Summer Sea Breeze

August at Akiko’s is a film that takes place in Hawaii. Variety called it Cool and calming as a summer sea breeze. In other words, it is perfect for this moment. Here is the trailer. Akiko’s Buddhist Bed and Breakfast appears to be a real place, too. One day, I will stay there. I saw the film last week and still often think about it. For me good films have an aftertaste, a lingering quality, a scent that remains… Enjoy!

The Six Days Bicycle Races

I was waiting for a review before I was going to order the DVD. I read and laughed and ordered the movie.

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Eventually I got sleepy and paused the film so I could continue it later with a fresh eye, but I can say without reservation that anyone who has ever thrown a leg over a track bike, or better yet, knows the dizzying sensation of turning left in a pursuit of triumph should absolutely procure of copy of this themselves to bare witness to the originators of the craft.

As one who enjoys the abuse of substances, I was taken with the stories of performance enhancing supplements such as a blend of Cognack, sugar water and Ether to aid in the participant’s quest for domination. As a matter of fact, just so I could fully enjoy the experience of the film, I mixed up that very concoction for myself, but before long got distracted and found myself in the corner of my living room attempting to gnaw through a garbage can lid.
At any rate, I whole heartedly recommend any and all lovers of the two wheels and the fixed cog to get this movie if for no other reason than to see first hand where they came from.

Read the whole review here.

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Mapping the Rendezvous

Here is a little update regarding the movie Rendezvous which I wrote about a while ago
. Would be fun to film a person on a bicycle taking the exact same route…

Mapping the Rendezvous
Claude Lelouch’s masterpiece of the late ’70s was released on DVD a while back, finally giving us a chance to see it, and the nine-minute short has now hit the internets ( – also here). Rumors abound surrounding the film, which Lalouch has been tight-lipped about ever since the film’s release. The general consensus is that the car involved is a Ferrari, but even that’s been called into question. Meanwhile, some noble savage took the time to plot out Lelouch’s route across Gay Paree via Google maps.
C’est un Rendezvous via Google Maps [Renegade Tourist]
(Via Jalopnik)