Monday, August 8, 2011

La Captive (2000) and Borat (2006)

Well this is going to be an interesting double-header. To remind you of the rules of the game, we've rolled a film that got bumped (La Captive), so we're also watching one that is a new addition to the latest edition of 1001 (Borat). Apparently, the almighty editors weren't so much feeling a loose adaptation of the fifth volume of Proust's "In Search of Lost Time," detailing a a wealthy man's imprisonment of his lady friend because he suspects she is leading, ahem, a lesbian double life. No accounting for taste. No, they were more into a very attractive and intelligent British man making himself look like a very ridiculous and ignorant Kazakh in order to expose the prejudices and foibles of Americans (some University of South Carolina students make a memorable appearance. Go Cocks!). Haven't seen Borat since the theatre, but I for one am looking forward to the encounter with the garage sale gypsy!

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