Sunday, January 11, 2009

"On what will we live?"

"On love."

This was my favorite exchange between the characters Jamal and Latika in the film Slumdog Millionaire. We saw it last night at the Angelika Film Center. You MUST run to see this movie. Of course I cried (when do I not?) because I felt so moved and sad but I also laughed and felt myself routing for these kids. And, beyond the wonderful story and the dialogue and relationships, the cinematography was gorgeous. They made pure art with this film. There are so many scenes where I imagined the stills being photographs on my wall. It was simply beautiful - nuanced, colorful and incredibly moving.

This movie was so good that people actually clapped at the end! I don't even remember the last time I went to the movies and the audience started clapping...maybe when my parents took my sister and me to see ET 20 years ago? Yeah, maybe.

In any event, it was a cold, snowy day and night in Manhattan yesterday so I was happy that D suggested we go to the movies instead of staying in, ordering food for dinner and turning into a lazy mess on the couch.

So, this post is for love and friendship.

Blowing Bubbles

Happy Sunday...enjoy the Golden Globes and red carpet fabulousness...I will! Oh, and do a cheer for Slumdog and for Benjamin Button (another amazing movie).

how can I hurt when I'm holding you?

Today's soundtrack: There are a few...I loved them all!


O Saya

Latika's Theme

Jai Ho

MIA - Paper Planes

Besame, Besame Mucho

Paris is For Lovers

a dreamer

In Love in Argentina

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