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27 oktoober 2009

Päikeseloojangu bulvar

Billy Wilder teeb seda jälle. Näitab kohe alguses ära millega film lõppeb. Sunset Blvd(1950) on film rahahädas kirjanikust, kes pargib oma auto valele sissesõiduteele. Ja saab selle eest lõpuks kuuli selga. Väga enesekriitiline meenutus vanadest headest aegadest, enne kui helifilm tuli ja kõik ära rikkus.

"June Lincoln?" His eyes sparkled, and he smiled. "She was the queen of the silver screen. She was finer than any of them: Mary Pickford or Lilian Gish or Theda Bara or Luise Brooks... She was the finest."... ..."June Lincoln, she was the best of them. I told my grandson about her, he tried to find something for the VCR, but no go. Nothing out there anymore. She only lives in the heads of old man like me."... The Stars of the old times. They was giants, painted in silver light, big as houses... and when you met them, they were still huge. People belived in them.
-Neil Gaiman, "The Goldfish Pool and Other Stories."

...Some of his money-making movie stars were getting older now. Without the help of special lights and genius makeup men they looked their age. They were having problems. They had also become, to some extent, desensitized physically and mentally. They could no longer "fall in love." They could no longer assume the role of hunted women. They had been made too imperious; by money, by fame, by their former beauty. Woltz gave his parties so that it would be easier for them to pick up lovers, one-night stands, who, if they had the stuff, could graduate into full-time bed partners and so work their way upward... ...These were women Nino had seen on the darkened movie screens when he had been a teenager. They had played their part in his erotic dreams of adolescence. But seeing them now in the flesh was like seeing them in some horrible makeup. Nothing could hide the tiredness of their spirit and their flesh; time had eroded their godhead. They posed and moved as charmingly as he remembered but they were like wax fruit, they could not lubricate his glands...
-Mario Puzo, "The Godfather"

Selline film siis. Suurest staarist, kes keeldub vanaks saamast. Võimas, nii visuaalselt kui ka dialoogi poolest. Selline mõte ka veel, et kas narrator helifilmis oma sama, mis tekstitahvel tummfilmis. Kas Wilder selle seose loomiseks kasutas pealelugejat?


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7 comments:

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No mis haltuura nüüd

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mis haltuura? ise vaatasin filmi, ise lugesin raamatuid, viisin otsad omavahel kokku, leidsin seosed, leidsin õiged tsitaadid. väga ilus postitus tuli minu arust kokku.

siidiliblikas ütles ...

aga filmist ei räägigi midagi?

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Autor on selle kommentaari eemaldanud.
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No see jah hea ,et said kenasti otsad kokku aga mulle jäi asi küll nati segaseks, no eks seletad kunagi vast personaalselt need ära. Praegu seda mitte vaadanuna ei ütle tsitaadid oluliselt palju.

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aga huvi nagu tekitas, et ei tea mis salapärane film see küll selline on?

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Kuule jah, peaks selle kuulsa noiri endale hankima.