Saturday, August 06, 2005

"Elevator to the Gallows" In LA

Ascenseur pour l'échafaud

If you live in Los Angeles, enjoy watching old Louis Malle's movies, and love to hear one of the most beautiful Miles Davis' works, don't miss the screening of Elevator to the Gallows (Ascenseur pour l'échafaud) at the Lammle theater in Santa Monica boulvard. It's about two blocks west of 405.

Maybe I shouldn't be so confident in suggesting a movie I have seen years ago. Maybe seeing it again would be very different from seeing it years ago, the same way watching Wings of Desire was different. But I want to try it anyway. Even if I don't enjoy it this time, watching it tells me something about myself and shows me how my taste in music and movies is changed.
Hear a sample piece of Miles Davis' improvisation on the movie here.


  1. Oh boy! It's so great when we notice the changes in ourselves.
    I used to write my journal long ago.
    I'm reading them right now and with every page I notice how much I've changed! Not only my taste for certain things but the way of thinking. I tell you, I enjoy that I didn't stay the same!!!

  2. it's so true, certain films have expiry dates, just like milk, although you were greatly entertained the first time you saw it, it may leave a sour taste in your mouth if you revisit it after a few years. Others you can keep watching again and again and you will gain some new insight and love them all over again for different reasons. And then there are those, very rare, you start out disliking, perhaps because you watched it before you were meant to, when you couldn't appreciate the beauty in it. In any case, even if you have a negative reaction to this film, it will still be a positive experience in some way because you will have gained some new insight into yourself. Boy, I love movies, don't you??? :-)))