Monday, September 24, 2007

If at first you don't succeed, jump from a higher window

Remember The Tenant, the 1976 film where the protagonist rents a bargain flat in Paris in which a previous tenant had killed himself? Of course you don't. Anyway, towards the climax, the suicidal tenant (played by the director Roman Polanski) leaps from his window and, after failing to die, drags himself back up several flights of stairs to hurl himself down to the deadly pavement all over again. Sound farfetched? Far from it. Exactly the same thing happened in Montreal in 1897 -- minus Isabelle Adjani, Melvyn Douglas and Shelley Winters. Hey Roman, call us!

2 comments:

furtive said...

If at first you don't succeed...

Roman said...

Somebody called?