Local Color

Genre: Drama
116 min

I suppose everyone tells

you you have beautiful legs.

They came with the shoes.

It's the shoes that do it.

Fire again.

How many dreams have I

had with fire in them?

Like Herostratus, the

man who wanted to achieve

immortality by burning

down the Temple of Diana.

Fame through destruction,

and so easy to do.

Takes much less time too

than doing it the other way.

I am high on a hill, a

building with a wall of

mirrors behind me, a

sheer precipice below me.

The building is expanding,

leaving less room on

the ledge for me.

The girl in the golden

dress beckons towards me.

I think I'm going

to faint and fall.

Frantically I try to

clutch the glass surface

with my fingers.

I tell her to go away and leave

me alone before anyone sees.

She says the dress

hurts her body.

I pretend I don't

see her or hear her.

She puts on a cape

made of human hair

and goes into the

forest by herself.

Suddenly I see a column

of flame in the forest.

I know what it is.

But I make believe

it's something else.

I feel like a rat.

Mention to shrink.

When will you be home?

Seven, eight.

Don't worry about me, I

can take care of myself.

Stores are open late tonight.

I'm going shopping

with a friend.

Not if I don't give

you the money you're not.

Nah, I was only kidding.

Who with?

Give me a hint, is

it male or female?

Are you starting in again?

Give me 25 bucks.

10, I only got 10.

Are you kidding,

at those prices?

Okay, I'll give you 25.

Why don't you shove it?

Told you not to use

that kind of language.

All I need is 15 anyway.

Touch it.

Give it to me.

What do you want it for?

Why did you show it to me?

[Voiceover] She felt

that the danger which they

both flirted with

was finally at hand.

At this moment she

wouldn't object if he threw

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Mark Rappaport

Mark Rappaport is an American independent/underground film director who has been working sporadically since the early 1970s. A lifelong New Yorker, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, he graduated from Brooklyn College in 1964. Rappaport has been noted by Roger Ebert, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Ray Carney, J. Hoberman, Dave Kehr, and Stuart Klawans. Ray Carney considers him the greatest contemporary American film director. In May 2012, Rappaport filed a lawsuit against Carney for refusing to return digital masters of Rappaport's movies which the filmmaker had previously entrusted to Carney to transport to Paris. The suit was later dropped due to rising legal costs, and Rappaport started an online petition demanding that Carney return the masters.Rappaport made the 1978 drama The Scenic Route. His last three features, all made in the 1990s were Rock Hudson's Home Movies, From the Journals of Jean Seberg, and The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender.Since his move from New York to Paris in 2003, he has made many short video essays and published a collection of his (fictional and non-fictional) essays in French (Le Spectateur qui en savait trop, translated by Jean-Luc Mengus, Paris: P.O.L, 2008) and three online collections in English available in Kindle editions on Amazon: The Moviegoer Who Knew Too Much (2013), (F)au(x)tobiographies (2013), and The Secret Life of Moving Shadows (available in two parts, 2014). He has also exhibited photomontages in New York, Paris, and elsewhere over the past several years. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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