This utterly delightful documentary gave me chills. Theater never combined with life more completely than in the annual tradition of this Tuscan village. Time + human community + the practice of authentic art = Priceless treasure.
A proper review of this horrendous film.
I love this story...and the characters...and the incredibly smart script. This film hits deep and true notes for me, and touched me greatly. Forget 'Mr. Holland's Opus' or 'Dead Poet's Society'--this one transcends those and any other it might be categorized with. Very inspirational. Thank you, those of you who created this film. I hope it wins at least one well-deserved Oscar. Or, possibly more appropriately, next year's Nobel peace prize. I will definitely be watching 'Words and Pictures' again…
I watched this film last night and then woke this morning to the news of the Taliban massacre of 141 (mostly children--many of them girls) at a school in Pakistan. What hideous evil and ignorance. Girls throughout the world are our greatest untapped resource. If we protect and educate them they will be healthier, stronger, much better at raising their own children, and they will bring much-needed stability and economic abundance to poor and strife-ridden areas of the world. That's…