Daily Archives: March 16, 2008

3 Things

Mutiny on the Bounty [1962] 1. Brando is about whip Trevor Howard. Instead, he gently drapes the whip over Howard’s shoulder.2. The bright red painted canoe. The searing green laurels on the islanders’ heads. 3. “I believe that cheese is … Continue reading

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3 things about Michael Haneke’s FUNNY GAMES

Funny Games [2007] 1. The pillowcase pulled taut over Georgie’s head. 2. The shiny, chrome-like barrel of the hunting rifle. 3. Naomi Watts shaking the leaves of lettuce as she takes them out of the water, talking on her cell … Continue reading

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3 things about Donald Cammell & Nicolas Roeg’s PERFORMANCE

Performance [1970] 1. Chazz runs his index finger down the side of the Rolls Royce a moment before pouring acid on it. 2. Sparkly, extreme close up of a nipple. 3. The two enormous, cabinet-sized speakers.

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A bit of random trivia: Apparently the legendary photographer Richard Avedon loved Trader Vic’s. “Wherever we went on location, if there was a Trader Vic’s restaurant we had to visit it. Avedon just loved the tacky atmosphere, the phony ‘Polynesian’ … Continue reading

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