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In Reply to: RE: Did you see "Je Tu Il Elle"? posted by Victor Khomenko on September 15, 2020 at 15:33:49
Yes, she's beautiful.
I think she approached that unemployed actor and said she was making a film, but had no money to pay him. To which he responded: "When are we shooting?"
She said "Right now!" and they walked him to a truck, with the crew already there.
He played his part very well, BTW.
Gruesome story. Truly disgusting.
It is about the effect of a particular racial crime - murder of James Byrd.
That means I skipped through pretty large segments, enough to know what it was about and listen to several LONG ruminations by poor folks. I don't see the political angle, though?
I do find it interesting Akerman has nothing to say, ever, about the Palestinians even though she made a film in Israel (Tel Aviv, if I remember right?) or about French colonialism. There's more than a shred of racism in France and its treatment about its own citizenry from its many colonies. Oh well, I guess it's always easier to find fault with others.
The political angle came from Al Gore, who accused Bush of being soft on those murderers. Of course the fact two of them received death sentence and one life sentence did not mean anything to Al.
lack of support for the hate crimes bill, which is a complex subject best not discussed here. Someday, over vodka... or not.
Not much of a vodka drinker here, unfortunately. Me no putin scum apparatchik with their fat and greasy mugs.
toast to Patrick!
Actually, for the last several years my favorite drink has been pinot noir.
How appropriate... as one of my most favorite movie genre is film noir. The signs of a dark soul?
Just tonight that very combination - inexpensive pinot with "Phantom Lady" -a somewhat unusual 1941 film in that category.
I can watch those petite B&W gems all day long.
we lived for decades in the Willamette Valley. I'd recommend Chehalem, Elk Cove, and Lange for excellent, mid-priced bottles. Ponzi, Archery Summit, Beaux Freres (partly owned by Robert Parker) Domaine Drouhin--- well, when you want the very best, those would be they.
Some prefer Oregon pinot that resembles the French style, more austere. I'd argue that's a mistake when the Oregon fruit and terroir are so different and are apparently, by nature, fuller, jammier. Some say pinot doesn't age well but I personally never experienced that. I kept many bottles from different wineries for up to fifteen years and never had a bottle go bad. Some started to resemble port--- but that was wonderful!
I don't think I had those first three, although the second one sounds familiar. I don't keep wines for longer than a few months - there was once a joke in Russia about a man from a poor region - he was getting 365 harvests of potatoes a year. When asked how he simply replied, in his broken Russian: "Hungry... very hungry" - he would plant them in the morning, but dig them out by dinner time. That's my story. I used to have a small wine cellar, but those times are long gone.
who now is ploughing through Pevear and Volokhonsky translation of "War and Peace." Obviously, her lifelong love of the language & culture has rubbed off on our daughter who, before Covid led her to take a gap year, was scheduled to live in the "Russia House" at her college. I studied Russian lit in college, too, but only in translation--- my craziness has bounds.
...but to me this is like someone studying German language and culture in 1945. Yes, the Russian culture is rich, but it is a totally perverted society that deserves no place among the humans.
Realize, that while Germany went through serious cleansing (arguably, insufficient), the soviet fascism only gained strength as result of WW2.
'soviet fascism only gained strength as result of WW2'
they've set up a lot of 'back channels' since then to like minded 'leaders' and 'captains of industry' around the world as well ... that's undoubtedly a component to what's being observed in many 'shithole' countries these days
I can understand your frustration, now more than ever. What's happening in Brazil nauseates me to no end. Fascism, like Covid, may be with the human race forever...
Unfortunately, the great majority of the dumb population fully supports their dictator and is united in their boundless hatred towards all democratic states. It is truly one sick society. One of the most corrupt on Earth.
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