Friday, October 1, 2010


My nephew and I often discuss and recommend movies to each other. One time he called and asked if I had seen "The Point Of No Return" and I said, dismissively, "I didn't need to; I saw Luc Bresson's original."

He laughed and said, "You cinema snob!" He knew that "The Point Of No Return" was a remake of the French movie "La Femme Nikita" and I was just "showing off" naming the Director Bresson. He said, "Thought you would like to know that the Bridget Fonda character in "Point Of No Return" is obsessed with Nina Simone's music!" He told me that he and his roommate had gone to see the picture and that he had recognized Nina Simone's singing. The roommate asked how he knew that "old, funky music" and my nephew said he told him that his Aunt Sue was Nina's biggest fan and that he had to listen to Nina's music when he stayed with Aunt Sue when he was a kid.

The last time he visited, he asked if he could record Nina's albums! He told me that he and his roommate were "obsessed" with her music!


skymetalsmith said...

Point Of No Return...I am always trying to remember the name of that movie. I saw it a few years ago and thought it reminded me of the Nakita series. How weird.
I have been downloading Nina Simone,s music from the library this summer.

Mona Lisa said...

I love "The Point Of No return". I'm going to watch it again just to hear the music. I went to Youtube and listened to some of her stuff--WOW!