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Wednesday, August 31, 2005


Good night, August; good morning, September.

Time for my monthly video store picks. No theme this month, just movies.

* Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler & The Testament of Dr. Mabuse, both directed by Fritz Lang - is this the first supervillain to ever make it to the screen? Begin with his downfall in the silent epic from 1922, then watch as he makes one more stand in a talkie from eleven years later (which also features the detective from M).

* Diary of a Chambermaid starring Jeanne Moreau, dir. Luis Bunuel - a kinky surrealist class struggle from 1964.

* Love in the Afternoon starring Audrey Hepburn & Gary Cooper, dir. Billy Wilder - Parisian romance circa 1957. Cooper is a little old, but Audrey is radiant, and Maurice Chevalier steals the show as her father. Plus, best train station ending ever.

* We Don't Live Here Anymore starring Naomi Watts, Peter Krause, Laura Dern, & Mark Ruffalo - a literate ensemble piece from last year about the push-pull of fidelity.

SIDE NOTE: Big thanks to the folks who put some money in the "Yoga Girls" jar.

Current Soundtrack: Miles Davis, Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud (Elevator to the Gallows) score

Current Mood: scrumptious

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