Check it: Explore the vast, wonderful, dynamic (…) world of Indian cinema with dhrupad. One of our favorite Tumblrs! 

Check it: Explore the vast, wonderful, dynamic (…) world of Indian cinema with dhrupad. One of our favorite Tumblrs! 

ENTER INTO THE FILM PORTAL w/ ”La Chamber by Chantal Akerman”
"There is something strangely but decidedly punk rock about all this. I couldn’t help but hear X-Ray Spec’s Poly Styrene shrieking “Oh Bondage! Up Yours!” as I watched. The attitude, anyway, is all right there onscreen.”
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ENTER INTO THE FILM PORTAL w/ La Chamber by Chantal Akerman”

"There is something strangely but decidedly punk rock about all this. I couldn’t help but hear X-Ray Spec’s Poly Styrene shrieking “Oh Bondage! Up Yours!” as I watched. The attitude, anyway, is all right there onscreen.”

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Famous scene from Val Lewton’s 1942 Cat People, directed by Jacques Tourneur. Alice fears her antagonist, Irena, has turned into a panther and is pursuing her through Central Park. The frightening, possibly feline sounds, reinforce this. Just as the tension is at its greatest, Alice discovers the source of the noise: a bus. Many films have since employed this technique, which is referred to as the “Lewton Bus.”

When Chris Marker Had a Second Life
See famed French artist Chris Marker dance with his cat avatar, Guillaume-en-Egypte, on Second Life. The happiness is hard to contain!  
Back in ‘08, along with architect Max Moskowitz, Marker developed Ouvrior, a museum of sorts. In conjunction with Harvard Film Archives, Marker gave a guided tour of his compound. See walkthroughs here, here, and here. 
When asked if he could spend more time in SL, Marker responds: “I would retire here for good. Like Brando in Tahiti. There’d be fewer worries in terms of maintenance.”
Within SL, the image is not confined. Not by surface, by linearity, by conventional divisions of still/motion. An ideal resting place for Chris Marker.
SL coordinates for Ouvrior can be found here.   

When Chris Marker Had a Second Life

See famed French artist Chris Marker dance with his cat avatar, Guillaume-en-Egypte, on Second Life. The happiness is hard to contain!  

Back in ‘08, along with architect Max Moskowitz, Marker developed Ouvrior, a museum of sorts. In conjunction with Harvard Film Archives, Marker gave a guided tour of his compound. See walkthroughs here, here, and here

When asked if he could spend more time in SL, Marker responds: “I would retire here for good. Like Brando in Tahiti. There’d be fewer worries in terms of maintenance.

Within SL, the image is not confined. Not by surface, by linearity, by conventional divisions of still/motion. An ideal resting place for Chris Marker.

SL coordinates for Ouvrior can be found here.   

Cinema (uhh…) Media Sounds #16: The Work of JUDE MC
Jude MC gives us a psychedelic landscape that just might be the embodiment of JR Brown and Nora N. Khan’s modular youth: “falsifying, crystallizing myths through modern media and technology. They slide fluidly between references to industrial, post-industrial and digital culture because they can, because this movement is the function of privilege.”
Jude MC has worked with musicians like Blood Orange, Physical Therapy, Fatima Al Qadiri, and (most recently) Mykki Blanco, where the mixture of anime, throwback CG, and video game aesthetics perfectly complement one another.  

Cinema (uhh…) Media Sounds #16: The Work of JUDE MC

Jude MC gives us a psychedelic landscape that just might be the embodiment of JR Brown and Nora N. Khan’s modular youth: “falsifying, crystallizing myths through modern media and technology. They slide fluidly between references to industrial, post-industrial and digital culture because they can, because this movement is the function of privilege.”

Jude MC has worked with musicians like Blood Orange, Physical Therapy, Fatima Al Qadiri, and (most recently) Mykki Blanco, where the mixture of anime, throwback CG, and video game aesthetics perfectly complement one another.  

Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game has brought home the People’s Choice award at this year’s Toronto Film Festival. Birds have been saying the biopic downplays British mathematician and pioneering computer scientist, Alan Turing’s homosexuality.
We won’t draw any conclusions until we see it. But until then, check out Jacob  Gaboury’s “A Queer History of Computing” (prt1 & prt2) for an elaboration on this often neglected, erased, or forgotten about part of history. 

Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game has brought home the People’s Choice award at this year’s Toronto Film Festival. Birds have been saying the biopic downplays British mathematician and pioneering computer scientist, Alan Turing’s homosexuality.

We won’t draw any conclusions until we see it. But until then, check out Jacob  Gaboury’s “A Queer History of Computing” (prt1 & prt2) for an elaboration on this often neglected, erased, or forgotten about part of history. 



"We shouldn’t be afraid of difficult films, we shouldn’t be afraid not to be entertained. The viewer pays a high price for a film. And not in money. Viewers spend their time, a piece of their lives–an hour and a half to two hours. A bad film, an aggressive film, takes several centuries of life from humanity."

-Aleksandr Sokurov, Interview with Edward Guthman, The San Francisco Chronicle, February 2, 2003

"We shouldn’t be afraid of difficult films, we shouldn’t be afraid not to be entertained. The viewer pays a high price for a film. And not in money. Viewers spend their time, a piece of their lives–an hour and a half to two hours. A bad film, an aggressive film, takes several centuries of life from humanity."

-Aleksandr Sokurov, Interview with Edward Guthman, The San Francisco Chronicle, February 2, 2003

Delta     |     Kornél Mundruczó    |    2008

Check it: mirrorimagestills, a Tumblr run by throwherinthewater and batarde, cataloging occurrences of mirrors in film.

Check it: mirrorimagestills, a Tumblr run by throwherinthewater and batarde, cataloging occurrences of mirrors in film.

Facets Presents STARRED UP, David Mackenzie’s smash hit (get it?) from September 5 thru 11!

Facets Presents STARRED UP, David Mackenzie’s smash hit (get it?) from September 5 thru 11!