Monday, February 25, 2008

My Movie Star

I was watching Ingmar Bergman's epic film, Fanny and Alexander. The boyz took their normal movie watching spots- Thompson and Theo on my chest and stomach, Diego-san perched on the ledge of the sofa behind my head.

We got to the scene where the bishop sits at his desk and signs a contract. I almost did a double take because on the desk sat a black cat who was a dead ringer for Diego-san. Indeed the cat looked so much like Diego that for a second I thought I was seeing Diego's actual reflection and I had to turn my head to make sure he was still sitting where I last saw him sit. It's the cat's lone appearance in the three and a half hour movie and it signals the movie's turn to the supernatural as Alexander moves from the staid 1910 world to a world full of ghosts and demons.

Diego is pretty darn talented and I'm sure if he was the cat in the movie he would have received an Academy Award nomination for his work.

7 comments:

Karen Jo said...

Oh, I am sure that Diego-san would have won an award for his acting, had he been in the film.

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

We were watching Dogma with Ben Afflac and Matt Damon (as the angel of death). There is a scene where the toilet in the bar overfloats and gives birth to the shit monster. Bean says it's a dead ringer for what our toilet does. Hmmmm....

Bounce, Lucy and Trixie said...

We just read about you and your guys on Kellie's blog. It is very nice to meet all of you. I've never seen the movie you were watching but it sounds great!

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

Oh Wow, that does look like Diego!

Daisy said...

Are you sure Diego did not sneak into the screen?

catsynth said...

We're big fans of Bergman here, too. We've reviewed some of his films on our site, as well remembering his passing last year.

Katie said...

That is a gorgeous cat, just like Diego. :)