The Book of Friends is intended as a platform to exchange ideas about movies. As the German philosopher Martin Heidegger stated, “we are a conversation” with those who came before us.

For me, we are also a “conversation” with those whose creative work we enjoy and absorb into our daily lives.

This exchange of ideas does not only happen between us and “them”, but also amongst ourselves. I want to invite and encourage you to share your thoughts and experiences on this platform.

The purpose of this blog is to provide a platform for conversations among friends – to exchange our thoughts and experiences about movies, art and life.

Let me invite you to be part of this friendship. In the sense that “understanding is a kind of ecstasy”, I wish these pages to provide you many insights and moments of wonder.

A heartfelt welcome,

Andrea Graziano di Benedetto