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Inspiring Movie Review, To Catch a Thief Grace Kelly Cary Grant Alfred Hitchcock Humor Beauty Elegance Fashion and Stunning Landscapes Cary Grant .... John Robie (The Cat) Grace Kelly .... Frances Stevens Film based on the novel by David Dodge. Cary Grant is John Robie, a retired jewel thief who lives quietly on the Cotê d`Azur. And he is under suspicion of having committed several jewel thefts in Nice and Cannes. And he can only prove his innocence by catching the real culprit. But in the beautiful Cotê d`Azur he meets the stunning heiress Frances Stevens who is Grace Kelly, rich, bored, spoiled and enthusiastic and also curious about the reputation of John Robie ("The Cat"), Cary Grant. With gorgeous scenery. One of the most Elegant films, Hitchcock, knew what he was doing. Cary Grant and Gracy Kelly were together, actress and actor, some of the most elegant that ever passed through the cinema. They had natural Elegance. And beautiful! Gracy Kelly's costume was all designed by Edith Head, famous costume designer of the whole movie industry. And she had Gracy Kelly as her muse. Cary Grant, chose his own closet for the movie, because he was very elegant in real life, off screen. For the film Cary Grant found the red polka-dot scarf and the striped sweater in a local store. The scarf worn casually, tied around the neck in the style of a tie. This style was copied by many. The "look", entirely Casual, by Cary Grant. On his feet a CG handmade moccasin for Maxwell's, the pants of a suit. Very elegant. Look at Grace Kelly's "look" on the beach, with cat eye sunglasses, a light yellow swimsuit, and a scarf tied around her head in the same shade. Elegance on the beach. Grace Kelly's evening look is beautiful! She has class and a natural sense of Elegance, she seems to float, when she walks. Cary Grant in a tuxedo, lots of Elegance, natural. Innate Sense. The scene where Grace Kelly meets Cary Grant, in the lobby of the Hotel, she wears a black swimsuit, with a skirt-like beach outlet, a wide-brimmed hat (Flying Num), and a black turban. (One of Grace's signature pieces, made legendary by the future princess). In the picnic scene with the wonderful view of Monte Carlo, Grace Kelly wears a coral dress with white prints on the top (in perfect combination with the gloves) and with a pleated skirt and a coral scarf tied around her neck. Cary Grant with his usual Elegance. The scenes were improvised by the two, who were very much at ease with each other, (Hitchcock, approved). In the fireworks scene, both are in absolute classic elegance. Grace Kelly, is in a pearly white chiffon dress, with a magnificent diamond necklace. Cary Grant in a formal "look", which with all its Elegance, made it look, relaxed and fun. The clothes were a natural extension of himself (THIS IS THE BEST DEFINITION, FOR ELEGANCE). In the final scenes. We have a costume ball, held in a mansion on the Cote d'Azur.All the extras wore costumes in the style of Marie Antoinette's court (which I will talk about in another, article, about Sofia Coppola's film, made about Marie Antoinette). It was the most expensive scene that the stylist Edith Head had ever done. Grace Kelly, is dressed as "a fairy princess (Hitchcock's order). The ball gown, worn by her, with a huge gold mesh skirt, adorned with fabric birds and a gold mask, and on her head a gold wig (remember, all in the Marie Antoinette style). In an action scene, in which Cary Grant, walks on the roof ("The Cat'"), to prove his innocence. He wears black from head to toe, including a polo sweater. As the scene ends, he finishes the "look," with an elegant black coat, just in time for the final scene, on the terrace of his house in the hills, when he agrees to marry Frances (Grace Kelly). Cary Grant said, "I always went to work whistling." Evidently reflected, we saw all his Natural Elegance on the screen. Anyway, this film, shows, Natural Elegance in Cary Grant and Natural and Classical Elegance in Grace Kelly, mixed with Hitchcock's irresistible touch of English humor. And the stunning little City-State Monaco. You will be enchanted by such beauty in everything and everyone throughout the Film! (To read the previous Articles for 2021 and 2020 Click on FILES above - Click on the month and it will open the pages for that month, then scroll down and just read the articles)

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Marie Antoinette Sofia Coppola Fun, Fashion Kirsten Dunst - Marie Antoinette Joseph Josephine Joan of Habsburg-Lorraine, Marie Antoinette. In the 18th century, France, the rich kingdom of Europe, was at war with Austria to avoid Austrian expansionism.Empress Maria Teresa of Austria wanted to make peace with France, thus sealing an agreement with the King of France Louis XV. Making the Wedding of Archduchess Marie Antoinette of Austria, his daughter, to the heir to the French crown, Duke of Berry, Delfin Louis Auguste (King Louis XVI), son of King Louis XV. Marie Antoinette, married at the age of 14 and will live in France. The marriage took 7 years to consummate, due to a physical problem of Delfin. Meanwhile, Marie Antoinette tries to survive the gossip and intrigues of the Court of Versailles. The teenager, Marie Antoinette, takes refuge then, in the Petit Trianon, (Palace, built, by the grandfather, of the Delfin, Louis XIV, for his lover). Delfin Louis Auguste (King Louis XVI)gave it to his wife as a gift. There, she joins her friends, to make parties and games, (the context of the film is in this period). Much later, the Queen realizes that to survive at Versailles, it takes political cunning and if around faithful collaborators. With the French Revolution, France is endowed with a Constitution. The old regime of Kingshipis counting on its days.It results in Louis XV, guillotined in 1793. Marie Antoinette is guillotined soon after.  