Monday, November 21, 2005

Tapas

Hello there my lovelies,

Yesterday I went to the Latin Film Fest to see Tapas, a movie filmed in L'Hospitalet, a city outside of Barcelona I lived for about 5 months while I was in Spain.

It was nice sitting there with buttered popcorn and hot chocolate. The movie was wonderful. It brought back so many memories. On the screen I could see the streets I used to take walks on, bars I used to go to, stores I used to shop at and products I used during my time there. I miss Fanta and Cola Cao.

I saw a view of the city in the movie showing the apartment building I used to live in during a sunrise. I saw the highway that lead to the beach and airport. Whenever I passed by or was on that highway, I always fantasized about going to the beach and sitting in the sun, or going to the airport and flying home.

I loved watching the characters. I really miss the Spanish accent and their expressions. They cuss a lot, use vulgar language and I miss it. I missed hearing names and expressions that mainly belonged to people in or near Barcelona.

As I was watching the movie, many of the emotions I was going through while I was living there came back. I remember how bad I wanted to go home and how much I missed the USA.

American movies tend to differ from other foreign films. American movies tend to have a plot and a climax, and usually a happy ending. Foreign films, such as Tapas, tend to take a snapshot of someone's life and focus in on it, paying attention to detail.

Anyways, thats enough for now . Night Night.

 

3 comments:

happinessdreams said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the movie and that it brought back memories. Sounds like you had a cool time in Barcelona.
Elisa

mbeaven6 said...

I have never really watched foriegn films but I kind of always wanted to and your dipiction of this film just confirms that i am going to now, thank you, just the fact that you affirmed that they are so different from american films makes it worth my while to check out. I am kind of interested in seeing what exactly you mean by capturing a segment of a persons life and focusing on the details of that. I am so used to plot climax and usual happy ending that to see something different should rpove interesting. Anyways to make my long wonded message come to an end thank you.
~Marie

zoorisk said...

I am glad to hear that you enjoy the movie very much and it brought back many good memories of your stay in Spain.