Singleton + Writer + Book Lover + Moviegoer = Screen Spinster

Welcome to the loneliest blog on the web. I have no words of wisdom to espouse. (why does espouse sound so much like spouse? Is that word trying to rub it into my spinster brain?) Anyway, I don't own a cat. Never will. I don't cook, nor do I sew or knit, but I do spin a yarn (tale) from time to time. I have no domestic talents, I am not a domestic engineer/goddess, nor do I want to be. I'll sometimes post my views on scripts, (mine & yours or theirs) movies, television shows and maybe theatre, along with my own musings usually in the style of a poem. So pull up a rocking chair, sit back as your cherry pie bakes and stay a while if you like.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Foreign Language Films

I'm a fan. I love Hollywood movies, but I'm also drawn to the European and Asian style of storytelling. I find European films very character driven sometimes to the point of them being very slow. But who says everything has to be FAST? They take the time to build tension and add layer upon layer. I believe in order to be a well rounded writer, one has to immerse themselves in all art forms. Watching foreign films is a key component to that experience.


  1. You might like to try out some of the foreign language films I recommend on my blog, I’ll be adding more in the coming months.

    I’ve recently discovered your movie blog while blog hopping, and I look forward to revisiting. I'll link to your site on my blog.

    I would appreciate it, if you, and others, would become a “follower” and/or link on your site to my new movie + music blog, just to help get it going:

    We can help each other discover new movies that we might not otherwise have heard of ( :

  2. I think I'm going to try to catch MICMACS soon.

  3. I admire MICMACS director Jean-Pierre Jeunet for his imaginative images, but never really thought his movies were my kind of thing. "Amelie" is pretty good, though.

    A French movie I love is "Ne le dis à personne" (2006)