Noir has never been assisted by color film.
Swedish film has always really needed to watch out about the intentional vomitus factor that it pushes or panders. Take, for instance one swedish film that I can't remember the name of. Therefore, no opportunity for a plug from me: George Cukor.
Because it really was wretched. So, I just forgot it.
However, the storyline started being potentially interesting from a scientific point-of-view because it was not so much esoteric. As it was simply a scripted version of the regularity and perhaps even real-life banality of a swedish gentry family who lived together in the same nice country house.
So, it defaulted itself nicely, I thought. There was the acceptible pre-scription which validated an acceptibility to noir. Therefore, the idea of the acting being good-or-not could be avoided due to the inescapability of script and ensemble.
Then there is just what was going-on in their lives.
Everything going fine for a film enthusiast so far. Then it started trying to make a point.
I was lost as to what it might be leading to. But in the end the grandmother of the house was apparently going to offer herself for destruction too the family because THEY ALL had decided she was of no use at all. So, the last scene involved her offering her body for sexual consumption by her family...and they did.
We happened upon this restaurant after arriving in Memphis located across the street from Graceland we wanted to grab a bite to eat. Nice atmosphere, but let me tell you this,I could not believe the restaurant offered free entertainment? Tim Rowland, Elvis impersonater, was totally awesome! MY wife and me were totally mesmerized by this stunning performance of Tim. A true professional, who no doubt should be billed in Las Vegas. His song choice was phenominal. His interaction with the audience was warm and superb. He even walked about handing out small presents like stuffed bears, and these lays which my wife was lucky enough to get one. His voice was excellent spot on. Wonderful and terrific! Don't miss this great show. By the way the food was fine , the staff was very obliging, and the desert was super.
By Louis Goggans
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