Jul 13, 2007

Cinema Italian Style


Summer in Italy means outdoor movies. There is a gigantic square in Bologna surrounded by a huge church and museum. Thousands of chairs are set up in rows. They stay there a few weeks while the movies are playing. There is a huge screen erected with speakers all around. They don't play first run movies. It's a sort of nostalgic movie festival. The first one we saw was "Faces" by John Casavettes. It is an unwatchable student film. The only good thing about it was Ben Gazzara showed up for the screening. They introduced him and he garbled some answers to the nutty questions they asked him about acting. It was all very surreal. One night they showed a great movie. Doctor Strangelove. It was very appropriate for the times we live in.

16 comments:

LitPark said...

I just can't get over how you can whip these things out. Just amazing.

Here's the Bush countdown.... unless he's impeached:

http://www.backwardsbush.com/

Tommy Kane said...

I have many bush countdowns.

LitPark said...

We did them as stocking stuffers a few years back.

There's a window in yesterday's drawing that looks a little bit like a hub cap. I like that.

Felicity said...

Neptune obviously got a good work out in the sea! ;) You have such amazing experiences wherever you go!

Tommy Kane said...

It helps to have a wife who takes me to cool places.

yun said...

i just noticed the hubcap! It's just like one of those children's puzzles where you have to find hidden objects.

The Duomo looks like one big candy corn!

Tommy Kane said...

What hubcap?

LitPark said...

I see the candy corns! There's a whole row of them just under the spires - funny!

When I was little, my dad taught me how to eat a candy corn stripe by stripe. He was so serious about it.

Tommy Kane said...

Doing it by stripes makes sense to me.

yun said...

tommy's in advertising -- they're good a subliminal messages. I feel like gettin' some candy corn.

Tommy Kane said...

You still didn't explain the hubcap.

LitPark said...

There it is:

http://www.geocities.com/susanmhpublishersmarketplace/hubcap.jpg

(Your comment section won't let me html it in.)

Tommy Kane said...

Now I get it. That's a window not a hubcap. Pretty funny. It's funnier that Yun and I communicate through my blog comments.

M.Bryan said...

Hey, I sketched exactly the same Neptune fountain in Bologna! http://www.flickr.com/photos/scarpia/509885414/in/set-72157594339666759/

alex butterfield said...

Wow. This is one of my favourites so far.

I didnt put this blog down to 4:30 yesterday. And I picked it up as soon as my wife dragged me out of bed to take her to work.

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