Saturday, 13 October 2012
was one of two films we watched this week. Anna had recommended Tell No One as a must see and I'd followed her advice. Now I have it on very good authority (ie a female told me) that men are useless when it comes to following films. The Matrix is an oft-quoted example. I can't vouch for the voracity of the statement but I can confirm that I watched The Matrix, didn't fall asleep and still had absolutely no idea what it was about. French films that I have watched are known for their depth (I am a Marcel Carné fan of many many years standing) and Tell No One lived up to that reputation. It was shrouded in unintelligibility right to the last moment and by that I mean right until the end of the credits. If you watch it then a short synopsis of the outcome would be appreciated by yours truly.
A long time ago in Blogland terms I was introduced to a new friend on Facebook. I can't recall how but I seem to recall it was via a Blogland friend from New Zealand, Fi of Four Paws and Whiskers. This friend, also a Fiona, used to play the violin professionally and is someone I feel that I know far better than circumstances would suggest. At some time Fiona introduced me to Jay Ungar's Ashokan Farewell. It is a piece of music to which I listen frequently. The piece is used in the soundtrack of the film Legends of the Fall. I bought the CD of the soundtrack. I play that quite a lot too. It is very emotional. Last night we watched the DVD. Now I know why the music is so emotional. No one would ever suggest that it is a feel-good movie but for someone who has an overwhelming preference for feel-good movies I was absolutely riveted to it from beginning to end. The superb acting of Anthony Hopkins helped. It wasn't the simplest of movies either.
So that's two movies I have to watch again.