French Cinema Nudity is updated. Big update this week, featuring
all kinds of graphic nudity in Histoire de Richard O, plus appearances
by Cecile De France and Julie Depardieu.
Water Lilies. (Naissance des pieuvres.)
Just a brief note on this film. I can't review it because I watched
it in French without subtitles and my French is not adequate to follow
all the details. It is a drama about how young girls form and break
friendships, and it seems very real and uncomfortably
close-to-the-bone. It's rated a solid 7.2 at IMDb and was nominated
for three Cesar awards.
The ugly duckling girl (Louise Blachere) who gets dumped by her
prettier, livelier friend does a full frontal nude scene, but I chose
not to do any clips or caps from it because she looks underage to me.
I reckon that the French and Belgians are more liberal about these
matters, and I could not find her date of birth anywhere on the internet.
Perhaps one of you European readers can shed some light on these
matters. I will make a clip if she turns out to be of legal age.
* Yellow asterisk: funny (maybe).
* White asterisk:
Blue asterisk: not mine.
No asterisk: it probably
Catch the deluxe
version of Other Crap in real time, with all the bells and whistles,
Voyeur.com has three young male entrepreneurs trying to launch a reality
webcast from a house with 7 hot women -- all exhibitionists. Pretty hard
concept to screw up, right? They do anyway. Our bright young businessmen
manage to talk seven hot women into living in the house with the cameras, but
don't have the cameras and web site ready. No sooner do the women move in than
someone starts slashing them.
Well, not only do the characters screw it up, but the film makers managed
to totally bungle the film as well. 363 IMDb voters score it 1.3 and I would
call that the proper score, plus or minus .3. What promises to be a bloody
exhibition of body parts ends up a claustrophobic talk-fest with nearly no
nudity. This film has literally nothing going for it, other than a promising
Today the Time Machine goes back to 1979 for a very young Beverly D'Angelo
in "Hair." Our girl goes topless in and out of the water. I have always
thought she is one sexy chick.
Notes and collages
Full Body Massage
part 2 of ?
Purchase info from RLDVDs
La Carta Esférica
Al igual que hice el año pasado, voy a hacer un especial de los premios
Goya de este año.
Empiezo por la película "La carta esferica" adaptada de una novela del
escritor y periodista Arturo Pérez Reverte autor de la película de éxito "Alatriste",
del pasado año.
Coy, un marinero sin barco, desterrado del mar por un accidente de
navegación ocurrido durante su guardia, conoce en Barcelona - en una
subasta de objetos navales - a una mujer atractiva y misteriosa, Tanger (Aitana
Sánchez-Gijón), que en dura pugna con un aventurero italiano, Nino
Palermo, consigue hacerse con una joya cartográfica del dieciocho, el
Atlas Marítimo de Urrutia. Un cuarto personaje aparecerá aquí también en
escena, Horacio Kiskoros, argentino de oscuro pasado y presente más
tortuoso todavía que utiliza métodos mucho más expeditivos para conseguir
lo que persigue.
Coy irá descubriendo poco a poco que estos tres personajes tienen un
objetivo común: el Dei Gloria, un bergantín hundido cerca de las costas de
Cartagena hace ya tres siglos y que transportaba un misterioso tesoro
relacionado con la expulsión de los jesuitas de España.
Fascinado por Tanger, Coy tomará partido por ella, defendiendo sus
intereses y convirtiéndose en su escudero y protector aunque ello implique
seguirla primero a Madrid y luego a un verdadero periplo iniciático que
les hará recorrer la costa mediterránea de Cádiz a Cartagena, a bordo de
El Buenaventura, un velero de acusada personalidad, propiedad de el Piloto,
amigo leal de Coy que participará también en la búsqueda de este tesoro
que les cambiará la vida a todos ellos.
Ha sido nominada por "Mejor guión adaptado"
Mi opinión personal, como siempre si has leido la novela la historia
siempre resulta mejor que la versión cinematográfica. Pero el mayor error
de la película son los actores que no pueden estar más equivocados en su
forma de interpretar a los personajes.
Te paso el listado de las películas ganadoras del los Goya
tenía pensado mandarte mañana "El orfanato" por ser la película mas
taquillera en España y por ser elegida como representante española en los
Oscar por delante de Las 13 rosas y Luz de domingo.
As I did last year, I am going to do a special on this year's Goya
I'm going to start with the movie "The Nautical Chart," which
was adapted from a novel by the
writer and journalist Arturo Pérez, who also wrote the story which
resulted in last year's successful film, "Alatriste." This film was nominated for "Best
Coy is a sailor without a ship, an exile of the sea because of an
unfortunate navigational error which occurred on his watch. In league with
a mysterious and attractive woman, Tanger
(Aitana Sánchez-Gijón), he wins a hard struggle against an Italian adventurer,
Nino Palermo, to obtain the legendary
Maritime Atlas of Urrutia. A fourth main character emerges, Horacio Kiskoros,
an Argentine with a dark past and even more devious present.
Coy discovers little by little that these three characters
have a common objective: the Dei Glory, a brig which sank off the Cartagena
coast some three centuries earlier while bearing a mysterious
treasure related to the expulsion of the Jesuits from Spain.
My personal opinion: As usual, if you have read the novel and seen the
movie, the book's version of the story turns out to be better than the film's.
The major problem with this movie, however, is not the story, but the fact
that the actors did a poor job on the characterizations. It is only rated
5.4 at IMDb.
You can find an English list of the nominees and winners
had thought to send you tomorrow "The Orphanage," which was a box office
champ in Spain. On
its opening weekend, it grossed more than the other nine films in the
top ten, and it went on to hold the #1 spot for six weeks, eventually
grossing about $35 million dollars. The population of Spain is only about
13% that of the United States, so this is roughly equivalent to a $300 million
blockbuster in the States. The Orphanage also grossed a respectable $7
million in the States, and was chosen as the Spanish
representative to the Oscars, ahead of "The 13 Roses" and "Sunday's
Bond ... Rene Bond
Woman of Vengeance is one of those things that just popped up somewhere
in somebody's vault. This transfer was made from the only known print,
which is in terrible shape, and nobody seems to know precisely when it was
made or very much about it. But Rene is a big name from that era, so here ya go ...
Stephanie Beaton in The Bagman (2002). I have never heard of
this, but Hankster did many additional caps which can be found in
A double nip-slip from Kayleigh Pearson. Per Wikipedia: "In
2006 she had her breast size increased from 34B to 34DD/E."
Kelly McGillis in Cat
Chaser. The quality is nice (640x480) but once again this is the
censored version of this scene and cuts out the part where she spreads
her legs on camera so he can stick the gun in her coochie. The uncut
version may be the most explicit nude scene ever filmed by a major star
(you might argue for Fionnula Flanagan in James Joyce's Women, but she
was never a major film star). It's impossible to find except in
out-of-print VHS tapes. I have already purchased two different "uncut"
DVDs of this film which proved quite "cut." For reference, here's
Mr Skin's VHS
clip from the uncut version, and here's Scorpion's collage, which
includes the deleted footage.
That Kelly McGillis thing brought to mind other rarities. I suppose
the rarest thing on the site is this collage of Charlize Theron in Cider
That portion of the scene was on a VHS screener (yes, they existed
only a short time ago), but it never appeared on the DVD, either as part
of the scene or as deleted footage. (To my knowledge, it never appeared
in theaters, either.) Not knowing at the time that the footage would be rare, I tossed
out the screener without making a film clip! Of course in those days I
didn't even know how to make film clips!