Addario tells the story of her Nana’s love story as a method of moving her narrative forward. The story of her fading love of her Nana causes the reader to question whether or not Addario is capable of love. This is reinforced by her retelling of the earlier story about her failed romance with Uxval. The questions about her ability to love were answered by her deep love of photography. Her passion for photography outweighed something many people consider to be the most fulfilling feeling in life: love.
While I haven’t yet found anything in my life that I would put over life itself I do have things I am passionate about. Most of all, my love of film. There is nothing I enjoy more when I’m by myself then getting comfortable, popping some corn, and watching a great movie. I feel the best films are the ones that make me want to watch them over and over again. I am far from ashamed to say that movies like Gus Van Sant’s Good Will Hunting and Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige and Dark Knight Trilogy have done just that. But my love for films doesn’t stop at merely watching them. I love analyzing them, thinking about them, and of course talking about them. The best directors are doing more than just telling a story, they’re sending a message, creating a narrative. They want you to think about their work and become engaged. While now it is a great passion of mine, discovering my love of film did not happen under the happiest of conditions. My first two years of high school I was very antisocial. Outside of soccer season, I did little else after school than homework and useless pastimes. Halfway through my freshman year, I started watching movies on demand to pass the time on lonely nights. I quickly became enthralled in film history, watching all the classics. From Casablanca to Star Wars and everything in between. By the end of my sophomore year, I had developed a solid friend group so my movie watching became less frequent. I do not, however, love it any less than I did at first. I am excited to talk about films in my blog. I am planning on talking about what I do and don’t like about certain movies and traits that make some films and break others.