Saturday, March 31, 2012

Day #22,018

Movie #2012: Red Desert (1964, Michelangelo Antonioni)

Monica and her son go for a walk through the sludge

Just chockablock full of symbolism. I think the Monica Vitti character represents modern man who has lost contact with nature. Whereas her fellow humans seem to adapt to this new wasteland envirionment, Monica is able to sense what we are losing and it drives her nuts. At least, that's what I think it means. IMDB may differ.

Television episode #12: Decoy: The Come Back (1958, David Alexander)

a day at the races - Peter Falk and Beverly Garland

Thought I'd check this one out for an early appearance by Peter Falk. Nothing else to recommend it.

Movie #2013: Spree (1979, Larry Spiegel)

It starts out like this may be one of the all-time worst. We have addled brained teens heading out into the country accompanied by some of the worst music you can imagine (it was the 70s and it doesn't appear that these kids have even heard of the Ramones).
However, once they wreck their van and come across a band of gun-running, dope-dealing baddies, the fun begins. Excellent action scenes abound. The best scene: one of the teen girls guns down a guy that had raped her. As he looks at his bullet riddled chest he looks back at her and asks: "do you still think I'm sexy" - then he dies. Hilarious.

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