Dear You,Thank you for crossing your fingers! It helped me and all those with tickets to cross the street. In the first photo you see only the start of setting up...) The Zoo Palast showed the movie at 12:30 a.m. (in the evening you had to drive -- well: sneak - through half the city to Friedrichstadtpalast).
They even put protection around the groundfloor windows of the Waldorf Astoria. Normally I visit after a film their Romanisches Café (you can eat there too) - but this day was everything except normal. I thought about the guests who had booked their expensive rooms long in advance - strange surroundings for them. President Netanjahu's visit came quite as a surprise. Mrs. Merkel and he will talk about the problems between Israel and Palestine.
Being quite early (to be still able to dash to the Friedrichspalast in case of need) I got a wonderful seat: horizontal and vertical middle - and an aisle in front of me, so I could stretch my long legs during the movie comfortably.
The movie "A Quiet Passion", which depicts the life of Emily Dickinson, was really good (in my opinion - some people left the cinema - maybe the last third was a bit weepy). Beautiful décor (I instantly decided to upholster two armchairs with a fabric they used and which I once had); of course little action, because we all know that Emily was a sort of recluse; wonderful recitations of her poems.
But the cinema operators must have misunderstood the movie's title - "A Quiet Passion" - they ghetto blastered the sound to my threshold of pain.
Well: the very young are often aurally handicapped nowadays, "thanks to" headphones and discos.
I hope I remember to take my earplugs for todays movie with me!
Such a team we all are! It's a shame about the sound; however, the film sounds excellent.ReplyDelete
It was - especially for me, being such a great Dickinson fan. I don't know whether it was poetic licence, but I was astonishe how rebellious young Emily must have been.Delete
I read on google that they will talk about sanctions against Iran. I think the world has has already more than enough sanctions. There seems to be a complete news blackout here in Austria. I've heard nothing on radio and there's nothing in the five newspapers I've just leafed through in the cafe.ReplyDelete
I also wonder, Gwil, one doesn't hear much about it here either. Often they speak only of a "visit of a (!) head of state". (And then: every subway has free access for anybody - strange)Delete
Hooray! You made it! These days one of the drawbacks to living in a major city is the possibility of a visit from a dignitary, with all the associated road blocks and security measures.ReplyDelete
Yes, I was glad about that getting through - the Zoo Palast is accessible on foot for me (and I love to walk). Today I saw another film: "Maggie's Plan" in the Cinemaxx Potsdamer Platz - there we could vote. Well - it was "nice" (and that is one thing I would not like to be called :-)Delete
Oh Britta, that bit about the cinema operators made me laugh - I like your sense of humour. Greeting Maria xReplyDelete
I am glad, Maria, that you like my kind of humour (some people do not see it - that was when I started to put the dreadful emoticon :-) past some sentences...just in case...Delete
Greeting Britta x
I am so happy you had no problem enjoying your movie. Except for the sound you seem to have had a good time. Yay!!ReplyDelete
Yes, Emma, it was really a lovely movie - and a very comfortable seat.Delete
So glad you got to see the film. Surprised the volume was too loud --I cannot imagine Emily Dickinson being a loud person.ReplyDelete
I was surprised, too, Geo. - more so as it seems total inappropriate for A "Quiet" Passion - and to be a trend: the film yesterday, 'Maggie's Plan' was deafening too - so: ear plugs recommended.Delete
Britta: This post is so beautifully YOU! I particularly enjoyed this: "Beautiful décor (I instantly decided to upholster two armchairs with a fabric they used and which I once had); of course little action, because we all know that Emily was a sort of recluse . . ." That sounds like a great film. I'm going to keep my eye out for it.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Sue - you know me well! I was looking for a personal way to express that it was a (very nice) décor film, too (besides the biographic parts). AND I really think about using that fabric!Delete
I am glad that you noticed that, Sue! And I think the film will please you (though, as I said, the last third of it is a bit weepy, meaning: many tears and sighs).