Sunday, April 22, 2012

Spike Lee's Dolly Shot Montage

I prefer to think of them as "moving sidewalk" shots. The Keital-Bicycle one at 1:18 is probably my favorite, especially in the context of the movie. (Keital, a tough NY detective, is trying to help the kid on the bicycle, who shot a neighborhood thug to death. As Keital suggests a story to commit to testimony that would get the boy off the hook, the imaginary scene plays out with Keital as floating narrator; seriously badass.) Another top clip is the stoned Leguizamo clip from Summer of Sam; the woman in the nightclub scene (from The 25th Hour) is fantastic as well.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Keith Jarrett's rant against losing the moment to gadgets

A neat post from Fast Company. Check it out HERE.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Existentialist Despair of Henri the Cat

The French really know how to tap into the emptiness of a life without meaning and the ironic burden that awareness brings to the aimless nihility of tedium.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Photoshopping (Downsizing) Venus

An interesting art exhibit that remakes Venus according to "modern" standards of beauty. You can browse it HERE.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Monday, April 09, 2012

Scorsese on Taxi Driver

Watched this film again recently and really appreciate what a great film it is. Martin Scorsese has some great insights in this interview:

"Loneliness has followed me my whole life. bars, in cars, sidewalks, stores, everywhere. There's no escape. I'm God's lonely man... "

Sunday, April 08, 2012

More Bad Album covers

A nice selection at Tastebuds; check them out HERE.