The Eyes Have It

My blogging buddy Peter Nellhaus over at Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee has asked me to contribute my own list of "20 Favorite Actresses" to a new film meme making the rounds of the blogosphere. Frankly I was just going to blow him off and ignore his request because these meme things tend to make … Continue reading The Eyes Have It

12 Films I Must See

I've mentioned before how much I dislike blog memes. I find most of them really dull and pointless, but occasionally I get asked to participate in one that sparks my interest. The following 12 Films I Must See meme was forwarded my way by Dennis at Sergio Leone and the Infield Fly Rule and it's … Continue reading 12 Films I Must See

The Fine Art of Fashion: Yves Saint Laurent

Catherine Deneuve and Yves Saint Laurent, 1966 Since Flickhead's Buñuel Blog-a-thon is sill going strong and I've clearly got Belle de Jour on my brain, I couldn't resist sharing a few more brief thoughts about my favorite Louis Buñuel film. One of the most memorable things about Buñuel's Belle de Jour is the fabulous fashions … Continue reading The Fine Art of Fashion: Yves Saint Laurent

What’s In the Box?

Critics and film scholars have spent countless hours analyzing Luis Buñuel's film Belle de Jour (1967) and the mysterious Asian box that appears in one of the movies most memorable and erotic scenes. As someone who has read a lot of Marquis de Sade's work, I've personally never seen the box as being very mysterious … Continue reading What’s In the Box?