Thursday, May 27, 2010


I am starting to realize how much I am influenced by the movies I watch. And in this case INSPIRED! Its always a big treat for my boys to go to the mailbox and get our Netflix movie. Today "Mr Magorium Wonder Emporium" came. Didnt know anything about this movie but it was a Netflix reccomendation so we sent for it. I made popcorn after school today and sat down on the couch with my boys and turned it on. What a fun, sweet, magical, feel good movie. It was so different than anything I had seen. Even the end credits were fun to watch :)
But, the most powerful thing I got from this movie was the music. LOVED it! The main character Molly (Natalie Portman) was a composer and she played music all day long in her head. She would always be moving her fingers as if she were playing the keys on a piano throughout her workday. The music that kept playing in her head was my inspiration. I LOVE to play the piano! I dont do it very often any more mainly bc I sold my $500 piano a couple years ago in hopes to get a nicer one. But nicer ones cost $$$$$$! Now after the music in this movie I am obsessed. I miss playing SO bad. Look how beautfiul those keys are :)Needless to say I have been searching all afternoon on KSL and Craigslist for one of these...a girl can dream right :)And now it is almost 1 am and I cant get off Itunes searching for all of my favorite movie ballads...listening to them over and over again. Here are a few of my faves, in no particular order:
"Night Time" Aaron Zigman, Mr Magorium Wonder Emporium
"First Knight Theme" Jerry Goldsmith, First Knight
"Bella's Lullaby" Twilight
"Claire de Lune" Debussy, Oceans 11
"January Rain" David Grey, Serendipity Sountrack
"I am King, I shall lead" George Fenten, Anna and the King
"Battle of Little Roundtop" Gettysburg
I was once told by my mother, "if you dont use your talents, they will be taken away from you". I just hope Im not too late...


  1. You can play my piano whenever you want. It's in a magical room as you know....

  2. I've never seen it. I'm putting it on netflix right now. Thanks Beck!