The Queen was prosecuted and tried for betraying France (unfairly, political strategy) of having frivolous behavior (parties and games, with her friends at the Petit Trianon). Who never was young, teenage, and wanted to have fun. Imagine, the 14-year-old girl, leaving her country out of obligation and to get married and also takes on such a responsibility that it is to rule a country. The future King only had the surgery, to correct the problem, and was cured, only 7 years later. To consume the marriage. Well, the teenager Marie Antoinette, had parties and games in her little palace.The young Marie Antoinette influenced a whole court, with its beautiful dresses, with its joviality and joy. The style used in Época, was the Rococo, rich in details and adornments. Wigs were common, makeup with white skin, rosy cheeks and red lips, both for women and men (probably the appearance gave the impression of health, as the wigs, it was much easier, because at the time it was difficult to fix the hair). Marie Antoinette was one of the best fashionistas the world has ever known. Sofia Coppola (all her movie of her are wonderful, like this one), in her film "Marie-Antoinette", exposes exactly this excerpt from the Queen's life. With all the finesse and artistic mastery, Qualities of Director Sofia Coppola. 2006 Movie with Kirsten Dunst, in the lead role. An cameo by Jamie Dornan, (actor in the movie "Fifty Shades of Gray") Soundtrack: New Order, Air, Siouxsie and Banshees, The Strokes, Gang of Four, Adam & the Ants, Vivaldi, The Cure, Aphex Twin, Domenico Scarlatti / Reitzell, etc. Visually stunning, with a fun soundtrack, very elegant costumes (Helena Canonero, Costume Designer). It's a movie that deserves to be "seen". The phrase: "If they have no bread, let them eat brioche", was never said by the Princess, given the scarcity of bread. Sofia Coppola's movie, Marie Antoinette, which covers the nineteen years that fabulous and tragic woman spent in Versailles. It was filmed largely on location at the palace, Grand Trianon at the Château de Versailles. Marie Antoinette had a skin care routine, beautiful and attractive, with blonde hair, blue eyes, a clear, thin skin and the lower lip of the Habsburg family, she bathed every day, It hydrated the skin and body every day. It left the environment around, fragrant. She was the fifteenth child of a formidable mother, Empress Maria Teresa, who led her huge empire so efficiently that she continued to read state newspapers during childbirth. At the last minute they discovered that the bride-to-be (who liked to dance and play with children and dolls) could barely read and write. Her mother provided an intensive education and makeover, including cosmetic dentistry, a less provincial hairstyle, and an entirely new wardrobe with French-style clothes. Then the girl rolled through the forest in a special golden carriage with golden roses (symbol of the Habsburgs) and lilies (symbol of the Bourbons) Shaking her head with a forelock (wig hairstyle) that hit the roof, (it was so tall). Behind the huge glass windows, she was like a jewel in a padded box. From now on, her mother her warns her, all eyes would be on her, and she should do as she was told. Maria Theresa had anxious premonitions; her girl her was lively and affectionate by nature.However, nothing could prepare a stranger to live with the rigid etiquette of Versailles.In a strictly hierarchical system of absolute monarchy, all power derived from the king, who was next in line with God. Everything about the palace was designed to impress. As her mother had predicted, the debutante First Lady of Versailles was watched by a thousand eyes for the first signs of a misstep. Gossip, humiliating mockery and intimidation were the main occupations of the court. she had a hard job ahead of her, in fact: securing the power of the French state (and the alliance with her homeland) by giving birth to a future dauphin. King Louis discouraged her from taking an interest in politics, but gave her up to all other pastimes. Where Marie Antoinette and her handsome younger brother, the Count d'Artois, organized nightly game parties. In 1775 Louis presented her with the Petit Trianon, a jewel of a neoclassical castle of intimate and perfect proportions, located in the park of Versailles, a fifteen-minute walk from the palace. The interior was, bright and comfortable, with wildflower boiseries, corn cobs and roses. “You who love flowers, I give you this bouquet,” he said. In alliance with creative people-its architects, landscapers and, above all, the seamstress Rose Bertin and the hairdresser Léonard-she made the Trianon and her own person as exquisite as it could be.  