Monthly Archives: March 2017

3 things about William Wellman’s TRACK OF THE CAT

Track of the Cat [1954] 1. Red coat, yellow dress. 2. “You, with your tight purse of a mouth.” 3. Looking up from the bottom of the grave as they lower the coffin on ropes, a depthless gray sky in … Continue reading

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3 things about Paolo Cavara, Gualtiero Jacopetti, and Franco Prosperi’s MONDO CANE

Mondo Cane [1962] 1. A bright blue glazed statue of Rudolph Valentino. Bright blue models rubbing their painted bodies against a large canvas, and each other. 2. After the shark is captured a poisonous sea urchin is inserted in its … Continue reading

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Lili Taylor joins ROY’S WORLD: BARRY GIFFORD’S CHICAGO.

Born in Glencoe, Illinois, as a young actress Lili had a brief stint at DePaul University and also spent some time training with Del Close. In other words, she’s perfect for a documentary about 1950s-era Chicago! I am so excited … Continue reading

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3 things about Kasper Collin’s I CALLED HIM MORGAN

I Called Him Morgan [2016] 1. Most audacious creative choice: not featuring “The Sidewinder,” Morgan’s most famous tune, on the soundtrack! 2. The world’s dustiest cassette player. 3. An encounter with Miles Davis. “And who are you supposed to be?”

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3 things about George Cukor’s SYLVIA SCARLETT

Sylvia Scarlett [1935] 1. At certain moments Hepburn looks exactly like Low-era David Bowie! 2. Gymnastic rings in his living room. She sidles over and hoists herself onto them. 3. “You’re acting like a pig!” “It’s a pig’s world.”

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3 things about Robert Altman’s SHORT CUTS

Short Cuts [1993] 1. Little sausage people. 2. Holding two cigarettes at the same time. “Oh, man. Oh, that could just fuck your life up!” 3. He wields a baking paddle. 3 other things.

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3 things about Richard LaGravenese’s LIVING OUT LOUD

Living Out Loud [1998] 1. She brushes the top of his head; he looks around. 2. “What if I was standing behind you?” 3. The masseur gets comfortable.

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Some exciting news about my documentary …

… coming soon. Roy’s World is about to add another narrator. Keep your eyes peeled right here.

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3 things about Bruce Weber’s LET’S GET LOST

Let’s Get Lost [1988] 1. The quartet was together for 11 months. 2. Behind him, a giant picture of Jean-Paul Belmondo. 3. “What’s your favorite high, Chet?” “The kind that scares other people to death.” Speedball.

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3 things about Brian De Palma’s OBSESSION

Obsession [1976] 1. Cleverest touch: Bujold also plays her own character as a child. 2. TWA stationery. 3. Subtle florescent pulses on the concourse.

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