venerdì 25 luglio 2008

Lucy In The Sky

It was years ago, when I used to spend all my day watching, analyzing, studying and writing about movies that I understood that beyond all the classifications and the film genre theories, basically for me there are only two kind of movies. The ones I watch - liking a lot or disliking them - that can catch my attention for a while but that can also become only just another dvd on the shelf, and the ones I love. And I'm talking about true love. Movies of my heart, just a few titles I "collected" trought the years.

We heart certain movies for unpredictable reasons, often they're not perfect films, not necessarily masterworks, but there is something about them... It's the power of memories I suppose: we love a movie because it reminds us of something...a place, a person, something we felt or we wish we had felt. It's always so, so personal! In the end, we adore a specific film because of who we are.

Since the first time I watched it, I knew Stealing Beauty (by Bernardo Bertolucci, 1996) would become one of "my movies".


A girl (played by a so young and so beautiful Liv Tyler), a summer spent in Tuscany (but it's not a stereotypical italian holiday...), an old house, a secret. Searching for a missing father through the pages of a cryptic diary, growing up a little...





I don't want to reveal anything more, I'm just hoping you'll watch (and enjoy) this movie. I'd love to hear your impressions...

13 commenti:

Sharon Rose ha detto...

I haven't seen it, but I'll look out for it!!

Jenaveve ha detto...

One of those films I missed when it came out, and so never got around to watching. But I take your recommendation and will definitely see it.

The Clothes Horse ha detto...

I want to see this, but sadly my library doesn't have it! One day soon...
I'm very similar to you about the waiting thing. I hold myself back as well from certain things and then others are beyond my control...

jayne ha detto...

ooo I'll have to watch this!

CoutureCarrie ha detto...

I will have to check it out!!

Alice Point ha detto...

It sounds realy interesting. I am sure I will watch this movie:)

Fashion Ivy ha detto...

I'll definitely be on the lookout for it. Looks like a good watch

design for mankind. ha detto...

Oh how beautiful... :)

Jay ha detto...

Aww it sounds like a movie a mere sixteen year old girl like myself should see{ one of my fav. movies of all time. Was a movie i saw so long ago, and could not remember the name. I spent years looking for that movie. Finally one night me and my cousin were watching tbs or something, and the movie came on! my heart just melted{ i will forever love that movie!

Siljesfashion ha detto...

Love this movie, time to see it again! Thank you for that lovely comment.

Eleh ha detto...

hopefully they have them on DVDs here. and man. liv tyler is a beau indeed.

Sam ha detto...

I've never seen this movie, but it looks and sounds lovely. i'll have to go rent it.

Guerreira ha detto...

That's one of my movies as well! In it, Liv Tyler reminds me of my sister, not sure why exactly. And I think she is one of the pretties girls alive!