Searching for a satisfying love story via dvd? Search no more. Serve some~ Chicken With Plums ~ What More Could Hopeless Romantics Wish For?

Answer to post subject title question— I have no idea regarding what more. Oh that’s a lie. Sure I do. But that’s beside the point here when it comes to Chicken With Plums. Let’s put it this way, I ate the entire film meal and loved it.

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Is it possible to write a review and give nothing away about the content? Why would I want to do that if I’m pitching a story to people who are all about ‘what’s going on here’? For my own churlish amusement, I guess. Honestly, I think the film trailer gives away far too much information as it is. That’s not really fair considering this isn’t a film about some devious plot to overthrow the world order. Nope. It’s certainly not a film about that sort of sordid messiness. It’s more of an adventure into a few human hearts., how things are connected, intense smoke and controlling parents. Now does that last qualify as a spoiler or not? Nawww, I don’t think it does. That’s not exactly a breaking news story–though there are a few broken things here.

What makes a great story? What keeps you reading a book? Why do you keep watching a movie? Is it intricate plotting and scheming? Cunning and creepy characters with caustic conversation? Thrill seeking vicarious stunt action? Fast cars and hot women–and men? How about a not so fast train, plane and a boat? Frankly I think we need to redefine the nature of ‘hot’ for both men and women on main streets. But that discussion doesn’t really fit here so I’m going to leave it alone–if I can.  Back to the swing of things:  Stunning images and exotic locations? What is that special bait that gets the hook in your brain box and keeps you reading and watching? What trips your entertainment traps? What feathers tickle you humor bones? By the way, do you enjoy random visits with Death?

What kind of story do you pick for a chilly night with the home-fires? Do your fingers dance to drama, comedy, tragedy or romance? Or some giddy brew of everything? Check out the examples suggested and get back to me asap. Please feel free to suggest other examples.  Hint, that’s what the blank lines are supposed to encourage you to do. If it’s not working, let me know and we’ll revise accordingly. Thanks for your input even though you’ve yet to offer any. Yet.

Tragedy     ______  as in Othello

Comedy    ______  as in Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Romance  ______  as in Moonrise Kingdom

Drama     _______ as in Elizabeth Taylor On A Hot Tin Roof

Action    _______ as in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Me? What do I pick? I do it all as long as it’s got the goods to keep my imagination engaged. I like a full plate of a solid story, no-big-box characters, delicious visuals, and sensual sounds. Yesterday evening’s top film pick was Chicken With Plums.  Yes I indulged in several otheres, but, sigh, as amusing as they were, no other was qualifed for TOP billing except the film with the fruit. I would love to ramble on and on about this delight. But I won’t. It would pull the rug out from the act of discovery and exploration.  Taste it for yourself. Oh, and if you’ve never eaten plums except with your breakfast–you’ve been missing out on some damn fine sweet stuff. Consider yourself DEPRIVED. Hmm…maybe it’s not in my best interests to encourage others to eat plums as that will mean fewer plums for moi. How do I talk about this film without mentioning plums when they’re the last word in the title? Chicken With ____ is not the way to go. That fill in the blank with your favorite fruit just isn’t working for me.  How about you?

Chicken With Plums 

Chicken With Plums Movie Trailer (2012). The french movie, directed by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud is set in Teheran, in 1958. From the Writers and director of Persepolis anime movie.

Note: The trailer says “Coming Soon” but the film has already come. No, you don’t have to go to France to see it. Silly bunnies.

Dessert?

Why yes, thank you.  I don’t mind if I do.  I’d like Chocolat.

PS, Were you expecting depraved instead of deprived? If so, what’s that tell you about you? No need to share. It’s quite alright to keep some things to ourselves.

Oh and if this is the most unsatisfying review of a film that you’ve ever read, please don’t hold it against Chicken With PlumsDon’t deprive yourself any longer than necessary on my account.

Breaking World News–“Think Thin” Eat less of that burger!

Oh thanks to Diane Swayer’s World News coverage last night for making a joke of journalism with a decent portion of the World News coverage being given to informing folks to “think thin” and “imagine” eating the foods you crave in oder to consume LESS of them when you are eating. Yes, this was WORLD NEWS on ABC on Friday evening.  This is what is offered to the American public instead of coverage of actual world events. Oh they did hit the Nobel Peace Prize conflicts with China’s homeland security agenda. And lets not forget that some fairy tales do come true–as in Prince Charles and his wife winding up unexpectedly in the midst of some folks protesting the tripling of tuition at universities in England. On the video footage—how handy that there is film footage of this close encounter–someone can be heard shouting, “Off with their heads!” Hmm–no wonder Camilla looks terrified.

Side note:  Hey, has anyone else noticed that the same assault on affordable higher education is taking place in America? Oh yeah, private interests have infiltrated and corrupted the state of California’s university system and are doing all they can to put education out of economic reach of the student population. Message seems to be–increase our profit margin or go away asap. Is real  education in general becoming  a luxury purchase item? Sure looks that way. 

Well back to the beautiful blonde Diane Swayer’s presentation of World News–yes, everyone around the world, it is of vital importance that you learn this technique that will help you not eat not as much food. Oh while presenting much footage of people consuming food from that golden arch place. What was that? An advertisement for eating at the golden arches? What else could it be?  

Is there a shortage of important events around the world that this was the best Swayer’s handlers could come up with? I think not. But it does comfort the consumer addicted American public to know that there is help for their obesity. Just “think thin” and all will be right with the World.  Check it out–especially all you ladies:

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/WomensHealth/imagination-diet-visualize-eating-kill-cravings/story?id=12347197

In contrast, I offer

http://english.aljazeera.net/        

Your homework mission, if you decide to accept it, is to compare and contrast and report your thoughts when so inclined.

Click on Diane’s smile in order to view the White House Brief on the Top 40 hottest news anchors. Yes, folks –“HOT” is a priority in American journalism.  Oh yeah, there’s cleavage and lots of it for interested parties.

This is America.

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