Thursday, November 8, 2007
It's funny but I never completely realized how much most people dislike Tony Richardson's 1984 film THE HOTEL NEW HAMPSHIRE, until I started researching it for my Nastassja Kinski blog. I knew it had been received pretty poorly originally, but a quick glance at the IMDB message board for it shows a real hatred that surprises me.
I've always been very fond of the film, and consider it among the most original English language films of the eighties. I'll be beginning my look at the film in the next day or so over at Nostalgia Kinky if anyone would care to come over and give it a look.
My Kinski side project continues to be my baby, and I have gotten some great responses from it, made some new friends, and its even getting translated into Japanese for her fans in the East. It has been a really rewarding experience so far, and I wish I had more time and energy to give to it. I'm coming up on one of the most interesting segments of her career, that starts with her one two punch of MARIA'S LOVERS and PARIS TEXAS, and continues with her decision to leave English language films for a serious of really interesting foreign language productions that would take her into the early nineties. I am especially looking forward to covering these because they are mostly unavailable here in the States, and haven't been written on much.
Thanks to my Moon In The Gutter readers who have supported my look at Kinski's career so far, and I hope it has been interesting.
Here are two behind the scenes shots form HOTEL NEW HAMPSHIRE featuring Nastassja and Jodie Foster that are particularly charming.