p.s. Hey. ** David Ehrenstein, Yes, and unlike Huppert she doesn’t do so many movies that you start losing interest in watching her be great. ** _Black_Acrylic, Hi, Ben. Ack, the heat was awful here yesterday and especially last night, and I hope you’re also sharing the temp drop and cloudiness we’re getting as a reprieve today. Nice pic. Nice colors. ** Bill, Hi. Yeah, the Lynch story was interesting. I hadn’t known that before putting the post together. Oh, okay, I do know Black Audio Film Collective to some degree. Not enough though. I’ll take a hunt this afternoon. Thanks, B. Exactly, about face masks. I mean the French are rebellious individualists too, but they’re also capable of thinking, ‘Masks? Strange, but that makes sense, so … okay.’ h (now j) responded to your comment, in case you didn’t see it. ** Misanthrope, Well, there was a time, and may still be, when at least people I knew would commonly say, ‘I need a pack of smokes’, etc. Sounds like stress: the sleep thing. I slept like garbage last night, but, in my case, it was high heat and no AC. And probably some stress. Better luck tonight, man. ** Ferdinand, According to IMDb, Fassbinder directed 50 films. I personally think ‘Querelle’ is one of his worst, but others definitely disagree. Thanks for reading ‘Closer’. The problem with the Serpents Tail editions is they were printed on extremely cheap paper, so the books’ insides tend to be brown and crumbly now. And they’ve let my books go out of print, so there’s no rectifying that. I remember not thinking much of ‘Pink’, but I haven’t read it in decades. Maybe I’ll re-dip. I’m a caveman when it comes to computer stuff. I had a zoom interview yesterday, and even getting that to work was an embarrassing chore. ** Steve Erickson, Got your email. Thanks a lot! New Johnnie To! He’s virtually always a lot of fun, in my opinion. Curious about the Chris Munch. I don’t think I’ve seen a film by him since ‘Color of a Brisk …’ way back when. ** h (now j), Thank you. And thank you so, so much for the gift you sent me by email. So very, very sweet of you! Love, me. ** Right. There was a long stretch of time back in the heady days of my murdered blog when melancholy Russian twink porn was a big thing (to me at least) and the blog was dedicated to the task of making things out of that material all the time, for example the restored post you see before your very eyes today. See you tomorrow.