~~ "It's All Life, until it's Over" ~~
Kilgore Trout

~~ " In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?”" ~~
Saint Augustine

~~ “Nobody would do anything if they knew what they were in for.” ~~
"Amarante", in "Milagro Beanfield War"

~~ "May you Walk with Beauty All Around You" ~~
Navajo Blessing

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Sunday Matinee - "I am David"

I watch a lot of movies, because I think of them as an Art Form.  So, I'll tell you about one I scraped up from the indies, or maybe something brand new, but mostly they will be ones that had the musical score, the story telling, and the cinematological (let's make up some new words here) magic to sparkle the apple of one's eye.

Today, well actually yesterday, we watched "I am David".  Since I seldom read the paper and never watch TV,  I have no idea if this was a big hit missed by such a hermit as myself but I will tell you this magical film will stay firmly inside my heart forever.  It's scary for young children so be aware.  It's about a journey taken from post WWll Bulgaria and weaves through the lives of others as David makes his way to his final destination, given to him by his protector in Bulgaria, in Denmark.  He carries a sealed letter with him that he guards constantly.

Beware! Don't read the wiki spoilers so that you can feel this story with it's full impact.  It's beautiful.

The movie is based on the 1963 novel by Ann Holm which was once called North to Freedom but is now being published as, I Am David .   I think it's time for me to read the book.



Boy of boy do I need to get knitting!   That's why this blog was started back in the day.   I blame Color Vision and, of course, the biggest boogeyman of all, Flowers!  Politicians?  Meh!   More like Merde!  Oh dear, I feel good for some reason.  Swearing in another language is too much fun!  I have to stop it!

2 comments:

  1. French and Klingon! It's good to be able to express those feelings in a number of languages.

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  2. It seems like the cuss words stick in the brain the best! lol!

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