Drew Barrymore had a special friendly relation with Hugh Grant while they were filming the splendid, smart, and touching “Music and Lyrics”, back in 2007 - she says in her Drew Barrymore Show, available online.
The film was indeed special to her heart and remains one of the best she has ever done.
While she developed a special friendship with Hugh, who in this romantic comedy is a “heartbreaker”.
Is Hugh Grant’s anyone else’s favorite “ sweet heartbreaker”?
He is mine: super-charismatic, funny, very intelligent, sensible, good-looking… are you ladies out there with a thumbs up for him and his…
For a long time, I searched for something, or somebody, to be good company, relax, and enjoy.
I am longing for healing activities, and relaxation is a very important highlight in my life.
In such a challenging, agitated, confusing world, people need things that bring them deep peace, and self-acceptance.
One of these things is meditation and prayer in a community, but I won’t be speaking about this today.
Instead, I want to “recommend” an American TV series from the NIneties, that helps regain force, balance, relaxation, and a good dose of humor and self-acceptance.
I am speaking about the…
Little Lord Fauntleroy is an 1885 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, considered the Harry Potter of its time, while its author — a classic J. K. Rowling.
In those times, and the 1900s, it was a major hit of selling and popularity.
Today I saw the Little Lord Fauntleroy film, a 1936 production.
The first film produced by David O. Selznick’s…
Usually, when we speak about books versus movies, books are winners.
I feel like books beat everything.
Books come directly from the writer’s heart, they are a direct, intimate expression of that soul, imagination, experience, life knowledge, and so on.
Movies are a product of more people, and they represent the vision and skills of many people: directors, screenwriters, actors, costume makers, and so on.
Since I started my cultural journey, I preferred books over movies every time, but there are many remarkable screen adaptations worthy to remember and to be seen, at least once in a lifetime.
About ten years ago, I was living in a country where e-commerce wasn’t at all as developed as it is today.
And for a long time, I couldn’t see its advantages.
I thought it was more expensive and boring than traditional shopping.
I thought it lacked human contact. It does.
But today, after the Covid experience, I’m not sure that e-commerce is not worth it at all.
After my experience of the last month, with a wave of heat arriving, and wearing a mask in every shop, I’m starting to have enough.
I want to stay in a garden or…
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Doris Day was one of the major American stars of all time: an actress, singer, and animal welfare activist.
She began her career as a big band singer in 1939, achieving commercial success in 1945 with №1 recordings all over America. (Wikipedia)
Her success lasted during her long career.
She was Oscar-nominated multiple times. Her songs and albums were no. 1 in Billboard charts and internationally recognized (like for instance, in the UK).
Coming from a German family in Cincinnati, Doris recorded more than 650 songs, from 1947 to 1967. (Wikipedia)
Doris Day was one of…
Growing up in the Eighties and the Nineties, my vibe has remained, somehow, in those years.
I still enjoy books and feel guilty when I can’t read them, by “wasting” my time in front of a screen.
With all the new music that we listen to every day, I have a nostalgic, normal inclination towards music from my past.
So, here are a few musicians that you might want to rediscover, also good for your writing time.
A very nice song, “The Man with the Child in his Eyes”. Also, listen to “Wuthering Heights”.
Are you in search of hidden cinema gems?
There are plenty of them in the era of Classic Hollywood, so let’s rediscover some of the greatest creations, made by genius directors, featuring exceptional actors.
Since the amazing James Stewart, probably the best, or one of the best in Hollywood’s history, doesn’t receive today the attention that he deserves, it is a good idea to pay his memory a tribute.
I had the joy to see a few incredible movies starring him, and in my opinion, he should have been considered in the top three of Classic Hollywood’s Best Male performers.
As soon as I found out about the man who directed the first-ever CinemaScope film in the world: Marilyn Monroe’s “How to Marry a Millionaire”, I wanted to know more about this almost unknown director.
One of the legends and builders of Classic Hollywood was Jean Negulesco (born Ioan Negulescu,1900 -1993), a Romanian-American film director and screenwriter.
He directed one of Marylin Monroes’ biggest successes and introduced Sophia Loren to the American audience. He was the first director to use the CinemaScope technique.