Santa Monica Pier on a Cold and Lonely Night

The view from our budget hotel on Redondo Beach Drive was a bit surreal. The beach was many miles away and there was no shopping or nearby attractions, making me wonder what might have possessed anyone to build a hotel in such a place…But having settled in, we decided to go to Santa Monica PierContinue reading “Santa Monica Pier on a Cold and Lonely Night”

Viridiana

Luis Buñuel grabbed worldwide attention in 1929 with his very first film, Un Chien Andalou, made with his close friend, Salvador Dali. The 17-minute short opened with a shot of an eyeball being sliced, grisly special effects for the time. With Dali and their friend, Federico García Lorca, he pioneered the use of surrealism inContinue reading “Viridiana”