Maybe I’m stock piling ideas for my book that I keep thinking I should write but at this rate won’t start until I’m 90. I did get other things done. I DO know how to work the pause button.
It all started with The Importance of Being Earnest. I guess the rest of the cast was good, but it’s hard for me to take my eyes off Colin Firth. And that’s why I saw him trying really hard to keep a straight face in some of the more ridiculous scenes. Reese Witherspoon can do a British accent. Although since I’m not British I could be completely wrong about that, but it sounded fine to me.
Then good old Netflix suggested I might like Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky. This was a little more intense. The revolutionary dissonances of Igor’s work versus Coco’s radical ideas in women’s fashion. So of course they hit it off, but the relationship was doomed.
So – from London to Paris to Venice to Tuscany and Shadows In the Sun. And another kind of love story altogether. This movie was more about the love of writing and the fear that can paralyze a writer when he thinks he might have nothing left to say.
Well they should all just sit down and watch more movies. Tons of ideas there.
Giancarlo Giannini as Father Moretti was delightful. So was Joshua Jackson, but only when he forgot to slick back his hair with grease. Yuck. And the beautiful scenery will make you want to book a flight to Italy and never come home. Unless of course you live there already, in which case, gawd I envy you.
As good as all of these were, The Young Victoria turned out to be the best of all of them. You’d think by the time I got around to this one I’d be all sapped out, but nope. Emily Blunt is a perfect young Victoria and Rupert Friend is an excellent Prince Albert. I think there were sparks.
If I’d seen movies like this in school I might have had a better appreciation for politics and history. Well, that’s debatable. I might have wanted to meet Rupert Friend.
The next thing I’m going to tackle is a thousand page novel. Going to sleep and to work can be such annoying interruptions.