Monday, June 2, 2008

Edith Piaf

Have you seen the movie from last year, 'la vie en rose', about Edith Piaf? I LOVED this movie, as I've always been a huge Edith Piaf fan - however, while Marion Cottiliard did an AMAZING job capturing Edith I think she also did a big of a diservice to her by...well...over-acting a bit. Edith was a born performer. First -watch this clip of the REAL edith in 1962, a year before her death. She has POISE and COMMAND of the stage despite her ill health and age.

Now -watch Marion Coutillard perform as Edith Piaf in a clip from the movie from the same time period.

Now, she's playing up the bad posture and all a bit much, isn't she? Not to take away from the movie at all - definitely see the movie if you have not yet! I just wanted people to know that the real Edith Piaf was a born performer!!


Topsy Turvy said...

She's great isn't she. Somehow I missed this movie when it was in the theatre, but thanks for reminding me to rent it.


Be the change..... said...

definitely check it out, Lana! It's really a fantastic movie with tons of FAB music!!!