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Favorite Movies:
Born to Kill, The Killers, Rebecca, They Drive by Night, Red-Headed Woman, Anna Christie, Double Indemnity, Scarface, Lifeboat, Love in the Afternoon, The Apartment, Port of Shadows (Le Quai des Brumes), Nightmare Alley, Laura, La Chienne (The Bitch), Sunset Boulevard, Mildred Pierce, The Thief of Bagdad, Waterloo Bridge, Camille Claudel, The Public Enemy, Bringing Up Baby, Sabotage, Shadow of a Doubt, The 39 Steps, The Thin Man, Dial M for Murder, Cleopatra, The Grass Is Greener, Rope, The Thief of Bagdad, Toni, The Sea Hawk, The Big Sleep, White Heat, Baby Face, Out of the Past, Murder, My Sweet, The Naked City, The Bride of Frankenstein, Boogie Nights, Auntie Mame, Possessed, Kiss Me Deadly, Histoires extraordinaires (Spirits of the Dead), The Private Life of Henry VIII, Long Day's Journey Into Night, Lonely are the Brave, The Prisoner of Zenda, Two for the Road, Feeling Minnesota, The Postmodern Life of My Aunt (Yi ma de hou xian dai sheng huo), Tension, Sudden Fear, Possessed, The Dreamers, Dangerous Liaisons, The Loves of Carmen, Natural Born Killers, Badlands, Lost Highway, Chloe, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Hard Candy, Detour, Intimate Confessions Of A Chinese Courtesan, The Element of Crime, The Day of the Locust
Favorite Actors:
Joan Crawford, Claudette Colbert, Miriam Hopkins, Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, Barbara Stanwyck, Clark Gable, Henry Wilcoxon, Robert Donat, Jean Harlow, Douglas Fairbanks, Rosalind Russell, William A. Wellman, Jean Gabin, Conrad Veidt, George Raft, Jean Renoir, Erich von Stroheim, Edward G. Robinson, Burt Lancaster, James Cagney, Isabelle Adjani, Lawrence Tierney, Cate Blanchett, Howard Hawks, Alla Nazimova, Anna May Wong, Peter Lorre, Kirk Douglas, Madeleine Carroll, Warren William, Han Hsiang Li, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida, Patricia Neal, Maureen O'Hara, David Lynch, Rita Hayworth, Jean Gillie, Tippi Hedren, Linda Darnell, John Garfield, Brigitte Bardot, Mae West, Amanda Seyfried, Julianne Moore, Ruby Keeler, Atom Egoyan, James Spader, Edward Dmytryk, Lizabeth Scott, Alfred Hitchcock, Cary Grant, Edgar G. Ulmer, Eva Green, Montgomery Clift, William Wyler, Lily Ho, Yuen Chor, Dan Duryea, January Jones
once i discussed the issue that why people get stuck with the enthusiasm of films so much with a friend, he answered becuz it's something larger than life, at least larger than yourself...i guess just like bertolucci's dreamers in 2003...seeking something transcending you or beyond you to consume your wanton's an everlasting inquiry you constantly wonder and renew about for my destinated remark toward myself....a shattered dreamer who craves for peace of mind in black and white vision with every negative misanthropic ambition to recluse from the's like you used to eat spicy food for excitement for you finally realize plain dishes have more enduring taste... generally...i know pretty much of everything of contempory avant-garde director and i've seen most of the classics like raging bull or taxi driver or blue velvet...etc...but i deliberately compartmentalize those things out of me to shelter in some ancient space to smear off my callous sensationalism.....i guess i shot enough long. "You live in a dream. You're a sleepwalker, blind. How do you know what the world is like? Do you know the world is a foul sty? Do you know if you ripped the fronts off houses, you'd find swine? The world's a hell. What does it matter what happens in it?"....from uncle charlie in hitchcock's 1943 "shadow of a doubt" "Razors pain you, rivers are damp, acid stains you, drugs cause cramps, gun aren't lawful, nooses give, gas smells awful, you might as well live." "i'm reaching hysterical blindness, you better be careful, i might give in to one of those uncontrollable urges"...the constant reflections of my moods. "i have always liked women to be beautiful and lesbian - very pleasing to look at, i wouldn't get tired out by their sexual summonses! me, a voyeur - that suits me!"

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  • Blue Is The Warmest Color

    Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013)

    August 17, 2014

    the only reason i may wanna write a review on it is because i would never want to read an essay about it.

  • The Woman in the Window

    The Woman in the Window (1944)

    July 29, 2014

  • The Servant

    The Servant (1964)

    July 29, 2014

  • The Killer Inside Me

    The Killer Inside Me (2010)

    July 27, 2014

  • Maleficent

    Maleficent (2014)

    June 11, 2014

  • The Other Woman

    The Other Woman (2014)

    April 26, 2014

  • The Black Dahlia

    The Black Dahlia (2006)

    March 01, 2014

  • American Hustle

    American Hustle (2013)

    January 03, 2014

    american hustle, somehow, maybe unintentionally, pays its tribute to the fraud genre in vintage tinshell hollywood, ever since the 30s, such as james cageney's "blonde crazy" and "too hard to handle" in the pre-code hollywood period where larceny is a well-embraced form of anarchy. now our time of depression has a parallel with the 30s new deal days

    america is a nation built primarily upon its conceptualization - which means the idea of america comes prior to the actuality of america. in other words, the magnitude of mendacity. you need to cheat, lie, swagger and brag to have enough confidence in you to get the things done as people often say, fake it until you make it. "people do what they need to do to survive" is the key line repeatedly refrained in the picture as the protagonists turn the wasted ruins into gold. you could fake your way to appear like a well-bred english socialite even you're just another girl of humble home in albuquerque, new mexico. the paradox is the act of conning itself is a statement of romanticism - the magical might within your head is powerful enough to build a castle for dreams of tomorrow, from politicians in new jersey, who is eager to improve the commoners' circumstance to casino mafia with resourceful experiences of conning, and they could all be taken in a well-fabricated lie. the point is, you gotta liberate your imaginations in order to make something out of nothing! that shall be the quintessential essence of american spirit.

    perhaps that explains why the hustle has been "american" by the film's title, because it somehow renders the notion of american dream and its populist acceptance by inviting all people of various categories and social stratification into the domain of american dreamland, which is the stuff derived from your head - the magical might of your imagination. you could actually decide what you are and be it, and such fascination with the self-made man is what it's adorable about america as well as the movie - american hustle.

  • Silver Linings Playbook

    Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

    January 03, 2014

  • Love Can Seriously Damage Your Health

    Love Can Seriously Damage Your Health (1997)

    November 07, 2013

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