A cheerleader for actors / a strategist of visuals.
This is my first 1970s-era West German softcore comedy (aka "Lederhosenfilm"), and THE SINFUL BED was a fascinating introduction. If this hyper specific genre consistently boasts such creativity, I'm eager to explore more.
THE SINFUL BED shares a conceptual similarity with François Girard's THE RED VIOLIN, where an inanimate object, in this case, a bed frame, serves as the central character. The film unfolds as a compilation of vignettes, each featuring different couples who have shared intimate moments on this…
Mark L. Lester, akin to filmmakers like James Cameron and Jonathan Demme, honed his directorial skills in the realm of low-budget exploitation cinema before ascending to helm higher-budget studio films like COMMANDO and ARMED AND DANGEROUS (a film my grandmother perplexingly owned on VHS and I watched many times). But Mark's early work provides a fascinating glimpse into his developmental journey as a filmmaker.
TRUCK STOP WOMEN is his second film. It's a story about a group of sex workers…
I sincerely hope you all have fun watching our movie. If anyone's curious, here are some of the films I studied while I was writing: letterboxd.com/michaelmohan/list/the-voyeurs-research/
November 12, 2021 will go down as one of the worst days of my life. (In short: fuck alzheimer's).
My wife suggested that perhaps we shouldn't go to the movies; that I might not be in the correct headspace to enjoy watching the latest film by one of my favorite directors.
But the trailer made it seem pretty light and pleasant, and I hoped that for two hours it would help me take my mind off of things.