Thursday, December 16, 2010

Fallen Art

In an old forgotten military base far from civilization, a group of deranged military officers nurture their insanity.

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Alice's Restaurant (1969)

Alice's Restaurant is a american film adapted from a song by Arlo Guthrie. The song is Guthrie's most famous work, a talking blues based on a true story that began on Thanksgiving Day 1965. The movie reproduces the events of the song, in addition to other scenes.

The movie is directed and co-written by Arthur Penn and stars Guthrie as himself, Pat Quinn as Alice Brock and James Broderick as Ray Brock, with the real Alice Brock making a cameo appearance. In the scene where Ray and friends are installing insulation, she is wearing a brown turtleneck top and has her hair pulled into a ponytail. In the Thanksgiving dinner scene, she is wearing a bright pink blouse. In the wedding scene, she is wearing a Western-style dress.

Stockbridge police chief William Obanhein ("Officer Obie") played himself in the film version, explaining to Newsweek magazine that making himself look like a fool was preferable to having somebody else make him look like a fool.

The film also features the first credited film appearance of character actor M. Emmet Walsh, playing the Group W sergeant. (Walsh had previously appeared as an uncredited extra in Midnight Cowboy, released three months prior.) The film also features cameo appearances by American folksingers/songwriters Lee Hays (playing a reverend at an evangelical meeting) and Pete Seeger (playing himself).

The movie version of "Alice's Restaurant" was released on August 19, 1969, a few days after Guthrie appeared at the Woodstock Festival.

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Monday, July 5, 2010

Lutz Mommartz: Weg zum Nachbarn (1968)

..... a ten minute Opus, which commentates Mommartz in such a way: "a girl communicates with the spectator." More indeed does not happen: .... but the it desireful face gives the viewer a hint, that this is not obligation exercise, but love. Mommartz is among the German film producers the purist. His scenes concentrate on the basic elements of movement and peace, of strain and slackening. He forces the spectator with the suggestiv power of repeated banality into the rhythm of its cinematic action.

(Thomas Schröder Die Welt 12.10.68)

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Vincent (1982)

Vincent is a stop-motion short film written, designed and directed by Tim Burton and Rick Heinrichs. At approximately six minutes in length, there is currently no individual release of the film. It can be found on the Special Edition and Collector's Edition DVDs of The Nightmare Before Christmas as a bonus feature and on the Cinema16 DVD American Short Films.

The film is narrated by actor Vincent Price, a life-long idol and inspiration for Burton. From this relationship, Price would go on to appear in Burton's Edward Scissorhands. Vincent Price later said that the film was "the most gratifying thing that ever happened. It was immortality — better than a star on Hollywood Boulevard."

Vincent is the story of a young boy, Vincent Malloy, who pretends to be like the actor Vincent Price (who narrates the film). He is obsessed with the tales of Edgar Allan Poe, and it is his detachment from reality when reading them that leads to his delusions that he is in fact a tortured artist, deprived of the woman he loves, mirroring certain parts of Poe's "The Raven". The film ends with Vincent being tortured by the goings-on of his make-believe world, quoting "The Raven" as he falls to the floor in frailty, believing himself to be dead.


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Apocalypse Now OST

"Saigon. Shit, I'm still only in Saigon." So begins Francis Ford Coppola's epic journey down the rivers of the Vietnam War into a world paralysed by rationalised insanity and ritual murder. The horror of this alternate reality is scrutinised on this collection, which contains not only the film's score, written by the director and his father, but also a hefty portion of the original dialogue and sound design of the film. And frankly, the most chilling and absorbing part of the film is Captain Willard's weary yet brilliantly evocative narration on the absurd, plus Colonel Kurtz's free-associated meditations on death, snails crawling across straight razors and more death. While Coppola's score is less over-the-top than the dialogue, it still makes the listener shiver. Much of the music is akin to a Vangelis score with added spleen: vicious, shimmering washes of synthesiser with notes waiting to cave inward like a circus big-top tent on fire, as in the bedlam of "Do Lung Bridge". Toss in The Doors' violent hedonism on "The End", tribal war drumming and a word or two from both Wagner and Flash Cadillac and you have your own audio journey into the heart of darkness. To paraphrase Martin Sheen's Willard: it's a choice mission, and once it is over, you'll never want another.

Disc 1
01. - The End
02. - Saigon
03. - The End Part 2
04. - Terminate
05. - The Delta
06. - P.B.R.
07. - Dossier
08. - Colonel Kilgore
09. - Orange Light
10. - The Ride Of The Valkyries
11. - Napalm In The Morning
12. - Pre-Tiger
13. - Dossier #II
14. - Susie Q
15. - Dossier #III
16. - 75 Klicks
17. - The Nung River


Disc 2
01. - Do Lung Bridge
02. - Letters From Home
03. - Clean's Death
04. - Chief's Death, Strange Voyage
05. - Strange Voyage
06. - Kurtz' Compound
07. - Willard's Capture
08. - Errand Boy
09. - Chef's Head
10. - The Hollow Men
11. - Horror
12. - Even The Jungle Wanted Him Dead
13. - The End


She's got the power to heal you, never fear!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Thomas Jerome Newton

The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)

The Man Who Fell to Earth is a British science fiction film directed by Nicolas Roeg, based on the 1963 novel of the same name by Walter Tevis, about an extraterrestrial who crash lands on Earth seeking a way to ship water to his planet, which is suffering from a severe drought. The film maintains a strong cult following for its use of surreal imagery and its performances by David Bowie (in his first starring film role), Candy Clark, and Hollywood veteran Rip Torn. The same novel was later remade as a less-successful 1987 television adaptation.

