20 nov. 2018

Los Angeles, CA

The place where I want to go. I'd like to learn how to drive there. I've got a mix of love - hate, so much hate for L.A and South Cal way of life. 

William Faulkner:
"Everything in Los Angeles is too large, too loud and usually banal in concept. … The plastic asshole of the world."

Jack Kerouac:
"I never felt sadder in my life. L.A. is the loneliest and most brutal of American cities; New York gets godawful cold in the winter but there’s a feeling of wacky comradeship somewhere in some streets. L.A. is a jungle."

Raymond Chandler:
“A big hard-boiled city with no more personality than a paper cup.”

Christopher Hitchens:
"It’s mostly full of nonsense and delusion and egomania. They think they’ll be young and beautiful forever, even though most of them aren’t even young and beautiful now."

Michelangelo Antonioni:
"It's like being nowhere and talking to nobody about nothing."

Woody Allen:
"I mean, who would want to live in a place where the only cultural advantage is that you can turn right on a red light."

John Lennon
"Los Angeles? That's just a big parking lot where you buy a hamburger for the trip to San Francisco."

 Alexander Humpreys Woollcott
Siete suburbios en busca de una ciudad

Objects of desire

Almost a year ago... Timothée Chalamet  was prepared for stealing our hearts and give us devastated with his impressive talent and Youth.

Now I'm dreaming all the fucking day with Adidas. Adidas look, Adidas fetish. Adidas everywhere. I blame/ thank you Armie Hammer. (More pictures of Armie low low the post)

I'd kill for being 17 again. Who wouldn't ???
I didn't have Italy, villas, language exchanges, and a hot companion.
What sad my life was /is / will be!

 Me, ex posh with no money, now in my 40 y.o crisis, chic-chavs turn me on. 
Some footballers and hot blond sporty guys. The first is Kasper Dolberg

Swiss actor Max Hubacher (below)

Ola Toivonen (below)

Ola Toivonen

Seb Larsson.

Adidas erotique

Rubios con calcetines 

Yes I am 

Let's fix  all the Oscars and fucking awards. Only Phantom Thread could have defeat Call me by your name. And It didn't. 

Funny fan art sequel poster. 

The scene in the car made my heart stop and cry. I have needed my mother so many times in my life. 

Armie Hammer is gorgeous

4 nov. 2018

Milano city of my noir dreams

Milano is noir. Milano rocks, Milán es guay. Life is wrongful and in other life I want to be a woman, to live in Milan, with Cindy Crawford's body and Michel Morgan's style, class and voice.

Milan was dirty, grey but not anymore. It's New York in Europe, is Germany in Italy. It's full of modernity in shops, buildings, new skyscrapers,  public spaces, a new park was opened last weekend with a beautiful name La biblioteca degli alberi (Library of trees). The last Starbucks (first in Italy), the Norman Foster's apple store, Prada, Feltrinelli, Armani foundations - museums. 
Everything  is newer, moderner, greener ad more expensive. 

Noir Milano classics mean Giorgio Scerbanenco. I just L O V E his books. There's a cycle of four noirs with Duca Lamberti, Milano Quartet

Read them. Please, do it. 

Next time I visit Milano, I want to walk Lamberti's paths to resolve the crimes. 

Quentin Tarantino loves Milano calibro 9, based on a short story avaliable in the Anthology with the same name. Carlos Saura made in 1993 Dispara, another based on violent tale from that book. 

Bad title for I Milanesi ammazzano al sabato (Milan people kills on Saturday) 

I finished last night a book that reminds me Secerbanenco. It's called Io la troverò (I'll find her) by Romano de Marco.  Italians should make a film. Giallo, I don't like giallo and / or Dario Argento at all (except Deep Red

Everything reminds me Noir. Dirty black money from mafias meet Napoleon's Neoclassic style, local mafia or international, all work there. Killers from Balkans, spoilt rich kids, the worst weather ever both in winter and summer, super models ala femme fatale, Footballers, Old money, food, Smog, Swiss frontier, Parvenues, Fashion, hundreds of immigrants, Middle Age meet Technology, families from the Renaissance meet WW2 ruins,  Ferraris, the raise and decline of Fascism, Mussolini's ghost, the beauty of Art Nouveau (called Liberty in Italy). Let's remember Stendhal loved Milano and considered himself one (as we can read on his grave in Montmarte cemetery, Paris)