Saturday Night Movie: Today’s Special
For those of you who love a greasy spoon and love a little melancholy, these short films are well worth your time. Part one above, and parts two and three after my brief ramble.
You can almost taste the stewed tea and bacon rolls. These sorts of places are wonderful refuges from the world, somewhere warm and dry where you can take a seat and take a break from the world and not spend and arm and a leg doing so. These are places of comfort and just a little humanity. Good places to lose a morning, to read a paper, join a conversation, people watch or just contemplate life, the universe and everything.
There is something incredibly romantic about old cafés, and something incredibly sad about how they are disappearing.
What a great trio of films! I am sure that I have been in the cafe in Museum Street when I was a student as it was on one of my routes from hall of residence to college. There is something rather comforting and friendly about old style cafes and
….while the quality of coffee may be better at a chain, there is no personality at Starbucks and the like, just corporate blandness.