Sorrentino draws a beautiful line between inspiration and imitation

“La Grande Bellezza / The Great Beauty” returned my faith in Italian cinema precisely because it addresses the problem of superficiality in Italian culture, art and politics for the last several years. Creating something of your own and being careful not to simply reproduce a cinematic masterpiece can be quite tricky. The film is clearly an homage to Fellini’s famous La Dolce Vita, yet strikingly … Continue reading Sorrentino draws a beautiful line between inspiration and imitation

Beauty is not routine, but a moment of inspiration

“One can’t derive all one’s pleasures from world peace and the birth of babies; they don’t happen often enough.” I just read this editorial in the ELLE UK edition and found it captured exactly how I feel about beauty so I captured it to share it with all. I thought the paragraph below is especially on point. I have discovered that with an increasing shortage … Continue reading Beauty is not routine, but a moment of inspiration

People don’t know they are strangers until they act like they are

The collection of short stories entitled “Laughable Loves” by Milan Kundera has six of the most accurately funny variations on the thoughtless, impulsive missteps we make which have tragic-comic effects on our relationships or the habits we form in order to make it through them. Tony McKibbin writes about the book: Most of the stories in Laughable Loves concern the sort of mind-games characters play … Continue reading People don’t know they are strangers until they act like they are

Arcade Fire – My body is a cage

My body is a cage that keeps me From dancing with the one I love But my mind holds the key In the infinite list of great songs by this Canadian-based band, I have picked this one mainly for its lyrics but also for its haunting sound. I love most of their songs and I would recommend these three albums with no hesitation – Neon … Continue reading Arcade Fire – My body is a cage