"Day of the Jackal", from
This is the competent
and interesting thriller which was remade a
couple years back as The Jackal. In the original
version, a professional killer sets up a
complicated plot to assassinate Le Grand Charles.
I saw DeGaulle speak live once, in one of the
most frightening mob scenes I've ever seen.
Without permission from Canada or the USA, Big
Chuck sailed a French armada down the St Lawrence
in 1967 so that he could speak at Expo '67.
DeGaulle stood on the top floor of the French
Pavillion and incited the crowd by chanting
"Vive Quebec Libre" repeatedly, so that
they began chanting it (ala Jesse Jackson). And
there I was, just trying to take in the moment,
stuck between angry canadian loyalists and angry
We aren't going to
settle the merits of Quebec separatism on this
page, but in order for you to understand the
incident, I have to give a parallel. Imagine if a
prominent world leader from a significant country
came to the USA, wandered down to Alabama without
clearance from the U.S. government, and incited
an angry mob to rebuild the Confederacy. Imagine
how Americans would react. That's about how
Canadians felt at the time.
Delphine Seyrig (#1, #2, #3) Olga Georges Picot (#1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8)
Crossing Guard", from Tuna
I've discussed this
movie several times. Sean Penn, the promising
director, spoiled a chance at directing an
excellent movie by hiring himself as a writer.
Too bad because, as a director, he coulda been a
contender. Priscilla Barnes and Kari Wuhrer
showed the goods.
Priscilla Barnes (#1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12) Kari Wuhrer (#1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12)
stuff, from Johnny Web
Agnes Soral in "The
masterpiece of a movie. German movie filmed in
English, starring John Malkovich. It's a Volker
Schloendorff movie, in many respects similar to
The Tin Drum. This time the Nazi regime is seen
through the eyes of a simpleton, who finds a
happier and more rewarding life as a prisoner in
Germany than he had as a free man in France.
Through his eyes, Goering is a larger-than-life
genius who embraces every aspect of life, and the
Goering world (pre-Stalingrad) is as wonderful as
the Magic Kingdom. The recreation of Herman
Goering's hunting lodge, as well as Goering
himself, is vivid and I believe completely
accurate. Why did they film the movie in English
with an American star, then never release it
here? Strange marketing ploy, because of which
nobody has seen this brilliant movie or
Malkovich's nuanced performance. And I don't even
like Malkovich very much.
Ellen Degeneres and Sharon Stone
in "If These walls",
Here's a sign of the apocalypse.
I did a non-nude wrestling capture. Terri Runnels
last night. How bored could I have been?