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Separated at Birth: Matilda and Carrie

Roald Dahl’s Matilda and Stephen King’s Carrie

Two young girls, misunderstood and mistreated by their dysfunctional families. Abused at school, they suddenly discover they possess telekinetic powers, and use these powers to turn the tables on their tormentors.

Weird that I never noticed that before.

To refresh your memory of these two girls with dangerous powers…

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Separated at Birth: Lulu and Aretha

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Visually, but not so much musically perhaps. Here’s two from 1967 for you to compare…

Lulu, “To Sir With Love”

Aretha Franklin, “Baby, I Love You”

For more…

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Separated at Birth: Nikki Dial and Susanna Hoffs

Bangles singer/guitarist Susanna Hoffs and porn star Nikki Dial

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Separated at Birth: Bruce Loose and Neil Patrick Harris

Bruce Loose, lead singer of the punk band Flipper – left – and Neil Patrick Harris, star of  Doogie Howser, MDDr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, and How I Met Your Mother – right.

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Upcoming Bay Area Films of Interest

  • The Endless Summer at Balboa July 7, 2015 at 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Balboa
  • Jean Renoir "Nana" (1926) at PFA July 8, 2015 at 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2625 Durant Avenue #2250, Berkeley, CA 94720, United States Wednesday, July 8, 2015 7:30 p.m. Nana Jean Renoir (France , 1926). Imported Print! Judith Rosenberg on piano. An actress turns courte san to make ends meet during Europe’s decadent Second Empire in Renoir’s fi rst full-length vehicle for his wife, Catherine Hessling. Renoir: “My firs t film worth talking about.” (150 mins) http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/f ilmseries/langlois2015
  • Tarkovsky - Steamroller and the Violin at PFA July 9, 2015 at 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm PFA
  • Prix de beauté at PFA July 11, 2015 at 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2625 Durant Avenue #2250, Berkeley, CA 94720, United States Saturday, July 11, 2015 6:30 p.m. Prix de beauté Augusto Ge nina (France, 1930). Imported Print! Judith Rosenberg on piano. The last m ajor role for silent-era beauty Louise Brooks (Pandora’s Box) was as a Pari sian typist who wins a beauty contest and a movie contract, only to face t he violent disapproval of her…
  • Tarkovsky - The Mirror at PFA July 11, 2015 at 8:45 pm – 9:45 pm PFA
  • Dog Day Afternoon at Balboa July 14, 2015 at 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Balboa
  • Tarkovsky - Solaris at PFA July 16, 2015 at 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm PFA
  • Renoir, "La chienne" (1931) at PFA July 18, 2015 at 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2625 Durant Avenue #2250, Berkeley, CA 94720, United States Saturday, July 18, 2015 6:30 p.m. La chienne Jean Renoir (F rance, 1931). Imported Print! Michel Simon is an unhappily married middle- aged bank clerk whose only passion in life is painting, until he becomes o bsessed with a prostitute. Remade by Fritz Lang as Scarlet Street, Renoir’ s original is infused with a sadomasochistic sexuality…
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is an over-caffeinated and under-employed grad school dropout, aspiring leftwing intellectual and cultural studies academic, film buff and occasional reviewer, and former private detective. Raised in San Francisco on classic film, radical politics, burritos and soul music, then set loose upon the world. He spends his time in coffee shops with his laptop and headphones, caffeinating and trying to construct a post-whatever life.

 

What's in a name... The handle "zerode" is a contraction of Zéro de Conduite, the title of Jean Vigo's 1933 movie masterpiece about schoolboy rebellion.

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