In this episode of Cinematalk, Johnnymelodica reads a passage from Holderlin’s epistolary novel Hyperion and ponders the glories of the ancients, sees the ‘beauty in this world’ along with Ricky Fitts in Sam Mendes’ “American Beauty” (1999), meditates upon snowstorms, follows Heidegger up the Danube river into the Black Forest in “Der Ister” (2004), and gets caught up in a fatal love triangle in Henri-Georges Clouzot’s French drama “La Verite” (1960, Brigitte Bardot).
Johnnymelodica takes you on a romantic trip to the past with Al Stewart’s Year of the Cat. Melodica Solo @ 1:27.
Johnnymelodica is back, with a deep, passionate jam on the Doors. More to come in the coming days, including a new, heretofore-unheard Johnnymelodica Original (in other words, written by yours truly, John Ciecka). Thanks for reading, watching, and listening!