Monday, April 20 2020
Sonntag 19 april 20. 0600. FXM Retro "TV Eye". Decision
Before Dawn. release date: 21 Dec 51, dad was a senior
at Cooley High, dee=troit, 14 years before Wayne Kramer. adapted
from novel Call It Treason." late
1944, American colonel leads a military intelligence unit recruiting
German POWs as spies'....ok, I LOVED The Dirty Dozen as
a kid, so... "Tiger", cynical older thief and ex-circus
worker, WILLING to work for WINNING side" (wikipedia, caps
are mine). "Happy" is a "young idealist"; Pierre
le Coutre, Flensburg Groupie News, LOVES Oskar Werner. Besides Fahrenheit
451 and Spy who came in from the cold, this austria-born
actor was a Wehrmacht deserter! Richard Basehart from
voyage to bottom of sea is a lieutenant and "newcomer
who distrusts the German turncoats". also of note when this
Dirty quarter-dozen parachute into Mannheim (57 miles or so north
of lembach, alsace-lorraine) Happy meets "young war widow Hilde"
played by Hildegard Krief; Pierre le Coutre ALSO
big fan of her; she acted/wrote books/did music! Til yesterday;
Hopelessly Obscure! (e.g. how much Kraut kino kan kenne watch on
youtube during lockdown?). I wont give away the ending but, having
watched Bridge over the river kwai on
tv the same night I watched my father get blown up in Last
Reflections on a war (youtube), it has a
"Kwai" ending, kinda. I'm a scenery geek, so the city
of mannheim (mein schweister wast von Stuttgart, USMC, '90s; north
west is mannheim), marvelous BLACK AND WHITE shots of medieval german
city plus the ever-lovin' Rhine....just a fantastic movie,what can
Tuesday, April 21 2020
"Monntag 20 april 20. 0500 channel two PBS. BAPTISTE
episode two. french detective discovers Englishman
claiming be to sex worker's "uncle" is not whom he seems
(Miss Lyn curious about severed head in hand; me, I'm still thinkin'
'bout the gurl with the curious hand"! DIGNEY FIGNUS!!!!!!!).
THAT'S coz British actor Tom Hollander played Jim
Beach in Bohemian Rhapsody! (Beach (wikipedia):
"best known for being the long-time manager of the rock band
Queen, its individual members and the comedy group Monty Python".
Now he's in Masterpiece Theater in this "psyco logical drama'.).
Since "Sleepless in Somerville" movie star * Miss* LYN!!!***
joined me at 0540 perhaps..."Kenne is this Amsterdam?"
(filmed in "Netherlands belgium" and the "runaway
gurl' lives on a HOUSEBOAT! in some Dutch canal...well, I thought
it was cool....)...also seeing Baptiste's house, "nice place!"
(Miss Lyn, Antwerp Groupie News!). I've been geeking on researching
all the actors from the continent so if i start doing side-reviews
of Flemish comedies....well THAT actress plays a police sergeant
who's Baptiste's ex!)...a lot of twists and turns, four more episodes
to go and I'm sure the fucken town still be in lockdown by memorial
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
"Til Tuesday 21 apr 20. having watched decision before
dawn, decided to research actress Hildegard Knef.
youtube has her acting AND singing; final analysis; a Hopelessly
Obscure (to me) version of marlene Dietrich! (sing AND act AND Deutsche!).
Pierre le Coutre, Flensburg Groupie News, and I agree on two things;
ALWAYS buy Hello World when in berlin and; Die
Sunderin, 1950 kino. "The Sinner", 18 jan
51 (Dad in junior year at Dee-troit's Cooley High, mofos!) "west
German romantic drama film". wikipedia; "love story between
a prostitute ("dont want you to be no 'ho!") and unsuccesful
artist, who suffers from a cancer makes him blind and ill. despite
her loving care, his health gets worse and together they commit
suicide": "just like Romeo and Juliet" ("hey-hey-hey!").
"one of first german films with nudity, suicide and Youth in
Asia. Deutschland in '50s: negative reactions (bordering on "PSychotic"!)
both by politicans and Catholic Church". Hildegard performs
brief nude scene; used to be the European films caused the scandal
in the States. her comeback to all: "totally absurd people...made
scandal of nudity as five years previous Deutschland had made Auschwitz
etc". Now THAT takes fucken OVARIES! My love song to her: "Moi
Cheri et Mort" (NY Dolls meets Blue Oyster Cult!"): "she's
hot, she's sexy and she's DEAD!".....
