Monday, February 07, 2011

rq watches movies so you don't have to

The entire plot of The American can be summed up like this: George
Clooney has sex with gorgeous europeans, kills people.
the worst movie i ever saw (which is not this one) was Don't Look Now
with Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie. It's basically an extended
european sex vacation with dramatic shots of Venice interspersed with
shots of sutherland and christie rolling around in satin sheets, plus
there's a killer dwarf. the american belongs in this genre, european
sex vacation plus death (so it's art and not porn). i will give a tiny
nod of approval to the costume design though. i wanted every single
outfit the ladies wore when the could be bothered to wear clothes. so
i guess this makes the movie have more in common with dead model vogue
pictorials than with any actual film.

The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all of your time.
Willem de Kooning

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