Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Electric Shadows

A Chinese term for film translates nicely into literal English as 'electric shadows'. I went to see Julie and Julia yesterday at Ballarat's Regent Cinema (and only cinema). I had a very good time. I had fun taking photos of walls and roofs in Camp St. I sank happily into the film which celebrated  writing and books, sex, France, New York and FOOD. A charming fairy tale.
I have spent the rest of the day and today thinking about some some of the shadowy sides of blogging and writing the film just hinted at. That was good too. I like to be provoked as well as entertained.

Since I enjoyed Julie's blog when I read it - after she'd finished, as I'm always a bit behind the times - there's a link to it in the title of this post. Love the magic of the computer world, and I wish I had the time and patience to learn to work it properly. And cooking too. Meanwhile, isn't this just the proper place to see a film?

And on Saturday I'm going to see Ponyo.

Now I'm off to supervise the making of ricotta.


erica said...

Glad you liked the movie. The movie did bring up some interesting points about blogging. I've not read the blog itself, but read the book and it definitely shows some of the down sides of blogging. But all in all, I agree with you that it was a lovely fantasy of a movie. That looks like a wonderful movie theatre, too!

Elizabeth said...

It is a great place to go and see a film in a thoroughly formal manner. I even dressed up a bit!