Cross My Heart

I will be back soon, I promise. I have had so much to do lately that I haven't had much time to read anything other than a story about Tom Cruise making an idiot of himself on Oprah (re: his "beyond cool" love for Katie Holmes). Not one to rain on anyone's parade, but doesn't that seem a little too May-December? Katie, my advise to you is to simply enjoy it while it lasts. Seems like you two are having a great time. Given the track record, I'd just say, savor the moment. :)

So, that's the extent of my "news" reading.

On another note, you must see I Am David.  It is a spectacular film starring Jim Caviezel (though he doesn't appear all that often) and a darling young British actor, Ben Tibber, who deserves tremendous accolades for his portrayal of a little boy who grew up in a Bulgarian labor camp. His parents are taken from him and killed, and little David is left to himself in a cruel and disgusting place. Caviezel's character befriends him and eventually helps him escape with clear direction to make it to Denmark at all cost. The plot simply is of his escape and excursion through Europe to Denmark. It is brilliantly written, beautifully shot and tells a tale that will make you check yourself the next time you say your life is hard. The special features give great insight into the history of these camps in Bulgaria, that evidently remained in that country though the 70's. I had no idea.  I cannot recommend this movie enough. It also has a wonderful soundtrack.

Thought I haven't written anything substantive for some time, I have to say, I enjoy checking my site and seeing Ewen McGregor front and center. :) I'll have to settle for Jim Caviezel now...shucks. :)

Posted by Portia at May 24, 2005 03:06 PM

We just saw "I Am David" tonight and it was wonderful. Terrific acting, beautiful photography, and a incredible story. Jim Caviezel was fantastic and made the most of his limited minutes in the film. Ben Tibber was outstanding as David. Be sure to watch the special features on the DVD as they give a wonderful insight into the making of the movie as well as the historical context for the story. I definitely recommend it.

Posted by: Daddypundit at June 4, 2005 09:58 PM

That makes me so happy that you saw it. I think everyone should see that film. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Now, if you haven't yet, see "Something the Lord Made." You will absolutely love that one as well.

Posted by: Portia at June 5, 2005 01:15 PM