Tag: France

Heavy Light, Part 2

Heavy Metal Man French filmmaker Rene Laloux began his professional career working in a psychiatric hospital. It was there that he developed an interest in film making and worked on short film projects with some of the patients. The notoriety the work attained soon brought Laloux into contact […]

Gods in Wigs

In November of 1989, The Berlin Wall — the second-most potent symbol of the Cold War after Ivan Drago — became a speed bump as the physical, social, and political barriers separating West and East Germany collapsed. As Germans began streaming back and forth across the once imposing […]

“Catsuits, Boilersuits, and Racing Suits”

At the Vintagent, Paul D’Orléans writes about the history of one-piece utility suits from boilersuits to Catwoman and Girl On A Motorcycle (1968). “The story of the ‘boilersuit’ and its (super)heroic descendants is a curious tale; a purely functional clothing item historically laden with a mix of Utopian […]

“Tom Ripley’s Film Career”

Friend of the Gutter Kate Laity considers Patricia Highsmith’s Tom Ripley and his career on film at Punk Noir magazine. “Tom Ripley was by all accounts her favourite character, one she identified with to the extent that she signed a letter to a friend ‘Pat H, alias Ripley’ […]

The Feminine Critique: “Inside Proxy”

Friends of the Gutter Christine Makepeace and Emily Intravia watch Inside and Proxy at the Feminine Critique.  “Brace your bellies for some very rough treatment of moody pregnant women. Christine and Emily go deep with 2007’s Inside, the French gorefest that launched a whole lot of enthusiasm a […]