Sick Day Movie Marathon
I’ve been down for the count during the last 24hrs. At our Thanksgiving celebration in Montana, there were 3 people sick, and much like a zombie virus, we brought us with us back to California. I was in no shape to do much of anything, so I decided to check out some movies.
First up, the Street of Crocodiles by the Brothers Quay (or Quay Brothers). Less an adaptation than an emotional companion piece to the short story by Bruno Schulz. Dark, dirty and somewhat bleak, but hauntingly beautiful.
Next, I watched the Toute la Mémoire Du Monde, which is actually a short documentary on the the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris. Filmed in 1956, it describes the work and various holdings of the great library. However, the cinematography is gorgeous, showing levels labyrinthine levels and the army of people that keep it running.
Finally, I watched Grass Labrynth by Shuji Terayama. Takeshi Wakamatsu plays a young man trying to identify the lyrics to a lullaby that his mother may have sung to him as a child. NSFW.