She had a great passion, it was for fashion. She dressed to be fashionable, she was indebted to fashion, she was witty. She liked to dazzle in the best outfit at her own costume balls; she liked the buzz about her tall hair when she appeared in her box at the theater in Paris. She and her friend Princesse de Lamballe were the talk of the town when they showed up at the Bois de Boulogne for a winter sleigh ride—two blondes, all in white, with diamonds and furs. Silks and velvets for court dresses, muslin ,with leaf drawings, for the new casual dresses that matched (with Gainsborough hats) the English garden. Fans, lace, silk flowers. The wheel of fashion, turned by the queen and Mlle Bertin, her “minister of fashion”, turned faster and faster. The world of modern fashion was born at this time. Bertin (whose story resembles Coco Chanel's in her business acumen and her rise in society) was the first seamstress; Léonard was the first superstar hairdresser. Of Gascon peasant descent, he rode for his ladies in a noble carriage and (like Bertin) was given to making snobbish pronouncements. (“The great Léonard doesn't get his hands dirty with the bosses of the middle classes.”) Other women, looking at fashion magazines and having no choice but to follow the queen's example, risked bankrupting their husbands. France's own coffers were empty after she fought the British in the US War of Independence. When the Bastille fell on July 14, 1789. The Queen found extraordinary reserves of will and character. Her husband had kept her out of state affairs, but now, when he seemed unable to decide what to do (once he didn't say a word for ten full days), she found herself acting for him. She became, they said, the best man he ever had. She consulted with her ministers, spent hour after hour writing letters to people who could help them. She turned out to be her mother's daughter and very good at political intrigue. She used her charm to turn several revolutionary leaders, including the Count of Mirabeau, into the king's secret agents. Finally, in 1791, it was decided that the family should try to escape - not into exile like most of their friends and relatives, but to a fortified palace not far from the border. In the verdict, she had dressed all in white, as carefully as possible in her circumstances. She faced death with absolute self-control and dignity, and walked gracefully, even with her hands tied, to the scaffold. This amazing woman was deservedly honored in this wonderful Movie by Sofia Coppola. (To read more articles, Click Article Archive Above, Click, Scroll Down, and just read!)  

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Mythology in Everyday Life, Planets in the Stages of Human Life And The Influence of Planets on Stages in All of Life. The MOON - Represents the Boy of Ineffable Beauty - Influences human beings from birth to 7 years of age. This cycle is where all the happiness of home is enjoyed. MERCURY - Represents the "Living Genius of the Third Logos" - Influences human beings from birth to 7 to 14 years of age. It is the cycle of study, of school. VENUS - Represents Love and Tenderness. It influences human beings between the ages of 14 and 21. It is the period of emotional restlessness and sexual stimulation. SUN - It is the gravitational center of all the planets. It is the star that gives life to all planets. It influences human beings in the period between the ages of 21 and 42. In this period we define our vocation and what we should be under the light of the Sun. Mars - "Bellicose and Terrible" - Influences human beings in the period from age 42 to 49. The Martian force promotes the structuring and stability of the home. Jupiter - "Tonant and Warrior" - Influences human beings in the period from 49 to 56 years of age. It represents the "Horn of Plenty". In this cycle, the product of all the work done is harvested. Jupiter gives the scepter to kings and the staff to beggars. SATURN "The Ancient of Days" - SATURN'S FIRST CYCLE: Influences human beings from 56 to 63 years of age. It represents the "Sword of Justice", the cycle of Saturn ends and other combinations begin. SATURN and the MOON - From age 63 to 70, a person at that age becomes quite childish in his way of being, combined influences between Saturn and the Moon. SATURN and MERCURY - From 70 to 77, certain Mercurian restlessness, desire to study, to know more. SATURN and VENUS: from ages 77 to 84, they become more loving, sometimes marrying for a second time. SATURN and SUN - From ages 84 to 95, they become more thoughtful, rethinking life. SATURN and MART - From 95 to 102 years old, they try to occupy themselves, become more helpful, stay close to the family, etc. (To read the previous articles for 2021 and 2020, click on ARCHIVES above - click on the month and it will open the pages for that month, then scroll the page and read the articles)

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Elvis Presley King Rock'n'Roll Music Charisma Sensuality Stage Presence Natural Talent. Pop Rock Country R&B Gospel in a unique musical mix. He dressed in a look that evoked the James Dean era and Marlon Brando-type motorcycle movies of the 1950s, at which time Elvis was proclaimed King of Rock'n'Roll in a "1968 special." In 1969, Elvis wears simple, black and white karate-inspired clothes in his show. Which will be the predecessors of the famous one-piece jumpsuits that will be simple at first, then become flashy and elaborate as the years go by. Elvis studied Japanese karate with his teacher, Tetsuji Murakami, Shotokan technique, an obstinacy he developed when he served the army, where he was promoted to sergeant. He received his first degree of black belt, carrying the certificate