Thomas Jerome Newton (David Bowie) is a humanoid alien who comes to Earth from a distant planet seeking a way to bring water back to his home planet, Anthea, which is experiencing a terrible drought.

Newton uses the advanced technology of his home planet to patent many inventions on Earth, and rises to incredible wealth as the head of a technology-based conglomerate, World Enterprises Corporation, aided by leading patent attorney Oliver V. Farnsworth (Buck Henry). Secretly, this wealth is needed to construct his own space vehicle program in order to ship water back to his planet...

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Audition (1999)

Ōdishon is a japanese horror film directed by Takashi Miike and starring Ryo Ishibashi and Eihi Shiina. It is based on a Ryu Murakami novel of the same title. Over the years, the film has developed a cult following.

Shigeharu Aoyama, a middle-aged widower who lost his wife to an illness seven years prior, is urged by his 17-year-old son, Shigehiko, to begin dating women again. Shigehiko is somewhat doubtful of his father's love life, but plans to move out when he finishes school and does not want his father to be alone. Aoyama's friend and colleague, Yoshikawa, a film producer, devises a plan to hold a mock-audition, in which young, beautiful women would audition for the "part" of Aoyama's new wife, under the impression that they are auditioning for a new film, but actually so Aoyama can marry one of the finalist contestants...

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Baraka (1992)

Baraka is a Todd-AO (70 mm) non-narrative film directed by Ron Fricke.

The film is often compared to Koyaanisqatsi, the first of the Qatsi films by Godfrey Reggio of which Fricke was cinematographer. Baraka's subject matter has some similarities—including footage of various landscapes, churches, ruins, religious ceremonies, and cities thrumming with life, filmed using time-lapse photography in order to capture the great pulse of humanity as it flocks and swarms in daily activity. The film also features a number of long tracking shots through various settings, including one through former German concentration camps at Auschwitz and Tuol Sleng (in Cambodia) turned into museums honoring their victims: over photos of the people involved, past skulls stacked in a room, to a spread of bones. In addition to making comparisons between natural and technological phenomena, such as in Koyaanisqatsi, Baraka searches for a universal cultural perspective: for instance, following a shot of an elaborate tattoo on a bathing Japanese yakuza mobster with one of Native Australian tribal paint.

The movie was filmed at 152 locations in 24 countries: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Nepal, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. It contains no dialogue. Instead of a story or plot, the film uses themes to present new perspectives and evoke emotion purely through cinema. The film was the first in over twenty years to be photographed in the 70mm Todd-AO format.

The title Baraka is a word that means blessing in Arabic. The score by Michael Stearns and featuring music by Dead Can Dance, L. Subramaniam, Ciro Hurtado, Inkuyo, Brother and David Hykes, is noticeably different from the minimalist one provided by Philip Glass for Koyaanisqatsi. The film was produced by Mark Magidson, who also produced and directed the film Toward the Within, a live concert performance by Dead Can Dance. A sequel to Baraka, Samsara, is planned to be released in 2010.

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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Lizard Woman

Psy Trance Hallucination

Altered States (1980)

Altered States is a science fiction film adaptation of a novel by the same name by playwright and screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky. It was the only novel that Chayefsky ever wrote, as well as his final film. Both the novel and the film are based on John C. Lilly's sensory deprivation research conducted in isolation tanks under the influence of psychoactive drugs like ketamine and LSD.

The film was directed by Ken Russell and starred William Hurt in his screen debut. It also starred Blair Brown (as Emily Jessup), Charles Haid and Bob Balaban. It additionally featured the film debut of Drew Barrymore. The film score was composed by classical composer John Corigliano (with Christopher Keene conducting) and was nominated for an Academy Award. The film also received an Oscar nomination for Sound, losing to The Empire Strikes Back.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Carter Burwell – The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)

Unfairly dissed at the time of its release (1994), The Hudsucker Proxy has gained many supporters over the years but still, in my opinion, has much re-appraising to go through. One aspect of the Coens’ return to screwball comedy that barely anybody mentions is its score. That’s a shame because it is grand and majestic with a compelling compassion for the characters even at their most pathetic. Reportedly loosely based on the “Adagio” and “Phrygia” movements of the ballet Spartacus by Aram Khachaturian, the music swells with proper punctuation throughout Tim Robbins’ crazy climb up the corporate ladder. A few perfect-for-period Duke Ellington numbers make the cut too but the icing on the Coens’ cake musically is the cameo by Peter Gallagher as fictitious crooner Vic Tenneta who briefly steals one nightclub scene with his rendition of “Memories Are Made Of This”.

