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has anyone ever seen careful? steve, you must see this. we caught part of it the other night and unfortunately weren't able to finish watching, but i'm hoping it comes on again. from imdb:
Best described as a combination of "The Wizard of Oz" and "Eraserhead," "Careful" is a wacked-out tale of repression and unnatural desires, set in an alpine village where no one can speak too loudly for fear of starting an avalanche. Hilarious and sinister, "Careful" is also one of the most visually arresting films I've ever seen, with impossibly rosy-cheeked characters inhabiting a hallucinatory dream world of intentionally fake sets and intense easter-egg pastels. Watching it you will feel like you've stepped into the middle of a Ricola ad gone horribly, horribly wrong.
"'Right now, the question has to be asked, does American film have even a remote bearing on the amazing and troubling realities of American life?' says Thomson. ' Is there someone out there who could make an ambitious and extraordinary film about the end of the American empire? I think that someone is either Paul Thomas Anderson or Quentin Tarantino. Thomas Anderson hinted at that epic scope with Magnolia, but so far Tarantino has only been epic in style. He certainly has that [Howard] Hawksian ability to tie narratives together, no question. I really think he could make the big film we all want him to, but, in order to do that, he would have to apply his sensibility and his extraordinary narrative command to truly serious social subject matter.' "
Film night at the Pentagon: The Battle of Algiers (via a mention from Bruno.)
" Only one other film in history is more important, and that is the Kennedy-Zapruder film, which sold for $16 million." Happy bidding.
adding some movie oriented weblogs to the cinefiles portal page. the best of the lot thus far seems to be greencine.
just ran across this adaptation/susan orlean weblog maintained in part by jason kottke.
a blog about wes andersons next project, The Life Aquatic.
In his 20s, he changed cinema for ever. In his 60s, he sold dog food. Peter Conrad examines the work of Orson Welles, a man destroyed by his own greatness.
just went to see Swimming Pool. nice tone for a psychological thriller but there wasnt much satisfaction with regards to the ending. maybe my lack of appreciation of metaphor is to blame. still worth seeing.
"Last Sunday, on the occasion of the impending release of her new film, Lost in Translation, I joined a couple of other journalists in a group interview with Sofia Coppola. The interview took place in New York City at the end of her press junket. There were commodious suites, exhausted publicists on copious sofas, and complimentary sandwiches. "Big brother" Roman presided benignly hung out near the buffet."