• It may not be a multiplex, but Santa Monica’s Aero repertory theater still offers two too many confounding options for ten gallon–hatted Josh Brolin in the Coen brothers’ delightful short World Cinema. Part of the 2007 omnibus Chacun son cinema (To Each His Own Cinema), made for the Cannes Film Festival’s sixtieth anniversary (and also featuring shorts by Jane Campion, Gus Van Sant, Zhang Yimou, and David Lynch), this three-minute-and-eighteen-second film—in which Brolin's rancher wanders into the theater and then needs help deciding between Jean Renoir’s Rules of the Game and Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s recent Climates (eliciting earnest explanations from the cinephilic cashier)—is now available on YouTube after being left off of Chacun’s recent DVD release. We particularly enjoyed seeing the posters featured in the lobby!

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  • By Matthias Galvin
    August 14, 2009
    06:04 PM

    he should've picked The Rules of the Game much truth in that too and well... it's just more fun
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  • By Mian Atif
    September 04, 2009
    03:18 PM

    Mr. Brolin's knee-jerk shrug reaction as the cashier tells him Climates is about love is just perfect. Livestock What time you get off work?? !!! LLLMMMAAAOOO !!!
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  • By Jeff Heise
    September 04, 2009
    04:16 PM

    Typical low-key, droll, deadpan Coen greatness, and how many people will get the in-joke about Brolin's character from NO COUNTRY. . . going to see an art film? Many, I hope. Just great.
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  • By Kaleb Temple
    September 04, 2009
    05:13 PM

    I bought the DVD and was delighted by the whole thing but bummed that World Cinema wasn't on it so thank you very much for posting it. It is great that Dan calls Renoir's film La Regle du jeu rather than Rules of the Game even though it is posted with the english title above the show times. So perfect. So good.
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  • By Jaffa heisel
    September 05, 2009
    12:15 AM

    ONLY YOU, JEFF, GET THE 'NO COUNTRY' REFERENCE. ONLY YOU. DID YOU FORGET THAT IS WAS NOMINATED FOR 8, COUNT 'EM 8, OSCARS? BUT, STILL, ONLY YOU GOT THE REFERENCE, JEFF. HOW DOES THAT FEEL?
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  • By Brendan Flaherty
    July 09, 2010
    12:34 AM

    Jaffa, you're kind of being an a**hole. Ease up on the hickory dickery.
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  • By Slobodan Jonk
    July 09, 2010
    09:55 AM

    Don't worry Brendan, people love to talk s*** to strangers on the Internet, hiding behind the anonymity of it all. I bet it makes them feel ten feet tall when they hit the "send" button.
    Reply
  • By dustin
    February 14, 2013
    04:22 PM

    Found a new spot to see the short: http://dlukenelson.tumblr.com/post/43096986420/a-great-short-called-world-cinema-that-im
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