Recommended movie: “Cinema Paradiso” (1988) directed by Giuseppe Tornatore.
“A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village’s theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater’s projectionist.” Source. A heartwarming movie that will make you laugh and perhaps shed a tear or two :)
Recommended movie: “Porco Rosso” (1992). In this wonderful Hayao Miyazaki film we meet a former World War l fighter pilot who has become a bounty hunter chasing “air pirates” in the Adriatic Sea. After the war he is no longer known as Marco Pagot, but as Porco Rosso (Italian for “Crimson Pig”) due to an unusual curse which transformed him into an anthropomorphic pig. Beautiful, creative, quirky, funny and adventurous - in short it is another great Miyazaki movie :)!
This captivating and chiling painting is done by the talented Polish painter Zdzisław Beksiński. It’s worth noting that the immense blackness on the left has been added and is not to be found in the original. Source.
I adore the colors in this painting! This beautiful piece is called “The Solent” and it was painted way back in 1866 by the talented James McNeill Whistler. The Solent is actually a strait separating the Isle of Wight from the mainland of England. Source.