Roman holiday

Hello, folks–here’s the rather more recent stuff I’ve been writing on movies for Ricochet. I do not feel I have a very good reason for picking this movie, however: It is neither too funny nor too romantic. It has about it the air of a fairy tale, but this time the princess wants to be Cinderella for a day… A princess who has never seen people wishes to escape from her vaguely feudal, vaguely futuristic duties. I suppose this could be an education for all the Disney characters turned into rather shocking young people by the celebrity industry. You can tell, I mean to be rather contrarian. I don’t want to spoil anyone’s fun, just to bring out what people tend to overlook. Now for the notes. The beginning, I think,… Continue reading