Saturday, July 02, 2005
travel movies + solo travel
This isn't a writing post, but since we got into the topic, might as well ask for input--
What are other travel movies? Or movies on-the-go, not ancient adventure or fantasy, but set in modern times? Perhaps those that concretely inspire you to go out there and explore..
Off the top of my head:
Under the Tuscan Sun
Y Tu Mama Tambien
Harold and Kumar Go to Whitecastle
North by Northwest
Stand By Me
more adventure films
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On the side, there's this Spanish film I remembered while making that list.
"Hola, estas sola?"
Sinopsis (spanish): Basically a story of journey and friendship between two 20-yr-old girls.
The title is a typical Spanish greeting that translates as "Hi, are you alone?" Interestingly, it's addressed specifically to females. Can mean anywhere from:
- pick-up line: "Do you want company?"
- judging/questioning: "Why are you alone?"
- empathy/pity, superiority: "You poor thing."
- practical, mothering: "You shouldn't travel alone. It's dangerous."
In any case, talking to strangers can be a lovely, disarming source of inspiration. :)