Eavesdropping: “Clothes on Film”

Self has a feeling the guy is from the UK (She of course has never bothered to read his “About Me” page) because he uses expressions like “daft.”

She loved his review of “Inglourious Basterds.”  Know why there is no background music in the scene where Col. Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz) is talking to the farmer hiding the Jews under his floor?  So that, according to analysis of “Clothes on Film,” the audience can better hear the “sinister” creaking of Colonel Landa’s leather coat.  Oh, too clever!

All right, on to “Shutter Island.”  Here he chooses to focus, not on hunks Leonardo di Caprio and Mark Ruffalo, but on the women in the movie (And these women were good!)  Here’s how he describes them:

And then there are the women.  Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson, and Michelle Williams, a trio of sirens representing various stages of hysteria.  Each significantly unsettles DiCaprio’s sense of self:  Mortimer, unnervingly sensual and frisky under interrogation; Clarkson, an intellectual prophetess of conspiracy, seeing connections beyond DiCaprio’s working class character, Ken; Williams, as DiCaprio’s tragic wife, less the perfect bride than a fragile flower he was unable to save.

Very neat piece of analysis, that!  Self particularly likes when he writes:  “trio of sirens representing various stages of hysteria.”  Self believes there can never be enough of hysteria.  In movies, anyway.

Now, self did not enjoy “Shutter Island.”  Not at all.  But she did enjoy reading the “Clothes on Film” review!

And, here are a few of self’s random thoughts on “Date Night” :

  • Tina Fey is very appealing.
  • The boat scene in Central Park (in the dead of night) had self laughing the hardest.
  • She liked the African American cabbie.
  • James Franco and Mila Kunis have little itty-bitty roles.  And Leighton Meester plays, of all things, a baby-sitter.
  • Mark Wahlberg is ha ha ha funny.  But his girlfriend (who doesn’t speak English because she’s supposedly from Tel Aviv, had self hissing urgently to hubby:  That’s not trueEveryone in Tel Aviv speaks English!)

Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.

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