|Title:||The Oldest Profession|
|05.10.07||Alamo Downtown||This Screening is part of event: QT:Last Night at the Alamo Grindhouse|
One last sex comedy to fill out the bill. This one is an omnibus where different directors handle the history of prostitution, starring with prehistoric times and going up through the ages. Franco Indovina directs the prehistoric one where a woman discovers make-up and gets a guy to give her all his jewelry to sleep with her, Mauro Belognini directs the roman times where Caesar goes to a brothel and finds his wife working there, Philippe de Broca directs the French Revolution one where Jeanne Moreau plays a prostitute duped by a john pretending that the guy who's just been executed outside her window is his aristocratic uncle and he's just come into an inheritance, Michael Pfleghar directs one called The Gay Nineties where Raquel Welch discovers that a john is a Hanover (as in Bank of Hanover) and plays her way into marrying him, Claude Autant-Lara directs the modern-day one where a girl uses an ambulance as her bedroom, and the distinguished director Jean-Luc Godard directs the final sketch called Anticipation, a futuristic sci-fi piece where a guy from another galaxy orders a prostitute and teaches her to kiss.
All of them were amusing. I think I liked Godard's the most though just because it was so strange. Maybe Raquel Welch's one was more enjoyable but Godard's was just so... Godardian. But it was short so it worked for me. There's a bit where they feed each other this water from a spray can and each one laps it up as it's being atomized onto their mouth and chin. plus he also shifts color overlays... it's so pretentious it's hilarious in a movie about prostitution. I dunno... just so strange.
Really fun and funny movie though. tommorrow night is Redneck Night and I'll probably be missing the first movie but Micah lent e a copy of it so I watched it today! But just for the record, the first movie tomorrow night is Hot Summer in Barefoot County, followed by two other movies that I really want to see. Hopefully, I'll get to!
trailers played beforehand (thanks to Lars). QT-owned are noted:
BEFORE OLDEST PROFESSION
Madam Kitty (QT)
Two Faces Of Love