Daily Archives: June 30, 2010

Elizabethtown

I stumbled upon this movie title a couple of days ago, while I was ‘hopping’ from one blog to another. The review said something about this movie that made me want to watch it myself. Was released by the end of year 2005, almost 5 years ago ^^; Elizabethtown, starring: Orlando Bloom *as Drew Baylor* and Kirsten Dunst *as Claire Colburn*.

I don’t wanna talk about the movie plot, you can read it here, or even better, watch the movie. Well, it contains a casual drama-comedy-romance, and I’d already have my own fave movie within this genre. But I fell in love with one part of this movie… the scrapbook!!

As a travel guide map from Kentucky *where Elizabethtown is located* to Oregon *Drew’s home* by car, Claire made a scrapbook for Drew. According to her guide map, the travel will take approximately 2 days. The interesting part is, Claire didn’t only give a guide which road to take, but also give Drew a chance to stop by at interesting places. She wrote a personal commentary, quotes, or sometimes a funny instruction for what Drew had to do. She also gave the road trip a soundtrack. Each page was provided with CD’s, which was compiled personally by her to create the appropriate mood.

Here are some lines of instruction which can be found in her guide map…

“Some music *needs* air. Roll down your window.”

“Sadness is easier because its surrender. I say make time to dance alone with one hand waving free.”

The point is, she personally made the guide map for Drew, so that he can enjoy the road trip, and forget his sadness. “I want you to get into the deep beautiful melancholy of everything that’s happened”, that’s what she said when she gave the scrapbook. Sweet ^^ Oh, and what a cool scrapbook. Made me want to make one just like that ­čśë

Lastly, my favourite quote…

“So you failed. Alright you really failed. You failed. You failed. You failed. You failed. You failed. You failed. You failed. You failed. You failed. You failed. You failed. You failed. You think I care about that? I do understand. You wanna be really great? Then have the courage to fail big and stick around. Make them wonder why you’re still smiling.” ~ Claire Colburn