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September 11, 2005

Linda Linda Linda

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"Like a rat, I want to be beautiful
Because thereís beauty that canít be photographed.
"

Might be the coolest film ever. If Jack Nicholson and Jean Reno had a light saber duel it would be less cool than this movie (with a sincere hat tip to the Flea's Film Festival Expert).

What distinguishes Nobuhiro Yamashita's Linda Linda Linda from the crowd is a refreshing modesty. Rather than the usual underdog struggle against the odds culminating School of Rock style in the obligatory spectacular stage show and a fat recording contract, Linda Linda Linda's story revolves around four highschool girls for whom learning how to play a single song in time for the school festival is the ultimate challenge.

Creepy fact: lead-singer Bae Doona ("Son") played Sadako in "The Ring Virus", Korea's Ringu remake. The Blue Hearts' "Linda, Linda" lyrics, and an English translation, can be found here.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 11, 2005 08:23 AM

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