Francesco (Clemente)

Francesco (Clemente)

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Friday, July 30, 2010

Hands and bowFingers

There are movies that give you a lot of food for thought. There are movies that almost give you zero gravity of mind. Bowfinger (1999) is a good-spirited, silly and inspirational film. There is a number of small things and crazy moments about it that make you smile. The humour is everywhere - humour of words twins with humour of situation. My special preference is humour on characters' faces, it's real fun.

Open-minded Betsy is my favourite character. She is so eloquent. But Bowfinger is cool too, has some great qualities. Always picks up the pieces and lets the drummer kick whenever the situation tests his breakability.

Traditionally, some real memorable quotes
  • It had rained that day. But was it normal rain? Or was it Chubby Rain? 
  • Happy Premise Number One: There are no aliens.
  • - She didn't have 'it'. - What do you mean 'it'? - 'It' is a special quality.
  •  Afrim, we gotta get a crew. The best damn crew we ca afford. Welcome to America.
  • - Do you love Smashing Pumpkins? - I love to do that!
  • - I have eight brothers, four sisters and no job! I'm screwed! - There's no movie. I can't believe there's no movie! - I showed my breasts on film. For what? - I'm a felon. - Carol, what do you think? - I think it was a beautiful lie.
  • I should never have slept with the alien life from the star system Neon!  
  • My gonads! My gonads! 
  • They're all aliens worshipping their false gods!

    Now that fingers have been wrapped around each other, it's time to touch upon hands. One of my favourite Royksopp songs. Expresses certain phenomenal feelings that cannot be easily defined.

    Chris Rea, one of the great beach melodies. I'ma hear it on the beach today.

    Sunday, July 25, 2010

    Magnolian Street of Life

     (Paul Nash - Flight of the Magnolia)

    American male singers steal and wear purely Russian female names.

    Scientists discover a big-schnozzed frog in Indonesia.

    Donald W. Winnicott - a notable contributor to the 'schizoid subject' and the author of the so-called 'false self disorder' theory - winks at the schizoid-curious me right from the screen at the very moment when it's raining like Billy-oh outside...

    And I would like to think this is only a matter of chance... But at this moment I can't.
    Because I'm watching the movie Magnolia (1999).

    Reading or writing your typical review describing numerous situations of the movie Magnolia is quite boring and useless. It's the kind of movie details of which you need to investigate yourself.

    Things fall down.
    • She was my wife for 23 years. And I have a son. And she has cancer. And I'm not there...
    • Let's make some fucking money here, people.
    • - I've cheated on you and it kills me... and the guilt of what I've done. - Why doesn't Claudia talk to you Jimmy?
    • You see, I never loved him. Earl. When I met him, I fucked him, and married him... because I wanted his money. You understand?
    People look up.
    • This is so boring. So goddamn... That dying wish... and all that old-man-on-a-bed... wants one thing... Find him...
    • -You have to be nicer to me, Dad. -Go to bed.
    • I have to talk about so many things. I don't want you to think I'm that way to you. I'm sick, Claudia.
    • I want to change his will. Can I change his will? I need to.
    And when it rains, it pours.

    (Raining) cats and dogs there, huh?

    Random favourites
    • "We may be through with the past... but the past ain't through with us'.
    • Bottom line? Language. Tap directly into her hopes, her wants ... her fears, her desires, and her sweet little panties. Learn how to make that lady 'friend' your sex-starved servant.
    • - I can help you solve the case. Tell you who did it. (.......) The professor, I'ma teach you about the worm............ (Jerome Samuel Hall. Did he ever fight with your husband? Is this the Worm? Do they call him Worm?)
    • Now, this is the part of the movie where you help me.
    • And she knew what I did. She knew all the fucking things I'd done. But the love was stronger than anything you can think of. The goddamn regret.
    • This happens. This is something that happens.
    • And what most people don't see is just how hard it is to do the right thing. Sometimes people need a little help. Sometimes people need to be forgiven.
    • And we move through this life, we should try and do good. Do good. And if we can do that... and not hurt anyone else... well, then...

    Magnolia is both educational and instructive, an intellectual and emotional challenge. We love or want to love somebody, make mistakes, use denial to avoid troubles, try to improve, lie, cheat, leave someone we shouldn't leave, have regrets... Life is more random than art or music. I'm glad I've watched.

    what a coincidence


    Monday, July 12, 2010

    Океан Ельзи Друг Okean Elzy Friend translation

    Якби колись сказала ти менi стати твоiм човном.
    If only you asked me to be your boat for a while
    Якби колись, то взяв би я тебе i на волю б поплив.
    If only you did, I'd float with you to freedom
    Якби колись сказала ти менi стати тiнню в ночi.
    If only you asked me to be a shadow in the night for some time
    Якби колись сказала, я б не спав - за тобою б ходив,
    If only you asked me without being cruel to me, I would follow you
    Тайною жив би я...
    I would cover your mystery

    Буду завжди, ти так i знай
    I will be your friend if I can't be your lover
    Другом твоiм, ну i нехай...
    Your friend I'll be, ok.
    Буду завжди, ти так i знай
    I'll be your friend if I can't be your lover
    Другом твоiм, ну i нехай...
    Ok, I'll be your friend  

    (but I'd prefer a lover)

    Якби колись дозволила б менi стати твоiм вином.
    If only you showed me you want me to be around
    Якби колись дозволила б менi стати тiлом твоiм.
    If only you let me be your body for some time
    Якби хоч раз сказала ти менi стати твоiм вином.
    If only you  told me you want me to be your wine for a while
    Якби дозволила менi, я б твою до краiв
    I would fill a part of your soul with mine
    Душу споiв собою.

    Хочу тебе, ти так i знай
    I want you 
    Хоч би на мить... ну i нехай...
    At least for a moment, oh well ok...

    Isn't it funny that when you  make an attempt to transliterate the Russian word 'friend', you'll get 'drug'.