Busy busy busy
Phewf I am exhausted. I've had such a busy week with deadlines flying all over the place, Oslo's birthday, a party to plan, Christmas presents to organise, cakes to decorate and forty four balloons to blow up! But it's all fine. I've met my deadlines, we had a lovely day on Oslo's birthday, the party is planned, the Christmas presents are (mostly) organised, the cakes look fab and the balloons are hanging up in our kitchen ready for the party tomorrow. And here I am :-)
In the middle of all this madness I managed to fit in a quick trip to the cinema last night to see the film Bright Star. Have any of you seen it or heard of it? I had been wanting to see it for ages and finally it came to the cinema in Frome, where I live. It's a very small cinema so it doesn't always show every film I want to see but it's pretty good. It's one of the last cinemas in England to have a licensed bar so you can enjoy a glass of wine while you watch a film. Very nice. It's family run and it has quite a retro feeling about it. After the advertisements the curtains on the screen close and a lady comes out selling ice creams before the main film begins. Frome is quite an odd town in some ways because it has a real mix of people and my neighbour and I were discussing how the cinema somehow manages to cater for everyone. For example, the other day they were showing an old classic film in the morning, a kids cartoon in the afternoon and one of the latest Hollywood blockbusters in the evening. Not bad.
Anyway. Back to Bright Star. It's by the same director who made The Piano many years ago, a beautiful film set in the gorgeous New Zealand. The actress who played the little girl won an Oscar (the biggest American film awards). I think she was only nine when she won it. Anyway, Bright Star is about the poet John Keats and his love affair with a girl called Fanny Brawne. I absolutely loved it, I loved the gorgeous period costumes and the fantastic cinematography. However, my two friends who I went to see it with didn't like it at all! One of them said she thought it was very boring. I was so surprised as I had been so absorbed in the whole thing it didn't even occur to me that anyone could possibly not like it! Anyway… I'd be interested to hear if anyone else has seen it and whether they liked it or not.
Have a look at John Keats' poem The Human Seasons… you'll be able to find it on Google I expect. What do you think it's about? I'll tell you what I think it's about in my next post.
Thanks for your comments, Monica (love the shoe game!), Adri, James, Leila, Filippo, Oscar and Pary. It's lovely to hear from you all. I'll write to you properly next time.
Okay, time to check everything's ready for the party!
family run: owned and operated by the members of one family, a family business
retro: from the past, usually refers to the 1960s and 1970s
to cater for: to provide something for someone
period: usually referring to the 18th or 19th centuries
cinematography: the way a film is shot by the camera
to be absorbed in something: to be completely focused on something
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