Re: RARA-AVIS: 3 recent noir movies

From: jean-pierre jacquet (
Date: 25 Feb 2008

I heard that a US remake of 13 Tzameti is in the works (US audiences don't like subtitles...), starring Brad Pitt and Harvey Keitel. I guess they will throw away the whole Georgian bit (as in ex Russian caucasian republic), which makes the film even darker. jpj On Feb 25, 2008, at 1:07 PM, Dave Zeltserman wrote:

> Steve:
> I would say both reviews are accurate. I was surprised at how expertly
> made + acted 13 Tzameti was. This is a powerful movie, one that sticks
> with you, and about as noir as you can get. "In Bruges" was a lot of
> fun, very well made, and with some terrific performances (including as
> John Lau pointed out, a very angry one by the chameleon-like actor,
> Ralph Fiennes). But when you cut through the glitz there's not a lot
> of
> substance underneath. Still, though, I'd recommend it--I enjoyed it
> more than most of the movies I've seen over the past year--and all
> that
> glitz was very well done--and again, great dialogue--and the movie
> fits
> squarely as noir.
> I apologize for dragging the group into this Belgium discussion. After
> seeing characters in both "In Bruges" and "Memory of a Killer" make
> comments how they hate Belgium, I was curious whether this was some
> sort of insider joke for Europeans--but I'd suggest at this point the
> discussion drop.
> --Dave Z.
> --- In, Steve Novak <Cinefrog@...> wrote:
> >
> > Of course some lofty minded rara-avian is going to object to the
> NYTimes and
> > the Los Angeles Times as debilitating leftists rags and I should
> have
> > searched longer for reviews in WSJ or other more adequate journos
> > (NRO?)...but here it is anyway...
> >

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