Saturday, February 14, 2009

"Gran Torino" & Monroe's Hotel Sterling

Linda and I saw Clint Eastwood's "Gran Torino" last night. We both liked it. I thought it was excellent, and at points was deeply moved by it. It's filmed in Detroit. The closing credits-scene is beautiful - on Grosse Isle. It's a movie about forgiveness, atonement, and redemption. Some have said Eastwood is self-atoning for his earlier spaghetti westerns which were callous and brutal and unforgiving.

And, Linda surprised me yesterday with a gift of a night at Monroe's Hotel Sterling. It's a beautifully renovated facility in downtown Monroe. Staying a night here makes me feel like I'm in downtown Manhattan.