Saturday, February 03, 2007

Love and Kieslowski and...

I can't remember how many years ago I fell in love with a movie named "The Double Life of Veronique". I had read something about the director, Krzysztof Kieslowski in a film magazine, and when the movie came on HBO or more likely Cinemax, I made a point of catching it. I was amazed, awed, stunned, and moved to many thoughts. The beauty of Irene Jacob, the gorgeous and haunting score by Zbigniew Preisner (I will acquire some discs of his scores this year, somewhere along the way). I then devoured Kielsowski's "Three Colors" trilogy, along with most of "The Decalogue" and some of his earlier work before the art house that also rented movies moved and that video rental was no more.

I bought "the trilogy" when it became available on DVD a few years ago, but hadn't collected anymore of his works. Off and on this past year I had been looking for my
"off the air" copy of "Veronique" because like re-reading "Wuthering Heights" or "The Passion" or "Orlando", I have felt like I needed to revisit it.

Either through Amazon or through Video ETA I had figured out that not only was it going to be issued on DVD finally, but in a deluxe package with interviews and extras...

So after we had our taxes figured today, since I had a coupon and we had some certificates for Borders, I used them. Sometime this weekend, family permitting, I'll be curling up with I friend I hope is as dear now as it was then!

Apparently in the transition from the "old" to the "new" my e-mail address got dropped off my profile- it is back again. Things seem to be settling down a bit I think. I do miss being able to use my phone to check my blog to read comments on the "awful" nights at work, but for some reason it doesn't like "the new". Good reason to come home sooner I guess...

May your weekends all find you warm and toasty!

(cuz it's awfully cold here right now!)

alan

8 comments:

Von Krankipantzen said...

I love KK and the Trilogy and Dble Life etc! Got introduced to it all by a Polish boyfriend about 13 years ago. The music makes me cry every time. I am gonna have to rent these little beauties too. It has been too long. Thanks for bringing it all back! Have a great weekend.

alan said...

Sometimes it's nice to know I'm not alone in this world!

Thank you!!!

alan

b o o said...

keep warm {{hugs}}

dragonflyfilly said...

i have not heard of this movie; i will have to see if i can find it at our local video store.

chat soon,
pj

kath said...

It is so nice to find things that give you pleasure!

I have never heard of the people or movies that you mention.. and to be honest, will probably not go off researching them.. but I will be glad that you have them to enjoy..
As for the new blogger... pros and cons for sure ! I never checked in with my hone.. but there are things that I like and things that I don't

kinda like life, yhou know?

:P

good things and bad every day and thank the gods for the good!

MB said...

Thanks for the recommendations! I hope you had a lovely evening curled up, savoring the story, and keeping warm!

Dr. Deborah Serani said...

NEver heard of these!Some of the best things I've seen/read have come from friends. So, I'll have to check them out.

Blogzie said...

I love your passion for film.

Oh and I love you too, dear friend.

x0x0x