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The Walls Have Ears

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , , on April 30, 2008 by dcairns

I love this! Chris B. demonstrates how Shadowplay has brainwashed him, forcing him into buying DVDs and books. My real intent of course is to short-circuit the capitalist system and have everybody trading bootlegs. “You wouldn’t steal a car!” scream the ads. But, as one unknown comedian put it, if a friend came round and said, “I just bought a Mercedes, can I burn you a copy?” most of us would probably be amenable.

On Chris’s monitor we see some strange walls of facial features, which reminds Brandon of THIS:

From Hiroshi Teshigahara’s THE FACE OF ANOTHER, starring the great Tetsuya Nakadai. If you haven’t had the pleasure yet, Teshigahara’s films are well worth getting into. In terms of pace, composition, movement, vibe flavour and whatnot, he quite simply has HIS OWN THING GOING ON. There are only a few H.T. flicks available out there in the west, but it’s a start.

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Euphoria #58: Pass the Peace Pipe

Posted in FILM with tags , on April 20, 2008 by dcairns

Just found this on good old low-res YouTube. David Ehrenstein suggested it MONTHS AGO as an example of Cinema Euphoria, that sensation of deep well-being evoked by certain movie scenes — many of them musical.

I’ve still not seen GOOD NEWS, the musical from which this scene derives, but I clearly must.

Hell, I only went into further education because I thought it’d be like this — what a disappointment I was in for.

Goody!