Tuesday, August 05, 2008

i'm feeling san francisco

watching the movie version of "tales of the city"... who knew that laura linney and parker posey and olympia dukakis shined in this lovely tale?

i'm also reading "a day in san francisco" by dorothy bryant. didn't mean to invite these two to the same dance...

5 comments:

Marianaria Sra. bibliotecaria said...

Tales of the City is, basically, Eden before the snake of death raises its head in the form of AIDS.

The snake is still not entirely seen by most people in A Day in San Francisco, but it's there.

If you haven't already read it, you might want to next read Randy Shilts's And the Band Played On, which is non-fiction and provides the political background to the early days of AIDS -- such as the battle in SF over closing the gay bathhouses.

david silver said...

excellent reading suggestion, Marianaria Sra. bibliotecaria - i've been wanting to read Shilts's And the Band Played On for a while.

sarah said...

marianaria, i'm so happy when you suggest books. you're always right on!

thank you.

Marianaria Sra. bibliotecaria said...

Thanks! It's nice to have a fan club ....

jini said...

i'm reading "further tales of the city" on tape and the fun times and love are so obviously pre-death threat. it's charming, but with that knowledge it's sinister too.