Monday, 8 December 2008

Quantum Entanglement

Today I went to see James Bond 22: THE QUANTUM SHOELACE. The baddies wanted to control the water supply, like in CHINATOWN. The main baddie was played by Mathieu Amalric. He looks a bit like Roman Polanski, I think.

You might think that's enough coincidence for one day, but no! There are stronger, stranger forces at work here: the families of both men their have their roots in the same Polish village!

Yes, even as I type, THE QUANTUM SHOELACE snakes through the eyelets of probability, intensifying the pinch of Schrodinger's brogues around the bunioned feet of existence. Where will it strike next? When? Are any of us safe from its probing aglet?


D Cairns said...

It gets worse -- in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Amalric's wife is played by polanski's wife, Emmanuelle Seigneur, and the young Amalric is played by Polanski's oldest son, Elvis.

Elvis Polansky. Let's silently digest that for a while.

alex said...

Great Scott! Maybe we are all safe and only Polanski and Amalric will be affected?

Elvis Polanski. I just wanted to type it. Just once.

DavidEhrenstein said...

Elvis is also in Dadddy's film of Oliver Twist. (Just a walk-on.)

Have you seen Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired ? It's excellent.

D Cairns said...

It is indeed. Although it's a shame they let Mrs Sylbert trash the victim's mother, since it wasn't relevant to anything. otheriwse it's a very fair and reasonable film, nicely put together, with a fascinating, brilliant, tawdry character at its centre.