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March 18, 2010


Andy Rooney-typish day AGAIN? :-/

The "Tra-lala-la" guy is a Russian singer named Edward Hill who was very big in the USSR back in the day. Jill Alexander Essbaum, Eric Bourland, and I want him to run for king.

"Bright Star" made Keats seem as quaint and incidental as the incongruous music in the background ruining the actor's recital of "Ode to a Nightingale" in the closing credits.

I agree w/you about Bright Star. Baw.ring. The best part about it was the Levis commercial with the Whitman voice-over that ran before the movie started.
Your rule #2 is lovely.


for a film on "the poet" see "Glass Lips"...
this is the NetFlix rundown...Mixing cinema and video art to stunning effect, director Lech Majewski's often surreal experimental feature -- drawn from 33 interconnected short films -- focuses on the musings of young bard Sebastian (Patryk Czajka), who's confined to a sanitarium. Traumatized by recollections of his brutal past and an abusive father (Grzegorz Przybyl), Sebastian finds refuge in bizarre visions of a far-off future.

Ok Bill, I'll give "Glass Lips" a chance.

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I left it
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