Paris, Je T'aime is wonderful Bixa. I bought my own copy. 22 directors participated in this film which was edited to have a story of each of the 20 arrondissements of Paris. These were the segments I most loved...
Loin du 16th arrondissment, A young immigrant woman in the suburbs of Paris, must leave her baby each morning, to go and tend to the baby of a wealthy family in the 16th arr.
Place des Fetes, A Nigerian man is dying from a stab wound and is cared for by a beautiful young woman.
Pigalle, Bob Hoskins and Fanny Ardant, very much a feeling of Pigalle.
Place des Victoires, Deep in the night a young mother, Juliette Binoche, is comforted by a magical cowboy, Willem Defoe...her little boy has died.
Faubourg Saint-Denis, A blind boy and his love, in the intriguing area of Faubourg Saint-Denis.
14th arrondissement, This was perhaps the most moving for me. A middle aged female postal worker has taken her first trip to Europe and in her laboured French descibes how she is feeling.
I just this second finished watching it, Jazz. I'd be hard pressed to say which were my absolute favorites. I love Juliette Binoche -- would watch her in anything. Yes, absolutely the Place des Fetes and the 14th Arrondissement ones.
Slightly embarrassing, but I felt rather smug recognizing some places in Paris -- a place I've never been -- because of the wonderful glimpses you & Kerouac have given us.
When you're chewing on life's gristle[br]Don't grumble, give a whistle[br]And this'll help things turn out for the best...[br]And...always look on the bright side of life...[br]Always look on the light side of life.[br]Monty Python's Life of Brian[br]
It was extremely powerful and moving. I really was in doubt myself about the truth of the matter and I think this was really cleverly done – one moment you think one person is right and switch and switch again.
Each of the four main actors gave outstanding performances; particularly the smallest of the four roles, played by Viola Davis who I have never seen in anything before. I hope to see a lot more of her in the future as she knocked me sideways.
Has anyone else seen it? I would be interested to know what people thought as it seems it is either loved or hated.
Just watched Hideous, Kinky and can see why it's so highly recommended. It is definitely a movie I will watch again.
This is the nicest, clearest online copy, but very fiddly to get going: mrbrownee70.com/?code=watch&host=mv&gid=9268019. You have to click for the Alternate Method, then follow the not very clear directions. When you're told to get the url by right-clicking, choose Properties, then copy the top url of the two.
One thing that caught my eye & I backed it up to see for sure -- two of the main characters are riding through the countryside in a truck and pass a wall that has "TinTin" graffitied on it in big letters.
I watched Nacho Libre before, but in a terrible pirated dvd. Watched it again last night with this crystal-clear DivX version, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Okay, it's pretty dumb humor, but goofily fun. And of course I enjoyed seeing the area where I live so beautifully presented.
Recently borrowed from a friend a movie, Black White & Gray. A documentary about the life of Sam Wagstaff. Wagstaff was an American curator,collector and mentor of Robert Mapplethorpe. Well known for his collection and champion of Minimalism,Pop Art and Conceptual Art. His true passion though, was his recognition of photography as an aesthetic art form and he went on to amass one of the largest collections of 19th Century American,British and French Photography. His collection of thousands of photographs was sold to the Getty Museum in L.A. The movie explores his relationship with Mapplethorpe and the influence he had on Mapplethorpe's photography. But,the more interesting aspect of the movie is the influence he had in establishing photography as the art form it has come to be known for today. Very interesting,intelligent film. Lovers of photography will positively drool over the photos in his collection. The film includes interviews with John Richardson,Dominic Dunne,Truman Capote,Patti Smith,Dick Cavett and others who knew Wagstaff.
I've just finished watching Monsieur N. for the third time in a week. Richard E. Grant's portrayal as the peacock Sir Hudson Lowe is brilliant, but it's Phillipe Torreton who absolutely shines as Le Empereur. His Napoleon is by far the best one I have ever seen.
Last night I watched Bandits and absolutely loved it. This movie is so much fun with some great lines and I recommend it, especially for those times when a movie can't be found to suit everyone in the house. Billy Bob Thornton is terrific, but everyone does a great job.
Look at the soundtrack: * "Gallows Pole" - Jimmy Page & Robert Plant * "Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum" - Bob Dylan * "Holding Out for a Hero" - Bonnie Tyler * "Twist in My Sobriety" - Tanita Tikaram * "Rudiger" - Mark Knopfler * "Just Another" - Pete Yorn * "Walk on By" - Aretha Franklin * "Superman (It's Not Easy)" - Five for Fighting * "Crazy 'Lil Mouse" - In Bloom * "Just the Two of Us" - Bill Withers, Grover Washington, Jr. * "Wildfire" - Michael Martin Murphey * "Total Eclipse of the Heart" - Bonnie Tyler * "Bandits Suite" - Christopher Young
Thanks to everyone on the "favorite movie lines" thread, I just watched In the Loop. ;D What I thought was so great about it was they brought back the pacing of old 1940s Warner Bros. films, with the rapid-fire patter and the stepping on of lines.
I want to see In The Loop again, but missed its short theater run here. Did you see it on DVD? It's supposed to be not all that far from how things were run on both sides of the Atlantic; Bugsy Malone with real guns indeed.
I did have to see it twice to catch as much as I did even. Rapid fire + Scottish accent = diffy.
Lola, I watched it the way I watch all movies and tv nowadays --- online. If you look at some of my comments on various movies, you'll see that I frequently provide a link to the movies.
This is a good, working link, although not as crisp a picture as I'd like. Once the video starts playing, pause it for a few minutes to let it load well before watching. A tip about watching online movies in full-screen mode: if you ordinarily wear reading glasses at the computer, switch to a weaker pair of glasses.
Last night I was watching a documentary on Arte, the Franco-German station, about sexuality in Germany after the war. It was interesting how the two Germanys went in totally different directions -- the West turned the women into perfect housewives whose primary role was to please their husbands, and the East did everything to make women the equals of men in the professional world and even in the bedroom. There were some excerpts of grainy black and white medical shows from East German TV with incredibly frank discussions about masturbation and things like that.
Apparently, there is still a major sexual divide between east and west.