I was watching the movie Julie/Julia and started to cry. I had seen the film nearly a hundred times by this point, and always felt as if I would find an answer within it.
It seems that night I did. What I was missing in my life was what I was seeing on the screen.
It was the scene where they were sitting around with friends, enjoying a great meal, great wine and great conversation.
This is what I wanted.
I had started a book club a few years ago, with hopes of creating this
type of atmosphere, but it just did not seem to grow the way I had
The scene in the film made me think of all the times in my life I had
been truly happy. In high school, college, and when I first moved out
on my own. The common factor had been late night dinners with my
friends/co-workers after we'd seen a movie.
Sometimes we did pot-luck, sometimes I did all the cooking and sometimes we just headed to the coffee shop.
So at first I thought I would create a food club. A Gastronomic Group. But that didn't work out either really.
What did start to catch on was in fact a movie group. One where we ate and saw movies and talked about them over what we ate.
Movie reviews were one of the first thing I did when I was starting to blog.
Now, I've decided to mix all this together, movie group nights, movie reviews and a themed challenge like the Julie/Julia Project.
One movie a day for a year.
Hey, It looks like you'll be making it onto our LAMBoard for the next update. Do you have a custom banner for your blog? I'd love to ad it to our gallery and have it represent you rather than our generic LAMBone.ReplyDelete
Here are some details: http://www.largeassmovieblogs.com/2008/03/random-lamb-banner-gallery.html
I'll see what I can come up with. My comic program is only a demo so I'm limited on what I can do, if the rental time on the demo hasn't run out on me already. I've never done a proper banner before.
What's my deadline for the LAMB board?
It updates on the end of each month.ReplyDelete
I just sent a banner to LAMBDelete
Nick from www.cinekatz.com here. Doing some scout work for the LAMB. We're wanting to make an email newsletter for community features as well as a list we're making similar to Sight & Sound's best movies of all time list. Just need an email! Email me at npowe131 at gmail.com
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