Stress! So I am dizzy, exhausted and can't concentrate well. My blood pressure is great, my heart is excellent-went for a stress test. Iron and sugar are all great but I did have an issue which gives my doctor pause for concern so I went for an ultrasound and that turned out normal. He now wants me to go for a biopsy of my uterus so I am waiting for that appointment. My hubby is going for day surgery on his right shoulder tomorrow to scrape out and repair the calcium deposit and his tendons. This is the time that I miss my mom which is why I am boring you with my life. Oh and stuff is happening at work which, hopefully, will work out aok...the next few months will let me know.
This is the reason I have been off in commenting on blogs I love following. My eyes go funny along with my head. Please be patient with me:) OK, to make my head go screwy just a bit more, it is all about non-English language movies. I have chosen 3 I think you will like to hear about. Check out Wandering Through The Shelves to find out what other movies have been chosen. Here are my 3....
1. LA BELLE ET LA BETTE-1946
I picked this film before but it is one of my all time favourite films since I love fairy tales and this is the best rendition of Beauty and the Beast. Jean Cocteau directed this masterpiece which starred his lover, Jean Marais, as the beast as well as the narcissistic wanna be lover of Beauty. You know the story...a father, now almost bankrupt, seeks shelter in a castle. Remembering his youngest daughter's request for a rose, he picks one and meets up with the beast who demands that Beauty must come live with him or daddy will lose his head, not to mention his guts, liver and heart. Daddy comes home, explains what happened and Beauty goes to the castle. I love the atmospheric moodiness and other-worldly look of this film. It is shot in black and white which just lends to the beauty of this exquisite film which is a must see in my humble opinion.
2. LA CASSEL/THE BURGLARS-1971
This film is typically seen in French but there is an English speaking version out there too. I was in Graz, in 1982, and watched this French film dubbed into German! I had a hard time following it but I loved it nevertheless. It stars Jean Paul Belmondo as one of the robbers of emeralds while in Athens. They must stash the emeralds in a safe spot because a corrupt policeman, played by Omar Sharif, is trying to get to those rocks himself. There is an amazing car chase through the streets of Athens that rivals any famous car chase scenes we all know and love. I got a kick out of the film and enjoyed it. Nothing says fun than watching something in German....HA!
I would love to see this film again because it is so sweet, funny and does a tug at the heart strings. This Czech film is about a down and out classical musician who drinks too much and loves women too much. With help from a friend, he decides to marry a Russian bride who immediately take off to Germany to be with her boyfriend but not before leaving her child with this man. This kid is great and can out act anyone on screen. The 2 actors share some great scenes together as the man finds out more about himself as he falls more deeply in love with the young boy. This film won best foreign film Oscar and I don't mind that one bit.
Thank you for listening to my bitchfest and, hopefully, not throwing up your eyes to the whine o clock...that's me:) Now which films would you choose?