Friday, October 15, 2010

Now is the time for (n)ever

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12 comments:

Rich On Liz's Computer said...

What is the top video from?

Mr Bigpants Cock (of the) Walk said...

I have know idea but would love to find out.

Rich On Liz's Computer said...

Seriously, it presents them in such a fascinating light, plus the way it looks it so fucking cool.

While we're at it, that version of Karen Koltrane aint nothin to sneeze at

Tim on a desktop computer, sitting at a desk on the third floor of a building located on sunnyside and lincoln avenues in chicago, IllInois said...

fascinating light, indeed! Take That(!) Mr. Duality Mentality:Steve Albini, Yr band still sucks!

I dare say that sometimes Lee's song's dont come off as well live as I'd like them to. Boy not the case here! and i dont know who's got the loose low E string among them but it sure does sound glorious, especially in the beginning.

Deanna said...

These are amazing. Thank you for sharing them, Tim!

Also, since I know you're a fellow Herzog fan, have you seen this yet? http://www.bu.edu/arion/on-the-absolute-the-sublime-and-ecstatic-truth/

Mr Bigpants Cock (of the) Walk said...

thats pretty fuckin awesome, deanna! Have you seen that doc he mentions at the end, The Great Ecstasy of Woodcutter Steiner? For some reason it wasnt released in his official boxset. if so whatd you think? if not I have multiple copies! so great. also, If you enjoy this line of thinking I highly highly suggest (unless you read it already) Herzog's edition of those director interview books: Herzog on Herzog. its impossible to put down. and incredibly useful.

Deanna said...

I haven't seen it, but it's on Netflix Instant! Yay!

I'll definitely check out that book--thanks for the recommendation! I've only recently (er, as in the last nine months or so) started diving into his work, and it's really fascinating.

Mr Bigpants Cock (of the) Walk said...

that guy can really keep you submerged once you dive in! A friend of mine told me about "this german director who filmed, on a camera he stole from some university in munich, for weeks and weeks, hanging out of helicopters and car windows and from handmade log rafts, lines and lines of people dressed as conquistadors and other spanish royalty crawling up and down mountains in peru and that these scenes were portraying bloodflow circulating through the veins of the mountains." and supposedly this was just an introduction to a story of the search for el dorado.
anyway, after hearing that I think it was a good two years before I came up for air.

Deanna said...

I've been so overwhelmed with foreign films lately--it's my current mission to watch all the out-of-print Criterion Collection films before people start swiping them from the library. I'm finally almost finished with that. It's been a fucking hell of a ride, for sure. All those Bunuel films are taking over my brain--I've really fallen in love with his work, especially his later films. I can't believe he doesn't get more credit or critical/academic attention. I watched The Phantom of Liberty the other night and still can't put together the words to describe what I saw.

So yeah, what I'm trying to say is that once I'm finished with this, I'm gonna refocus on more modern German directors for a bit, namely Herzog and Fassbinder.

Mr Bigpants Cock (of the) Walk said...

Ha! I did the reverse--went from Herzog to Bunuel.


are there many criterions going out of print? Thats troubling.. Ive always assumed they keep their collection afloat as there always seems to be reissues coming out like Red Shoes, Naked Kiss, The Seventh Seal, etc.

Deanna said...

They've had a lot of licensing issues with Studio Canal this year. Tons of stuff is out of print now--even The Third Man (FUCK!) and most of the Powell/Pressburger films, along with every Bunuel and Becker title and several others. SC wants to put out their own versions, which is fine if they do it right...but so far, they've just been sitting on the shit. It makes me die a little inside every time I think about it.

Mr Bigpants Cock (of the) Walk said...

oh wow, thats shitty! and yr right, sc probably won't end up doing it right. i hope other studios dont start to follow suit. we've got a real lucky thing going with crit! supposedly they have nothing remotely like this in europe. people actually purchase our region of dvd players just so they can make it their criterion player.

it funny, in march of 2009 I splurged in a big way and bought all of bunuel from viridiana to obscure object which includes all that criterion put out for him. now I feel a lil less guilty about it.