Thursday, August 5, 2010

Xavier Dolan Really Wants to Get in My Pants

He clearly knows the way to my heart (and my groin), as exemplified in his thoughts on Jean-Pierre Léaud in The 400 Blows--among other films--in the recent Criterion Collection newsletter:

"Léaud at the top of his game; he did create, with time, his own acting rules, his own school in his mind, and he opened the doors to many other actors and actresses. One never really says, 'Léaud is so bad in this or that film.' No. It’s Léaud, that’s it. Plus, you can never think of anyone to replace him. Never.

Oh Xavier. You have fine taste in actors (I certainly consider Léaud among the finest) and are sexy as hell. Why oh why can't I see your movies here in America yet? I'm like three hours from the border; this shouldn't be so difficult! I just need to know if my attraction to you is warranted by your talent. Because I have standards. Stop laughing and look at these pictures.




3 comments:

Lani said...

I have been reading your blog for a while now but have never commented. However, when I saw this post I had to.
I recently saw 'I Killed My Mother' in the NZ International Film Festival and it is superb.
Your attraction is definitely warranted.

Brian said...

hey! just discovered your blog via a link on The Film Experience... seems like you, me, and my bf all share the same tastes in boys, movies and everything else :)

we saw J'ai Tue Ma Mere at the London Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. it's definitely worth the hype - beautifully shot, funny, well acted and with a hot/musical sex scene btw Xavier and his boyfriend. the only complaint might be that it's a bit repetitive but something about the relentless animosity between Xav and his mom does capture what it feels like to be a teenager.

i'm curious to see if he can follow it up. the trailer for the new movie was not awe-inspiring.

also, i have no idea why Mere has not been released stateside yet. it would sell a lot of tickets.

i'll be reading more!

Dame James said...

Lani: Thanks for taking the time to comment! And I'm glad to hear that Dolan has the talent backing up his prettiness.

Brian: Glad to have you aboard! I hope you enjoy whatever I do here on the blog. It sounds like you, your bf and I would get along famously. Man, everyone's glowing recommendation of the film makes me want to see it NOW. I can't believe it has taken so long to get here either. It's not exactly a tough sell or anything and it got more than enough international acclaim. Release patterns are so bloody tricky.