Limitless Cinema in Broken English

October 31, 2007

PHANTOM LOVE (2007, NINA MENKES, A+++++)

Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 12:28 am

THIS IS MY COMMENT IN BIOSCOPE WEBBOARD:
http://www.bioscopemagazine.com/smf/index.php?topic=678.0

FILMS SEEN ON TUESDAY 30 OCTOBER 2007

1.PHANTOM LOVE (2007, Nina Menkes, A++++++++++)

This film gave me the feelings I had never experienced since I saw SOMBRE (1999, Philippe Grandrieux, A++++++++++) seven years ago.

2.EGG (YUMURTA) (2007, Semih Kaplanoglu, Turkey, A++++++++++)

What I like very much in this film is the absence of emotional manipulation. It can captivate my attention with so little story.

3.THE THIRD PART OF THE NIGHT (1971, Andrzej Zulawski, Poland, A+)
I saw it from DVD. I wouldn’t be surprised if anybody told me that Zulawski suffered from hysteria.
http://www.secondrundvd.com/release_more_tpotn.php
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2025/1805133522_9113d6614d_o.jpg


Images of this film from http://www.dvdbeaver.com/
http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDReviews30/third_part_of_the_night.htm
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2318/1805133532_3648771c41_o.jpg
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4.IMPORT EXPORT (2007, Ulrich Seidl, Austria, A+)

The film is much more comical than what I expected. One thing I like in this film is that the main characters are not too stupid or naive, but they are just ordinary people.

5.THE QUEEN OF SHEBA’S PEARLS (2004, Colin Nutley, Sweden, B+)

What seems to be the best thing about this film is its beautiful scenery and beautiful sunlight, but other things in this film seem too be too ordinary for me.

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October 30, 2007

STEVE + SKY (2004, FELIX VAN GROENINGEN, A)

Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 12:44 am

This is my comment in Bioscope Webboard:
http://www.bioscopemagazine.com/smf/index.php?topic=678.0

FILMS SEEN ON MONDAY 29 OCTOBER 2007

1.STEVE + SKY (2004, Felix Van Groeningen, Belgium, A)
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51SQ3WD6RTL._SS500_.jpg


2.FOREVER AND EVER (2001, Raymond To, B+)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0277674/

3.AND IF TOMORROW (2005, Giovanni La Parola, Italy, B)

4.MISS PHYLLIS (2004, Clemens M. Schonborn, Austria, B)

FAVORITE SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Josephine Ho – FOREVER AND EVER
She also stars in EXILED (2006, Johnny To, A)
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0387319/

FAVORITE SUPPORTING ACTOR
Chapman To (1972) – FOREVER AND EVER
He also stars in ISABELLA (2006, Pang Ho-cheung, A+)

It’s funny to think that Chapman To might be 28-year-old when he starred in FOREVER AND EVER, but he played a high-school kid in this film. However, he played his role very convincingly.

FAVORITE SOUNDTRACK
STEVE + SKY – Soulwax

FAVORITE CINEMATOGRAPHY
STEVE + SKY – Ruben Impens
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0408249/

–I just want to add that LA CALIFORNIE sometimes makes me think about Fassbinder’s films. But if LA CALIFORNIE is directed by Fassbinder, I think the tone of the film would be more satirical, not as naturalistic as this.

LIST FOR THE FIRST FOUR DAYS IN PREFERENTIAL ORDER

1.FALLEN (2005, Fred Kelemen, Latvia, A++++++++++)

2.THE CALIFORNIA (2006, Jacques Fieschi, A+++++)

3.SAVIOUR’S SQUARE (2006, Joanna Kos + Krzysztof Krauze, Poland, A+++++)

4.DEMENTED (2006, Laurent Achard, France, A+++++)

5.BAMAKO (2006, Abderrahmane Sissako, Mali, A+)

6.ANTONIA’S LINE (1995, Marleen Gorris, A+)

7.JELLYFISH (2007, Israel, Shira Geffen + Etgar Keret, A+/A)

8.STEVE + SKY (2004, Felix Van Groeningen, Belgium, A)

