Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Light in the Piazza

1962: Light in the Piazza
Olivia de Haviland, Yvette Mimieux, George Hamilton, Rossano Brazzi

What a refreshingly wonderful film full of drama, romance, and comic relief... with a message for any day and age.

Yes, it's a travelogue. But that's just one good thing. The scenery (inside and out) is shot beautifully--filmed on location in Florence. The stars intrigued me right off. Yvette Mimieux is such a perfect ingenue. And the first set of dialogue for Hamilton has him complimenting the American mom on her tan. I thought that was funny considering he became famous for his tan and was rather pale Italian in this movie. Still tall, dark, and handsome though.

Anyhow, see this movie if you get a chance and see how one parent handles a handicapped child--all grown up. Fairy tale or not, it's very thought provoking, and one gorgeous way to tell the story.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello. And Bye.