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Calling You — Bagdad Cafe

March 3, 2010

Any of y’all seen Bagdad Cafe?  I watched it last night with some work friends and fell somewhat in love.  Everything about the film is just a little bit off, a little bit oblique, with touches of camp.  To me it felt like a good short story: untidy characters; rich, indelible, lyrical images; a haunting setting that implies more than it reveals.  Plus we all laughed and laughed.

And this, the theme song of the soundtrack, will stay with me for a long time.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Roger Nehring permalink
    March 3, 2010 9:04 pm

    Man, that song is sooo familiar and I can’t think of where I know it from. Haunting. I will check this movie out. Thanks for the recommendation.

  2. Lilly permalink
    March 22, 2010 11:50 pm

    OMG – i LOVE this movie!!! haven’t watched it in years. So camp but so real.
    i’m glad you enjoyed it, too.

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