|"Now that's a view!"|
I know all about a room with a view. I grew up in a house with a view. Instead of the Arno river in Florence, it overlooked the Adige in Verona. Then, an evil witch took it away. It's called rental. She wasn't a real witch (obviously) but that's the story I like to tell my kids. It seemed like a good idea until a 4 year old Alexander spotted the actual landlady and screamed (while pointing at her): the witch!
Yesterday, was the last day of the kids' three week (yikes) school holiday, so to mark this momentous occasion, the kids and I ordered a pizza and sat down to watch a movie. I chose A Room With a View. I was pleasantly surprised that they enjoyed this English period drama. I first watched it years ago in college. It probably helped that, since it is set in Italy, they constantly thought they were recognizing churches and squares: "I remember those pigeons."
Spoiler Alert: There is major male frontal nudity.
Forget the controversy surrounding "The Wolf on Wall Street," which has been censored here in Singapore, if you want uncensored male nudity at a cheap price, just watch A Room With a View on youtube. A bit of a surprise in such a stuffy movie, but apparently when you present British gentry with a cold water creek in the countryside, they just can't get out of their multilayered clothes fast enough. The most interesting bit was hearing the kids ask: "Why aren't they censoring this? I thought naked people weren't allowed on TV in Singapore. This is like Italy."