Thursday, November 1, 2007
I just read Leya's post about Sissi, the Empress Elizabeth of Austria and I couldn't help thinking back to when I first saw those Romy Schneider movies and also fell in love with Sissi's story. That interest led me to look for books about her and in my shelves I can still find:
Brigitte Hamman - Elizabeth D'Autriche
Agustina Bessa Luis - A Corte do Norte
Catherine Clement - la Valse Inachevée
Nicole Avril - L'Impératrice
The movies were a guilty pleasure for a long time, recorded in VHS tapes they lasted for quite a few years. I'm feeling quite a bit of nostalgia just by looking at the DVDs and I'm wishing a new movie or mini series would be filmed. Sissi is such a tragic figure that she seems to me perfect heroine material, even if there is no happy ending...