I’ve only seen Ordet (fantastic) and The Passion of Joan of Arc (in my top 100). What other Dreyer would you guys recommend?
My favorite Dreyer other than Joan of Arc is Gertrud.
Vampyr is a masterpiece.
Brian — I haven’t seen a LOT of Dreyer but so far I think it has to be Vampyr. Your fave?
Lover — sounds like good lodging. :)
Didn’t mean to suggest that I felt the film wasn’t excellent, of course I think it is, it was my own reaction to it that concerned me. Just think I wasn’t in the right frame of mind to appreciate it, or perhaps any film, this evening.
Gertrud is amazing and I didn’t really like it the first time I saw it. I have noticed alot of horror film buffs praise Vampyr
One version of this song… maybe good for Lover’s visit to Rushmore?…
I know the feeling Black Irish some times you shouldn’t be watching a movie if you think that is ok. I have always said Ordet since that is one of the great film watching experiences I ever had it was a profound feeling that stays with me. Sounds deep but true don’t laugh at me. I need to rewatch Joan of Arc since I saw it when watching silent films was more of a choir than a pleasure.
Just put Ordet on my watchlist… :)
i agree, ordet is better than vampyr, one of my most intense viewing experiences as well. see my comment on the film’s page. i think day of wrath is at the top of my queue now
I would recommend all of Dreyer’s sound films, those were made pretty much a decade apart from each other and don’t share a single thing in common, and they’re all gems. I’d have to call Day of Wrath my favorite.
Ordet has the greatest ending, um, like ever.
Thanks Odil glad you are going to put it on the list. I wonder how long your watch list is anyway? I got so many lists of stuff to see and read scattered in my desk.
haha I should stop the lists right?
Okay, rant as old as radio…
So I like the Black Keys. They’re decent, at least. I never heard of them before I left to the UAE, I don’t really know how long they’ve been around, but they’ve certainly hit the mainstream since I’ve been gone, so that every single time I turn on the goddamned radio there they are playing one of their like half dozen goddamned singles. And that’s just the thing: their music = fine. My appreciation of that music = fine. Overplaying of that music and making me get really annoyed = what the fuck? Hasn’t marketing, with all of its like bajillion hours worth of research and psychology department work and investigation, yet figured out the line where too much is just too much? I mean to the point of, the people I would trust the most, in fact, to know when an enjoyable product becomes oversaturated to the point of enraging customers would be marketers, since its their goddamned business to know when music goes from ‘Wow this plays so often it must be loved!’ to Elvis shooting the goddamned television.
I’m just saying. I’m sick of the Black Keys, and I’ve only been listening to the radio again for a month. And that’s not fair to the actual artists who are the Black Keys, as they’re actually from a detached non-commercial standpoint decent musicians.
I never listen to radio for the past 15 years. Except for KRTU San Antonio which is a college station that plays Jazz. Commercial radio always seemed great for someone not smart enough to pick their own music for themselves.
Ordet is just… Beautiful in every sense of the word. Everyone should see it if you ask me.
Is Vampyr about vampires? If it is that’ll definitely be the first I watch.
I look forward to maybe checking out Crazy Horse tomorrow… But who knows, very rarely is luck on my side. I get a good thing then the next second it turns to ash.
Before commercial radio seemed like a good way to discover new music. Now critics + acclaimedmsic.net seems better.’ But circa ’96 without MTV and commercial radio I never would have gotten into rock music.
I get a good thing then the next second it turns to ash.
Bah Lover! You’re young, don’t get pessimistic! :)
I wonder how long your watch list is anyway?
It’s OBSCENELY large, Brian. I’ll probably die before I see everything on it.
Yes Vampyr is about A vampire.
I’m sick of the Black Keys
I think that that band is the type you need to take in small doses, as their range is rather… limited.
I listen to the radio when I drive, though most people seem to plug their ipod into their car and use that. My car doesn’t have a way to do that though, and besides I don’t have an ipod. I think radio is good for people that aren’t that into music like me. (Though I do love classical).
Top of the Queue you go, Vampyr…
I can’t help but feel depressed sometimes. To be honest, it feels like others find me repulsive.
Well I listen to radio because currently I’m driving a vehicle older than myself, with its tape-deck jammed with a melted tape and no air conditioning. I tend to flip in between a favored radio station that I grew up listening to, and the public access station which 20% of the time plays the most wonderful music from all over the friggin’ world and 80% of the time is slow talking obnoxious liberal assholes. And that’s not a statement against liberalism, it’s a statement against these particular people in specific, who are somehow capable of spending three hours straight trying to say a sentence that means, “It’s really unfortunate that some beautiful aspects of our culture are marginalized and many people don’t get wider, broader representation. Yabber yabber yabber long pause whisper um er gluck gulp and like pot should be legal man.” So I’ll even tolerate three hours straight of ‘Gold on the Ceiling’ by the Black Keys on repeat than that.
But yeah, I did use radio to discover music much in the way I used mainstream filmmakers like Aronofsky and Lynch to discover cinema, as a sort of stepping stone toward much more interesting work. And really I ought to spend more time just cruising radio stations, investigating genres I’m not knowledgeable about, you can in fact find gold on there. One aspect of radio that makes me want to shoot myself is morning talk shows. Somehow someone decided that the standard for vehicular audio entertainment mere moments after you’ve awoken and minutes before the coffee hits is a couple jabbering imbeciles with at least one woman clearly of harpy origin. It’s like commercial radio wants you to drive your Toyota into the nearest concrete barrier.
I should listen to more Pixies…
And work out more so I can look like Tom Hardy up there.
this monky is going to heaven.
That public station wouldn’t be KCRW, would it Polaris? Either way I’m in the same boat, man.