Sunday, September 10, 2006

California Dreamin'

Interesting article in the LA TIMES today on Newberry Springs real estate. This Mojave Desert hot spot seems to have a mystique for investors. I wonder if part of that mystique relates in some way to the film shot there about twenty years ago, Bagdad Cafe .

I made a point of driving into Newberry Springs after seeing the movie. Parked in the heat of mid day, outside the cafe, all I could hear was wind. Not too far distant I could see, but not hear, cars and trucks on the freeway carelessly by-passing this little oasis.

The German filmmaker saw something here. His subject was abandonment and survival. Whether it foreshadows something about Newberry Springs or not, it is a good movie.

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