Saturday, March 01, 2008

If I were a woman,

I'd wear coffee as a perfume.

John Van Druten

1901 - 1975


"He lived a short life, but it was full."

Unlike most films in this genre, this gives
a glimpse into a life that moves contrary
to the times, both for the Samurai
and his two young girls.

Less fighting,
more inner struggle
than outward.

If you have patience and don't mind reading
sub-titles, this is a film that will linger in your mind.

Why is it that some people live quietly and seem
to endure lifes wrath, in a dignified and positive
way, despite others around them?

the clock - no blues
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8 comments:

Squirrel said...

I love subtitles! I always feel like I truly understand the foreign language because I always forget right away that I am reading the subtitles. In Belgium I saw American movies (in English and at the bottom of the screen there were Dutch and French subtitles) I couldn't help glancing at them.

English speaker --"Hello There Marie! You Look Fabulous! Really happy to see you!"

French Subtitle of above speech: "Bon Jour Marie!"

gave me a little laugh at times.

Squirrel said...

PS I love the quote, too.

Kurt said...

I have patience, and I don't mind reading subtitles!

tony said...

The trouble with watching too many films with subtitles is that,now, when i go to none speaking countries (eg Wales!) i dont stare in a person's eyes when speaking..i frantically screw-up my eyes + scoure chests in search of a translation!
(thus leaving the foreign-folk slightly bemused!)

LET'S TALK said...

I sometimes end up watching an entire movie with subtitles if it seems interesting.

It seems to keep me awake during the entire movie. Usually if I am watching a movie I might end up sleeping or dozing off during it.

Cathy Mullins said...

Sounds like an intriguing film -- we'll check it out.
Love the music!
I went to the war protest blog and signed up --thanks for the pointer.

You're a good man Charlie Brown.

dennis said...

Dennis says Free Tibet and is recommending the book

"Buying the Dragon's Teeth" by Jamyang Norbu

Coffee Messiah said...

squirrel: That's funny....

kurt: In this day and time, without blow-ups a car crash or 12, films like this simply do not appeal to everyone.

tony: Thanks for stopping by. And your comment is funny too!

let's talk: Most american films that are made lately do just that to me! ; (

cathy: Thanks on both counts -----Lucy! ; )

dennis: Of course and the book has been on the list here too! ; )