Saturday, January 30, 2010
My favorite one-liner Sundance film has been The Extra Man starring that creepy preacher guy from There WIll Be Blood and crazy character Kevin Kline. It's based on a novel of the same name by Jonathan Ames. Kevin's character is what he calls an ageing "extra man", NOT an escort (but really yes). He spits out the best one liners like the quote seen the clip below.
If you are a modern gentleman, enjoy reading Fitzgerald, and loved A Fish Called Wanda, you will love The Extra Man.
Posted by Italian Postcards at 5:18 PM
My last customer of the day today was none other than Morgan Spurlock, the writer, producer, and director of super famous documentary Super Size Me! This year Morgan was a juror for the festival which included him seeing at least 27 films in competition and judging which one was the best of fest. If you want to know what he bought, to bad, my lips are sealed just as his were when I asked him who was going to win this year....
Posted by Italian Postcards at 12:32 AM
Friday, January 8, 2010
Torino is finally getting back to normal as the last Italian holiday, La Bafana, is over and people are getting back to work. True to ending the party mood, it snowed all day. Here is a picture of Bafana herself, greeting childeren in Piazza Castello (my piazza). Strange that children would love a witch but hay, we love an elf called Claus.
Posted by Italian Postcards at 2:50 PM
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Willie Wonka in Italian is spelled G-a-l-u-p! Galup is a Italian candy store with chocolate covered everything. They also have pannetone, cookies, cakes, gummies, coffee, chocolates, candied fruits.....in other words is also Italian for Heaven. My pictures don't even do it justice.
Posted by Italian Postcards at 6:21 PM
Saturday, January 2, 2010
We had a beautiful New years Eve. We had a table with friends at a tiny restaurant (with only 4 tables) in a small villiage called Champlas nestled in the mountains on the border of Italy and France. We ate homemade gnocchi and drank local red wine. Close to midnight we all went outside to welcome the new year and to see the fireworks and when we looked up we not only were greeted with a full moon but it also had the halo effect happening around it. I was magical. I was told that we wont have another full moon on New Years again until 2028! After the countdown the guys opend the champagne and sprayed it all over everyone which immediately froze and so we went back into the restaurant with bits of champagne frozen in our hair. A beautiful way to start TwentyTen!
Posted by Italian Postcards at 2:17 PM