Life is Beautiful: Holocaust in Film

(For more on Life is Beautiful, also take a look at this paper I did on general criticisms of the movie.) Life is Beautiful, an Italian movie that was originally released in 1997 under the title “La vita è bella,” is a drama and romantic comedy. The story takes place in 1930s Arezzo, Italy andContinue reading “Life is Beautiful: Holocaust in Film”

Why Life is Not Beautiful in Life is Beautiful: Holocaust in Film

Life is Beautiful (1998) Official Trailer – Robert Benigni Movie HDWatch this video on YouTube Life is Beautiful, originally titled “La vita è bella,” was released in 1997 in Italy (1999 in the United States). The movie is a drama and romantic comedy that takes place during the 1930s in Arezzo, Italy and revolves aroundContinue reading “Why Life is Not Beautiful in Life is Beautiful: Holocaust in Film”

First Trip to the Bronx and Meeting Extended Family Again After 25 Years

  Yesterday I went to a part of New York City that I’ve never seen before to see family members that I’d never met before (that I remember anyway).  I imagine most people in the US are in the same situation.  They know they have relatives in another part of the city, state or country,Continue reading “First Trip to the Bronx and Meeting Extended Family Again After 25 Years”

What’s Really Important on Valentine’s Day

On the way home from class tonight, I passed a flower shop that still had quite a few nice bouquets of roses and other flowers set out.  Instead of making me smile, I frowned and kept on walking by.  It’s not that I have a problem with Valentine’s Day, since I love having an excuseContinue reading “What’s Really Important on Valentine’s Day”