Saturday, April 28, 2012

Sesame Street - Alphabet with Lou Rawls

CAN - Bring Me Coffee or Tea

This is an atmospheric and moody little music video by one of my favorite bands, CAN. It's from 1972. Damo seems pretty stoned. Everyone else looks really serious. I like how everyone is wearing big ass headphones. This track has for a long time reminded me of one of Fran├žois de Roubaix's themes from Le Samoura├», (at about 3:45). 

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Cinema One: Signs and Meaning in the Cinema



The book is not telling me what mysterious and scary image is on the cover. I haven't read it yet. But the stills make it look promising and I like how spooky the cover is.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Joe Meek // BBC doc & interview (1964)

Happy Record Store Day. Support your local record shop! Watch a documentary about Joe Meek. It's good.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Film Archive // Northwest Film Forum


This is nice. I'm often at the Northwest Film Forum but I had no idea there was a room full of films and Gem working on cataloguing them until I asked Adam about where to get educational films from the 60's and 70's. Turns out you get them right there. That's pretty super. It was little like something out of Franz Kafka's The Trial when K finds people working in rooms he didn't know existed. Only its not scary or sad or nightmarish. It's just nice and wonderful and convenient.

I have a special project in mind with these old educational films, more about that later.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Cinema One: Val Lewton The Reality of Terror


I am really excited that I found this book at Powell's while I was in Portland last weekend. It seemed providential since You Poor Thing has been influenced by Val Lewton often during the writing and development of the project. He was known for horror films, but horror films that are literary, psychological, and not-very-violent. It's kinda hard to find books on Lewton. I didn't know there was a Cinema One about him until I found this.


Monday, April 16, 2012


spooky ypt

You may or may not be aware of You Poor Thing. I've written about it here before, it's been a project I've been developing for over a year and it was going to be done in Milwaukee. Well, a lot has changed in 2012. I'm shooting it in Portland now. It's a shoestring budget feature, a monster movie, a page torn from the lives of love-starved criminals, a psychedelic film noir, and so much more. Since this is my first feature and I'm producing it, it made sense to move the project to Portland since its so much closer to me. Though I regret not doing this film in Mke, I look forward to shooting something there again in the future. And Portland is wonderful. I just got back from there where these photos were taken by me and Shantel Bennett, who's playing Colleen, the Bonnie Parker character.

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pdx couch

Electrons on Parade (1942)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Louise Brooks: Portrait of an Anti-Star (1986)


This is a collection of essays I found with writing by Lotte Eisner, Roland Jaccard, Jean-Michel Palmier, and Brooks herself. I think all the essays are in other books but the stills in this book are the real deal. Beautiful stuff. I'm not scanning any of them in because the book is in such good condition. Definitely worth seeking out for Brooks fans. Originally a French book, which sort of accounts for its title.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

TVC15 --- David Bowie + Ruby Flipper

Oh my goodness. Heavens to Betsy. What is going on here? Read about this video here.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Even More Technicolor for your ears

Technicolor 3

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1. Salvation Theme - New Order
2. Love is Blue - Stelvio Cipriani
3. Amour, Vacances et Baroque - Paul Piot
4. Leslie Love - I Marc 4
5. Stars and Rockets - The Peter Thomas Sound Orchestra
6. Pushing the Car - Krzysztof Komeda
7. Improvisation Pour Deux Voies - Janko Nilovic & Dave Sucky
8. Death Wish (Main Title) - Herbie Hancock
9. Blue like a Dream - Armando Trovajoli
10. The Bestial Theme - Francis Lai
11. Hayes Theme - Francis Lai
12. Adios Mario - Jacques Tati
13. Assault on Precinct 13 - John Carpenter
14. Senza Motivo Apparente - Ennio Morricone
15. Oriental Dolls - James Harpham
16. Sarah in Bath - Krzysztof Komeda
17. Je Suis Sportive - Francois De Roubaix
18. The twins - Ruud Bos
19. Psico classico - Gianni Marchetti
20. Clara's Jerk - Jacques Loussier
21. Deserto di Fuoco (Main titles) - Edda Dell'Orso
22. Sabba - Bruno Nicolai

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Independent Video by Ken Marsh (1974)

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ind vid 1

I found this at Half-priced books yesterday. Some of the illustrations are pretty psychedelic for a guidebook. It's pretty bonkers.