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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

If you liked The Lives of Others...

If you liked The Lives of Others (I saw it this weekend and loved it)...

...you'd like the 2000 Czech film Divided We Fall:

This was a recommendation by Charles Kaiser, author of two books I love, The Gay Metropolis (to be rereleased soon with an extended essay covering the ten years since the first edition) and 1968 in America, a year which I now remember better than 1988 despite being -11 years old at the time. Charlie's turning me on to Divided We Fall and D.A. Pennebaker's 1967 Bob Dylan documentary Don't Look Back almost makes up for the fact that he walked out of my precious Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

One thing I didn't expect from The Lives of Others was sexiness; leave it to the Spanish to focus on this and have the sexiest version of the poster! Divided We Fall similarly finds sexual tension in a very unexpected place.

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