Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Double Food Features

Check out the new blog BobbyJayonfood.com for his list of foodie films! Everyone has their favorite: mine is Juzo Itami's 1985 film Tampopo. There are very few films that I think of as "perfect" and this is definately one of them. The video clip above is my favorite scene in the film.
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Friday, October 10, 2008

Where in the world is me?

Sorry sorry.... a month long lapse. I APOLOGIZE. The tragedy is, what with work, travel, and the fiscal crisis, i have been resorting to Netflix. And have not seen a new film in over a month. But I have to say the prospect of catching up on all those classics I have never seen is pretty exciting. So for starters: (Melissa, I hear you were sad that I never talk about films you can actually see, well these are all on Netflix!!)

400 Blows - Truffaut - Totally devastating and beautiful masterpiece. I had a similar reaction to this film as I did to Zhang Yimou's classic Raise the Red Lantern. Both films center on protagonists trapped in repressive lives (disfunctional home vs. arranged marraige) and who never truly are able to escape. In particular, both films have last scenes that are visually breathtaking and yet portray such unending tragedy that you are left emotionally drained. Basically, I was moved deeply by both these films but will be happy to see neither again. Though check out the awesome poster above from Posteritati. Polish poster are truly the best.