This is me at the kitchen table working on the budget for You Poor Thing.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Saturday, April 28, 2012
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 François de Roubaix's themes from Le Samouraï, (at about 3:45).
Friday, April 27, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
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
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
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.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
Thursday, April 12, 2012
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.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Monday, April 9, 2012
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Friday, April 6, 2012
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