Gonna post some songs over the next week or so before I head to the Crescent City that will comprise my personal “N’awlins-bound” mix.
Charles Sheffield, ‘It’s Your Voodoo Working’. I dare your hips not to shimmy.
Kate Moss in Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci SS11 by Mert & Marcus
Our Catty Exchanges
Usually he talks back to me, but I’ve yet to get this on camera.
Yeah, I know I’m teetering on the brink of social acceptability.
Seems as good a time as any to post this song.
An’ all over the world, strangers talk only ‘bout the weather…
“He’s drinking the water!”
Summary of Criterion Releases: December 2010
I saw this over the summer at a local theatre and was not impressed enough to revisit it (never mind pick it up). It has a promising story, but with the exception of a few vivid scenes, it was clumsy and became tedious to watch. If nothing else it stands to show how much del Toro has improved as a filmmaker!
Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, The Last Picture Show, The King of Marvin Gardens, Head; Drive, He Said; A Safe Place.
I haven’t. seen. a one. Well, not entirely true… I cracked open the set and withdrew The Last Picture Show and got about 30 minutes in before the inevitable S-word  overtook me. I’ve GOT to stop starting movies with eyelids at half-mast and warm cats cuddled close.
So uh, the first 30 minutes were great….dusty, sparse. Charged with a quiet restlessness. I’m looking forward to finishing it AND continuing my mini late 60s-early 70s indie American film course-inna-box.
Well, the year in review is done! Ended with an”Eh!” and a snooze….heh. But the overwhelming majority of 2010’s releases were received with wide eyes and a gleeful heart; it was an incredible roster. Here’s looking forward to what 2011 will bring.
 Snooze. That would be snooze.
Summary of Criterion Releases: November 2010
Another film I wrote about previously, although after subsequent viewings I think I may be skewing even more towards the ‘silly’ side. Still an impressive piece of work for reasons detailed in the post, but certainly not one of my favorite releases this year. Great, great cover art though.
Not saying anything you didn’t already know, but this is such a funny, funny movie. Although I still don’t know if I can make the grand ol’ Keaton-Chaplin decision, I love watching the Little Tramp as he doodles and bumbles around the factory. Plus, he’s got the cutest lil’ gamin(e) in modern times to keep him company.
One of my favorite movies, ever. A prime example of a perfect moment in cinema is when Lillian Gish sits sentinel, silhouetted in the darkness with her shotgun, as the Preacher starts singing his hymn. Both singing the same tune but their intentions inherently opposite, their duet is one of the most potent, crystalline moments of Good vs Evil I’ve ever experienced.
Cesare Candi harp guitar, date unknown