Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011



"Janomegasa, or snake-eye, paper rain umbrella, so named because it resembles the eye of a snake when open."

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Heavens (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Heavens OST Cover

Hi there. Great news. The soundtrack to the Heavens is now downloadable for free. 55 minutes of kosmiche, deep space pop. That's about twice as long as all the episodes put together so there's a lot of great stuff here that didn't make it onto the show. By Peter Pearson. Here he's working with his collaborators Toshio Masuda, Derek Muro, Lorna Krier, and Ben Simon. Download here.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Accident (1967)

Have you ever seen 'Accident'? If you haven't, I have to recommend it with caution, even though I love it. It's an odd movie, and pretty darn slow. It's as awkward as it is elegant. Pauline Kael wrote something like "It's one of the best movies playing right now but that's not saying very much." There's something mesmerizing about its cadence, when you're in the right mood. And there's all these deadpan goofy moments in the film. It's directed by Joseph Losey, with a screenplay by Harold Pinter that's based on a novel by Nicholas Mosley---a great intersection of talent and a pretty great time in all their careers. Both writers make cameos in the film. I bought the Spanish poster for it a couple of years ago, and I love it, check it out here. Watch the whole film here.


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Floating Face 10

Last night I saw a program of Jim Henson advertisements and short films, Commercials & Experiments, that was projected on film and looked really great, especially Time Piece. It was at SIFF's new cinema, the reopened Uptown, and screens again tonight at 9:15.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Krautrock: The Rebirth of Germany

Here's an hour-long BBC documentary about German rock music from about 1968 to 1977. There's a lot of great interviews in it, a pretty comprehensive survey of musicians from that time.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Mystery Film Still


I found this picture while searching for a Marx Bros post card of Chico on the telephone.