Friday, July 14, 2006

Natural's not in it



I forgot to mention that I did watch Marie-Antoinette again, this time in the French dubbed version. I actually enjoyed it more than the first time at the premiere. Perhaps it's because I had my own expectations to deal with the first time and now I was free to watch at ease. The dubbing was very well done. Obviously French fit in "à la perfection" in Versailles. I thoroughly relished the beauty of the images while trying not to get my mind to ask too many questions. It is not plot-driven, nor does it try to make any political statements. The movie says "love me as I am" and "don't turn me into something i'm not." I still can't get enough of it. The sountrack is supposed to come out in October in France and probably in the rest of Europe. However, I have been listening to a few of the songs from the movie such as "Age of Consent" by New Order, "I Want Candy" By Bow Wow Wow, and "Natural's not in it" by Gang of Four.

"Natural's not in it" is used for the opening credits and having read the lyrics it is absolutely perfect. Bravo Sofia!
Observe:

Natural's Not In It


The problem of leisure
What to do for pleasure
Ideal love a new purchase
A market of the senses
Dream of the perfect life
Economic circumstances
The body is good business
Sell out, maintain the interest
Remember Lot's wife
Renounce all sin and vice
Dream of the perfect life
This heaven gives me migraine
The problem of leisure
What to do for pleasure

Coercion of the senses
We are not so gullible
Our great expectations
A future for the good
Fornication makes you happy
No escape from society
Natural is not in it
Your relations are of power
We all have good intentions
But all with strings attached

Repackaged sex keeps your interest
Repackaged sex keeps your interest
Repackaged sex keeps your interest
Repackaged sex keeps your interest
Repackaged sex keeps your interest
Repackaged sex keeps your interest

The problem of leisure
What to do for pleasure
Ideal love a new purchase
A market of the senses
Dream of the perfect life
Economic circumstances
The body is good business
Sell outs [? out ?] maintain the interest
Remember Lot's wife
Renounce all sin and vice
Dream of the perfect life
This heaven gives me migraine
This heaven gives me migraine
This heaven gives me migraine
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(www.goldlyrics.com)

5 Comments:

Blogger Frapp said...

The blonde girl reminds me of Kirsten Dunst...

6:47 PM  
Blogger Moi said...

Yes, that is Kirsten Dunst!

7:54 PM  
Blogger eurobrat said...

I can't wait to see it.

10:22 PM  
Blogger ParisBreakfasts said...

Your comments make me want to see it again in français-the English accents were a bit raw for all that grandeur=a turnoff for me.I love the photos you picked :)

8:39 PM  
Blogger Moi said...

Carol-I agree, the American accents were a good idea in theory; I read that Sofia wanted every actor to feel at ease and speak with their natural accent. Somehow, it was, as you say, too raw for Versailles. It was a little too distracting. Surprisingly the rock music seemed to blend seamlessly.

4:44 AM  

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