Blind Spots: 2015

I saw five films on my blind spot list this year, not as many as 2014 but still pretty good!

  • Ace in the Hole (Wilder, 1951) Peeping Tom (Powell, 1960)
  • Predator (McTiernan, 1987) Dancer in the Dark (von Trier, 2000) Imitation of Life (Sirk, 1959) The Host (Bong, 2006)
  • The Big Parade (Vidor, 1925)
  • Straw Dogs (Peckinpah, 1971) The Double Life of Veronique (Kieslowski, 1991) No End (Kieslowski, 1985) Vanhalla Rising (Refn, 2009)
  • Solaris (Tarkovskiy, 1972) Stalker (Tarkovskiy, 1979) The Mirror (Tarkovskiy, 1975) A Bridge Too Far (Attenborough, 1977)
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Hooper, 1974) Pandora’s Box (Pabst, 1929)
  • Fitzcarraldo (Herzog, 1982) The Frighteners (Jackson, 1996)
  • Mildred Pierce (Curtiz, 1945) Pierrot le Fou (Godard, 1965)
  • Battle Royale (Fukasaku, 2000) Underground (Kusturica, 1995) The Tenant (Polanski, 1976)
  • Friday the 13th (Cunningham, 1980) The Jerk (Reiner, 1979) Point Break (Bigelow, 1991)
  • The Last Temptation of Christ (Scorcese, 1988)
  • Rocco and his Brothers (Visconti, 1960)

Impressing James Cameron

Combine the following words/ideas into a story: Burbank, James Cameron, Twelve pipers piping, snowmen


Los Angeles. Hollywood. The biz. December. The worst time of year. Work is dry, it’s cold, not “cold” cold but LA cold, you don’t even get to build snowmen. Can it really be called winter if there’re no snowmen? Can it really be called Hollywood if it’s Burbank, wrong side of the hill, where all the workers are but big wigs are not. Burbank, where second and third jobs are practically a requirement: waiting tables, bartending, and December Christmas pageants, twelve pipers piping, that’s what I am this year.

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