A personal diary keeping people abreast of what I am working on writing-wise.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

"Learning more and more about less and less and less
On the edge of your seat in some dark movie
Can you memorize the scenes
They'll be different next week


This week's reviews written specifically for the site are:

* Jubilee, Derek Jarman's hybrid of a punk documentary and a post-apocalyptic nightmare.


* Delicatessen: Special Edition, a straight-up reissue of the Jean-Pierre Jeunet dark comedy from 1991.

* The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya: Complete Collection, a metafictional anime about a strange girl who doesn't just think she's the center of the universe, but really is. Like the female version of FLCL.

* Moontide, in which Jean Gabin washes ashore in Hollywood to find Ida Lupino, only to make a so-so thriller with her.

* Pete Kelly's Blues, a stiff Jack Webb vehicle elevated by appearances by Ella Fitzgerald and Peggy Lee.

* Road House, a mullet-free 1948 noir with fantastic performances by Ida Lupino and Richard Widmark. If you've seen the Swayze movie and not this one, you're what's wrong with with this country. 'm just sayin'.

* Twenty-Four Eyes - Criterion Collection, a lovely Japanese drama following the lives of one teacher and the first class she taught, starting in the late 1920s and continuing through WWII. (Also at Criterion Confessions.)

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And a meme...

>Your result for The Director Who Films Your Life Test...

Edward D. Wood, Jr.

Your film will be 49% romantic, 22% comedy, 34% complex plot, and a $ 33 million budget.

Ed Wood will get your film done waaaaay under budget, and will likely make it into a classic film of all time -- for all the wrong reasons. Let's face it, your life isn't terribly exciting to begin with, and it needs some camping up. His resume includes classics such as Plan Nine From Outer Space and Glen or Glenda? He's not afraid to tackle controversial topics, and may insist on portraying a transvestite in your film -- even if you've never seen a transvestite before. He was immortalized in the Academy Award winning Tim Burton film, Ed Wood -- go see it.

Take The Director Who Films Your Life Test at HelloQuizzy

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All text (c) 2008 Jamie S. Rich

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