Speaking Parts

Speaking Parts film still 3[A part of Video Stores in Films tribute.]

Video Movies. Not so creative name.

Speaking Parts film still 4Speaking Parts film still 5Speaking parts film still 1 Speaking Parts film still 2Arsinée Khanjian is picking films from a list that she made and the employee is trying to find the connection between them. Lots of VHS everywhere, mostly USA and Canadian films.

Canada [Hookers on Davie (1984), The Decline of the American Empire (1986), Out of the Blue (1980), Night Zoo (1987), The Brood (1979), The Fly (1986)] vs USA [Sharky’s Machine (1981), The Killing Fields (1984), The Mission (1986), Salvador (1986), Runaway Train (1985), The Terminator (1984), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), The Pope of Greenwich Village (1986), Easy Rider (1969), The Wild Angels (1966), The Peace Killers (1971), Angels Die Hard (1970)].

Speaking PArts film still 6 Speaking Parts film still 7They talk again later, he recommends Denys Arcand’s The Decline of the American Empire (1986) while he’s holding David Cronenberg’s Videodrome (1983), but he admits that he doesn’t like watching films.

Scenes from Atom Egoyan’s Speaking Parts (1989).


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