Tuesday, January 26, 2010
I've been watching some really good movies lately. Last night The Brothers Bloom; a couple of weeks ago Long Life, Happiness and Prosperity starring Sandra Oh; last week the documentary Outrage. This (Le Grand Voyage) I watched sometime last week.
I've always loved the idea of a pilgrimage. Hiking the AT is one of those, but to be able to make the journey from Paris to Mecca to touch the Kaaba, though I think I would have to at least pretend to be Muslim.
Also in Le Grand Voyage, Réda played by Nicolas Cazalé is a wondrous sight to behold. (As is Rachel Weisz and Adrian Brody in The Brothers Bloom. I used to think that Rachel Weisz was the Kate Winslet you got for movies when you couldn't get Kate Winslet; now I love her equally.)
In looking for pictures of Cazalé, I've found that he starred in a film called Three Dancing Slaves, which mixedreviews.net called "a homoerotic haven, for one...especially for those with a penchant for Bel Ami boys, metrosexual posturing and European sensibilities."