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The hand of Françoise Dorleac, the vinyl of Thelonious Monk (music not featured), Cul-de-sac, Roman Polanski, 1966.
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CUL-DE-SAC is my favorite Polanski, and I am choosing to interpret your choice of screen grab as a timely eulogy for the loss of so much vinyl & digital product in the Sony warehouse fire.
Stephen Bowie |
August 10, 2011 at 01:11 PM
I live in Enfield, about one mile west of that fire (which is still smoldering).
August 10, 2011 at 02:20 PM
Oliver, I'm glad I don't live where you live, because I probably would have perished trying to rescue armloads of discs for myself.
Stephen Bowie |
August 10, 2011 at 02:29 PM
Just looking at Cul-de-Sac again yesterday. Of all his films it's the one he and only he could have made.
David Ehrenstein |
August 10, 2011 at 04:26 PM
The album production of, per Bill Evans: Re: A Person I Knew
James Keepnews |
August 10, 2011 at 04:35 PM
Cul-de-Sac is total genius, and that chick is SO hot, plus she shows her feet the entire movie. Almost everything Stander or Pleasance do is hilarious... though the improv seems start to show a little bit in the "one take" shot.
Early Polanski used to always cast the hottest chicks.
August 10, 2011 at 04:56 PM
Great start for the money-making coffee table book (I'd buy it) of screengrab jazz vinyl in Swinging 60s British cinema. Komeda rules. Maybe James Fox spinning Dankworth/Cleo Laine in THE SERVANT or David Hemmings lowering the stylus on a Herbie Hancock Verve label groove to chill Vanessa Redgrave in BLOW-UP?
August 10, 2011 at 08:17 PM
And the wonderful Riverside label.
Bob Fergusson |
August 10, 2011 at 10:26 PM
Watched this last night and loved it. I've always been a bit of a sucker for "minor" Polanski.
One tech geeky question: does anyone know why the disc is so dark? Granted, I watched the SD version, but the actors faces (especially) are often obscured in shadow in a way that makes me think it's a creative decision. Was it a Polanski-approved choice?
August 11, 2011 at 11:16 AM
Neat movie. RIP, lovely Francoise, who died much too young.
August 16, 2011 at 06:08 PM
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