food for thought #4

Courtney Barnett – Depreston

Imagine you’re back to the moment when you had to decide what to take and where to go for your university studies. Well, and now imagine your goals doesn´t match, at all, with the ones conceived by your (possessive) mother… basically this is the drama behind ‘Lady Bird’. 

‘Lady Bird’ was written and directed by Greta Gerwig and, although its teen’s feeling, it is a great great movie. After coming out more than 2 years ago, I finally had the chance to see it and now would like to recommend it. 

Starred by the sweet actress Saoirse Ronan, ‘Lady Bird’ is so well written, with such humour and unforgettable dialogues, and follows this artsy girl, Christine, who wants to go to an art’s college moving to the east coast of the US.

‘Lady Bird’ is apologetic and emotional and I found myself imagining this Courtney Barnett’s song at the final scene of the movie, when Christine calls her mother and pays a little tribute to their hometown, Sacramento… I’m sure those who watch the movie will agree with me!

Another recommendation I would like to give you is the last book I read: ‘Contempt’ by Alberto Moravia. In this novel, the main character is a young man called Riccardo, who tries to regain his wife’s love ~ what a great plot for valentine´s day right??

During the reading, I found myself imagining something that didn´t materialize: I thought, in fact, Riccardo was fabling about Emilia’s feelings for him, anyway the story is full of surprises and it even has some links with the Homero’s classic ‘The Odyssey’. 

Since the beginning of the year ‘Contempt’ is the 4th book I read. Even if I’m not planning some number of books to read in 2020, I just understood I’m totally into the mood to read more this year!

What about you, what have you been watching and reading?? Feel free to share it at the comments!!


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12 responses to “food for thought #4

  1. The last fiction book I read actually was “The North Water” and it’s already a year ago. To be honest I found that the bestialized language was just what I needed to make good for not consuming so much graphic violence in games / films anymore. I’ll actually give ‘Contempt’ a shot, sounds inspiring!

    • I’m sure you’ll like this book, it is very surprising and Moravia is, definitely, one of the best writers… he won the nobel prize 🙂 have a great weekend, greetings, PedroL

  2. The last book I read was Fairatella by Debra Cox Passaris. It is for sale on Amazon. She was also an artist for Disney for many years. Teaches a lot of lessons about not bullying and being kind and accepting to everyone. Will definitely watch the movie you recommended. We just watched “Birth of a Nation” the story about Nat Turner – Nat Parker starred and director and he did an amazing job. This is not the first movie. Nat Turner was an amazing hero. A gifted Pastor and such a strong man that it is hard to imagine. However a warning – I cried through the entire movie and found my heart breaking.
    May you have a truly blessed day. Love 💕 Joni

  3. Just watched ‘lady bird’ a few days ago. Super movie, really reminded me of some parents and kids I knew growing up.
    Can’t wait to try that book! 👍

    • Hi and thanks for your feedback 🙂 yeah, the movie is so real and connect with real life, I think it was one of the reasons that made me adore it eheh wish you a wonderful week 🙂 PedroL

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