Monday, January 08, 2007

Gun Street Girls

"With a head full of bourbon and a dream in the straw.
And a Gun Street Girl was the cause of it all."

--Tom Waits, Gun Street Girl

Filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard once said, "
All you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun." As much as it pains me to agree with a cheese eatin' surrender monkey (thank you Groundskeeper Willie), he's right. Apparently the late Warren Zevon had similar sentiments when it came to song lyrics. I think it's maybe some sort of "black widow" fixation, beautiful but deadly. As I've been trying to come up with new themed posts for '07, "girls with guns" seemed to be as good a topic as any. And so, our first entry is the totally yummy Yuko Moriyama in a still from the 1993 Japanese horror flick Zeram! I highly recommend this movie for more than just Moriyama's role in it, but film critique isn't exactly the point of this entry. Here's a few more to demonstrate what is.

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