Daily Archives: October 12, 2013

A Little Bit of Fred

Astaire sings Night and Day to Rogers in The Gay Divorcee

Astaire sings “Night and Day” to Rogers in The Gay Divorcee

I woke up this morning with a very particular craving: watching a Fred and Ginger film*. Unfortunately, all my DVDs are gathering dust in the South of Spain, so I am going to have to wait to enjoy gems such as Shall We Dance or The Gay Divorcee.

Because the dancing chemistry between Astaire and Rogers will never be accomplished by anyone else. They would melt as one, and the way they danced together was unique. It was so special, that all the other times they did it with different partners, it just wasn’t the same. Continue reading

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Isabel, the Spanish Series You Should Be Watching

Picture taken from TVE. Copyright Javier de Agustin

To my delight, I have just found out that Sky Arts is broadcasting Isabel, an awarded Spanish show that is currently on its second season back in my home country.

Now that I am in London, I find this little things particularly touching, since they allow me to have tiny moments of homesickness. Maybe because in Spain I watch this with my mum -whose name also happens to be Isabel.
 

To put you in situation, Isabel tells the story of whom were the most important monarchs in Spanish history: Fernando of Aragon and Isabel of Castile, commonly known as “Los Reyes Católicos” (The Catholic Monarchs): America was discovered during their reign, and they also reconquered the parts of Southern Spain that still belonged to the Muslims. They did many other things, of course, and everything is splendidly depicted in the show. Continue reading

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