A Room with a View – Part I

Oct 15, 2009 | Random Thoughts | 7 comments

No, this is not another design post.
It’s rainy, 34 degrees and in a word: horrible.
Time to take a hot bath, wear our pajamas for the day, dump Chanel No. 5 head to toe and feel romantic and cozy.
There are very few movies as romantic as the “old” Merchant Ivory film, “A Room with a View.” …aside from Rhett (my heart, my heart) Butler it contains the most romantic on screen kiss…
Winter is coming and I do hate it so…I thought, what fun to watch some movies …through out the next couple months I will try to find some on You Tube so we can watch them together. So break open a Bordeaux (or perhaps more apropos with this film a big, red Montelpuciano ) and enjoy this subtle look at falling in love.
I will be hosting this film in segments but, it really belongs on any Parisienne Farmgirl follower’s movie shelf. I fell in love with this movie as a teen, my Dad bought it for me as it was Princess Diana’s favorite movie.
Like a book club, we will comment on each segment….
Et Voila…
A Room with a View, Part’s One, (Two and Three too!)


  1. Belle de Ville

    This is not only a great movie it is a great book too. I love staying in on a cold rainy day and watching these kind of movies or reading these kind of books.

  2. cityfarmer

    I opted for Christmas oldies

  3. Berlin Deluxxe

    What a neat idea! Thank you for sharing this flick with us 🙂

  4. Bonjour Madame

    I just put this in my netflix que as well as the previous movie your recommended. They both look good.

  5. Castles Crowns and Cottages

    Oh my dearest Parisienne,

    It is so nice to hear from you; I know that life gets in the way and blogging has to take a back seat to other commitments, but how nice of you to visit. I totally understand your feeling about ballet. I started ballet at the age of 18 and I too, had a hard time convincing my father to let me start. I only started dancing Flamenco at the age of 12 because the neighbor across the street from our new home happened to be a Flamenco dancer teacher and she taught me for free!!!! I soared….but my heart has always been in ballet. The horrible truth is yes, in order to dance on point, one has to start very young and then work up to getting on point shoes at around the age of 11. I missed that boat, but I did take ballet for years to reinforce my style and strength for jazz and tap. I am blessed enough to have performed in dance companies and I traveled on a USO tour to Asia; I now use theatre in my fourth grade French immersion class to teacher literacy and God has blessed that. Have you ever seen the movie, Babette’s feast? YOU NEED TO SEE IT. It has a very strong Christian setting and there is a scene at the end that you need to see. It coincides with your statement about God allowing you to dance in heaven, like you have always wanted. WE SHALL BE THE ARTISTS THAT GOD INTENDED FOR US TO BE…WE SHALL DELIGHT THE ANGELS. It is never too late; you are young. At your age of 34, I started to learn French. I now teach and I hold two teaching licenses, I have a B.A. in French, I am one class away from my masters and I learned to play the harp at the age of 40. There are limitations with age, but there are NO closed doors. WOW, I could go on. Please visit me again, please and you can reach me at:


    God bless you! Anita

  6. Thistle Cove Farm

    Due to lack of band width, I’ll have to find the movie and buy it. I did see it years ago and loved it; love all those Merchant Ivory films…so
    lush and well written.
    We’re expecting snow this weekend and 60 degrees next week. Hope so as it will give me time to clean the stable and finish all the gardens.

  7. Jenny

    OH Angela, so funny to find this movie was a fave of yours. As a romantice dreamer of a teenager I found and cherished this movie. I knew the clips you had on your site without having to play them. I actually wrote about the “kiss” sequence for my entrance essay to a pretigious east coast College and got a postcard from one of the admissions reviewers gushing over how she too loved the movie. My oldest (13) is just now falling for period pieces (I have justly introduced her to Anne of Green Gables, Little Women and Laura Ingalls) but I will wait until she is a little older for this gem. ?


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