On the Subject of Favorites

Thursday, September 24, 2009

'The measure of love is what one is willing to give up for it'



Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951)

Staring Ava Gardner and James Mason. Directed by Albert Lewin and shot by the legendary Jack Cardiff.

Don’t want to ruin the film for you if you haven’t seen it already so I won't give away anything more than what the title already tells you, but it really is one of my most loved films! The story is a little different, based on legend yet it's so fantastic in it's style that it feels almost modern. First introduced to me by my friend Billie with the following short (1 minute, 8 second) video, beginning has some Spanish dubbing but you can disregard, it ends in 6 seconds:



Isn't it charming?! This movie makes me wish there were more like it. It was filmed in Tossa de Mar.





Inspired Etsy finds...



Left to Right (From Top): Perfectly Pretty Lady Cameo by DownandOutChic, 1950's Vintage Elegant Ruched Strapless by TimelessVixenVintage, Leather pocket journal by TeaStudio, Finishing School Velvet Fascinator by 13Bees , The Carolyn Necklace by TZTudio, Just Around the Corner Dress by 13Bees, I Love Pocket Watches by SamLamb, 1960's Vintage Paul Parnes Couture by TimelessVixen, HMS Bounty in Custom Case by JunkeStuffbyGinny.



Sources: Film frames courtesy of Celtslavica

23 comments:

Sam said...

James and Ava - I've not seen this beauty! Thank you! I'm always on the look out for terrific classics like this! ...and I love your faves - I love the way you put them together too - so pretty Gabbi!!P.S. My claim to fame, speaking of James, is that my mother and I saw him trying on shirts in a department store here in Sydney. My mother nearly fainted (she was a huge fan of his) but whispered to me "There's James Mason!" Of course being only about 5 at the time I yelled in a huge voice "Who's James Mason?" She nearly fainted then too!!

Iva said...

Gabbi! I have never seen this movie! Thank you so much, I will have to set a date to view this 5 star classic ;)

I hope you are having a fantastic day...also, these are some truly lovely Etsy finds....I love Christina's shop! Such a talented lovely lady.

Thank you so much Gabbi for being such a sweet blogger! Have a great night!

Keith said...

I love Ava and James both. I've never seen this film for some reason. I'll definitely have to change that very soon. Great post. I hope you're doing well. Take care. Cheers!

Leah said...

I haven't seen this movie yet but you're quote on top made me so interested to watch it.

I love your etsy finds. Better start shopping for Christmas gifts now.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Hello Gabbi! We haven't seen this one either...but we've written it down - love all of the insperation pieces...you have a lovely presentation for us to drool over!

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

I'm surprised I HAVEN'T seen this. It looks very romantic. I'm putting it on my Netflix que.

lancelonie said...

Yes, charming! Classic sophistication. :)

Lilee said...

thanks for following! great dress!

Mondo said...

Love the filming - I've never been to Tossa de Mar, but have spent some time around Almeria where they filmed Clint Eastwoods Spaghetti westerns

beckyxoxo said...

seems like it's a good movie :) gonna find it and watch it ! haha . and i love the etsy finds . so great :)

natalie said...

I have to check out this movie, thanks Gabbi!

Chrisy said...

Oh darlin that clip is precious! Thanks for sharin....I'll going to check out the video store tomorrow...and all those etsy finds, well I'd like one of each of those thanks....

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Rita P. said...

I never saw this movie! But you conviced me.. I love classics! And it looks so charming! :D
Btw... amazing etsy finds ;)

have a great weekend
xxxx

Maddie said...

oh i love that black dress with the ruffled top! so pretty.
this movie looks beautiful, i will keep my eyes open for it :)

Clorivak said...

All I have to say is Lovely.

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Ava Gardner is one of my favorites among the old Hollywood royalties...I love how you can find amazing designs inspired by this movie, You have great style Gabbi! xo*

Couture Carrie said...

Love your collage of etsy faves, darling Gabbi! Such beautiful pieces, especially that multi strand pearl necklace! Gorgeous post ~ adore the opening quote :)

xoxox,
CC

Hey Harriet said...

I haven't seen that film but now I'm wanting to. I'll keep an eye out for it. Love your Etsy finds!

jezebel said...

Oh, I love Ava Gardner so!

down and out chic said...

want to come over and teach me all i need to know about classic movies (i'm dreadfully ignorant on the subject).
thank you for including my piece amongst these gorgeous items.

The Cottage Cheese said...

This looks like such a fun movie: handstands and dancing on the beach, beautiful and talented male and female leads, and those beautiful gowns and jewelry! Adding it to the Netflix queue. Lovely Etsy picks based on the theme!

Diana said...

I love how you include fellow bloggers in such appropriate posts! ok, i must add this to netflix *crossing fingers they will have it available*

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