i'll admit this is one of my top 10 favorites. maybe because it was part of the inspiration for my wedding. maybe because every time may rolls into june, i feel like watching this movie. maybe because my dad took me to see this on a school night when i was in the 2nd grade. maybe because the men are so dang handsome and i want to wear everything in the movie.
watching the stelling men fish off their dock over the weekend got me thinkin' about this film. i love how alluring fishing can seem every time i watch someone else do it. but baiting my hook makes me a little squeamish.
oh depression era/flapper style. i am forever hook, line and sinker for you. pun totally intended. and jessie burns is such a cool chick. bright, witty, savvy, and sharp as a whip. i can't wait for my hair to be long enough to finger-wave. it feels like i'm getting closer...
but paul... paul is the kind of boy you want to go to the dance with. charming, devastatingly good-looking, dangerous paul. a drinker, smoker, gambling, fighting, fishing newspaperman. a rebel to the very end. to the very tragic end. i always end up bawling my eyes out in the last 15 minutes. funnily enough i never experienced brad pitt hysteria after this(just leonardo dicaprio(romeo) and jared leto(jordan catalano)).
anywho(all dreamy boys aside), after i watch this movie i always want to fly-fish; play horse shoes; listen to big band music; find a speakeasy; wear voile lawn party dresses; finger-wave my hair; and enter a watermelon seed contest. all things i think i might have to add to my summer to-do list.