"Nashville" (1975)

Nashville was directed by Robert Altman and was a very daring experiment. As a matter of fact, United Artists refused to make it, saying it wasn't even a script. Altman made it himself. It is a 2 hour and 29 minute slice of life centering around the music industry in Nashville in the mid 70's. It has no fewer than 24 major characters who generally interact with each other. This is right on the heels of Watergate, the nations 200th birthday, the tail end of Viet Nam, and the middle of a presidential election year. One of the main characters is an independent running for president who is never seen on camera. It doesn't really have a plot, a conclusion or resolution.

This movie was critically acclaimed, and the critics who have written about this DVD release are still as enthusiastic as they were in 1975. Those who have commented at IMDB are also enthralled by it, although it was not a box-office success. With all due respect to the critics and the films fans, I agree that it was a daring piece of cinema, a slice of life Americana told through an assortment of characters in Nashville, and that it took a lot of cleaver juggling to keep 24 major characters going the entire time. What I don't understand is why 149 minutes with no plot, no likeable characters, nothing special photographically, no conclusion, and one good song (Oscar Winner I'm Easy by Keith Carradine) all taking place in my least favorite of the 7 decades I have lived in all or part of is a good thing. Lily Tomlin provides a see through after getting out of bed with Carradine, and Karen Black is talked into stripping as part of a political fund-raiser.


Karen Black (1, 2, 3) Lily Tomlin (1, 2)

"Par-delà les nuages" (1995)

Par-delà les nuages (1995) (Beyond the Clouds) is the final film in Michelangelo Antonioni's remarkable career, and was recently made available on region one DVD. It is a series of four short stories tied together by the premise that John Malkovich is a director looking for a story for his next film. In the second one, he plays the lead opposite Sophie Marceau. I could accept being bald for a chance to romp with a nude Sophie Marceau like he did. The first story features Inés Sastre as a school teacher and Kim Rossi-Stuart as a pump repairman who meet by chance in a hotel and fall instantly in love, but part without becoming intimate. Two years later, they bump into each other and try again.

In the second tale, Malkovich pursues Marceau, but changes his mind when he thinks about her stabbing her father 12 times. It isn't that she stabbed him, but Malkovich feels three times would have been more than enough. The third tale is a little more complex a married man meets an irresistible young woman (Chiara Caselli) in a cafe, and starts a lengthy affair with her (not his first). His wife finally leaves him. Meanwhile, she arrives to move into the apartment she has rented, only to find that the husband of the woman who rented it to her has been left in the same state and for the same reasons she left her own husband. In the final story, a young man meets an attractive young woman on her way to church, and tries to get together with her.

If you are the type who needs strong plot and pace to enjoy a film, just skip the rest and go to the pictures. This is not really about plot, and has minimal dialogue. Rather, it is about imagery, and exploring many aspects of love connections that fade or fail completely. As frequent Funhouse readers know, I am a sucker for good imagery, and this film is full of amazing locations, great lighting, and innovative camera angles. The acting is top notch, without a single bad performance. For me, Antonioni got this one exactly right, and I enjoyed each of the 115 minutes. It does not hurt that we have full frontal from Sophie Marceau (probably her best exposure), Chiara Caselli, and an unknown actress, and nice clear breasts from Inés Sastre. There is far more exposure than I used in the images below, and I also grabbed some amazing atmosphere shots of the locations. All of the frames are available in a Web gallery at

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Sophie Marceau (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22) Ines Sastre (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16) Chiara Caselli (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16) Unknown (1, 2, 3, 4)

Once again...Jr here helping deliver some goods from TomCat. Only one girl unknown from the movie "The Art of Dying". A shower scene with a really bad "Psycho" rip-off!

I looked this puppy up in the IMDb and a viewer wrote a review that took longer to read than the movie is long (almost). Nothing but praise too.

"Art of Dying" was co-directed by B-movie legend Wings Hauser. If you don't know of him, then you never had a job in a video store! Between 89 and 91 this guy did 20 or so movies! That's a busy schedule no matter what list your on, A or B! He's also been in a few real movies, most recently "The Insider".

By the way....for all of you who miss the Johnny Web versions of TomCat's work....well so do I! As I mentioned yesterday, I am just posting images to fill in. JW will probably go back over these 'caps and put together some nice stuff for us later on. Unknown Girl (1, 2, 3, 4)

