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Thursday, June 30, 2005


July is here, and it's time for my new video picks for Trilogy Video. I've decided on a theme of Italian romance, which I've split into two distinct halves.

First is Michelangelo Antonioni's loose trilogy of disaffected lovers in a modern world of alienation. Yum!

* L'Avventura, starring Monica Vitti

* La Notte, starring Jeanne Moreau and Marcello Mastroianni

* L'Eclisse, starring Monica Vitti and Alain Delon

I love Antonioni's detached style and his poetry of images. I look at him as a direct predecessor to Wong Kar-Wai.

The second half is more of a traditional, sappy romance duo. One is a classic, the other a tribute to that classic.

* Roman Holiday, starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck

* Only You, starring Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr.

Have you ever noticed that the main peril of modern travelling is making sure that you have all the chargers for the various devices we carry with us?

Current Soundtrack: Saint Etienne, Tales from Turnpike House

Current Mood: whatever

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