Posts Tagged ‘Polanski’

POLANSKI in the water

In Gupter Puncher/Oli Johns on March 7, 2010 at 3:01 pm


[Note: If any Poles are reading this, I’m sorry for slaughtering your language.]

the judge told me to stand up so I stood up, but he didn’t say anything, he just looked at me, and after a while he rapped his hammer against the wood and it-…it didn’t sound quite right so I looked back at my attorney, who wasn’t the same as he was a minute ago, he was now Ben Kingsley…and he nodded at me and pointed back at the judge who was still rapping the hammer against the wood, but when I turned back the judge was different too…he had turned into Morgan Freeman, or he had always been Morgan Freeman, and he was looking at me in a very harsh way which made me think, God, he’s after me, he’s fucking after me, and his hammer was after me too…his hammer, it was making a strange sound…not a whack, but a beep…a lot of beeps…

I put my hand out and felt around and found the beeping thing and pressed a button, and it stopped.

the hammer stopped and Freeman was telling me something I couldn’t quite hear, so I was about to ask him to repeat what he said, but then the volume came back and I could hear him, and he was telling me to come to the bench so he could tell me how guilty I was, and I looked back at Kingsley and he was gesturing me forward, but there was something wrong with him, he was sweating, and when I moved to the left a little I could see a woman behind him with a gun to the back of his head, and she looked distressed, and…and I knew her, didn’t I? It was…no, it couldn’t be…but yes, it was, it was Sigourney and…and Freeman was shouting at me to come to the bench again, and before I knew it I was at the bench and he was in front of me and above me, impossibly high up above me, and he was telling me again that I was guilty and what did I have to say about that? Read the rest of this entry »

FILM: THIRST [KOREA] Dir. Chan-wook Park

In Gupter Puncher/Oli Johns on February 18, 2010 at 2:37 pm


THIRST *****     The loneliness of the long distance Korean… [Spoilers?] 

Director: Chan-wook Park

Starring: Kang-ho Song, Ok-bin Kim, Rodney Dangerfield

This is the kind of film that takes me a while to watch. In fact, I still have the director’s last film, Oldboy, on my shelf, unopened. It’s not that I don’t want to watch it, I do, and I know it’ll be good, but for some reason I’d rather watch shit like Wolverine first. It doesn’t really make much sense…it reminds me of the time I had Raging Bull and Showtime in my hands, and I watched Showtime first. It’s not logical. But that’s the way it is with films you know will be good, but will take mental energy to watch. And that’s the kind of film I thought Thirst would be. Read the rest of this entry »