Monday, July 28, 2008

New York, I Love You

I've been reading lots of French porn romantic literature lately. It's beautiful and thoughtful stuff. One book in particular is really knocking me out. I'm almost finished with it and the closer to the end I get the sadder I am that I'll be done with it. It's a collection of short stories by Anna Gavalda entitled I Wish Someone Were Waiting For Me Somewhere. I recommend it to anyone who saw and loved Paris, je t'aime.

Thinking of that fine film, warmly presented with so many delicate and sweet vignettes of love and passion, loneliness and truth, I smile tonight at the news of a similar project in the making, New York, I Love You. The lovely Whitney Matheson at USA Today's Pop Candy podcast and blog interviewed musician/actor Saul Williams recently and he made mention of the fact that he would be featured in one vignette directed by none other than Miss Scarlett Johannson. I love them both and I'm excited about this film.

Apparently, the producer of both films wants this to be a continuing series of films celebrating various connections between people in cities around the world. Can Nashville, I Love You be far off? I'd love to see some local talent tackle this idea.Typing that, I'm reminded of one of my favorite You Are So Nashville If... entries from Nashville Scene:
You think there ought to be a movie called Nashville that people can understand. —Joe Robertson

Here's "List of Demands" by Saul Williams. It's used in a Nike ad and is my new favorite workout song.

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