The first one is The Silence right?
oh this is nice, i’ve been doing this thing for a while… there’s also a fb page
Thanks for the info on the Hangover Square book, Odi.
Geez. I deeply sympathize with Ruby’s stunned glee regarding the identity of the author. Apparently I am just that less observant than I thought.
Sure sure, I really loved that book. The movie was different. As is the usual case.
I’d like to see a remake of the movie, done a little more closely to the spirit of the book. Perhaps at that time it wasn’t considered seemly to make the life these characters lead as lowly and pointless as they were originally written. The ending too in the book is really incredible.
Again, the movie is a different creation.
Finish art school, want to do art in your own time, feel the same resentment.
The thing that’s really interesting about experimental film is the quality curve on it. It’s like poetry. A few people can do amazing things that just shouldn’t seem to have ever been conceived by human beings, and the rest is utterly pointless. I cannot think of a single “average” experimental film.
Ha—hard to determine the average of 7, 9, $, purple, slow, and counterclockwise.
Made a post about it over on the Subvex blog.
Gettin’ kinda lonely over there.
Do we have a Subvex discussion thread over on Garage’s forum? Going to go check, will create one starting with your post above if not.
Experimental and narrative filmmakers are cousins that deserve to be in more frequent dialogue. Certainly there has been some discussion on the general forums about this but I’d like to see more.
Edit — ok, checked. Nothing like this going on over there. What I’ll do is start a thread and do that with your post on the Subvex blog and see where it goes from there. I’ll make that happen in Garage — whose forum needs more activity!
It’s cold outside.
dude ^ there’s snow on the mtns behind my house.
Happy Birthday, Sadao Yamanaka.
Legendary Japanese filmmaker. Killed on the battlefield at age 28. Last written words: “Please make good movies.”
First World Problem No. 2:
Barnes and Noble deleted everything in my shopping cart! Why do they always want to make my life so hard??
OMFG I am just going to kill myself if their website doesn’t start working for me soon!!
One of the most unintentionally creepy film stills on Mubi:
Alastair Sim was wonderfully creepy looking. His upper class Scots accent added.
I found Gummo in the Comedy Section at Hastings today. I didn’t rent it but it didn’t stop me from going WTF?
LOL! I really hope somebody randomly picks it up expecting a conventional comedy!!
I’ll be picking it up at some point.
Well don’t expect a comedy! Although in many ways it is a comedy, albeit an incredibly disturbing one. Has Korine ever been a competitor in the Director’s Cup?
I don’t remember. Looking at the trailer for Gummo makes me wonder if it isn’t a horror movie.
I’m excited to see what you think about it! I hope you rent it soon! It’s definitely in my top 5. I’ve been meaning to start a thread on it for years, but I’m afraid that I won’t really be able to articulate everything I love about that film.
I don’t even want to hear you complain about an inability to articulate. I AM THE MASTER OF BEING INARTICULATE.
^all bow down before the… um… uhhh…..
lol – I think you’re pretty articulate, Ben. We need to believe in ourselves!
Yeah, that quite sufficiently shows up my cute SoCal ‘Ah nuts, I have to wear a heavy jacket’ grievance.
^ Well at least you don’t feel like you’re going “soft” because you forgot how to dress for 0 degree weather (my punch in the face to myself when I was in NYC over 2 years ago during the Xmas season).
@DADA – here in arizona we enjoy mocking you lot (for obvious reasons…like we don’t have a beach and it’s 110 degrees here in summer and now there’s snow on the mtns behind my house). nothing personal ;)
One time I went to a braves game when they were playing the diamondbacks, and there was a kid a few rows ahead of us who incessantly shouted “GO BACK TO ARIZOOONAAAAAA!” throughout the whole game.
And that’s my Arizona story.