Delicatessen & Digressions

4 March 2008 | 2 Minute Read | Film

It was late on in the morning (ooh, at least 11). The conversation had wandered. It’s taken me a few minutes sitting here to try and piece together the conversation again, but I think we started talking about Dave’s foot noir (his ingenious idea at James’ leaving do) where he kicks a football around a fog-drenched pitch, lamenting James’ absence. We then tried to think of a suitable score for the film, and I came up with Yann Tiersen’s “Comptine d’un autre été: L’après-midi”, an apt lament. I’d only seen it in Aidan GibbonsThe Piano (YouTube), but apparently it’s from the Amélie soundtrack. So from Amélie, via Jean-Pierre Jeunet, we get to Delicatessen. A vision of dystopian France meant I just had to bring up District 13, then parkour and Casino Royale, but I digress.

Anyway, Emma lent me Delicatessen, and I watched it this evening. So many little things caught my eye that I couldn’t turn away for one moment! For those who haven’t seen it, I won’t say much, but suffice it to say that an underground gang of vegetarian rebels is an interesting film concept…

Oh, and I know that this post is around 75% digression, but I must add that for some reason Dominique Pinon reminds me of a certain misunderstood individual

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