Thursday, April 23, 2020
"day of Wodin 22 april 20. Dinner was more black and white
German films on youtube I've stumbled upon. Rudolf Prack in the
1961 Frau Irene Besser. released 16 Feb
61; this West German film shows what went on Allied side of Berlin
Wall and Dad was stationed camp Lejeune NC. wikipedia has this "film
von John Olden (1961)" in Deutsche but with NO subtitles, that
C I got fall '81 in german 101, opens at train station, returning
German soldiers 1945. Moves along "in Westdeutschland der 40er
und 50er jahre"....by the fashions and prosperity westdeutschland
looks like the states or a Turner classic movie (black and white!)
smoking, cocktails, a 78 playing some kinda jitterbug musik, the
fashions, guys take off ladies coat...das ist gut! "Sentimentale..."-Lexikon
des Internatioanelen Films. Leading man Rudolf Prack, Austrian film
actor was, according to IMBd>name>bio "handsome matinee
idol and star of post-war german film". To sum up what is good
escape from lockdown fare, https://filmstarpostcards.blogspot.com
says "austrian actor Rudolf Prack was once "the most often
kissed man of the german cinema".He has a facebook page too!
Discogs lists that he did records! I just discovered him but he
kinda be in a Clark gable/Elvis level in Deutschland. Like my own
father, matinee idol looks which I myself HAVE inherited in case
i wanna be the next Dash Riprock (or Ivar Lodbrok-ed)!!!
Friday, April 24, 2020
Freitag 23 april 20. or day of Thor. wanted to give ein "shoutout"
Germany Now - Home / facebook. With lockdown, no Goethe Institute
or Sonntag morgen movies at Coolidge Corner BUT 13,378 people "like"
this! let me quote a 24 march 20 post: "if you're like us,
your pandemic watchlist is growing by the minute! ("jah"...)...
we recommend you add some German Films (German Films is a hyper-link,
excellent also!) to the list, including some of these, Germany's
most popular films from recent years: https://bit.
ly/telescopefacetoface".....Since half the Deutsche films
arrive in the States a couple-three years late and there's talk
of four/five/six more weeks of lockdown, it's essen und essen und
kino on youtube on I-phone Five (MC5 to Deutschland reference; Mr.
Patti Smith had a Deutschland to Pennsylvania Deutsch ancestor name
Ebersole, thusly, Patti's progeny also carry these bloodlines; Justin
case Du isnt nicht mit ein Friga about it!".....
Saturday, April 25, 2020
saturday 25 april 20. I've been listening to my $5 Grooves Somerville
copy of Bermuda Strollers '73 (discogs says: "format vinyl
lp. country bermuda. released 1973. genre: funk/soul, pop, folk,
world and country. style: calypso, lounge". Amazon is selling
it for $189.99! (available FREE on youtube; all 40 minutes of lp!).
BUT Bernnews.com>2013/04>video-jon... says "Jonathon
Richman still includes a monologue in his live shows about how the
bermuda Strollers saved his musical soul when his band the Modern
Lovers were playing at the old Inverurie Hotel during College Weeks
in 1973". (I had just joined the Godz (ESP) sounding O. rex
about then; Jon's beserkly stuff like "Roadrunner" was
listened to muchly by the Rockabilly Yobs before recording first
Gizmos e.p.). www.jojochords.com>songs>mon....
has "monologue about bermuda- Jonathon Richman chords site".
he even starts singing "Bang Bang Lulu" which has self-censoring
(unlike the Gizmos except Ted Niemeic stepping out for a glass of
milk) lyrics ala benny Bell's "shaving cream" and many
another double-entendre calpyso toon. Ok, lockdown equals Kraut
movies and calypso music THIS week BUT, since you fuckin' know clubs
aint openin' til June at least; "picture yourself on a beach
in Bermuda/ as Jon Richman listens to the Bermuda Strollers/ somebody
say "mon, i got some ganga/ and you get so incredibly h-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-g-g-g-g-g-h-h-h-h-h-h-h"......stay
wasted and lockdown'll go better folks! and listen to happy/sunny
music! After this lp, Jon didnt write "She cracked' no 'mo!
best five dollars I've spent since a $4.99 case of blanchard's beer
back in '81 then you'd see mr butch in front of Bunratty's looking
for "the big 25!" (always gave
Butch that quarter! NO QUARTER TO THOSE THAT DIDNT!)......