Schöne Eleonore's Film Boudoir

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Monday, January 6, 2014 - 20:30

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Maruska's Dream Punk Productions, Donautics and Stadtwerkstatt


Schöne Eleonore's Film Boudoir

regular screening of movies on ships, waters and seas

What better place could you find to watch such films than aboard ship?


Each screening is accompanied by insightful introduction and savoring of alcoholic (often mixed) beverages, carefully selected to match the spirit of each film.

On this web page – apart from the news of upcoming screenings - you can also find information about films we showed previously as well as recipes (and stories) of the accompanying drinks.

The Film Boudoir takes place every 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, at 8pm aboard Eleonore ship.




November 17 XXII. The City of Lost Children

November 3 XXI. Das Boot

October 20 XX. The Wild Blue Yonder

September 15 IXX. Lifeboat

August -----  SUMMER BREAK - Artist In Residence Programme -----

July 21      XVIII. Empire Me

July 7th     XVII. ----CANCELLED------

June 16th  XVI. The Deep

June 2nd    XV. The African Queen

May 19th     XIV. Rum Runners

May 5th       XIII. Cast Away On The Moon

April 21st     XII. Easter Egg Surpsise (This is not the title of the film)

April 7th       XI. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

March 17       X. Whisky Galore

March 3         IX. L'Atalante

February 17    VIII. The Old Men and The Sea

February 3       VII. Jamaica Inn

January 20       VI. Battleship Potemkin  with live music by Alberto Boem

January 6          V. Anne of the Indies


December 16     IV. Whisky Galore

December 2       III. Le Quai Des Brumes (Port of Shadows)

November 18      II. Moby Dick

October 14        I. Vynalez Zkazy (Deadly Invention)


Films & Drinks

Updated information about each film and cocktail recepies will be availble at a new website soon!

XII. Easter Egg Surpsise


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2003 Gore Verbinski OK … after spending half an hour by trying to write intellectually sound explanation of why on Earth we are showing this film on Easter Monday – I'm giving up and I must simply admit that..I never seen Pirates of the Caribbean before and then ..well's spring and there is this Jonny Depp thing.., you know... But there is also Keira Knightley in the film and yes let's call it The Night of a Film Decadence (which we will balance the next screening by much more conceptually profound film!)

Cocktail - Bumboo

2 oz Navy Rum (or amber rum)

1 oz Chilled Water , Coconut or tropical fruit juice

2 Sugar Cubes (brown or cane sugar)

Sprinkle Cinnamon

Sprinkle Nutmeg

Combine all ingredients and stir. Bumboo doesn’t take ice so it is served only slightly cooled. But if you want you can add ice, the modern preference if for drinks to contain ice.


The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

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Wes Anderson

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Internationally famous oceanographer Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) and his crew, Team Zissou, set sail on an expedition to hunt down the mysterious, elusive, possibly nonexistent Jaguar Shark that killed Zissou’s partner during the documentary filming of their latest adventure. They are joined on their voyage by a young airline copilot (Owen Wilson), a pregnant journalist (Cate Blanchett), and Zissou’s estranged wife (Anjelica Huston). Wes Anderson has assembled an all-star cast that also includes Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Michael Gambon, Noah Taylor, Seu Jorge, and Bud Cort for this wildly original adventure-comedy.

(Criterion Collection synopsis)

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Cocktail - The Rum Cannoball


At the monsoon-destroyed ruins of Hotel Citroan on the island of Little Ping, Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) notes:

“What a shame. They had a bartender here, Kino, made the best Rum Cannonball I’ve ever tasted.”

The question comes to mind: Is this a real drink, or something invented by Wes Anderson? From internet discussions and references, it’s hard to tell if this drink actually existed before the movie. Based on an average of posted recipes, the folloving Rum Cannonball was made (actual photo).

1 part white rum

1 part gin

1 part orange juice

1 part pineapple juice

1 part lemon-lime soda

1 part strawberry soda

Serve over ice with a key lime, pineapple, or tropical orchid garnish.

