Wednesday, December 3, 2008

A pretty girl is like a melody


    One of my favorite American song writer is Irving Berlin. 
    A lot of this songs are about Women that haunted your mind and your dream. 
    Mix of Nostalgia and Beauty, this song was writen in 1918 and became a hit :
     "You can't escape she's in your memory " for all the boys on the front 
    who had only a photograph to look at to forget world cruelty and war.
     This song and this post is dedicated to all the Pin-ups, strangers you cross in the street,
     Stars of the screen or Paper dolls that "run around your brain".

    " I have an ear for music,
    And I have an eye for a maid.
    I like a pretty girlie,
    With each pretty tune that's played. 
    They go together, 
    Like sunny weather goes with the month of may. 

    I've studied girls and music,
    So I'm qualified to say 

    A pretty girl is like a melody
    That haunts you night and day, 
    Just like the strain of a haunting refrain, 
    She'll start up-on a marathon
    And run around your brain. 
    You can't escape she's in your memory.
    By morning night and noon. 
    She will leave you and then come back again, 
    A pretty girl is just like a pretty tune. "

    I add this video about Tadzio the young teenager of Mort à Venise (1971) of Visconti.
    The protagonist, Gustav von Aschenbach, travels to Venice for health reasons.
     There, he becomes obsessed with the stunning beauty of an adolescent Polish boy named Tadzio (Björn Andrésen) who is staying with his family 
    at the same hotel on the Lido as Aschenbach.

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