9.SALMONBERRIES (1991, Percy Adlon, A)

10.FLOWER IN THE POCKET (2007, Liew Seng Tat, Malaysia, A/A-)

11.THE MOSQUITO PROBLEM AND OTHER STORIES (2007, Andrey Paounov, Bulgaria, A-)

12.DALLAS AMONG US (2005, Robert Adrian Pejo, Hungary, A-/B+)

13.FOREVER AND EVER (2001, Raymond To, B+)

14.AND IF TOMORROW (2005, Giovanni La Parola, Italy, B)

15.MISS PHYLLIS (2004, Clemens M. Schonborn, Austria, B)

16.IT WILL STAY BETWEEN US (2004, Miro Sindelka, C-)

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MY FAVORITE POLITICAL TALKING FILM I SAW IN 2007

1.THE BANGKOK BOURGEOIS PARTY (2007, Prap Boonpan, A+)

2.RE-PRESENTATION (2007, Chai Chaiyachit + Chisanucha Kongwailap, A+)

3.GOODBYE THAILAND (SELF-KIDNAPPER) A TRAGEDY (Vasan Sitthiket, A+)
This film is shown at the Bangkok University Gallery.

4.BAMAKO (2006, Abderrahmane Sissako, A+)

5.THE NINTH DAY (2006, Volker Schlondorff, A)

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51GQWWHQBYL._SS500_.jpg

Synopsis from http://www.imdb.com/

“In World War II, after a period living hell on earth in the concentration camp of Dachau with other catholic priests, Father Abbe Henri Kremer (Ulrich Matthes) gets a nine days leave to return to his home town for his mother’s funeral. Along this period, the SS Gestapo lieutenant Gebhardt (August Diehl) tries to persuade Henri, who was born in silver-spoon and member of an influent Luxembourgian family, to convince the local bishop to give-up resisting to the Germans and write a letter to the Vatican in the name of the Catholic Church of Luxemburg convincing the Pope to support Hitler and the Nazi regime. The ambivalent Henri questions himself and the bishop what he shall”


 

October 29, 2007

SAVIOUR’S SQUARE (2006, A+++++)

Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 12:18 am

SOME INTERESTING LINKS

–MEMORIES OF THE FUTURE ON CALIFORNIA FIRE
http://memoriesofthefuture.wordpress.com/

–“BOAT” ON CALIFORNIA FIRE (in Thai)
http://www.sompotboat.com/blog/?p=201

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FILMS SEEN ON SUNDAY 28 OCTOBER 2007

1.SAVIOUR’S SQUARE (2006, Joanna Kos + Krzysztof Krauze, Poland, A+)

2.BAMAKO (2006, Abderrahmane Sissako, Mali, A+)

3.ANTONIA’S LINE (1995, Marleen Gorris, A+)

4.IT WILL STAY BETWEEN US (2004, Miro Sindelka, C-)

MY FEELINGS:

–I think it might be interesting to compare MIRACLE ON 1ST STREET (2007, Yun Je-gyun, South Korea, A+) with DALLAS AMONG US (2005, Robert Adrian Pejo, Hungary, A-/B+), because both films talk about a guy who tries to help slum people. I think DALLAS AMONG US is more coherent, and may be more realistic than MIRACLE ON 1ST STREET, but I don’t understand why I feel much more involved in MIRACLE ON 1ST STREET than in DALLAS AMONG US, or maybe the directors of these two films have different purposes in making their films.

–What I like very much in SAVIOUR’S SQUARE and LA CALIFORNIE is that both films make me feel as if their characters are very real. It’s hard for me to judge the characters in these two films whether they are right or wrong, good or bad. Sometimes I disagree with what the characters in these two films do, but it’s hard for me to hate them.

