August 14th, 2008
So I am sort of obsessed with this movie and flip the channel whenever I land on it. I just have to see it through. I love the colors, the music, the costumes, Rose Byrne as Duchesse de Polignac — everything. Well, one thing I noticed right away was the scene where Marie Antoinette is meeting with her brother and she is talking about how “divine” this tea is. Then all of a sudden a flower blooms in the teacup as she is pouring the hot water. After not very much research at all, I found it. These teas are hand tied. They start out looking like a little green bud and then, voila!, a glorious flower blooms right before your eyes. I would love to surprise a few of my friends with this as a gift. Teaposy had the coolest website by far. They sell clear teapots and big clear tea mugs. I can’t wait until mine arrives!
August 13th, 2008
I file this under “guilty pleasure,” because I don’t think this movie was heralded in the press as “thumbs-up,” or even as a “rent it.” I love this film and just ordered it off Amazon. I remember watching this when I was a kid, and had no clue what it was that I was witnessing. It must have been a play to begin with, because it has some of the most memorable characters. It stars Holly Hunter, Mary Steenburgen, Tim Robbins, and Alfre Woodard. If you ever have a free afternoon late in the summer, you gotta check this one out.