Saturday, September 10, 2005
Best. Nurse's Outfit. Ever.
Some of you may be old enough to remember the "generation gap." I've come up with a new term to describe the gulf between me and some of you who read the blog: the "intellectual gap." See, I picture most of you as spending the weekend watching the films of Preston Sturges, or seeing La Strada for the tenth time, or writing an article on the politics of Costa-Gavras. While I went to see The Transporter 2.
This isn't a movie for intellectuals. In fact, the more you think about it, the less effective it becomes, mainly because it seems to be set in some alternate universe where the laws of physics (and in fact all natural laws) have been suspended for the duration of the movie, which is mainly one great action scene after another, with occasional pauses (most of them no longer than five or six seconds) for exposition, not that the exposition matters in the least. If you like this kind of thing (and when it's this well done, I certainly do), then this is the kind of thing you'll like.
Now about that nurse's uniform. You gotta love a woman who wears a white smock to pose as a nurse, especially when she's wearing it over a bra, garter belt, and black hose. Oh, yeah, and two gigantic automatic pistols. I mean, a gal's gotta dress for her job. You can check out a film clip of this scene, my favorite scene in any movie this summer, here. Not that you'd want to. You probably have to get back to watching Tea with Mussolini. Not that there's anything wrong with that.