Thoughts on a Film #558
The Beaver Trilogy
This is a real neat experimental piece of cinema. Each segment adds layers of depth to the original documentary and turns what would be just some offbeat and forgettable twenty minutes of film into something of much more merit.
Thoughts on a Film #557
Johnny Got His Gun
The original is one of my favorite books. Dalton Trumbo transfers his story as well as his strong anti-war message to film very nicely.
Met Alexander Kaletski at his gallery in Chelsea. If you live in/near New York city, go to it. He was really cool.
One of NYU’s dining halls was playing this today. Are they meta-referencing that movie,
Greatest book cover ever?
Thoughts on a Film #556
Wake in Fright
How is it that great Australian artistic endeavors are always throttled into deep obscurity. Seriously, try to think of one Australian writer, musician, painter, etc. What’s that? AC/DC? Lame.
Thoughts on a Film #555
Stories We Tell
Not a poorly made film or anything like that at all, but honesty, the story told here wasn’t particularly interesting. Not sure why this got so much attention.