17 September 2008
Things have been a little busy over the summer.
I've been slack.
I have a ton of stuff, collected on my travels to post and seemingly less time to post it than I ever had and less time to watch films. I also wanted to do a mini-blog of my road trip as I have done previous years. I hope to be able to get around to that as well as keeping this a little more updated.
The first time I was in Madrid I visited this place and saw 'Reflections in a Golden Eye', this summer I saw; 'The Deadly Companions'. They also had a season to celebrate the centenary of David Lean. So, I've been explaining to people it is the Spanish equivilent of the National Film Theatre, which they re-branded as BFI Southbank. Well worth a visit and superb value for money, I think the film cost €2.75.
Cine Dore, Filmoteca Espanola, link.
Picture of the outside of the building, link.
This is not only an excellent art gallery but an excellent exhibition. I went in wondering what an exhibition about Charlie Chaplin would be about and came out wanting to revisit all of the films. Which since returning from Spain I have slowly been doing in the little spare time I seem to have these days.
Caixa Forum, Madrid. More or less opposite the Prado, link.