Category Archives: Film

New thing 1) Watch ‘Life is Beautiful’

Well hello there.

There’s been a bit of a blogging break here whilst I got my camera sorted – I needed a new charger, and wanted to start this blog off with decent photographs, as the ones from my phone were a bit fuzzy and pants-looking!

I’ve added a list of twenty five things to do before I turn twenty five – you can see it on the left side of the page. Some of them are mundane, some challenging. The main aims of this to get myself out of my box, try some new stuff, and to keep myself occupied in the lead up to our travels in September.

So here we go: number one! Watch ‘Life is Beautiful.”

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This is a film that I’ve had on my shelves for years, yet somehow never got round to watching.. mainly due to it being in Italian, and I was putting if off because I’m usually doing some complex knitting, which makes subtitles a bit hard!

If I gave it a mark out of ten, it’d be a full 10/10 and I’d highly recommend.

It starts out as a daft slapstick comedy, think Basil Fawlty in pre-world war two Italy.



The beautiful main characters then start a family, and World War II breaks out. I won’t spoil it for you. But it was one of the most happy, yet harrowing films I’ve ever seen. I laughed, I cried.



Guido: [pretending to translate] “The game starts now. You have to score one thousand points. If you do that, you take home a tank with a big gun. Each day we will announce the scores from that loudspeaker. The one who has the fewest points will have to wear a sign that says “Jackass” on his back. There are three ways to lose points. One, turning into a big crybaby. Two, telling us you want to see your mommy. Three, saying you’re hungry and want something to eat.”