in his wallet all his life. He was an extremely kind and humanitarian man. "Jailhouse Rock", Elvis' third film, will come to be considered the classic of all "Opera Rock" films. The production of "Jailhouse Rock", was also recognized as the grandfather of pop / rock music videos, a music format that became popular in the 1980s. Only child and center of his parents' lives. He went to the Assembly of God with his family, and the music and preaching are influences for Elvis, which also include neighborhood black blues-men and country music radio shows. He wanted a bicycle, but gets a guitar from his parents. As a teenager, he continues to be known for singing with his guitar. He buys his clothes on Beale Street and absorbs the black blues and gospel he hears there. Elvis and his parents are workers with a still hard life. He records on the Sun label for $4.00 an acetate of two songs as a birthday present for his mother. Sun's owner Sam Phillips likes it. And Elvis records another album. Sam Phillips, releases a record with Elvis, putting Elvis together with local musicians. And they release five singles of Elvis' first songs with the musicians on the Sun label. Elvis, Scott and Bill perform together, with Scotty acting as manager. They begin playing in small clubs throughout the South. They play a radio show. Signing contract for 52 Saturday appearances. Elvis signs a contract with Bob Neal. Elvis then meets "Colonel" Tom Parker, a promoter connected with various artists and the "Lousiana Hayride", trainer of country star Hank Snow and country star Eddy Arnold. From there on Elvis Presley's career evolves and is what we know today. All by the promoter "Colonel" Tom Parker. In 1970 he was named and awarded as one of the nation's ten outstanding young men by the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce. In 1971, the two-room house in which Elvis, was born, is opened to the public for tours in Tupeja. A long stretch of Highway 51 South, part of which passes in front of Graceland, is officially renamed Elvis Presley Boulevard. In 1971, Bing Crosby Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. He was later renominated for the same award for the entirety of his Work. In 1972 the gospel album "He Touched Me", second Grammy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Documentary for "Elvis on Tour", also the Special Satellite Award. In 1973 "Elvis on Tour" co-wins a Golden Globe with "Walls of Fire", Best Documentary Feature Film 1972. Globally he sold over 1 billion records, more than any other artist. His American sales earned him Gold, Platinum or Multi-Platinum awards. There were 14 Grammy nominations (three wins) from the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. After his death, Elvis' legacy continues to grow. His place in American culture has been celebrated and younger generations recognize him for the icon he is. Two postage stamps of Elvis to the opening of Graceland and the founding of Elvis Week. In 1982 Graceland opens to the public, about 3,000 fans are the first to experience the place the King of Rock'n'Roll called home. In 1984 vinyl, cassette, CD and digital sales, 1 billion worldwide. In 1986, Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame. In 1987, Merit Award from the American Music Awards. In 1993, Postage Stamps by U.S. Mail, 500 million of them were printed, three times the usual take for a commemorative stamp. In 1998, inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 2001, Presley Place in Memphis, is a 12-unit housing community housing homeless families, funded by the Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation. In 2001, Gospel Hall of Fame. In 2002 a remix of "A Little Less Conversation", reaches number one on the charts worldwide. In 2002, BMG and RCA, released "Elvis Hits", premiered in 17 countries. In 2004, UK Music Hall of Fame. In 2006, Graceland is considered a National Historic Landmark. In 2006, President Bush, Prime Minister Koizumi and First Lady Laura Bush visit Graceland, speaking to the press about Elvis' popularity. In 2007, over 75,000 people descend on Memphis for Elvis Week, with events, the Concert sells out Memphis' FedEx Forum. In 2011, First Diamond Certification from the RCAA for the 1970 "Elvis Christmas Album." In 2012, celebrated the 30th anniversary of the opening of his Graceland doors, 18 million fans going since 1982. In 2012, Elvis Week, Record attendance, Annual Candlelight Vigil. In 2012 "Elvis Experience", to South America , Elvis personal items, exhibited outside the US. In 2012 "Elvis Presley in Concert, in Brazil, 50,000 people. In 2013, fans from all over the World gather in Hawaii. In 2013, Graceland is named "The Most Iconic Attraction" by USA Today and readers. In 2013 SoundExchange, deemed Elvis the most frequently broadcast digital artist of the last decade. Elvis is officially the first artist to secure 50 Top Ten Albums in the UK. Beautiful, Talented, Charismatic, Kind, Humanitarian, his Star continues to shine and also capture hearts around the World. "We all Will be received - In Graceland - Whoa-oh-oh-oh, in Graceland, in Graceland, in Graceland, in Graceland - I'm going to Graceland" (Graceland - Paul Simon)(To read previous Articles for 2021 and 2020 Click above on FILES - Click on the month and it will open the pages for that month, then scroll down the page and just read).

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