Sunday, February 24, 2008

your vice is a locked room and only I have the key

I came across this lovely picture of Catherine Deneuve from the movie Repulsion by Roman Polanski. I read the synopsis and recalled that the movie is in my netflix queue! I am looking forward to watching it as I have only seen one Polanski film, "Knife in the Water", which was incredible and beautiful.

This will be a nice break from Fulci and the gialli we have been watching.

I like that on the criterion collection website they have a specific category for Technicolor. It's magical.

So, I read that Martin Campbell doing a Birds remake, which I find completely INSANE!!! I consider Alfred Hitchcock to be one of the only real American film makers. Other than Jim Van Bebber, naturally. I would like Quentin Tarantino if he was capable of making a movie that was his idea, instead of taking advantage of the fact that the average American has no knowledge of foreign cinema.

You wanna hear a joke, or read a joke, rather?

Guess who is playing Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren)?
Naomi Watts!

Mulholland Drive
was the only decent shit she's ever done and that is because of a Mr. David Lynch, it had virtually nothing to do with her.

As for the motherfucker directing it, his previous work includes such gems as The Mask Of Zorro and Golden Eye, yeah, that's a Pierce Brosnan James Bond flick.

The reason that Alfred Hitchcock's movies are so well loved is because he knew about cameras, lenses, film, lighting, and he knew about visual style. He was a craftsman and an artist. This is why Francois Truffaut idolized him. This is why I idolize them both!

1 comment:

Richard said...

Rosemary's Baby in incredible!
I have it if you'd like to borrow it.

Chinatown too.
man, Chinatown is good.