Peter Yates’ Psyche

After watching BULLITT from way back when, I have come to the conclusion that I have great admiration for a director that commands presence with silence, utilizes an emotional climax with only subtlety…the undertow of intensity. Wind-blown wisps of hair across porcelain foreheads and glazed, horse-eyed gazes on the beach. Like Jacqueline Bissett, I discover…… Continue reading Peter Yates’ Psyche

“I’m Sick of Symmetry”

Viewed Buñel’s 1974 classic, “Phantom Of Liberty”. Have to note that I did the bougeoise thing and twice rewound a scene in which a police academy professor turns around only to reveal the age-old prank of having a piece of paper pinned to his back. Buñel masterfully weaves several subplots into one another, illustrating the…… Continue reading “I’m Sick of Symmetry”


Saw “Veronika Voss” by Fassbinder. The film offers two themes: the dichotomous “Jeckyll And Hyde” metaphor and the idea of life imitating art. This realistic post-war Germany piece is stunning. Though filmed in 1982, the film’s setting and cinematography is authentic to the period, believeable in its stark representation of Germany’s identity crisis, post-Nazi era.…… Continue reading Mind-Binder

Užupis Mano Akis

Daugau (more, volume)baltas (white, veins) Karsta (hot, sound)Zinosti (I know, your inertia) Vandiens (water, a bruised beach)Ausra (dawn, a chanteuse planet) Kojes (feet, werewolf machines)Smeles (sand, B positive) Ateik (come closer, monument lover)