Thursday, March 1, 2012

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

There are two types of people: those who love Woody Allen films and those who do not.  I identify as the first type.

When I first saw Vicky Cristina Barcelona, I immediately fell in love with the Spanish scenery so beautifully capture in this film.  Oh to dine on that Barcelona patio in the mid-morning sunlight.  Or the lovely views of Oviedo and Avilés.  It made me want to drop everything, pack up, and travel to the Iberian Peninsula. 

An interesting fact about the film is that the governments of Barcelona and Catalonia actually contributed to its funding.  While it may have been a controversial move, word is that it paid off, as others like myself were inspired to travel to Spain.  In fact, I heard--when I briefly worked in the film industry--that the increase in tourism Barcelona experienced following the film's release inspired other jurisdictions, such as Israel, to fund films.

Has a movie ever inspired you to travel somewhere?  Are you dreaming of travelling anywhere?


Anna Felicity said...

I identify as the second...

However, I love this movie, and I'm quite interested in seeing Midnight in Paris.

Vanessa said...

I just bought Midnight in Paris on blue-ray a few weeks ago (Peter and I have had a blu-ray player since October and still hadn't seen one!). You're welcome over any time to see it. I have popcorn and tea:)