 (via Blogadilla)

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X. Whisky Galore

for the 2nd time

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Directed by Alexander Mackendrick

Special screening made for captain Xav(who at the end couldn't come again) and other who missed the film before!

A film stacked with great scenes and fantastically subversive comedy of the anti-authority kind, “excellent ,even when it is a bit dry” British humour and , well, 50,000 cases of whisky!

… On the remote Scottish island of Todday people are seriously depressed – there is not enough whisky and life without it isn't worth living. One day a miracle happens. The SS Cabinet Minister, a large ship carrying 50,000 cases of whisky, is wrecked on the coastline! The locals quickly discover what the ship's cargo is and rush to salvage as much of it as possible. Soon after, English authorities dispatch a few agents to reclaim the whiskey from the locals. However, instead of giving back the precious whisky, they decide to hide it all over the island and frustrate the agents so that they leave them alone....


This time not a special cocktail was made see Whisky Dissaster Warning

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..There was no Whisky left on the island... all the man went into moaning...

IX. L'Atalante

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Directed by Jean Vigo

… In Jean Vigo’s hands, an unassuming tale of conjugal love becomes an achingly romantic reverie of desire and hope. Jean (Jean Dasté), a barge captain, marries Juliette (Dita Parlo), an innocent country girl, and the two climb aboard Jean’s boat, the L’Atalante—otherwise populated by an earthy first mate (Michel Simon) and a multitude of mangy cats—and embark on their new life together. Both a surprisingly erotic idyll and a clear-eyed meditation on love, L’Atalante, Vigo’s only feature-length work, is a film like no other. … (The Criterion Collection Synopsis)

After “Le Quai Des Brumes”(3rd Film Boudoir), this is a second film of Poetic Realism style we will watch aboard Eleonore. There might again be no happy ending, I'm afraid, but L'Atalante is claimed to be the “greatest film of all times”by many critics and we shall not miss out on it.

Rose Cocktail     

(Johnny Mitta, Chatham Hotel, Paris, 1920s)

The Rose Cocktail

2 ounces Noilly Prat dry vermouth.

1 ounce kirschwasser.

1 teaspoon raspberry syrup (or red currant syrup if you can find it).

Combine with cracked ice in a shaker or mixing glass. Stir for no less than 30 seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass.

No garnish specified, although I’d use a washed organic rose petal.



VIII. The Old Men and The Sea

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1st Short animated film by Aleksandr Petrov (1999)

2nd Feature Film by John Sturges (1958)

A film adaptations of a novel by Ernest Hemingway.


… At first glance, the story appears to be an extremely simple story of an old Cuban fisherman (Santiago), who catches an enormously large fish then loses it again. But, there's much more to the story than that...

1st Film by Aleksandr Petrov : Paint-on-glass animated short film. The film won many awards, including the Academy Award for Animated Short Film.

2nd Film by John Sturges : Spencer Tracy was nominated for a best actor Oscar for his role in this film. Dimitri Tiomkin won the Academy Award for Best Original Score for his work on the film. It was also nominated for best color cinematography.


Josie Russel Cocktail

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The recipe for this drink came from Ernest Hemingway's fishing log handwritten in June of 1933, where its ingredients were listed under the simple heading “Cocktail.” The name pays tribute to Joe “Josie Grunts” Russell, a close friend of Hemingway’s who ran liquor from Cuba to Florida during Prohibition and, immediately following its repeal, opened Key West mainstay Sloppy Joe’s. Hemingway was fishing on Russell’s boat when he wrote down the recipe for this drink, a potent blend of rum, hard apple cider, lime, and sugar. 

For a pitcher:

4 ½ oz. rum

12 oz. hard apple cider

2 oz. fresh lime juice

2 tsp. sugar

Fill a pitcher with ice, add all ingredients, and stir well. Serve on ice in Collins or highball glasses, garnished with lime wedge or peel. Serves two to three.

From Garden & Gun.


VII. Jamaica Inn

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Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

A film adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's novel of the same name.

