Sunday, May 31, 2009

Point Blank

I watched Point Blank, primarily because it was the primary influence on Jim Jarmusch's The Limits of Control (featuring music by Boris and Earth). There is a good article in the May 2009 issue of Artforum. Point Blank was directed by John Boorman and stars Lee Marvin. The opening shots are brilliant, as are most of the rest, and the vengeance tale is pretty well put together. It is paced, not a blistering streak of excitement, but a steady advance through the steps Marvin's character takes to repay his betrayers. The weakest link is probably the ending, which I replayed to make sure there was nothing I missed (there wasn't). Still a recommended viewing.

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Vomit Rollercoaster

I always wondered how this would work. Apparently just how I imagined it.