Saturday, March 15, 2008

Encounter #68: Motion picture, it's called.

Sorry again to those who need subtitles. Dig how Fritz Lang says the cinemascope frame was invented for serpents. And the Olympic discus toss: Jerry envisions himself as Odysseus, doesn't he? Is he really, only a stand-in for all the producers who made JLG's picture-making life "hell"? I don't think so. I think there has to be at least some of JLG in Jerry. Makes me think, again, always, during the opening weekend of Funny Games, FUCK YOU, Haneke. You can love cinema and make a movie called Contempt and not hate on your audience: you can make fun of yourself a little instead. Not only is it much more endearing, it's a better way to be in the world. --RWK

Genius Marketing #10: Le Mépris, bande-annonce originale
Songs #7: Théme de Camille

After reading good buddy Steve Boone's takedown of Contempt at The House, I wound up searching for clips on youtube (can I ever not "waste time"?) and came across this amazing trailer. Makes me want to see it again even more. Especially on a big screen. I could live in that score most days. And, you know, Brigitte Bardot's naked ass. (O, snap!) --RWK


Georges Delarue - Théme de Camille (zshare audio files are automatically on repeat...ahh!)

[Pic is no mystery. I'm handing this one to you. Plus another to, um, grow on. Both were stolen. I do not own _Contempt_, although I wouldn't mind that. My friends all know its cover beckons me whenever we're in the DVD section of Amoeba.]

naked ass

UPDATE, ten minutes later:
Duh: Rialto is re-releasing the picture. Here's the ad with subtitles, if you're into that sort of thing. Or you just don't understand French and think that's the way you're meant to enjoy this trailer. (I don't think that's the case.)

Friday, March 14, 2008

Encounter #67: I Lust U

Neon Neon will probably get big. Funny that one half of this duo first got pub for making music (made of bleats and pops and odd sounds; genuinely weird "hip hop") with Dose One. I don't quite like this song that much (it's, wudduyacallit, obvious?) but I can see some bedroom dudes remixing it into something way more fun and, let's face it, crunchy. If Ocelot get their hands on it, you know where it's going. If LA Riots get their hands on it, you know where it's going. I think I'd rather hear Moulinex's grind. Call this my off-in-a-corner vote. Scroll down on this post to get some free listens of other songs. Or, if you like this song, click here to get it off zshare. Hey, it'll probably grow on me if I listen to the mp3 instead of looking at some fool named Gruff Rhys not smile. --RWK

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Genius Marketing #9: U by Kotex

"You've only got one." ...beaver. Yup, ladies. The Australians push the envelope by giving not just a "dirty" name to a private part but by embodying such name as a puppet. Guess they're not too far from where this was made; so it makes some sense. --RWK [via copyranter]

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Flo Rida ft Timbaland

I mostly just want this song to be remixed, but its dope nonetheless.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Husky Boys Artwork #1

The myspace page will have songs at the end of this week. They promise. Again: Thank you a million, Mia. You're the coolest. --RWK

[Visit Mia Nolting's blog, and her website proper, for more cool art; some like this, most not.]

Encounter #66: L.E.S. Artistes

While I'm more a fan of the XXXChange remix (Big Stereo) than the original song, this video is something else. Something scary and gorgeous and fun and inventive -- but simple. Simple enough that, with the right camera and some smarts, it looks like something I could wrangle together. Not that I have that kind of smarts, or the right camera, or know enough people willing to get splattered with paint. Nima Nourizadeh does, though, and that's a good thing. Besides, I'm happy being me. I once was an LES artist, too, making zines, and that was tons of fun, even if the Kinkos costs were expensive. But now I've got the internet, which is free, and just as cool, only different. Still, I want to throw a bucket of paint on some people some day. --RWK

What a cast. Give these men work.

for joe
congrats, Lt.
To tide us over until Cuyler finishes his final write up, here's three moments I really enjoyed, in one way or another, last night. Marlo looked so pleased to have some adrenaline running. Slim is the coolest. And, there you have it: Carver is the man for the future. Fitting that the show's best moments belong to its black actors. Here's to Simon and Burns employing so many. Maybe they'll do another series, maybe they won't, but I hope they can do their best to help the careers of some of their stars, like Andre Royo and Clarke Peters and Seth Gilliam, who don't have the kind of profile that Michael K Williams enjoys. I'll have more to say about this next week when Cuy and I transcribe our 10-week conversation on the merits and shortsights of this show. I mean, I've devoted over 60 TV hours of my life to it, it's got to be worth something, right? Right. It's worthy. --RWK

[Pix stolen unabashedly from Alan Sepinwall.]

MOBIUS UPDATE: Cuy's last entry can be read here.