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Vampire becomes Dali

In Films on December 6, 2008 at 4:37 am

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Speaking of young punk Dali, there’s another young punk actor, who’s now flying in the box-office as a vampire (yeah, you know who it is, Robert Pattinson aka Edward Cullen), who will do a different flying and staring when his other movie  Little Ashes gets out in the theaters (no release date yet but looks like this won’t be a worldwide release). In Little Ashes, Pattinson plays the young Dali in his wild university years during the time of Fascist Spain. The film focuses on Dali’s  unusual friendship with aspiring filmmaker Luis Buñuel, especially poet Federico Garcia Lorca who as it was later known fell deeply in love with Dali.

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Is that the Dali look or what?

I saw the trailer yesterday (thanks to Julienne’s link) and somehow I became more hopeful that the movie could actually be good, despite my misgivings for Pattinson’s effective performance in doing a young Dali.

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Johnny Busting Keaton

In Films on December 3, 2008 at 4:26 am

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Buster Keaton enjoying his time behind bars.

Some years and memories:

1966-1993

Twenty-seven years after Buster Keaton died, Johnny Depp channeled his spirit through his memorable performance (one of his most memorable) as idiot-savant Sam in Benny and Joon.

1993-2008

Fifteen years after Benny and Joon was shown, seen and loved by many in the 90s, I finally saw it. Thanks to Youtube and another Johnny crazy gal.