FILM

molto bene

November 23, 2009

nico and i stayed in last night to watch my latest movie from the library–michelangelo antonioni’s l’avventura. the shots were incredible, slow, moody, achey. the film is a great exploration of characters and their relationships, and yet another glimpse into the unhappy, tumultuous lives of the upper class. monica vitti looks stunning atop italian...
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so easy

October 16, 2009

nico’s watching easy rider right now on demand. what a great movie, soundtrack, style, feeling! 40 years later it still makes you want to drop everything and ride out into the sunset on your chopper. there’s nothin’ like the open road! all images via awesome fanpage, ezrider.co.uk
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prepare to be hypnotized

August 31, 2009

LAPIS from 1966 this is a great article from the catalog from the james whitney retrospective in toronto in 1984. it gives a good history of his work and how he made everything–mostly by hand (punching holes in paper, painting, etc.) and later with assistance from rudimentary computer systems his brother developed. enjoy these...
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colonize this

August 16, 2009

besides natural disaster movies, one of my favorite film genres is “colonial love stories.” naturally, the recently-out-on-dvd nicole kidman/hugh jackman blockbuster-romance, AUSTRALIA, seemed worth a few bucks to rent from lost weekend. unfortunately, it was not worth the time or 3 dollars. an attempt at epicness, it really just epicly sucked, was epicly too...
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