Here’s a new track entitled Minotaur, off Thee Oh Sees new record Floating Coffin, due out this Spring
Source: stereogum.com / GET BENT
Swedish photographer Paul Hansen has been chosen to win the World Press Photo of the Year 2012.
It’s a powerful image that shows a funeral procession in Gaza City, with men carrying the bodies of two children while the body of their father trails behind on a stretcher.
The two children were killed when their house was destroyed by an Israeli missile strike. Their mother was sent to intensive care after the blast. Hansen captured the image on November 20, 2012 as a small crowd was carrying the three bodies through a street to a mosque for a burial ceremony.
Peruvian jury member Mayu Mohanna is quoted as saying, “The strength of the pictures lies in the way it contrasts the anger and sorrow of the adults with the innocence of the children. It’s a picture I will not forget.”
Check out the other winners here
Just a great poster and some stunning visuals for Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing
Wiki: When Sukarno was overthrown by Suharto following the tragic 30 September Movement in 1965, Anwar and his friends were promoted from small-time gangsters who sold movie theatre tickets on the black market to death squad leaders. They helped the army kill more than one million alleged communists, ethnic Chinese, and intellectuals in less than a year. As the executioner for the most notorious death squad in his city, Anwar himself killed hundreds of people with his own hands.
Today, Anwar is revered as a founding father of a right-wing paramilitary organization that grew out of the death squads. The organization is so powerful that its leaders include government ministers, and they are happy to boast about everything from corruption and election rigging to acts of genocide.
The Act of Killing is about killers who have won, and the sort of society they have built. Unlike ageing Nazis or Rwandan génocidaires, Anwar and his friends have not been forced by history to admit they participated in crimes against humanity. Instead, they have written their own triumphant history, becoming role models for millions of young paramilitaries. The Act of Killing is a journey into the memories and imaginations of the perpetrators, offering insight into the minds of mass killers. And The Act of Killing is a nightmarish vision of a frighteningly banal culture of impunity in which killers can joke about crimes against humanity on television chat shows, and celebrate moral disaster with the ease and grace of a soft shoe dance number.
Cannot wait for this
Happy Birthday Dilla
J-Dilla – the influential hip-hop producer – would have been 39 years old today. “Dewitt To It” is an otherwise unreleased beat from the Music From The Lost Scrolls Vol 1 EP – which you can buy right now over at Turntable Lab
Evan Glodell’s Bellflower (2011)
I sure hope ‘Un Bombe!’ means something else in French.
The team behind this is now crowdsourcing their new project.
"In Bellflower, the screen is drenched with smeary yellow-orange hues evocative of a feverish world—Southern California as seen by a pair of thirtysomething Wisconsian slackers—continually splashed by its denizens’ hormonal juices. Lit like a sun-stroked trance and composed in frame-crumbling partial focus, it’s a world ready for an apocalypse, which the characters await eagerly”
—Fernando F. Croce
Wired’s got an article on the 1972 Buick Skylark they converted into a flamethrower
Only in Italy right?
Thousands: The small space, between City Wine Shop and Spring St Grocery, has been fitted out with handicrafts made by either Nolan or the Pop & Scott studio (bar the floor rug). The beautiful tables, planter box, pots and sign were constructed by Poppy and the ‘Scott’, Scotty Gibson. Pop & Scott resident Bruce Rowe has his Potter Lights strung up, keeping things bright overhead. The posies themselves are a gorgeous bunch, fresh from the growers market this morning, including hydrangeas, garden roses and native foliage. Prices vary - from $20 for a small, jarless bouquet to $100 at the more opulent end, which gets you a handsome glass vessel as well. The popular Pop & Scott ceramic planters are also available, at $90 for the small and $320 for the big daddy.
While I wasn’t completely stoked with everything in this film, it had a ton of style (maybe too much) and some fantastic inventive ideas. It was nice to see a graphic designer as a main character for once, and you can currently stream the original tunes by Liam Hayes…
The soundtrack also includes the quick country number Kirby’s Song performed by Schwartzman, while you can check out Charlie Sheen’s vocal chops on the Brazilian classic Aguas de Marco.
Source: Rolling Stone
The Eagleman Stag is a 9-minute long stop motion animated film by Michael Please, it won a BAFTA in 2011.
It is a darkly comic take on a man’s obsession with the quickening perception of time that faces us as we age and his attempts to counter this effect.
So far this is excellent.
Episode one is directed by David Fincher. Get involved.
Interesting article at GQ in which Nancy Hass profiles Netflix.
Talking to chief content officer Ted Sarandos:
Netflix’s Goal: To Become HBO Faster Than HBO Can Become Netflix
He hopes to make at least five new shows a year, he says, leaning back on a sofa in his Beverly Hills office in an anonymous-looking suite. His dream project: a Netflix series created by Warren Beatty. “He’s great in long form,” Sarandos says. “His only problems have been when he’s constrained.” Sarandos is also warming up Jodie Foster, who directed an episode of Orange Is the New Black. “The goal,” he says, “is to become HBO faster than HBO can become us.” His seductive pitch to today’s new breed of TV auteurs: a huge audience, real money, no meddlesome executives (“I’m not going to give David Fincher notes”), no pilots (television’s great sucking hole of money and hope), and a full-season commitment.