FAVORITE SCENE

LA CALIFORNIE

–The scene when a gay character tries to kiss Roschy Zem

Images of LA CALIFORNIE from http://www.allocine.fr/

http://www.allocine.fr/film/galerievignette_gen_cfilm=58066.html


FAVORITE SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Mylene Demongeot – LA CALIFORNIE

She starred in FANTOMAS (1964, Andre Hunebelle)

October 28, 2007

PALMS (1993, ARTUR ARISTAKISYAN, A+++++)

Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 12:39 am

I’m very glad that PALMS has been released as a DVD, because I love A PLACE ON EARTH (2001, Artur Aristakisyan, A++++++++++) very much and A PLACE ON EARTH is one of my most favorite films I saw in 2003. After I saw PALMS, I think it is like a documentary counterpart to 4 (2004, Ilya Khrzhanovsky, A+).

Some images below are from http://www.dvdbeaver.com/

LIFEEVERYDAY (2007, KAMIN LERTCHAIPRASERT, A)

Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 12:35 am

This is an exhibition of 366 prints and 366 pieces of wood sculpture at Tang Contemporary Art, Silom Galleria.

MEMBRANES AND MARGINS (2007, PRAJAKTA POTNIS POMMANY, A+++++)

Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 12:31 am

THINGS EXPERIENCED DURING 23-27 OCTOBER 2007

A.FILMS/VIDEO INSTALLATION OUTSIDE THE WORLD FILM FESTIVAL OF BANGKOK

1.PALMS (LADONI) (1993, Artur Aristakisyan, A+++++++++++++++)
From DVD
http://www.secondrundvd.com/release_more_palms.php
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2094/1777347970_cf824bfeb3_o.jpg

Some images from http://www.dvdbeaver.com/
http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDReviews32/palms.htm
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2405/1776546347_2f767443dc_o.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2415/1776546359_4e28d9cc3a_o.jpg
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http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2099/1776546397_bfc00c0151_o.jpg

2.INDIAN LADY (1997, Pushpamala N, A+++++)
This is a very short video shown in loops. I like its playfulness, simplicity, and the contrast between the modern background and the traditional acting in front of it.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2185/1776154013_f3d4a74089_o.jpg


3.SILENCE OF THE OTHER END (2007, Arunkumar HG, A+++++)
I like the installation more than the video. The video shows short clips of many things including symbols of consumerism and war. The installation includes the TV wrapped up in grass and two uniquely beautiful big model cows made up of hundreds of small model cows.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2197/1776153991_05d475dec6_o.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2288/1776153951_216a4ee769_o.jpg

4.SURF’S UP (2007, Ash Brannon + Chris Buck, A+)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0423294/

5.RASHTRIY KHEER & DESIR SALAD (2004, Pushpamala N, 11 min, A)

6.THE LAST LEGION (2007, Doug Lefler, A-/B+)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0462396/

7.OPAPATIKA (2007, Thanakorn Pongsuwan, B+)
I like some ideas in this film, but I don’t like its moral emphasis.

8.TRISTAN + ISOLDE (2006, Kevin Reynolds, B)

B.HERE, THERE, NOW EXHIBITION AT GALLERY SOULFLOWER

Apart from the three video installations listed above, the things I like in this exhibition include:
http://www.gallerysoulflower.com/ExbPic.aspx?id=52

1.MEMBRANES AND MARGINS (2007, Prajakta Potnis Pommany, wallpaper, A+++++++++++++++)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2145/1776154099_8567c388e5_b.jpg


2.STATIC ELECTRICITY (2007, Prajakta Potnis Pommany, Installation-Nylon Hair, A+)

3.ROOM NO. 12, ZERA CHAWL, ACHANAK NAGAR, NEAR SHANKAR MANDIR (2007, Justin Pommany, C-print, A+)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2022/1776154025_37b6517155_o.jpg


4.SENse-2 and Sense (2007, Mithu Sen, mixed media on paper, A+)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2276/1776154051_026a1ec732_o.jpg


5.MUTANTS OF THE SVMS LAMP POST WOMAN (STREET VENDORS MIMETIC SCHEME) (2007, Tushar Joag, mixed media on paper, A+)

C.LIFEEVERDAY (2007, Kamin Lertchaiprasert, A)

This is an exhibition of 366 prints and 366 pieces of wood sculpture at Tang Contemporary Art, Silom Galleria.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2182/1777214288_78b4f3701b_o.jpg
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http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2365/1777199714_98ab0effe4_o.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2260/1777199696_656ab17f71_o.jpg

D.THE WORLD FILM FESTIVAL OF BANGKOK IN 2007

1.FALLEN (2005, Fred Kelemen, Latvia, A++++++++++)

2.THE CALIFORNIA (2006, Jacques Fieschi, A+++++)
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0276466/

3.DEMENTED (2006, Laurent Achard, France, A+)

4.JELLYFISH (2007, Israel, Shira Geffen + Etgar Keret, A+/A)

5.SALMONBERRIES (1991, Percy Adlon, A)
This is a lesbian film.

