Auteur = Author
Saturday, December 3, 2016
There is a bit of a silver lining, however, as Mortensen says that the writer/director currently derives a good amount of joy from writing books. Cronenberg published "Consumed," his first novel, in 2014. bye...
What a sad state of affairs. Adam Sandler has no trouble financing his constant stream of drivel, and Cronenberg has to retire because he can’t get financing for his films? TerribleThe problem is not just that he can’t find financing, that’s obviously part it, but it’s really that his films are hardly distributed (therefore can’t turn a profit).
Friday, December 2, 2016
Just woke from a bad dream that someone had stolen my Raleigh bike while I was trying to get a parking ticket space using a broken meter and I had no car parked on that block due to the Trump Tower traffic jams killin' the city this month. Stinks because honestly I wanted a new bike and having it stolen would have been the perfect excuse to get myself one. Oh damn - well at least there's always Santa Claus. bye.
Thursday, December 1, 2016
BTW, then I gravitated to spin Cliff Martinez's
Sex, Lies and Videotape vinyl soundtrack. Cliff is from The Bronx and has made a career scoring films for Steven Soderbergh after departing The Red Hot Chili Peppers (their original drummer).
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
A 16mm'dubbed' print of 'The Pink Telephone' - rare 70's indie French cinema. The irony is that this aged print's nitrocellulose and camphor chemistry has turned the movie - pink (a very nice consequence), bye...
A Gaumont International [fr] production.
The Gaumont Film Company is a French mini-major film studio founded by the engineer-turned-inventor Léon Gaumont (1864–1946), in 1895. It is the first and oldest film company in the world, founded before other studios such as Pathé (founded in 1896), Titanus (1904), Nordisk Film (1906), Universal Pictures and Paramount Pictures (both founded in 1912). Gaumont predominantly produces, co-produces, and distributes films, and in 2011, 95% of Gaumont's consolidated revenues came from the film division.
Friday, November 25, 2016
Thursday, November 24, 2016
1. Frozen soda cans burst primarily because of the gas pressure, and primarily due to the expansion of the ice.
2. If they do explode, what is the origin of the stalagmite-like structures on the sides of the freezer afterwards if you got them on sale by the 12 pack?
3. What makes a soda can burst? The critical item is the solubility of CO2 in ice as compared to the solubility in water if the ration of calories is not consistent with the gallons of water taken from your neighbor's haunted water well.
*** The bottom line is that all exploding cans of soda are unfortunate, loud, creepy as hell and a waste of hard earned money.
4. Next time buy Sunkist.
So interesting how Whit Stillman (Metropolitan, Barcelona, Last Days of Disco) used a copy of the script for The Big Chill as his learning tool device to begin screenwriting. This is truly such a great, honest, funny, comprehensive and informative interview I have posted above. Whit is now working on an Amazon.com series proposal titled, 'Cosmopolitans' and is back and forth with ideas and possibilities. I hung with Whit last week to bounce around some potential ideas and things are brewing in the kettle. Stay tuned.
bye (meaning, for now).
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Absolute true all-american film classic. A timeless story about perseverance.
bye, but Sly ur last Creed re-boot money maker total crappy thingy broke everyone's heart. Please do not that again. Seriously. Thanks.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
p.s. Paying respect to actor Charles Bronson, up in the deep foggy mountains at his isolated family ranch. Rest in Peace, true nature lover and cinema's protector of the underdog, Inc...
Bye, Mr. aka Paul Kersey. Hope you and Jill Ireland are preparing dinner for Mrs. Brady up there! She's coming home. Bye again.
Monday, November 21, 2016
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Thursday, November 17, 2016
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Monday, November 14, 2016
Such a powerful film document. The static long takes, composition framings and ultra-slo camera pans are astounding and the editorial language speaks in a universal tongue. This is such a beautifully shot film to look at, and despite its gradual depictions of death and physical suffering the balance it seams with 'hope' makes this visual exodus comprehensible - still absorbing this. Gorgeous. bye.