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at 06:03, 26 Jan 2007
Posts: 2
The Man Who Cried...
Hello, Sally... My name is Kate and I'm from far Russia)) I'm 20 and I'm finishing the Moscow State University (4 rate, the journalism faculty). But not long ago i've understood, that i want to become an actress (may be it sounds silly...) It's really! I adore cinema from my childhood (but then i didn't realize it) and i feel something, that i can... I don't know how to explain it exactly, but may be you'll understand... I don't pretend to something noway! But i would like to have a chance so much! (may be you'll see something...) And i understand, that it's very hard, but i'm ready to difficulty... I've seen your film "The Man Who Cried" and i was in raptures! It's great!
My e-mail:,
Thank you in advance...
sally potter
at 04:06, 1 Mar 2007
Posts: 193
I wish you great good luck on the path you are choosing. It is not easy, but if you have the strong desire –the adoration of the form- you are halfway there.
at 06:27, 1 Mar 2007
Posts: 2
For Sally (Kate)
Hello, Sally... Sorry for my importunity, please! But i'd like to ask you to help me, maybe it sounds very impudent, but it is just my very huge desire!!! If i will not suited for this path - so i don't pretend to it! Maybe you'll see something and help me somehow, lead me to this sphere, i have means, huge desire and patience! And believe me (it's very difficult, i understand), i'm not a glam girl, who want to become famous in Hollywood... It's not for me, i want to play and to live for it, feel it through mine! I'm ready, just try to believe me... Maybe you'll want to contact with me:, 84951599150 (Moscow) I will be wait!
at 12:58, 2 Mar 2007
Posts: 1
The Man who cried
I had not heard of either the movie "The Man who Cried," nor Sally Potter until today. Not surprising, I don't ever recognize the famous people who are shocking the world at grocery counter displays. I thought until I looked the cast up on line moments ago that the lead was palyed by Thorah Birch, I am that isolated from modern filmmaking, largely because I have found, when forced to watch, so much of the new stuff boring.

Next to the "The Third Miracle," I found "the Man Who Cried" the most interesting modern movie I have watched in years, and the latter caught me when I wasn't really looking. (I ave children who forced me to set through four Harry Potters, which unlike the books are extremely boring, even though the sheer presence of Emma Thompson forced me to stay awake through one of them.

I work the graveyard shift at a nursing home (which sadly gives the term graveyard shift an ironic validity more often than I care to say) and use TV as white noise to help me sleep in the daylight. The movie channel on which I caught this film is famous, to me anyway, for its sleepable movies.

It was only the beautiful tenor intro that woke me up in time to catch this particular film. Oh there were so many movie cliches in the opener, The Jazz Singer and Fiddler on the Roof come to mind, but quickly I got drawn into the story, and it is such a valid story for this country. The father alone is the grandfather or great grandftaher of of so many of us. My great grandfather drove a beer wagon looking for his dream. The girl could be my mother, or my grandmother.

I love the movie, especially how the music carried the tale. and the welshman who slapped the girls wrist for speaking yiddish, how like that was my brother's in law's father who was forbidden to speak cajun french in his school. There was so muchlife.

The movie could have ended where the girl kisses the gypsy (I'd like to see him in some other movies sometime) good bye, but I still like the the ending that in effect becomes a beginning. I have seen too many lives end to not look for the beginnings.

Stanislaw Gadomski
at 11:10, 31 Mar 2007
Posts: 2
Polish language heard at pogrom scene
Dear Sally,

I began to see your famous film "The man who cried" and I'm astonished to hear the question in Polish langue:
"Wynoscie sie stad i nie wracajcie"
The begining has the date "Russia" - 1927.
Why polish language in this scene?
It was the Soviet Union at this time and persecutors could not be Poles, use of Polish language is very improbable, even if one of them was accidentally Pole, he could not use this language. May be, Russian or Ukrainian, as far as I know the last pogrom before 1927 was done by Petlura army (ukrainian), but it could be 10 years earlier, right?
At this time Poles had to run away too (except communists).

Kind regards
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