Monday, August 17, 2015
THIS BLOG'S NAMESAKE FEATURED IN A TOHO FILM! Who Knew the Crazy Cats Were So Crazy?!
Recently, a friend of mine gave me a copy of the Crazy Cats comedy Damasarete Moraimasu (1971), in which members of the gang go to various locations in America, such as Hawaii, New York, and Las Vegas.
During the New York sequences, in which Crazy Cats Hitoshi Ueki and Kei Tani dance and sing around famous places in the Big Apple, a movie theater screening the film Pigeons (1970) is clearly (but briefly) visible.
Why is that notable? Pigeons is an alternate title for The Sidelong Glances of a Pigeon Kicker, after which this blog was named. (Technically, however, this blog's name owes more to Gene Siskel's reference to the movie title on an old episode of Siskel & Ebert than it does to the film itself, which I've still never seen.)
All that aside, I was floored to see that this blog's namesake actually made it into a Toho film! So I guess this blog is officially Toho canon then, eh?