6.FLOWER IN THE POCKET (2007, Liew Seng Tat, Malaysia, A/A-)

7.THE MOSQUITO PROBLEM AND OTHER STORIES (2007, Andrey Paounov, Bulgaria, A-)

8.DALLAS AMONG US (2005, Robert Adrian Pejo, Hungary, A-/B+)

October 27, 2007

SERGEI EISENSTEIN VS. TOM OF FINLAND

Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 9:24 am

This is my reply to Matthew Hunt in my blog:
http://celinejulie.blogspot.com/2007/10/my-final-vote-for-31-horror-films.html

–Thanks for the link to the sketches of Eisenstein, Mat. These sketches remind me of TOM OF FINLAND.

–I’m not a real fan of Hitchcock, but I saw more than ten of his films just because they were shown on Channel 7 of Thailand about 13 years ago. It’s great that Channel 7 showed great films from time to time in the 1990’s, but sometimes they showed them late at night or in the early morning. They also showed some films by Andre Techine, Emir Kusturica, and Stanley Kwan. I don’t know if Channel 7 still shows some good films or not, because I rarely have time to watch TV nowadays.

–I just knew that TAXI DRIVER is partly inspired by PICKPOCKET. I haven’t seen PICKPOCKET yet, though I love Robert Bresson very much.

I knew about it from reading an article in Sight and Sound, in which Paul Schrader talked about PICKPOCKET. I knew about this article from a link in Girish Shambu’s blog.

Girish’s blog:
http://www.girishshambu.com/blog/2007/10/snow.html

Sight and Sound’s article on Robert Bresson:
http://www.bfi.org.uk/sightandsound/feature/49407

This is the quote from Paul Schader:

“I’d come from a very illogically driven religious background, a seminary, and then I’d fallen into the Los Angeles counterculture of 1968. I thought there was no middle ground – that where I came from and where I’d arrived were irrevocably separate. Yet when I watched this film, which was part of European art cinema but also from the world I’d come from, I realised those two worlds were not so far apart. I saw a meditation about a man and his room, about solitude and spirituality, and I recognised that there was a meeting place between past and present. I also realised that there might be a place for me in film-making: I’d thought I was a critic and that was where I belonged; I thought I couldn’t make a film about a man and his room.

Three years later I wrote Taxi Driver, which is that film with a lot of anger in it. It’s not meditative or transcendental, but it came from Pickpocket. So from one Bresson film came my book Transcendental Style in Film – Ozu, Bresson, Dreyer – and Taxi Driver itself, which arose from the incentive and justification to create that Pickpocket gave me.”

October 24, 2007

FAVORITE FILMS WITH SOMETHING GAY

Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 11:00 pm

This is my comment in Jesse’s blog:
http://memoriesofthefuture.wordpress.com/
–I just read some news about fire in San Diego, and I think about you. I don’t know if you are in that city or not, but I hope you are fine.

–My favorite Almodovar’s film concerning gay topic is LAW OF DESIRE.

–BEAUTIFUL THING is also one of my most favorite films. I didn’t know that it was adapted from a play.

–Before I read your post, I hadn’t heard about THE DARK AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS before. It seems interesting.

–I also love THE HOURS very much. I think I saw it three times on the big screen. MYSTERIOUS SKIN and THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY are my favorite films, too.

–I watched REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE a long time ago, and didn’t know that it has something homosexual in it. How I was so blind!

–As for my list, this list is not “my favorite gay films”, but it is “my favorite films which have something gay in it”, though that “something” might be just a tiny part in the film. I don’t like the limitation of the word “gay films”, so I try to broaden my list as much as possible.

