Spike Jonze’s Her.
Scarlett Johansson’s voice is so husky it could pull a dog sled.
(Not sure where I heard that joke, maybe Elmore Leonard)
This was shot by Swedish hotshot Hoyte van Hoytema, who’s lined up for the new Nolan film Interstellar. (Check out one of their rigs)
The Illustrated Man, (1969)
Directed by Jack Smight
Wiki: Set in the backroads of America, the film tells three of Bradbury’s stories set in the future, with Steiger as a man named Carl telling tales of some of the tattoos he has on his body. The stories are about virtual reality (The Veldt), a mysterious planet (The Long Rain) and the end of the world (The Last Night of the World). Carl is accompanied by a dog and meets a traveler who listens to his tales. The tie-in prologue tells of how Carl came to be tattooed after he encountered a mysterious woman named Felicia (Claire Bloom) in a remote farmhouse.
'No Carl, you'll be something special, you'll be beautiful, you'll MATTER!’
I think there could be a Rod Steiger marathon coming hot on the heels of the Mitchum!
A publicity still from Out of the Past 1947
We’re so lucky to have all of his [Robert MItchum’s] performances preserved on film. There was and is no other screen presence like his: dangerous, strong but guarded, ever-unconvinced by the actions of those around him, and that odd sense of someone smoldering on the inside but so damn cool on the outside. Now I just want to go home and watch Out of the Past, or Night of the Hunter, or The Lusty Men, or Macao, or Blood on the Moon and soak in every subtle expression and move, every word spoken by that low, mesmerizing voice; just anything Robert Mitchum ever did. —Jim Jarmusch
(Hear Jarmusch talk about Robert Mitchum on the set of Dead Mean, it’s great!)
I’ve got absolutely no idea what Blood on the Moon is about but it’s got to be the best title ever. The film would have been a massive success if they only made the poster.
My Bogart phase is coming to an end and the Mitchum one is beginning.
"Baby, I don’t care."
Wednesday night Walter Hill extravaganza is in full effect!
You’ve got so many dreams
That you don’t know where to put ‘em
So you’d better turn a few of ‘em loose
Your body’s got a feeling that it’s starting to rust
You’d better rev it up and put it to use
Looks like Willem Defoe needs to get some sun.
From now on it’s for real indeed.
I think the final line at the end of the credits might be the funniest of the entire film.
Prison Photography has named the 20 best American prison documentaries.
Perfect for a sunny Wednesday afternoon depression marathon.
It’s topped by Nick Broomfield’s Tattooed Tears from 1979. He calls it the toughest film that he’s made, a fourteen week shoot during which he and his cameraman were constantly abused about their pram (ha) and almost raped (not funny).
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