Movies

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

All the reviews to the movie will say “stunning” “astounding” “mesmerizing” “remarkable” “inspiring” “beautiful” and for once, you can trust everything they say. I sat there after the movie was over, thinking..I’ve never seen a movie like this before. You could say the movie is about triumph over adversity, courage, overcoming physical difficulties. But I… Continue reading The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Movies

The Visitor

The main character is a widowed Connecticut Economics professor. He’s taught the same course for six years, he’s not busy, he’s bored, lonely, isolated, locked in a successful life by material standards, but he has no family around him, no emotional wealth. He has no connection, and the movie, like Summertime, focuses in on the… Continue reading The Visitor

Movies

Summertime

1955; Directed by David Lean on location in Venice. Katharine Hepburn (Jane Hudson) and Rossano Brazzi (Renato De Rossi). My new favorite David Lean movie, much more intimate than his sweeping epics (think Lawrence of Arabia, Dr. Zhivago and Bridge on the River Kwai) because I’m in an introspective mood lately. In fact, for the… Continue reading Summertime