FAVORITE INTERNATIONAL FILMS

In alphabetical order:

1.ALL YOU CAN EAT (1993, Michael Brynntrup, Germany, 5:30 min)

2.THE ASCENT OF CHIMBORAZO (1989, Rainer Simon, East Germany)

3.BEAUTIFUL MYSTERY – LEGEND OF BIG HORN (1983, Genji Nakamura)

4.BEAU TRAVAIL (1999, Claire Denis)

5.BILLY’S HOLLYWOOD SCREEN KISS (1998, Tommy O’Haver)

6.CACHE (1998, Carolyn Coal)
Lesbian film

7.THE CHERRY ORCHARD (1990, Shun Nakahara)
Lesbian film

8.LE DOSSIER 51 (1978, Michel Deville)

9.DUCK SEASON (2004, Fernando Eimbcke, Mexico)

10.O FANTASMA (2000, Joao Pedro Rodrigues, Portugal)

11.FUNERAL PARADE OF ROSES (1969, Toshio Matsumoto)

12.THE GARDEN (1990, Derek Jarman)

13.THE HOURS AND TIMES (1991, Christopher Munch)

14.THE IMAGE OF DORIAN GRAY IN THE YELLOW PRESS (1984, Ulrike Ottinger, West Germany)
Lesbian film

15.LOLA AND BILLY THE KID (1998, Kutlug Ataman, Germany)

16.THE MASSEUR (2005, Brillante Mendoza, Philippines)

17.MAURICE (1987, James Ivory)

18.MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE (1985, Stephen Frears)

19.PIRATED (2000, Nguyen Tan Hoang, USA, 11 min)

20.A PLACE WITHOUT LIMITS (1978, Arturo Ripstein, Mexico)

21.PRIEST (1994, Antonia Bird)

22.RITES OF PASSAGE (1999, Victor Salva)

23.SPIN THE BOTTLE (1997, Jamie Yerkes)

24.SWORDSMAN II (1992, Ching Siu-Tung,

25.TABOO PARLOUR (1994, Monika Treut)
Lesbian film

26.TAXI ZUM KLO (1980, Frank Ripploh, West Germany)

27.TORCH SONG TRILOGY (1988, Paul Bogart)

28.UNDER ONE ROOF (2002, Todd Wilson)

29.A VIRUS KNOWS NO MORALS (1985, Rosa von Praunheim, West Germany)

30.WOMEN IN REVOLT (1971, Paul Morrissey)

FAVORITE THAI FILMS

1.BUS-STOP (2004, Tossaporn Mongkol)

2.DEEP INSIDE (PLEUK) (2002, Chumpol Thongthab, 23 min)

3.DOWN THE RIVER (2004, Anucha Boonyawatana)

4.EXOTIC 101 (Michael Shaowanasai)
I saw this film in 1999, but I don’t know exactly when it was made.

5.FANTASMAGORIE (2004, Surachai Pattanakijpaibool)

6.I AM A MAN (CHAN POOSHAY NAYA) (1987, M.L. Bhandevanop Devakul)

7.METROSEXUAL (2006, Yongyoot Thongkongtoon)

8.ONE TRUE THING (2007, Vichart Somkaew)

9.TROPICAL MALADY (2004, Apichatpong Weerasethakul)

10.UNSEEN BANGKOK (2004, Thunska Pansittivorakul)

SUPERNATURL GIRLS

Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 9:13 pm

This is my reply to Sensitiveman in my blog:
http://celinejulie.blogspot.com/2007/10/my-final-vote-for-31-horror-films.html

There are many films I love during the decades of 1970 and 1980 which involve girls with supernatural power. These are some of them:

(The synopses are from www.imdb.com )

1.FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VII: THE NEW BLOOD (1988, John Carl Buechler, B+)

2.THE INITIATION OF SARAH (1978, Robert Day, A+)

“A withdrawn young girl joins an unpopular sorority in college. It turns out she has psychic and telekinetic powers, and she uses them against a rival sorority.”

