Posts Tagged ‘Vampires’

Polanski in the water [Part 2]

In Gupter Puncher/Oli Johns on March 14, 2010 at 12:03 pm


[If you’re reading, Roman, look away again now as it’s part two of your mind. And we’re going back in time.]

The Making of ‘The Fearless Vampire Killers’, 1967

The Professor was in the bed pretending to be asleep, that was set, and the girl was in the bath, naked, okay, and I was where I was supposed to be, and the assistant, what was his name?…he had the camera. Not that I could trust him completely, but he wasn’t incompetent, and he could follow orders, so everything was set. The keyhole was there, all I had to do was look through it. All he had to do was a mid-shot from the side. It wasn’t difficult.

We played the shot.

Behind the bathroom door, I could hear her singing. It wasn’t a bad voice, but she wasn’t trained, so it wasn’t great either.

Then she got louder.

What? I never told her to-…Jebana debilka…suki.

I got up off my knees and told the assistant to stop the camera.

Behind the door she was still singing, so I opened it and she looked at me like a startled rabbit.

I never told you to sing that loud,’ I said.

She put up her hands, revealing her breasts….but then realised it, and sank lower into the water.

I told you…softly, softly…’

Sorry, Roman, I didn’t-…’

Yes, yes, but don’t you get it? I told you. I instructed you and you didn’t follow. You see?’ 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 »