Sunday, January 02, 2011
the hills of manchuria
it's been a while. with these bitter cold temps of late, i've been spending time inside working on a few bike projects, hanging with the cat, and watching a few flicks from my VHS (yeah i'm still on VHS) collection. this is a scene from one of my favorite movies, Urga. it's the surreal part toward the end... a young girl plays for a stranded russian truck driver who is staying with her family (sheepherders in inner mongolia), he has the music of an old army song "the hills of manchuria" tattooed on his back, and she plays it for him as her little brother watches... and then the camera pulls out to one helluva shot of the mongolian steppes. oh and there's even a bicycle in it :) anyways... i hope everyone had a nice holiday break, happy new year!