Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Who wants to kill Jessie?

Recently I watched a Czech movie called "Who wants to kill Jessie?" ; and what a good surprise.

I won't tell the whole story but very shortly this film made in 1966 similarly to "Who framed Roger Rabbit ?" is introducing comic characters in real life (except that compare to normal person they can only talk via text balloons).

Now the irony is that what actually killed Jessie were 1968 historical events, as explained in the imdb extract below :

Kdo chce zabit Jessii? (1966) - Trivia: "American remake of this film was discussed with Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine in the roles of Jiri Sovak and Dana Medricka. Juraj Visny, Karel Effa and Olga Schoberova who played Superman, the gunfighter and Jessie in the original version were asked to repeat their roles. The project broke down after the occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1968."

As a final note. I would suggest to watch the movie opening sequence featuring drawings of the talented Czech artist Kaja Saudek.

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