21 January 2008

Jean Paul Belmondo, they just don't make 'em like you anymore.

He was a nerd, yet suave. Scrawny and goofy, yet sexy. Sensitive, yet readily prepared to kick ass. Super masculine, for he did his own stunts, yet poured his heart out on-screen.

And, most importantly, he is the white doppelganger to Sammy Davis, Jr. How can you go wrong with that?


I caught the last 30 minutes of this film last night on Turner Classic Movies. It's Francois Truffaut's Mississippi Mermaid (1969), starring Belmondo and Catherine Deneuve. Definitely an underrated film of his.


In related news, I really like this guy:
Will Oldham has a great spirit about him. His music, usually under the moniker Bonnie "Prince" Billy, is something I cannot bear to listen to because it's way too slow for me, but boy, what I'd do to converse with him over a bagel and green chai tea.


1 comment:

w. said...

they are so fucking sexy in that movie.