Thursday, June 11, 2009
The Nasty Girl - Michael Verhoeven - 1990
One of my favorite German films from the 1990's was 'The Nasty Girl' by Michael Verehoven. A young woman writes an essay that wins her the respect and love of her small home town. So for her next assignment she decides to write an essay about the town's Nazi past and before she knows it she is an outcast facing the wrath of the town along with death threats to her family. The film's story is good enough but the style and distinct energy of the directing and editing make for a really delightful cinematic experience not to mention one that deals with a subject that still riles some Germans.
This one deserves to be on DVD. Miramax has the rights.
Thursday, June 04, 2009
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
What is this recent New Yorker cartoon all about?
The piece was written by Stan Freberg in 1951.
There was also a long running TV sitcom in the Philippines called John en Marsha back in the 1980's.