Sunday, October 28, 2007

deja vu...

I just finished watching this movie...Deja Vu, directed by Henry Jaglom...with Victoria Foyt, Stephen Dillane, Vanessa Redgrave...

Henry Jaglom creates movies that have the feel of a home-movie...lots of 'real' people, acting that is not scripted, etc. It felt a little funny, almost like I was listening to people in a documentary, but the theme and the dialogues that came out of it were fascinating. Now, I'm watching the movie over with commentary by Henry Jaglom and Victoria Foyt, husband and wife, who wrote the story to begin with. They are commenting on the scenes, interrupting each other, and having a philosophical discussion about the differences in how they each see life as either psychological/mental (Jaglom) or mystical/emotional (Foyt)...this may be even more fascinating than the movie!








Los Angeles store owner Dana (Victoria Foyt) is shopping in Israel where a meeting with a mysterious woman leads her to Paris and the White Cliffs of Dover, an appropriate spot to fall in love with English painter Sean (Stephen Dillane) who is married. Soon, however, Dana is off to London to rejoin her business-partner Alex (Michael Brandon). Dana and Alex, and Sean and his wife all wind up together as weekend house guests of John ('60s rock performer Noel Harrison), brother of Skelly (Vanessa Redgrave). With true love looming on the horizon, Dana and Sean decide to abandon their companions for each other. Screenplay by Foyt and director Henry Jaglom, who took a different approach to the theme of love and affection in his autobiographical Always (1985). Shown at the AFI/Los Angeles Film Festival. ~ Bhob Stewart, All Movie Guide

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