Sepia Saturday

Sepia Saturday Theme Image 388

The prompt above made me search for photos of cars in cities. Cars of bygone days are so elegant and romantic, don’t you agree?

Landscape

US National Archives, Jamaica Beach, NY, 1973

Aren’t you glad that isn’t your car? 

lhj car

Internet Archives, Dodge Magazine ad, n.d.

lindenwood

Missouri State Archives, 1924

1904 car

Internet Archives, 1904, ad

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Sole, Cuore, Amore

Sole, Cuero, Amore or Sun, Heart Love is an Italian movie about Eli, a woman who’s burdened with supporting her husband and four children with a job in a café that requires a 4 hour commute each way. Eli is bright and engaging. She’s great at her job, as a mother and a wife. Her husband’s unemployed but says he’ll probably get a job as a nightwatchman this month, or next. Meanwhile Eli wakes up at 4:30 am every morning and has to placate a boss when she’s late because the bus broke down or she missed a station since she’s so exhausted.

Another key character is Vale, a single woman, who’s Eli’s neighbor and friend. Vale’s a dancer and has her share of troubles, but they really don’t compare to Eli’s. The two are strong, smart, beautiful women, facing hardship.

I admired how though she got angry, Eli was always fair towards her boss and kids. She was more than fair towards her husband, whom we don’t see getting new work skills or pounding the pavement rather than waiting for this job to materialize.

The film could certainly be depressing, but Isabella Ragonese’s performance was so magnetic, that she saved the film. I want to run out and watch every film she’s in.