… Cornwall, 1819. Her mother's dying request takes young Mary on a sad journey across the bleak moorland of Cornwall to reach Jamaica Inn, the home of her Aunt Patience. A home which, as she discovers over a time, is also a residence for a group of murderous wreckers. “ O Lord, we pray Thee, not that wrecks should happen, but that if they do happen, Thou wilt guide them to the coast of Cornwall for the benefit of the poor inhabitants. “ So runs the prayer, but things can be helped a this lawless corner of Britain, with salvage storms , wild waves breaking over the sharp cliffs and official justice being so far away .....

Gin& Tonic

a very classic..but we have used Plymouth Gin, produced since 18 century  in a small distillery in Cornwall, blended with real Indian Tonic Water, containing natural Quinine. Apart of prevention of malaria this has been a very tasty drink!

4 to 5 tonic water Ice Cubes (oki..we didn't do that ;-)

3 ounces gin (recommended: Plymouth Gin)

4 ounces tonic water (Fever Tree)

1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice

Lime wedge for garnish


Place the ice cubes in a tall, narrow, chilled glass (the cubes should come near the top.) Add the gin, then the tonic water, then the lime juice, stirring well. Garnish with lime wedge, and serve immediately.

Weinturm shop, Linz, stocks a good supplies of less usual , high quality spirits.


VI. Battleship Potemkin with live music by Alberto Boem

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Directed by Sergei Eisenstein

Live music by Alberto Boem 

Soviet silent film, that was director's tribute to the early Russian revolutionaries and is widely regarded as a masterpiece of international cinema.

The screening is accompanied by live experimental music created especially for this event.


The film is based on the mutiny of Russian sailors against their tyrannical superiors aboard the battleship Potemkinduring the Revolution of 1905. Their victory was short-lived, however, as during their attempts to get the population of Odessa (now in Ukraine) to launch a massive revolution, Cossacks arrived and laid waste to the insurgents, thus fanning the winds of war that would ultimately lead to the rise of communism in the Revolution of 1917.

Ironically, the film was eventually banned by Soviet leader Joseph Stalin over fears it might incite a riot against his regime.

Text by / More Information;  Encyclopedia Britannica

Black Russian

Apparently there is no such thing as real Russian Vodka cocktails  - simply because  the Russian people drink their Vodka straight!

But we had enjoyed one famous recipe ..and even with ice, thanks to Wolfgang's prompt delivery!

1 part KAHLÚA

1 part Vodka


How to mix it: Fill a rocks glass with ice, add Kahlúa and Absolut Vodka and stir.

Legend has it the Black Russian was created in 1949 by a Belgian bartender to honor a feisty socialite who was the U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg. The cocktail is so named because it mixes the dark liqueur of Kahlúa with vodka, the beloved Russian spirit. For a touch of international mystery and intrigue, try this famous drink that has been described as "a flavor more complex than calculus."


V. Anne of The Indies

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Directed by Jacques Tourneur

Sweet - so sweet that syrup is almost dripping of the screen - adaptation of rather harsh and fascinating real story. 

But maybe because the film is from the 50' and the main heroine is beautiful and  has stylish hair and perfectly applied lipstick even through fierce pirate battles  and  after killing a few man , her eyes fill with tears only because  the French traitor Pierre La Rochelle broken her heart, it was  still pleasure to watch!

The real story though, is much , much more tough and extraordinarily : 18th century , golden age of piracy ,  Anne Bonny and Mary Read,  two fiery pirate woman  who's paths coincidentally crossed and their life stayed connected since then on. The only woman who were charged by death  for piracy. Feared warriors and yes there were romances, and illegal marriages and illegitimate children...but these are real lifes...

