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Vanessa is a novel writer, screenwriter, rep and a film producer. She shares her discoveries and film surprises. :-)

 


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LOOKING BACK! Cinema's greatest moments...

 

THE SHELTERING SKY (1990)

 

It occurred to me that it has been weeks since my first 'Looking Back' post. I had intended to do this every week but what can you expect from someone who is always on the road like me? Well, I do what I can when I can. But I do love to look back on what I think are some of the greatest moments in cinema history, moments that keep my blood warm and that hold me tight to the dream that is cinema, even when I feel like all the hard work and grim moments of working in this business is enough for me to throw my hands up and walk away... but then I think of moments like this and I realize I couldnt do anything else if I tried. 

 

Check out this scene from legendary Bernardo Bertolucci's masterpiece adaptation of Paul Bowles' novel 'THE SHELTERING SKY'. Few films have shown a female character of such strength, making an outward journey instead of merely stay-at-home emotional journey of which we have seen a thousand times before. In this story, Kit (Debra Winger), after losing her husband to typhoid, surrenders herself completely up to the will of fate without any fear, to the protection of 'the sheltering sky'... 

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