The Young and Prodigious Second Breakfast

Production studios are weird, and I gather involve a good deal of politics. Film festivals are also weird, and also heavily political. Things like the Cannes Film Festival are nice for indie filmmakers (the high-profile and non-indie indie filmmakers like the Coens and Wes Anderson) to screen their films and get picked up by major…

Zen in the Art of Buttering Bread

Diva (1981): The Plot: Jules is a young Parisian postman (Frédéric Andréi) infatuated with a world-famous opera singer (Wilhelmina Fernandez). Though she has vowed never to have one of her performances recorded, Jules does just that, unwittingly attracting the attention of two underdeveloped Thai music pirates. Then, a dying prostitute sneaks a confession tape into…