Tuesday, February 28, 2012

not Tea for Two for Two Teas for One

ah what a week!
a molar less, plenty of lost time recovering
streaming Dark Shadows TV 60's series
reading, and mostly sulking around

but Sunday, i had not a Tea for Two
but Two Teas for One

and here a lovely old version
of the popular song...

Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Artist

tonight i smiled after leaving the theater
i smiled, cried, and smiled again
what a lovely film!
The Artist deserves this year's Oscar
and deserves to be watched!

the nicest tribute to the Silent Film era
and to cute dogs on the big screen
it will capture your heart!

a lovely reminder of why we love films

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's day

Happy Valentine's day
glücklich Valentinstag
Feliz Día del Amor y la Amistad

a little post from The Guardian
these Valentine's Day: The 10 best love letters

and there is also this very lovely collection
of Love Poems
and that is where i got this one
that reminds me of all that is love...

Monday, February 13, 2012

great films to make you cry and smile

i watched two great films this weekend
preparing for the Oscars? maybe?
A Better Life with Demian Bichir was excellent!
close to home, well-known scenarios from L.A.
beautiful sunny gardens and
the familiar faces gardening them
the music is quite a revelation too
and yes, I cried a lot, highly recommended!
You will practice you español y el inglés too

the other one was
The Help
]great story, great acting, straight to the heart
and yes, I cried a lot too...
this film is nominated for best picture for the Oscars
after watching it i understood why
don't miss it either!

Monday, February 06, 2012

domingo por la tarde

on Sunday evening
am Sonntag Abend
en domingo* por la tarde

so the weekend came to an end
and i went for a little Sunday evening walk

*and no, we don't capitalize weekdays in Spanish,
unlike in English und Deutsch

Friday, February 03, 2012

no more "Kissing" in San Diego bay front

no more Kissing at the San Diego bay front!
sadly this month, "Unconditional Surrender"
the Big Kiss sculpture is leaving San Diego
when my mom visits we always go to
The Fish Market and then visit "The Kiss"
we are going to miss it!

I am sure I have better pictures of this sculpture
when Herr Thilo was here, we took a bunch
but for the time being
here are these from a couple of weeks ago
with my mom

my mom looking up at the 'Kissers'

my mom and I after a nice dinner at The Fish Market

Thursday, February 02, 2012

The Limits of Control, an e-mail/review

a couple of weeks ago i watched
The Limits of Control, directed by Jim Jarmusch
he's one of my preferred directors
so I sent an e-mail to a couple of friends about it
I guess I am too lazy to re-write my review
and usually re-written stuff comes out wrong for me
so here, a couple of copy-pasted e-mails regarding the film

talking about masters of American 'something'
watched yesterday Jim Jarmusch latest film... The Limits of Control
worth watching but not for everybody... it reminded me a lot of his Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai film
this The Limits of Control, is not among the 'fun' movies he makes, yes, sure Bill Murray is there, but in a very short and obscure apparance...
the film is superb visually!! superb, as in really really good! and the Flamenco scenes are amazing!!
but over all the film has a really really slow feel to it... and YES the plot is a thriller that keeps you wondering what is about so much that actually feels like a David Lynch film
the acting by Isaach de Bankole is just amazing!
do watch it, but not late at night 'cause if you are not used to obscure slow films you might fall asleep and if you watch it do pay attention to every single line and detail, it will all make sense at the end... at the very very end
i personally loved it, but then again, i am used to this weird stuff, glad to know Jim Jarmusch is still himself

re: 2
oh forgot! is all filmed in beautiful Spain, from a high-tech looking Madrid to the back desert of Extremadura, beautiful photography!

re: 3
was reading about the soundtrack too! has Bad Rabbit, and LCD Soundsystem
the film is worth it, my favorite film ever i think is actually Dead Man by Jarmusch with Neil Young guitar playing soundtrack, i love his films! Night on Earth from 1991 was the 1st Jarmusch film i watched, i still have fun watching now!