Monday, November 16, 2009

undiscovered treasure: Two for the Road

Over the weekend my mom and I watched Two for the Road, a 1967 movie starring Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney, with music by Henry Mancini. Set in the south of France, The married couple revisit the roads and beaches and hotels where they first fell in love, twelve years before. It's a great exploration of the nature of marriage, not to mention the wardrobe (Mary Quant and Paco Rabanne), the cars and the scenery are to die for. As a pretty hardcore Audrey fan, I was surprised I had never seen this movie, and neither had my mom. It doesn't rival Sabrina, Roman Holiday or Breakfast at Tiffany's for iconic romance, but it's quirky and funny and a bit of a hidden gem in her cinematic repertoire. Give me Audrey, outfits and the south of France, and I'm pretty much sold.

The scenes on the beach totally took my mind right back to the days I spent studying abroad in Aix-en-Provence, when we would play hookie from class and take the train down to Cassis to lay in the sun and swim in the Mediterranean.

Love, love love these sunglasses...

Amazing Paco Rabanne dress from one of the last scenes...

1 comment:

  1. Two for the road is an absolute gem! Considering that no one really talks about it much when they talk about Audrey Hepburn movies. I like it because it's so different from her pie in the sky romantic movies... which are brilliant as well. During this movie, Audrey was going through a lot of marriage problems so I think it was a definite outlet for her at the time.

    I do have a website that is all about Audrey Hepburn in case you or anyone would like to read some more. It's http://www.everythingaudrey.com

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