Sunday, February 5, 2012

Night 5 of "The 14 Night's of Valentine's Day Giveaway"

Welcome to night 5 of "The 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Giveaway". Tonight we have our next featured shop from our Valentine Giveaway. We also have the review of the next movie on our Valentine Love Story Movie List. First off lets get to our featured item of the night from Laughing Vixen Lounge.

Tonight's Featured Item - Be Still My Heart Charm Bracelet

Be Still My Heart Charm Bracelet  $45

Purchase this, or any other featured item, from Laughing Vixen Lounge through February 29th and get 10% off. Use code FEBRUARY10 at checkout.

The 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Shop Feature - Miss Bohemia

Miss Bohemia is run by Jen from the UK. Her shop is filled with bohemian glamour, darkly romantic pieces, vintage inspirations and fairytales!

Jen uses vintage themes in her work. You'll see lots of pearls, soft colors and antique images. Then on the flip side you'll find pieces in dark moody shades and themes of wolves and Vampires.

Jen also has a great collection of Alice in Wonderland themed pieces that include necklaces, bracelets, earrings and keyrings. If you're a fan of the book, or know someone who is, you're sure to find something special here.

You'll have a chance to win your choice of Victorian Sweetheart or Valentine Vampire jewelry set from Jen's shop. Enter now on the main giveaway page.

Take a minute to stop by Miss Bohemia and find yourself a little treat.

To get in the Valentine spirit each shop was asked what their favorite love story movie is. Jen said "My movie pick in honour of Valentine's Day is 'While You Were Sleeping' with Sandra Bullock and Bill Pullman. I chose this movie over some of my other favourite classic romance movies because it offers a more modern day untraditional fairytale story and has a comedic element to it too. The mix of sweet, sad and funny moments in this movie make it a perfect choice"

Now for tonight's movie. Make sure to leave a comment below. Anyone who leaves a comment, with their opinion of the movie, for each of the 14 movies will get an extra 10 entries in our Valentine's Day Giveaway. After you finish commenting on all 14 movies you need only leave 1 comment on the main giveaway page that says "I made it through the 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon with my heart intact!" That 1 comment will count for 10 entries.

Night 5 - Moulin Rouge

Tagline - This story is about truth. This story is
               about beauty. This story is about freedom.
               Above all this story is about love.

Music selections from the movie on the jukebox...
1.Sparkling Diamonds
2. Elephant Love Melody
3. Complainte de la Butte
4. Your Song
5. Come What May
6. Lady Marmalade
7. One Day I'll Fly Away
8. El Tango de Roxanne

Directed by Baz Luhrmann (Romeo + Juliet and Australia) and released on June 1, 2001 by Twentieth Century Fox (rated PG-13). Paris 1899. Christian (Ewan McGregor) has come to Paris a penniless poet. There he meets Satine (Nicole Kidman) a beautiful courtesan working at The Moulin Rouge. The two fall in love against all odds but can it survive?

This movie is beautiful! It’s full of vivid colors and gorgeous outfits. At first I was not sure I would care for the mix of modern music since the movie is set back in time but it was quickly clear that it would work brilliantly. I already knew Ewan McGregor could sing but was surprised at how well Nicole Kidman did. Musicals have never been my favorite genre but every now and then a really good one comes along and this is one of them.

And, for all of us hopeless romantics out there, this one has all the classic elements and enough tears to put a dent in the Kleenex box. So curl up on the couch and enjoy the beauty of tragic love.

Take a look at the original trailer...

Some trivia about the movie...
1. The necklace worn by Nicole Kidman was made of real diamonds and platinum and was the most expensive piece of jewelry ever made for a film. The Stefano Canturi necklace was made with 1,308 diamonds and weighed a total of 134 carats. It’s worth is an estimated $1 million dollars.
2. "Come What May" is the only completely original song in the movie. It was originally written for "Romeo + Juliet".
3. Originally, the green fairy was going to be a long-haired muscle man with a giant sitar and Ozzy Osbourne was hired to provide the vocals. Eventually it was changed to the current "Tinker Bell" incarnation, played by Kylie Minogue, but Osbourne still gives voice to the fairy's guttural scream when it turns evil.
4. Cat Stevens would not license his song "Father and Son", which was the first musical number in the original script, because of his current religious beliefs. He objected to the sexual content in the film. The scene featuring "Father and Son" was to have been between Christian and his father in his father's office, with all his father's employees joining in for the chorus. This was to be the segue into his leaving home for Paris. The scene is included in the complete script on the Special Edition DVD
5. The word "love" and its variations (loved, loves, loving, lover and lovers) appears in this film 143 times.
6. Moulin Rouge (Red Mill) dancers really wore split knickers under their dresses, a technical point that the film-makers chose not to follow in order to obtain a PG-13 rating. An enormous elephant statue in the garden, bought from a theme park, housed an Arabic nightclub and an opium den. Several images (i.e. clowns, men in tuxedos with tutus) are taken from Toulouse-Lautrec's paintings of the Moulin Rouge and nearby clubs. Some of Lautrec's lines in the scene after Satine rejects Christian are taken from his letters.


  1. Moulin Rouge looks visually stimulating

  2. Moulin Rouge is one of my favorite movies of all times!

  3. I am still not fed up with it!!
    I still watch it quite often


  4. I have not yet seen Moulin Rouge.....I think I will rent it to watch this weekend :)


  5. I have no idea how many times I have seen Moulin Rouge and I'm in love with the Soundtrack .

  6. Moulin Rouge is not one of "my" movies -- it didn't work for me.

  7. Post-modern, love it!!


  8. I watched this movie when it first came out,it was made really well