Monday, November 21, 2005


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.



happinessdreams said...

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

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.

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.