01. Prologue
02. Norville Suite
03. Waring’s Descent
04. The Hud Sleeps
05. Light Lunch
06. The Wheel Turns
07. The Hula Hoop
08. Useful
09. Walk of Shame
10. Blue Letter
11. A Long Way Down
12. The Chase
13. Norville’s End
14. Epilogue
15. Norville’s Reprise


Sunday, March 7, 2010

Teaser:Tetsuo - The Bullet Man (2009)

Plot: The life of an ordinary American businessman living in Tokyo with his Japanese wife (Akiko Monou) and a three-year-old son changes forever after a sudden tragedy. His extreme anger turns his body metallic to fight at a ultra-fast speed against a mysterious evil in the dynamically-changing city of Tokyo.

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Friday, February 26, 2010

Chappaqua (1966)

Chappaqua is a cult film written, directed by and starring Conrad Rooks. It is based on Rooks' experiences with drug addiction. It includes cameo appearances by a host of famous names of the 1960s: author William S. Burroughs, guru Swami Satchidananda, beat poets Allen Ginsberg and Moondog, and Ravi Shankar, who co-wrote the score with Philip Glass. Rooks had commissioned jazz artist Ornette Coleman to compose music for the film, but his score, which has become known as the Chappaqua Suite was ultimately not used. Coleman too makes a cameo appearance in the film.

The film briefly depicts its namesake, Chappaqua, New York, a sleepy hamlet in Westchester County, in a few minutes of wintry panoramas. The hamlet is an overt symbol of drug-free, suburban childhood innocence, and is also one of the film's many nods to Native American culture. The northern Westchester area had been heavily inhabited by Native Americans; the word chappaqua itself derives from the Wappinger (a nation of the Algonquin tribe) word for 'laurel swamp'.

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Bill Lee

The Man with the Golden Arm OST (1955)

01. Clark Street (The Hop / Homecoming / Antek's)
02. Zosh
03. Frankie Machine
04. The Fix
05. Molly
06. Breakup (Flight / Louie's / Burlesque)
07. Sunday Morning
08. Desperation
09. Audition
10. The Cure (Withdraw / Cold / Morning)
11. Finale
12. Wild and Crazy
13. Exotica
14. Smooth
15. Just A Little Jazz
16. Nightcap
17. Return Of The Man

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Reefer Madness (1936)

Reefer Madness (aka Tell Your Children) is american exploitation film revolving around the tragic events that ensue when high school students are lured by pushers to try "marihuana": a hit and run accident, manslaughter, suicide, rape, and descent into madness all ensue. The film was directed by Louis Gasnier and starred a cast composed of mostly unknown bit actors. It was originally financed by a church group and made under the title Tell Your Children.

The film was intended to be shown to parents as a morality tale attempting to teach them about the dangers of cannabis use. However, soon after the film was shot, it was purchased by producer Dwain Esper, who re-cut the film for distribution on the exploitation film circuit. The film did not gain an audience until it was rediscovered in the 1970s and gained new life as a piece of unintentional comedy among cannabis smokers. Today, it is in the public domain in the United States and is considered a cult film.

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Repost: Brazil (1985) HDTV

Release: Brazil.HDTV.720p.x264.AC3-5.1-DiC.mkv
Video: 1280 x 720, x264, 23.976 fps, ~4377 kbps
Audio: English AC3 5.1 @384 kbps
Size: 4.37 GB (4480.949 MB)
Duration: 02:11:28



Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Bottled Fools

Hellevator: The Bottled Fools (2004)

Gusha no Bindume is a japanese film written and directed by Hiroki Yamaguchi. In a dystopian future humanity has been forced underground. Settlements are stacked very deep, all of which are connected by transport elevators. One day a girl named Luchino hides in one of these elevators to escape the authorities when she is caught smoking. Unfortunately she does this at a time when a separate group of security forces are using the elevator to transport two extremely dangerous criminals. Suddenly an explosion cripples the elevator and the eclectic group of passengers which are now mixed in with two murderers are forced to fight for their survival in any way they can.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Elephant Man (1980)

The Elephant Man is a drama film based on the story of Joseph Merrick (called John Merrick in the film), a severely deformed man in 19th century London. The film was directed by David Lynch. The screenplay was adapted by Lynch, Christopher De Vore, and Eric Bergren from the books The Elephant Man and Other Reminiscences (1923) by Sir Frederick Treves and The Elephant Man: A Study in Human Dignity by Ashley Montagu. It was shot in black-and-white. Between the surreal dystopia of Eraserhead and the artistic immobility of Dune, and before critics labeled him as the auteur of Weird America with permanent marker, David Lynch directed this strange but true story set in London, England during the late 1800’s. Being one of only two films of his to be based on fact it is far less of a personal work than those generated by the director himself. Despite his sensibilities being contained in a more formal framework his unique aural and visual style (like the sound of blowing wind or the peculiar emphasis of the industrial machinery of the period)clearly comes across, although it’s a far cry from the narrative conundrums that comprise Eraserhead, Lost Highway, or Mulholland Dr.

The Elephant Man was recognized as a critical and commercial success, and received eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture in 1981.

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