Here’s the second trailer for Django Unchained.
The dude next to Jamie Foxx at the bar is Franco Nero who played the original Django.
Here’s the second trailer for Django Unchained.
Bottle Rocket 1992
Written by Owen Wilson and Wes Anderson
Directed by Wes Anderson
Hey kids, just posting this short as Bottle Rocket the feature and Rushmore are playing at the Astor tonight! 7:30pm and then 9:23pm
I know i just posted about Jaws but people need to see this, Bollywood Jaws: Aatank
The most dramatic ending to a film you’re ever going to see. Ever.
“We’re gonna need a bigger budget.”
I believe every film should end this way.
The Parade Ends
Walking along streets that collapse from crumbling sewers
Past buildings you jump to avoid… in case they fall on you
Past grim faces that size you up and sentence you
Past closed shops, cinemas, closed parks, closed cafes,
Some of them showing dusty signs (justifications):
“CLOSED FOR RENOVATION”
“CLOSED FOR REPAIRS”
What repairs? When will these renovations be finished?
When at least will they begin?
Closed… closed… closed… everything closed
I arrive, open countless padlocks and run up the temporary stairs
There she is, waiting for me
I pull off the typewriter cover, and stare at her dusty, cold shape
I clean off the dust and caress her
With my hands, I brush clean her back, her base and her sides
I sit down in front of her, desperate and happy
I run my fingers over her keyboard and suddenly it all starts up
With a tinkling sound the music begins, then speeds up more and more
Walls, trees, streets, cathedrals, faces and beaches…
Cells, mini-cells, huge cells
Starry nights, bare feet, pines clouds
Hundreds, thousands, a million parrots, stools, a climbing plant
The walls recede, the roof vanishes, and you float quite naturally
You float uprooted, dragged off, lifted high
You are transported, immortalized, saved, honored
Thanks to that subtle, continuous rhythm…
That music, that incessant tap-tap
Christopher Petit’s 1980 film Radio On
Set in 1970’s Britain, a factory worker drives from London to Bristol to investigate his brother’s death. The purpose of his trip is offset by his encounters with a series of odd people…
Heck is Bowie singing in German? Looks like a British Jarmusch film.
Liking the song in this clip too
Gotta find this! any help?
Wednesday night viewing: Fernando Arrabal’s Viva La Muerte
At the end of the Spanish civil war, Fando, a boy of about ten, tries to make sense of war and his father’s arrest. His mother is religious, sympathetic to the Fascists; his father is accused of being a Red. Fando discovers that his mother may have aided in his father’s arrest. Sometimes we witness Fando imagining explanations for what’s going on; sometimes we see him at play, alone or with his friend Thérèse. Oedipal fantasies and a lad’s natural curiosity about sex and death mix with his search for his mother’s nature and his father’s fate. Will Fando survive the search?
Check out this killer Czech Jaws poster
One of my favourite scenes was Quint’s Indianapolis speech
IMDB: The story that Quint tells about his experiences aboard a sinking cruiser is a fictionalized version of the actual World War II Portland-class cruiser USS Indianapolis. Of the 1,196 crewman aboard only 317 survived while 300 died during the sinking and the other 579 dying from exposure, dehydration and mostly shark attacks. The majority of the dialogue in the film was largely written by Robert Shaw. The most major difference between Quint’s account and the actual event was the date of the sinking (mentioned in the film as June 29, 1945), while the ship was actually sunk over a month later on July 30.
Marcel Ophüls’ Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie
A 1988 documentary film directed by Marcel Ophüls about the life of Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie. The film covers Barbie’s relatively innocent childhood, his time with the Gestapo in Lyon (where he apparently excelled at torture), through to the forty years between the end of World War II and his eventual deportation from Bolivia to stand trial for crimes against humanity. The film explores a number of themes, including the nature of evil and the diffusion of responsibility in hierarchical situations.
Here’s a little clip or you can watch the full 4 1/2 hour marathon here
It’s a lot harder to find but I’d also recommend Kevin MacDonald’s excellent, My Enemy’s Enemy. It focuses on how after the war instead of being tried for war crimes Barbie became a trusted advisor of the US government.
Hungarian poster for The Fireman’s Ball
-Milos Forman, Czechoslovakia, 1967
Artist: R. Merczel
The Hungarian title translates as “There’s a fire, baby!”
I love this film, here’s one of the really odd scenes, all the old dudes are so rad!