i've decided that this year i am going to allow myself to purchase one book and one film per month. i have many books, and love getting and reading new ones. but my film collection is quite scant and only includes films i REALLY love and someday want my children to watch (like 'room with a view', 'the danish poet', animation of yuri norstein, 'persuasion'). here's what i just bought for january:i've been meaning to read some rilke for quite some time, and that quote from my last post pushed me over the edge. i did a little research and like the looks of this book. if for nothing but the title alone!
'la strada' is one of my all-time favorite films. i love it's haunting beauty, the sad circus feel, the portrait of true unconditional love that breaks your heart, the hope and magic that can exist in all places . . . definitely one i want in my library.
others on the film list are:
'spirited away' or 'howl's moving castle' (or both), 'the sound of music', 'true stories', 'you can't take it with you', 'jean de florette' and 'manon de la source' . . . and lots of other i can't think of. classics. building a library. what suggestions do you have? essentials in your film library?