The Oscar winning film ‘La Grande Bellezza’ is truly magnificent, one of the greatest films made in Italy or any country for that matter. It’s so full of metaphors and subtext so rich-that I had to just pause the whole film to think about it. The visual storytelling is the most impressive part of this epic story. Saying more with a facial expression and or visual cue than a 100 pages of conversation.
This masterpiece was just what I needed as I’ve been a bit stuck, physically. I’m dealing with some Neuropathy and Fibromyalgia-not exactly a walk in the park, but life could be worse. As long as I stay focused on my art and writing…all will be fine. That’s enough whining from me.
As a matter of fact, I’m wrapping up a new script right now that’s all about Italy. I won’t say anything else until it’s done…but my mentor tells me its my best work yet.
Hany Abu-Assad’s film #Omar was an amazing film. It surprised me in so many ways, especially as I found the film to be more so an apolitical film. I won’t spoil it, so I’ll just say it’s more about the complications of love and loyalty amid a ‘very dark & political environment.’ Make sense? #oscars #palestine #palestinianfilm (at Sundance Sunset Cinema)
"It’s all risk! Living a life is basically about you entering one situation after another that you may or may not want to enter. Everything has stakes, everything has meaning, everything has consequences."
It finally came! The book on Kim Jong IL that I backed on Kickstarter. And on a rainy day no less-there’s nothing like reading about Korean dictators while the rain comes down….
Thanks #laartsonline magazine for the pie plate & screening of #LaborDay movie. “Labor Day” is probably Jason Reitman’s best film to date. I was surprised at the strong sense of humor/irony and the seemingly natural story. Great acting of course, and I also dug 1987 New England and the setting. Lastly, I loved the jokes about going to Friendly’s and getting Fribbles. Thumbs way up!