IroningPictures

IroningPictures

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In search of the ultimate ironing picture.

Just writing words.

Favorite films

  • Jackie Brown
  • The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
  • The Great Beauty
  • Lady Snowblood

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  • Road House

    ★★★★

  • Il Divo

    ★★★★

  • Creature from the Black Lagoon

    ★★★★

  • Targets

    ★★★★

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  • The Great Beauty

    The Great Beauty

    500 words or so on 'The Great Beauty'

    'The Great Beauty' starts quiet, serene, achingly beautiful as the camera strolls round a church, casting its gaze on passersby and a singing ensemble - before someone falls down dead. We're greeted by the words 'Our journey is entirely imaginary, which is its strength.'

    The serene is shattered by the raucously joyful, if not what will be soon be seen as the superficial. Into this joyful, dancing chaos, comes Jep, slowly twirling…

  • Jackie Brown

    Jackie Brown

    500 words or so on 'Jackie Brown'

    It may be a mans, mans, mans world, but Jackie is taking it and walking off with it.

    Some pictures are irrelevantly plotted. Some pictures are immaculately plotted. Few are both. ‘Jackie Brown’ is. Its a hangout, its a heist picture. Its unrequited love and payback and blaxploitation and pulp. Its an ironing picture - the best kind of picture.

    Jackie’s had enough. Plans are afoot, and Jackie says this:

    'Well, I’ve flown…

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  • Road House

    Road House

    ★★★★

    Chock full of one liners, wonderful fights and pure eighties nonsense. An utter delight.

  • Il Divo

    Il Divo

    ★★★★

    Servillo plays Andreotti with this almost Nosferatu like creep and slink and it’s remarkably unsettling. Sorrentino’s films fly by, fleetfooted and spry and with this often surprising lightness of touch - considering the subject matter. The opening of Il Divo involves a hell of lot of killing and it plays with this energy, wit and verve, and spark that veers dangerously close to something almost joyous. Sorrentino plays with that line between good/evil right/wrong so beautifully, so subtly, he draws…

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