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Image from "General History of the Pyrates"

Captains Grog

..what was possible to make when all the shops in Linz were closed ;-)

* Captain Morgan Rum

* Brown Cane Sugar

* Lemon Juice

* Hot Water

(amounts unclear..depends on each pirat's preference ;-)


IV. Whisky Galore

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Directorial debut of Alexander Mackendrick

To balance tragically ending story from the last Film Boudoir, we watched a comedy film from Ealing Studios , inspired (believe it or not!)by a true story. Stacked with great scenes and fantastically subversive comedy of the anti-authority kind, “excellent ,even when it is a bit dry” British humour and , well, 50,000 cases of whisky! … On the remote Scottish island of Todday people are seriously depressed – there is not enough whisky and life without it isn't worth living. One day a miracle happens. The SS Cabinet Minister, a large ship carrying 50,000 cases of whisky, is wrecked on the coastline! The locals quickly discover what the ship's cargo is and rush to salvage as much of it as possible. Soon after, English authorities dispatch a few agents to reclaim the whiskey from the locals. However, instead of giving back the precious whisky, they decide to hide it all over the island and frustrate the agents so that they leave them alone....

From sea and ship films collection of Leo Shatzl.

The real story upon which the film is based is equally hillarious.

Story of the ship SS Politician which sank off Eriskay in the Outer Hebrides in 1941.

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Story of the whisky from SS polician continues in 2013, BBC informs.

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Scotch Whiskey Skin

(Use small bar glasses)

1 wine glass of Scotch whiskey.

1 piece of lemon peel.

Fill the tumbler one-half full with boiling water.

Recipe from 1862 book "HOW TO MIX DRINKS or THE BON-VIVAN'S COMPANION" by Jerry Thomas.

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III. Le Quai Des Brumes

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Film Noir directed by Marcel Carné

Down a foggy, desolate road to the port city of Le Havre travels Jean (Jean Gabin), an army deserter looking for another chance to make good on life. Fate, however, has a different plan for him, as acts of both revenge and kindness render him front-page news. Also starring the blue-eyed phenomenon Michèle Morgan in her first major role, and the menacing Michel Simon, Port of Shadows starkly portrays an underworld of lonely souls wrestling with their own destinies. Based on the novel by Pierre Mac Orlan, the inimitable team of director Marcel Carné and writer Jacques Prévert deliver a quintessential example of poetic realism and a classic film from the golden age of French cinema.

From sea and ship films collection of Leo Shatzl.


French Sailor

The French Sailor cocktail is rather unique in one way: it uses warm cointreau. Unless you chill the vodka, the whole drink will be on the warm side. The dominant flavor here is orange, and because it’s warmed it comes through more strongly than the citrus flavor of the vodka. Warmed orange is a soothing flavor, almost like a comfort food, which makes this drink perfect for the evening at the end of a long day.

1 part cointreau

1 part Absolut Citron

Sugar cube

Warm the cointreau and put it into a tumbler with the Citron and sugar cube. Stir to dissolve the sugar. Garnish with an orange twist.



II. Moby Dick

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Directed by John Huston with a screenplay by Huston and Ray Bradbury. Starring Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart, and Leo Genn.

Made after 1981 Moby-Dick; or, The Whale book by American writer Herman Melville.

The work is an epic sea-story of Captain Ahab's voyage in pursuit of Moby Dick, a great white whale.

From sea and ship films collection of Leo Shatzl.

British Navy Grog

...One of sour, two of sweet, three of strong, four of weak…

A recipe of a dring that was distributed daily aboard British Navy Ships from 1655 until 1970.

Recipe and information from Uncommon Caribbean

1/2 ounce of fresh Lime juice

2teaspoons of sugar

1 1/2 oz of Pussers Rum

1oz water (the ice constitues therest of the recipe) (Hm.I don't think they had ice on the ships , especially in the 17th century..just water then ;-)


I. Vynalez Zkazy

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Directed by Karel Zeman (Czechoslovakia)

Steam punk wonder film. Ships, submarines and strange under and over water machines. Dangerous adventures, dark humour (and also romance)! Beautiful work combining animation and life action.

Exceptional piece of art, worth watching twice..or more times!

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Oiginal Czech Sailor's Grog

Well we don't have sea in Czech, I assume the amount of sailors is also very limited, however our common greeting is "AHOJ" and "Sailor's Grog" is very popular winter drink all over the country!


200 ml water

50ml or more of Tuzemsky Rum (Inlander Rum)

2 cloves (nelken)

piece of cinnamon

lemon juice


bit of butter (optional)