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Pasolini

When in Rome this summer I had the opportunity to view an excellent exposition on Pasolini. There, among original artifacts, letters, newspaper articles, books, I encountered the film-maker and poet who had violently died 31 years ago. Having watched almost … Continue reading

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The mimics of Mr. Bean {and copyright}

Truth is, I was not fair to Rowan Atkinson in my post of yesterday. In it I wanted to raise the spirits with Trenet’s La Mer, sung while Mr. Bean ends up his vacation on a hilarious staircase improvised as … Continue reading

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Happy New 2012 with La Mer and Mr. Bean

What better way to salute the new year than with a blog post? And what better than celebrating it with the beautiful “La Mer” song by Charles Trenet? A song which has been played all over the world and is … Continue reading

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The Skin I Live In

The doctor watches the woman in a wide-screen TV, as it were a movie. The doctor has assembled and directed the woman’s life as a film director would with his actor. We have already seen this many times, also from … Continue reading

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Storytelling (Or, Why I loved Forbrydelsen – The Killing)

Making remakes of successful movies is certainly an art. Some are even better than the original, many are not. It is nevertheless a treat and a hazardous business at the same time for the newer version’s director and crew. Sometimes, … Continue reading

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