what a wonderful week…

it’s cumquat appreciation week…why…just because i like the sound of it…as well as the week of the birthdays of…Sidney PoitierNina SimoneDr J…and Steve Jobs

ms scribe has returned from las vegas…you’d think i…the man who loves chaos…would have taken the opportunity to…i dunno…spend more time at the bar…go to the strip club…head to hills and go gambling…or just generally find some trouble to get into…all those things did cross my mind…instead…i went to a couple of very fine movies…looks like i might have outgrown my chaotic tastes…maybe i’ve found…stability…

how boring…any way…

a history  of violence…and…cache…two very different movies…grown up movies…about two two families who come under threat…of terror…the fathers…in particular…aproach the problem with…well…you could call one the american solution…and the other…the french solution…

both men have secrets in their pasts…and have chosen to hide them…well secrets have a way of revealing themselves…especially in movies…

mr cronenberg uses his opportunity to explore the relationship between sex and violence…and i think his ending also says something about family and manhood as well…

mr haneke…is definitely out to say something about the nature of terrorism…and he does a great job playing with…how we watch a movie…

watched back to back…on a weekday afternoon and evening…it’s hard not to make connections between the two…if you’ve seen either or both of these movies…i would be interested in your comments…

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