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Conductor 71

Conductor 71 c

“I fell in love because of your mistake”

A Matter between Life and Death is an excellent film from 1946. One I recommend for the holidays. This film has some strange and lovelorn characters, my favorite being Conductor 71. He is an angel or appointed heavenly being / worker who makes an error, or does he? His character is whimsical and deliciously androgynous.

“One is starved for Technicolor up there…what a night for love.”

Conductor 71 b

I think Johnny Depp stole from this character in his impersonation of Willy Wonka.

The soundtrack is provocative. This film crosses the line,  holding a relationship between life and death; space and time. Moments of surrealism and logical deduction pull this film onward. There are elements that address the blending of culture and intelligence; via history, politics and the game of chess. One book is exchanged between the dead and the living.

chess

We just happened to have this on our bookshelf !

My Best Games of Chess 1908 – 1937, Alexander Alekhine

A Matter between Life and Death answers the question,  “…what sort of people are American Citizens.?”

“A bunch of men getting their wings for dying in WWII.”

Pretty remarkable! The beautiful pink rose that blooms throughout this story is love. How the simple tear of a loving woman moves heaven when placed on his rose. The master of L’AMOUR an irresistible French cupid named Conductor 71.

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Marius Goring as Conductor 71

The film on youtube

Summer chick flicks: Richard Gere!!

A depth in character that slaps the face of my unconscious. I like it that way. ~ Hudley

My three favorite Richard Gere films are American Gigolo, Mothman Prophecies and Unfaithful.

It is not just his good looks or notorious backlash of gossip that follows the real man.  As a alumnae of Los Angeles Valley College, he projects what it is to be a man in our modern age; so ruthlessly and graciously. As the young buck ready to fuck, to the reporter caught up in a mystery of life, to the man betrayed by his wife; he is a portrayal of the modern man. I am sick of super heroes… which is why I have moved back towards watching  film Noir!! The men, like Richard Gere’s characters, are paradoxical, graceful if not down right ugly/ beautiful. They walk between light and shadow and are motivated by hate/love!

Alonzo D. Emmerich: Oh, there’s nothing so different about them. After all, crime is only… a left-handed form of human endeavor.