Everything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know About Berlin
It´s hardly possible these days to discover something new. Whatever you think you have done, thought or said for the first time ever, feeling not unlike Robert Peary when he got to the North Pole (which in fact had been discovered by Frederick Cook a whole year earlier), others did, thought and said before you. Sad but true. Let´s live with it.
Still, nothing can beat the tingly sensation you get when in a completely new context you suddenly recognise something you know. A face in a picture, a house in a book illustration or the lyrics of your favourite song in a film dialogue.
And exactly the latter happened to me. I took out a DVD at the best video shop in town (if you live in Berlin but do not know Videodrom, you´re missing on things tremendously, dahling), choosing a 1972 version of The Sleuth by Jospeh L. Mankiewicz. And by the way, if you have not seen his All About Eve yet, then you are missing on things here more than I… pardon, you thought.
Somewhere mid through the film Lawrence Olivier suddenly quoted The Smiths. Of course, it should be rather the other way round but that´s the way I learnt it. Watch both clips and find the lines.
And for those among you who simply luuurv a good crime film with an excellent cast – even if it is only a cast of two- Lawrence Olivier and Michael Caine deliver an unforgettable show in The Sleuth – a film which will make you laugh up to the point of hyperventilation only to leave you losing your breath due to the ensuing shock. And a film which happens to be available Kostenlos online🙂