One way I’ve been passing time is watching old Italian movies. I’m in a Sophia Loren phase. Apart from giving me full confidence that eating spaghetti is the way to live, her characters have a strength, practicality and robustness that is reassuring. As well as the vintage collection, her most recent movie is on Netflix along with a documentary, What would Sophia Loren do? It’s … Continue reading What would Sophia Loren do?
Lots of the time I imagine myself as a character in a film. I’m pretty sure this is how I got through high school. The awkward, pale, silent girl was narrating a much more exciting story in her head. But now each morning I wake up and feel like I’m in a bad film. Maybe it’s a B movie, a straight to video (DVD?) release. … Continue reading Waking up in a bad film
Little Miss Sunshine is a low budget film about a dysfunctional family taking a road trip in a yellow VW van through the least glamorous parts of the USA. It’s the opposite of a Hollywood blockbuster, yet it grossed over 100 million dollars at the box office and won two Oscars. What’s so great about it? Let me explain… LMS has a cast of characters … Continue reading Films that shaped me: Little Miss Sunshine