Destination: Côte d’Azur
Movie: Renoir (In French with Subtitles)
I’m a literary traveler–inspired by books, but also an art traveler, inspired by movies, artworks, museums and the lives of artists.
If anything will ever make you want to book a trip to the South of France, the movie Renoir certainly will. This is a movie that is all about beautiful. You can read my review at Reel Life with Jane to learn more about the plot and the actors, etc. but here at A Traveler’s Library, I just want to tell you about some of the opportunities for travel stirred up by this movie. Continue reading
Destination: Mansfield, Ohio
Movie: The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
When I hear the term “movie magic,” rather than think of the technology– shadows move around so that we think they are real–I think of the magic as an unknowable X factor that appears for the fortunate few movies. Casablanca had it. Recently The King’s Speech had it. And The Shawshank Redemption definitely captured some movie-magic-fairy-dust that made it rise above the mundane possibilities of a Prison Movie, or a Buddy Movie to become a movie that inspires lasting adoration in its viewers. Continue reading
When I posted on Facebook that I was going to Mansfield, Ohio, and asked people what the number one thing to see in Mansfield would be–I got no replies. Well, I got one, but it was about Massilon, not Mansfield.
High time to drag Mansfield out of that slough of anonymity. Because there ARE reasons to visit Mansfield Ohio–several. Many of these reasons are inspired by books and movies–right down our alley here at A Traveler’s Library. Continue reading