Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Titles & Pianists

From: Juri Nummelin (
Date: 21 May 2000

Mark Sullivan wrote:

> I'm not sure being shown in a Film Archive is evidence against a film's
> obscurity.

You're right. I was just an agent provocateur. (Is this a right phrase?)

> One of the features of US cultural imperialism is that foreign (to us)
> culture
> seldom rises above subcultural taste. And Shoot the Piano Player was
> never remade into a US movie, the fate of many popular French films.

Who would've played in it? Someone mentioned earlier that Harry Dean Stanton could play Spade - he would be a perfect choice for Aznavour's role!


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