Monday, May 18, 2009
Culture: Elegy and other bits
I had a sheepish night a week ago with a friend or two at home. Not expecting much from a movie I knew nothing about that I received from Lovefilm (the London equivilant to Netflix) I was blown away by Elegy. With Ben Kingley (always solid) and Penelope Cruz (who constantly suprises me) this movie is a love/life story. It left me thinking for days, the issues between a man and a woman and a friend and a friend. It was a quite explanation of life...but as a prefice, it's not for the prudish as there's some nakedness (I think by now Penelope should have some sort of nudity clause, right).
My thoughts of the movie were lost when I picked up the book The Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafron. Based in Barcelona it follows a young boy living his life surrounded by books who reads one that changes his life and sends him on a quest for the author. The mysteries uncovered are better and better with each turn of the page and it's four hundred pages breezed by. Buy it! Buy it now!
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