3.MIDNIGHT OFFERINGS (1981, Rod Holcomb, A+)

” Vivian has magic powers. She doesn’t hesitate to save her boyfriend David from failing in school by murdering teachers. However, David has gotten tired of her and is putting his charm on a new girl in school, Robin. Robin discovers that she also has magic powers, and it comes to a mental struggle between the two women over David. ”

4.MIND OVER MURDER (1979, Ivan Nagy, A+)

Synopsis from imdb.com

“A young woman begins to have nightmares where she believes that time stands still and she can see and hear future events. In her nightmares she keeps seeing an evil bald man. Her doctor can’t figure out what is happening, but a government agent who hears about her visions tries to help her, as he is investigating a plane crash that appears to involve the bald man she keeps seeing”

5.PHENOMENA (1985, Dario Argento, A+)

” Someone is killing people in a Swiss village, and then a girl with insect empathy shows up and helps the local entomologist try to solve the mystery”

NOBODY GIVES A DAMN ABOUT THE VANISHING LADY

Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 9:02 pm

This is my reply to Matthew Hunt in my blog:

 http://celinejulie.blogspot.com/2007/10/my-final-vote-for-31-horror-films.html  

*

Hi Mat

–I haven’t seen the sketches of Eisenstein. Talking about early homoerotic films, I think my favorite one is THE BLOOD OF A POET (1930, Jean Cocteau).

–I also like PSYCHO II (1983, Richard Franklin, A) very much. I think it is better than what I expected from a normal sequel. I just noticed that PSYCHO II is written by Tom Holland, who also wrote THE INITIATION OF SARAH (1978, Robert Day, A+), a TV film I fell in love when I was a child. Tom Holland also directed FRIGHT NIGHT (1985, A+), CHILD’S PLAY (1988, B+), and THE TEMP (1993, A-). I think some of his films are very entertaining. However, I don’t like PSYCHO III (1986, Anthony Perkins, C+).

–I haven’t seen THE 39 STEPS, ROPE, NORTH BY NORTHWEST, and REBECCA. I have seen only a few films of Hitchcock, including:

1.THE LADY VANISES (1938, A+)

2.STRANGERS ON A TRAIN (1951, A+)

3.FRENZY (1972, A+)

4.THE BIRDS (1963, A+)

5.PSYCHO (1960, A+)

6.THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (1956, A)

7.REAR WINDOW (1954, A)

8.MARNIE (1964, A)

9.VERTIGO (1958, A)

10.DIAL M FOR MURDER (1954, A)

11.THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (1934, A-)

12.FAMILY PLOT (1976, A-)

13.TOPAZ (1969, A-)

14.TORN CURTAIN (1966, A-)

–I haven’t seen many B&W films by Hitchcock, but when I think about color films of Hitchcock, it reminds me of what my friend said. He said that there are some antagonism between the blonde and the brunette in Hitchcock films, such as in THE BIRDS and MARNIE, and the blonde usually wins. I don’t know if what my friend said is true or not. He also said that the rivalry between the blonde (Scarlett Johansson) and the brunette (Hilary Swank) in THE BLACK DAHLIA (2006, Brian de Palma, A) might be inspired by Hitchcock.

–I also like SEBASTIANE a lot, but I haven’t seen BLUE and JUBILEE.

–I usually spend my free time imagining about non-existent films. One of my imaginary films is a B-grade softcore film inspired by THE LADY VANISHES and L’AVVENTURA. In this film, a girl took a train and was befriended by an old nice lady who seemed to fear something. After the girl took a nap, she woke up and found that the old lady strangely disappeared. The girl didn’t care about the old lady at all, but when the girl noticed a sweet-natured handsome guy in the train, she suddenly pretended that she really cared about the old lady and asked the handsome guy for help. The girl told the guy about some fearful conspiracy theories which may involve in the vanishing of the old lady, and asked the guy to help her search the train. Then they found a secret spot in the train and had sex. The film has a happy ending. The girl left the train cheerfully and nobody knew in the end where the old lady was. The film might be titled NOBODY GIVES A DAMN ABOUT THE VANISHING LADY. 🙂

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