Monthly Archives: May 2008

3 things about Chris Marker’s SANS SOLEIL

Sans Soleil [1983] 1. A giraffe is shot in the neck. Two pulsing jets of blood. The animal runs for several seconds, almost as if it’s unharmed.  Another shot. The giraffe stumbles, falls to the ground. Cut to a closer … Continue reading

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3 Things

La Jetée [1962] 1. His teeth biting the hammock.2. They wander through a museum of strange but familiar animals.3. The head scientist/jailer wears a gray turtleneck sweater.

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Fragment.

The top of the bed was level with the bottom of the window sill. Lying in bed on his back, head turned to the left, he could see out the window. He often did this until he drifted off to sleep. … Continue reading

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The Carol Burnett show 1972

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlfRtpM9lU0R.I.P. Harvey Korman. Watch this hilarious sketch with Carol Burnett and Lily Tomlin.

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3 Things

The Mother and the Whore [1973]  1. “If I try, I can say the maximum of nonsense in the minimum of time.”2. The bottle of “smooth” liquor that Alexandre and his friend pass around is Jack Daniel’s.3. The walls and floors … Continue reading

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Heaven help me, but tonight I’m going to go see The Mother and the Whore. It’s a masterpiece, and I haven’t seen it. And it’s 215 minutes long.

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3 things about Sofia Coppola’s MARIE ANTOINETTE

Marie Antoinette [2006] 1. During the shoe montage, there is a split-second shot where you can see, in the background, a pair of baby blue Chuck Taylors. 2. When Marie takes a bath she has to wear a sort of … Continue reading

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WEekend

We spent the first two days of our long weekend cleaning the apartment. We emptied the vacuum cleaner five times. We’re now living in a shiny, glossy, sterile(-seeming) apartment. We’ve watched a variety of films this weekend, and tonight we’re … Continue reading

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3 things about Ridley Scott’s BLADE RUNNER

Blade Runner [1982] 1. The darkness, the shadows, the water dripping from the ceilings and down thewalls in the Bradbury building. Clearly BioShock was aiming for this ambience. And how, you may ask, does Rob know anything about BioShock? Zach … Continue reading

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3 things about Akira Kurosawa’s THE IDIOT

The Idiot [1951] 1. He sits slumped in the chair, the bottle of liquor on one thigh and a glass on the other. 2. Side view. She sits next to him on the piano bench. Behind them is a window, … Continue reading

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