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« Reply #1320 on: June 14, 2008, 08:14:59 AM »

New Lithuanian movie, with English subtitles,



http://www.alfa.lt/straipsnis/c61516

Pretty good effort.  It is going by the name "Loss," but the title translates into "Unnecessary Persons."   Here is the trailer,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ks6BTO3loVI&feature=related

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« Reply #1321 on: June 16, 2008, 01:08:51 AM »

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Never on Sunday arrived in the mail today,

I think I'll watch it tomorrow.

You are in for a great treat, am envious of anyone seeing it for the first time.
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« Reply #1322 on: June 16, 2008, 08:39:15 AM »

Unfortunately, tomorrow hasn't come yet, but look forward to sharing observations, NYT, when it does.
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« Reply #1323 on: June 18, 2008, 01:38:09 AM »

I'm there, dzimas, only wish I could imitate Mercouri's growly purring of "Ho-mair" for at least 3 syllables to the oh-so-intelligent yet poor bemusedly befuddled Dassin.  Remember, at the end "they all go to the seashore!"
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« Reply #1324 on: June 18, 2008, 06:38:45 PM »



Hollywood Babylon
—for Donotremove, Dzimas & Laurie 

I dreamed about Liberace last night—
His toupee askew and candelabra flying
Thru the air with his Mother and George
Hiding under the piano and Las Vegas
Going down in tacky neon and flames…

I dreamed about Rock Hudson last night—
Throwing one last Hollywood party by the pool
With Jane Wyman from Magnificent Obsession
In leather drag leading all the bad boyz in
One last cabaret of Miss Sodom and Gomorrah…

I dreamed about Bette Davis last night— 
Pissed off in a bitch fight with Anne Baxter
Plus George Sanders as Addison DeWitt   
Beating Clifton Webb-Waldo Lydecker’s
Brains out with a tacky beat-up Oscar.

I dreamed about Orson Welles last night—
Playing Harry Slime in The Third Man
Throwing Joseph Cotton off the Ferris Wheel
Landing on Baron Kurtz and Dr. Winkel
And Alida Valli in one big SPAT!!!     
 
I dreamed about Charles Laughton last night—
Playing the gimpy Hunchback of Notre Dame
Getting it on with Esmeralda in the belfry
Then throwing her down off the high parapets
Like a good queer Quasimodo should…

I dreamed about Miss Tricky Dick last night—
And all the crummy politicians in the closet
Playing it straight for all the rubes & Jesus freaks
While doing the down-low in the Tea Rooms
At the airports holding babies up for TV…

I dreamed about Milk and Miscone last night—
There in sad dreary San Francisco City Hall
And all those gay pride parades with my queenly 
Friends long dead and gone now, Dykes on Bikes
And fleets of happy-go-lucky gone Cadillac joy…
   


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« Reply #1325 on: June 19, 2008, 05:03:54 PM »

Thanks for the poem, puget.  We have our own provincial version of Liberace in Rytis Cicinas,



Brings back such fond memories.
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« Reply #1326 on: June 21, 2008, 04:12:47 AM »



I ordered a copy of Chungking Express the other day.  I had seen it years ago, and it made a very good impression on me.  Kar Wai Wong (or whatever order his name goes in) has gone onto to do some very evocative movies like In the Mood for Love and 2046, which I very much enjoyed.  I've been on a bit of a Chinese binge as of late, picking up Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress and the sumptuous new Criterion edition of The Last Emperor.  So many great movies coming out of Hong Kong, albeit The Last Emperor was Bertolucci's ode to "The Red Empire."  I was a bit disappointed with Ang Lee's Lust, Caution.  Impeccably filmed as one would expect, but short of any real substance.  Not enough contemporary tales coming out of China and Hong Kong, which I guess was why I was in the mood for Chungking Express.
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« Reply #1327 on: June 21, 2008, 05:28:18 AM »



I've been on a bit of a Chinese binge as of late, picking up Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress and the sumptuous new Criterion edition of The Last Emperor.  So many great movies coming out of Hong Kong, albeit The Last Emperor was Bertolucci's ode to "The Red Empire." 


Interesting. I have a copy of The Last Emperor, so exquisitely decadent. I imagine the Criterion version even more so. Right up my alley lately. (With my rather decadent summer blahs.)  

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« Reply #1328 on: June 21, 2008, 01:30:11 PM »

Oh,c'mon, that particular Bertolucci was not that decadent at all. It was rather a factual story of the Nationalist collaboration with the Japanese.

Previous dynasties have been much more degenerate in their treatment of what they deemed less important human beings. Continual revolution corrected that and brought history back to balance as it always will. Mankind can be counted on to tip the scales.

Some excellent footage of Peter O'Toole, however. Have really missed him as age  progresses, and have not seen his, Venus.

A little check up at imdb reveals age is not all it is cracked up to be as he has 3 films since Venus,7 tv episodes of The Tudors, 2 completed films this year, 1 post-production,2 pre-production, and 2 in production!
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« Reply #1329 on: June 22, 2008, 12:29:44 PM »



I don't know, The Last Emperor had its decadent moments.
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« Reply #1330 on: June 22, 2008, 12:32:13 PM »

Speaking of decadence, puget, you should check out The Decadent Gardener.  It will help rid you of your summertime blahs.

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« Reply #1331 on: June 22, 2008, 05:26:00 PM »

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Had a chance to watch Never On Sunday yet? 
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« Reply #1332 on: June 23, 2008, 01:53:16 AM »

Yawn...
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