Category Archives: Film

You can be damn sure

it’s going to be a slow movie if the hero takes about ten minutes to enter the place, drag his feet across the floor turtle-like and sit down on the sofa sloth-like, eventually putting his mustachioed head in his hands. … Continue reading

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Trans Europe Express

I boarded the train in X. Smoking was much more common in those days. In France, in particular, some people would smoke even in nonsmoking compartments. Even though I had a seat reservation, I changed compartments after two men, who … Continue reading

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A confession. Sort of.

I know it’s not really an excuse, as if I gave a damn anyhow, but one night when my dad had grounded me and both my parents the jerks were out I got fucking drunk while listening to music and … Continue reading

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The target

“Target is crossing street. Following.” “Love that swaying little ass of hers.” “Shut up, Jeremy.” “Wonder what she’s done that we’re going after her.” “Target keeps looking back, seems nervous.” “Reminds me of Diana. Lady Di.” “Don’t need your puerile … Continue reading

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Slighted again by fate

From the diary of a ducktail pincher Found the bags under my eyes enlarged when looking in the mirror while brushing teeth at around 7 a.m. Went back to bed after some hesitation and slept two more hours. The Italian … Continue reading

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Were you in …?

Aileen: Were you here in Hiroshima? Louyguy: Of course I was. Aileen: Were you also in Nanking? Louyguy: Yes, I was there too. Many other places as well, all with photogenic names. Aileen: That’s right. How silly of me. Louyguy: … Continue reading

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The books that changed everything

Pretty soon I started reading John Steinbeck, Ernest Hemingway, William Saroyan, Truman Capote, Upton Sinclair and many other American writers. Continue reading

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A look around, departure & let loose poem

so foregoing the white floc and only taking a sip from the
white armagnac that had come by post from that
part of France in a small bottle labeled “eau de
muses” to prevent any kind of customs troubles Continue reading

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Monica Bellucci II

I won’t deny that the main reason I checked out Agents secrets tonight was that I was curious to see more of Monica Bellucci after Malèna. This 2004 French-language movie, directed by Frédéric Schoendoerffer, turned out to be a taut, … Continue reading

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Holly Brown’s Lonely Life

or: Memories of Stardust Memories “Why am I so alone?” “Loneliness kills in the long run.” Where are the parties of the fifties, which I attended with pointed breast armor, standing in a corner, besieged by five Charlton Hestons and … Continue reading

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Elegy on August Sunday

For A. It’s Sunday morning and speechless apart from the dog I already took on a walk and reprimanded to speed up a few times While I felt free to stop here and there to pick the ripest berries To … Continue reading

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What the ring said

The ring said: “You are so beautiful and talented, Parminder! I still can’t believe that Keira stole your show.” Posted for Whimsy at Inspire Me Thursday. Alludes to the fact that Parminder Nagra, the shining star of the delightful comedy … Continue reading

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Marooned in the desert

Having retired at age 52 from a well-paying job in the aeronautics industry, Abner D. Sandington-Elliot decided to realize a life-long dream and follow in the footsteps of Antoine de St. Exupéry, a writer and fellow pilot he greatly admired. … Continue reading

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Now I know who Monica Bellucci is

Some time last week my friend and colleague Damien and I were advised by Kevin, another colleague, to try “La Gondola” for lunch. “The food’s great, the service is good and fast, and one of the waitresses looks like Monica … Continue reading

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What’s it like on Love Street?

She lives on Love Street Lingers long on Love Street She has a house and garden I would like to see what happens She has robes and She has monkeys Lazy diamond-studded flunkies She has wisdom and Knows what to … Continue reading

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Blondie nostalgia for the 1970s

English Boys When I was 17 I saw a magazine It had those English boys who had long hair When I was on my own they moved into my town and I just called ’em up and they’d be there … Continue reading

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Ending 16 – from a Russian novel published in 1873-1877

Vivien Leigh in the 1947 film based on this novel “Oh, you haven’t gone in then?” he heard Kitty’s voice all at once, as she came by the same way to the drawing-room. “What is it? you’re not worried about … Continue reading

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Richard Gere has a thing for Shilpa Shetty

It’s overwhelmingly clear that the American star, trying to do his affectionate and charming best, likes the Indian actress. But the storm of outrage this provoked in India! Here’s an in-depth report at Shadmia’s World.

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Seriously, Dave

A borrowed dialog “So you think those donuts will solve the mystery?” “You bet.” “How.” “I don’t know, but I have a feeling they will.” “Ever the optimist, haha.” “I believe they will.” “Can’t get finger prints off donuts. I … Continue reading

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Cinderella on Desolation Row

My brother-in-law, a great Bob Dylan admirer, lent me the Martin Scorsese documentary No Direction Home, which I started watching during a work break on sunny, languid Easter Monday. I was struck once again by the magic spun by the … Continue reading

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