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•→www.⇐ — 205165 phrases, from 222 movies . . . Φ Just type in the phrase you would like to hear; it might be: – «I was wondering…» or – «Would you believe…?» or – «Do you mean?» or – «…and the like.» or – «You see…» or – «as long as…» or –«There seems […]

Crime & Punishment

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♣ ‘ROB’ – ‘STEAL’ – ‘BURGLE’ ↓





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The Grand Budapest Hotel

•→A Beginner’s Guide to Wes Anderson Movies⇐


It takes more than a trailer to explain Wes Anderson’s «The Grand Budapest Hotel.» →Fox Searchlight← releases a full, indepth featurette to help out.

A young woman walks into a cemetery in […]

Lenny Bruce [1925-1966]

◊ Kids sniffing airplane glue ⇓

There were kids eight or nine years old, they were sniffing aeroplane glue, to get high on. These kids are responsible for turning musicians onto a lot of things they never knew about actually. So, I had a fantasy, how it happened. Kid is […]

Hachi – A Dog’s Tale

A 2009 drama based on the 1987 Japanese film Hachiko Monogatari, as well as on the true story of a college professor’s bond with an abandoned Akita dog he takes home. The professor [Richard Gere] suffered from a cerebral hemorrhage and died, never returning to the train station where his friend was waiting. […]

‘Smoke’ + ‘Blue in the Face’

◊ «Smoke» ↓ Wayne Wang + Paul Auster 1995

Read SCRIPT…→←


♦ ◊ ‘Blue in the Face‘, a sequel to ‘Smoke‘ ↓ highlights

Auggie (Harvey Keitel) runs a tobacconist’s in Brooklyn, while Jim Jarmusch comes […]


♣ Three reading links at

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¤ Bob Rafelson‘s «Five Easy Pieces» [1970]

⇓ Bobby Dupea’s (Jack Nicholson) monologue with his old mute father

Are you […]

The Visitor [T. McCarthy, 2008]

The Visitor is a 2008 American drama film written and directed by Thomas McCarthy and produced by Michael London and Mary Jane Skalski. Executive producers were Jeff Skoll and Omar Amanat. The screenplay focuses on a lonely man in late middle age whose life changes when he is caught up in the plight […]

Walkabout [N. Roeg]

Very few films achieve a kind of subliminal greatness with cross-cultural impact, but Walkabout is one of those: a visual tone poem that functions more as an allegory than a conventionally plotted adventure.

Considered a cult favorite for years, Nicolas Roeg‘s 1971 film is about two British […]

Atanarjuat – The Fast Runner (2001)

This is reputed to be the best film ever made involving native Americans.

Atanarjuat the Fast Runner is the first feature film in the Inuktitut language, spoken by the Inuit tribes of northern Canada. The film, based on an ancient Inuit legend, is set at the dawn of the millennium. It’s an epic […]

The Night of the Hunter [C. Laughton]

The Night of the Hunter [1955]—incredibly, the only film the great actor Charles Laughton ever directed—is truly a stand-alone masterwork. A horror movie with qualities of a Grimm fairy tale, it stars a sublimely sinister Robert Mitchum as a traveling preacher named Harry Powell (he of the tattooed knuckles), whose nefarious motives for […]

Deliverance [J Boorman, 1972]

Adapted from James Dickey’s popular novel, John Boorman‘s 1972 movie recounts the grueling psychological and physical journey taken by four city slickers down a river in the backwoods of Georgia. At the behest of Iron John-esque Lewis (Burt Reynolds), the less adventuresome Ed (Jon Voight), Bobby (Ned Beatty), and Drew (Ronny Cox) agree […]

The Shining [S Kubrick]

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future. Based on Stephen King‘s work of the same title

The Twins… ↓ «Come Play With Us…» [Stanley Kubrick, […]

This Is England [S. Meadows, 2006]

A story about a troubled boy growing up in England, set in 1983. He comes across a few skinheads on his way home from school, after a fight. They become his new best friends even like family.

Based on experiences of director Shane Meadows.

◊→ This is […]

Zatoichi tap dance [T Kitano, 2003]

Zatōichi← (座頭市?) is a 2003 Japanese samurai drama and action film, directed, written, co-edited, and starring Takeshi Kitano in the eleventh film he has directed. He also plays the protagonist role of the blind swordsman in this revival of the classic Zatōichi series of samurai film and television dramas.

The film […]

Angela’s Ashes [excerpts]

1930 – 2009

Frank McCourt was born in Brooklyn — he would later, much later, memorably describe the scene of his conception in his memoir — but he grew up in Ireland. His parents were both Irish immigrants, and they moved back there, to Limerick, in an effort to stay […]

Ray Bradbury + Isaac Asimov

¤ Ray Bradbury ⇓ [1920-2012] Φ «The Veldt« ⇐[song]

A short story written by Ray Bradbury that was published originally as «The World the Children Made» in the September 23, 1950 issue of The Saturday Evening Post, later republished in the anthology The Illustrated Man in 1951. The anthology is a collection of […]

A Clockwork Orange [A Burgess]

1917 – 1993

A diatribe against behaviourism (or «behavioural psychology») of the 1940s to 1960s as propounded by the psychologists John B. Watson and B. F. Skinner. Burgess disapproved of behaviourism as much as I do myself, calling prominent behaviourist B. F. Skinner’s most popular book, Beyond Freedom and Dignity (1971), «one of […]

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

1928 – 1982

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is a science fiction novel by American writer Philip K. Dick first published in 1968. The main plot follows Rick Deckard, a bounty hunter of androids, while the secondary plot follows John Isidore, a man of sub-normal intelligence who befriends some […]

Lord of the flies [W. Golding]

This is a book by William Golding (1911 – 1993) you may have already read, or you may fancy reading in the near future. You can read the plot below. Alternatively, you can play the video and listen to a plot summary while you watch the sparknotes_animation.

Set during World War II, […]