculously long comment now. Btw, did you know Aishwarya Rai in Bride and Prejudice was compared to Hepburn...just wanted to shoot the person who said that.

Gay K said...

You might want to watch Audrey in "A Nun's story" She is magnificent.

The Poodle's Friend said...

I WANT TO WATCH SABRINA! I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU WATCHED IT WITHOUT ME. AND WAR AND PEACE. BYATCH.

OK, bas with the capitalising.

nitin said...

Trust Audrey to be stunningly beautiful without being sultry.
On an unrelated note, TPF's use of hindi colloquialisms is hilarious... do you often use Turkish slang to pepper your language?

Sophia said...

I never understood the ending to "My Fair Lady" either. Then again, that was probably how Eliza herself felt about that relationship.

Audrey was beautiful...my aunt saw her shopping in Zurich once! I was so jealous.

the former admiral said...

You might like Two for the Road with Audrey and Albert Finney, and it's on DVD. It's a romance without all the sappy stuff.

I hate sap.

Pendullum said...

My best friend knew Audrey, just as he knew Liz, Ava, and jackie....
I would often just soak up the stories that my late friend would tell me... wee anitdotes of life so to speak... He first met Audrey as his mother invited her over for tea... He was all of twelve, when he found out that she was coming over, he quickly put on his tails and greased his hair...
When Audrey walked rang, my friend made a dramatic entrance and played classical piano for her...
Years past and they became friends... He even knew her ole husband Mel Ferrier...
But when I think of Audrey, I think of how charming my friend was and how he certainly charmed Ms.Hepburn at a very young age...

Anonymous said...

"Btw, did you know Aishwarya Rai in Bride and Prejudice was compared to Hepburn...just wanted to shoot the person who said that."

FINALLY! another person who actually has the guts to express their anger at that! i am so in agreement with this comment because aishwarya is light years away from being anything like audrey; she doesn't come anywhere close. ugh, and to think that some people are chalking her up to be "like hepburn". it really burns me up.

it burns me up even more to read that ms. rai herself has taken to the "hepburn commentary" and has indirectly touted herself as "hepburn-like". if you're interested in seeing this article, go to: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com
/articleshow/893638.cms

yx said...

"how to steal a million" is cute too.