posts from fellini

Cinecittà: The Myth of Persistence of Vision

by April 13th, 2011 - Culture » Film and TV »

Should Cinecittà, the legendary Italian film studio, be kept alive by government funds? I think the answer to one simple question can decide that. “When does the next really good Fellini movie come out?” Oh…never, you say? Well…looks like you’re a fucking Walmart then… As a totally-for-real, bonafide, you-betcha, no-kidding Italian citizen (sure…) I feel […]

Short Attention Span Award: Jacques Tati’s Playtime

by March 12th, 2011 - Culture » Film and TV »

My attention span is one of the least focused things in the world. Very little holds my interest: Old broken buildings dissolving into the ground and mirrors – for some reason – my only consistently lasting entertainments. And so, it is quite right to dream up an illusory award for such other bobbles that grab […]

Taken To the River: David Byrne in Prospect Park

by June 9th, 2009 - Culture » Sounds »

I caught wind earlier that day, June 9th 2009, that David Byrne was playing a free show as part of the Celebrate Brooklyn concert series in Prospect Park in Brooklyn. I thought to myself… “God Damn…I love him…” “I bet there’s gonna be god-awful hipsters everywhere…a sea of sucking humanity…one big coffin…” “And, of course, […]

To the n00bs at The Criterion Collection

by May 22nd, 2009 - Culture » Film and TV »

That which most confounded me during the DVD era, and seems only so recently resolved, has sprung its head again in the somewhat less brave new world of Blu Ray. For the longest time, some of my favorite films were only available on scratchy, no less than thrice copied VHS tapes. When I first saw […]

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