Forty-eight exams, forty-eight shot analyses, and 19 rough drafts stand between the cinetrix and blogging--in good conscience--about her hijinks at the opening weekend of the New York Film Festival. But do not despair! She's found something to keep you entertained. FOC A.S. Hamrah once again graces the "pages" of n + 1, this time talking about his cinematic summer vacation. A taste:
The Earth Trembles, the iPhone rings
Outside the Oakland Museum, my friend from Brooklyn who's visiting me in California answers a call on his iPhone. After he's finished, he tells me he's figured out how to copy movies from DVDs and put them on his phone. He doesn't explain why he wants them there. Instead of asking him, I ask what movies he's got. "La Terra Trema," he answers. "La Terra Trema? You have La Terra Trema on your iPhone?" "Yeah," he says. "But the subtitles are a bitch." Then we go to a Vietnamese restaurant. There are a lot of Vietnamese restaurants in Oakland and they're all better than the ones New York. I never found out why he brought La Terra Trema to Oakland on his iPhone. Maybe because there are earthquakes there.
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