Today was my fifth day, the one on which I don’t work, and I took myself along to the Wellington Film Festival to see two great movies. One was Joan Rivers A Piece of Work which was recommended to me by my brother. And it was good. A fabulous insight into a fabulous woman.
After lunch with a favourite niece I wandered along to the Embassy to watch Once Upon a Time In the West. It was a piece of nostalgia to sit in the front row of the Embassy, a joy to be at a movie on my day off and a wonder to watch this fabulous piece of movie-making. Lush scenery, fabulous photography that reminded me of Leon Narby’s work -especially Illustrious Energy. Also reminded me of Blood Feud with Sophia Loren and other lush Italian movies.
Close-ups of Charles Bronson’s face before he shoots Henry Fonda were gritty and real on the huge Embassy screen, and the photography was lush (oh I already said that) the story engrossing and the acting superb. The opening shot of men entering the train station was creepy and nerve wracking.
One of the greats that I have never seen before. Oh and penny dropping? Spaghetti western. Sigh. It takes some of us a wee while for the penny to drop.
And Wellington? Running into friends and acquaintances. It’s wonderful to love the city you live in.
Challenge: how many times has ‘lush ‘ been used in this post?