WhyScan's Page Three Report
If Page Three is unfamiliar to you, this link describes the Page Three tradition.
Today's Page 3 girl....Maria, 26, from Guildford. (1, 2, 3, 4)
Diane Bellego Comments by ICMS:
First up is French actress Diane Bellego. She's probably best known in the US for her role in the 1992 TV-series Dangerous Curves. Here she shows her curves in the 1983 film "Zig Zag Story" which is better known under his long French video title "Et la tendresse ? ...Bordel ! No. 2".
Véronique Genest
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Comments by ICMS:
Next is Véronique Genest, also from France. Since 1992 she is the star of the popular French police TV-series Julie Lescaut where she plays the role of redhead police inspector Julie Lescaut. In these caps of 1985's flick "La Baston" you can clearly see that her roots certainly aren't red. And in 1995 whilst on vacation with her then husband on the island of St-Barthélemy her hair was black too.
Sabine Karsenti
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Comments by ICMS:
Now there are some scans from a French magazine with an original name : they obviously couldn't name it Playboy or Penthouse, so they named it Play in the House ! In it I found some very revealing pictures of Sabine Karsenti. She played the part of Shelly on the 1998 TV-series "The Crow : Stairway to Heaven" ( Wednesday on German TV RTL II at 10.15 PM ) and also had a role in this year's "Battlefield Earth", a movie starring John Travolta and Kelly Preston. I haven't seen it but this movie gets terrible reviews everywhere. In picture no. 5 you can check for yourself if what they said in those supposedly innocent days ( late Fifties if I'm not mistaken ) about the front of an Edsel, is true. It was said that the Edsel's front was inspired by a certain part of the female anatomy. There's certainly nothing wrong with Sabine's front !
Ariane Ryckaert
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Comments by ICMS:
For the home front I've got some new nudes of model turned actress Ariane Ryckaert. She's still touring the country with her theater play "Mieke Maaike's obscene jeugd". The scans aren't high quality but the pictures come from a TV guide and were very small and printed on low quality paper. The text in the color picture says that in the play she also takes off the lace panties ( kanten slipje ). If you want to know more of Ariane and the theater play, please read my contribution from February 22, 2000. Both the actress and the text are very enticing to say the least. And she still seems in contact with the guys from the Dutch bunnymag, so maybe people in Flanders and the Netherlands will get to see even more of her.
Fay Lawrence
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Comments by ICMS:
And now for something completely different : more naughty B(r)its. Still looking for a holiday destination where you can take your wife and children along ? Look no further, I've found the ideal location. It's called Stokeinteignhead. It is a small village on England's South-West coast near Torquay and you'll need a very detailed road map to find it. Each year people in this tiny village hold some charity event where they sell things they don't need anymore. Now this doesn't usually attract the big herds so what do they do ? They have the local beauty, Fay Lawrence, riding through the streets on horseback. What's this got to do with the Fun House one might say. Well nothing, if she weren't riding through the village dressed like Lady Godiva ! Oh my goodness, shocking, she is riding stark naked showing her strong points and the men, women and children come from far to see it. And it looks like the horse is enjoying the ride too ! You can have some fun with the whole family and all for a good cause too, so isn't this the ideal holiday destination I came up with ?
Snappy Pappy
Tamara Landry
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This is so hard for me...Just thinking that these are some of the last Skinemax 'caps we'll see from SnapPap for a long time brings tears to my eyes.

I'm sad for many reasons... 1. It always stinks to see a regular leave, or take time off. But hey, sometimes that pesky ol' real world gets in the way. We know how it is. 2. Mainly I'm sad because now I'll have to actually sit through a lot more of these late night features to get to the goods! I'd much rather just see the highlights that Snap Pap delivers, instead of having to sit through the "acting" and "story" portions! Arrrggghhh!

Regardless...It's always good when Snap stops by and we'll leave the porch light on for him.'s goods begin with the very busty Tamara, in 'caps from the newest late night series "Kama Sutra"

Shannah Laumeister
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'Caps from "Women: Stories of Passion"
Chloe Nicholle
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For the cupcake fans...Chloe from "Kama Sutra". Both have topless 'caps of course, plus #1 has an excellent thong pic.
Lizette Marlow One more from "Kama Sutra". Nice topless 'caps, and a nice posterior view as well.
Pic Hound
Torrie Wilson Rasslin' updates by PicHound:
First off is Torrie Wilson in a semi sheer top you can almost make out the nipple but not enough for positive nip exposure.
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Rasslin' updates by PicHound:
Quite a few cap from Tylene and Miss Hancock mudfight at New Blood Rising which I will state was the absolute worst PPV WCW has created. This scene was the ray of hope in the whole event, and it was very weak. Check out links #4 #6 and #7 which are quite interesting.
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Rasslin' updates by PicHound:
Next is this new hot valet for WCW named Papaya and she is hot hopefully we will see more of this lady.
Mason Marconi A special bonus by PH...Mason in all of her glory.

For more Rasslin' action, check out PicHound's website at

and ...
Meg Ryan
(1, 2, 3, 4)
Excellent scans of Meg by aRTisAne. #2 is an exceptional Tribute collage. (plus it features the only pokies in this batch)
Cindy Crawford
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By Blackshine. Personally I'm still waiting for Cindy to make the sequel to "Fair Game"!
Charlize Theron More excellent 'caps from "The Cider House Rules". Thanks to Dann
Liz Hurley A very sexy B&W from Stuff magazine.

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