Saturday, May 26, 2012

A Therapy by Prada

This Fashion Film could only have been made by/for Prada. Always the intellectual brand! I mean, is it not luxury to have a video screenplayed by Roman Polanski? Is it not amazing that Helena Bonham Carter is acting in it? (ANYTHING with Helena Bonham Carter is amazing!) Isn't the violet-red combination quite fantastic? Isn't Ben Kingsley pretty funny?

Well let's check it out:



Friday, May 11, 2012

Franz Schubert- Trio in E-Flat

So, my favorite director will always be Stanley Kubrick. My favorite movie, Barry Lyndon. It's just... art! My favorite scene, this one, when Barry and Lady Lyndon kiss for the first time. The pace of it, combined with Schubert's Trio, is pure magic. Such elegance. Then again, it's Kubrick! Check it out:

The Kiss


And... I'm bringing all this up because I was watching The Hunger (1983) for the first time tonight, and oh surprise, Trio in E-Flat makes an appearance in this film as well. Catherine Deneuve + David Bowie + Schubert [+ Bauhaus + Susan Sarandon + amazing early 80's styling]... can this movie get any better?!!

Ok I couldn't find the exact scene
but you get the idea...

Finally, here's a version of Schubert's Trio
with WAY better sound quality. Enjoy!


Suddenly I feel like such a grownup, 
posting about classic music and all...


Friday, May 4, 2012

Venus

"We know that people want to be loved
not for what they are, 
but for what they appear to be.
So we have created a line of masks
that have the texture, warmth and smell 
of living human beings.
A customer can have any face she wants;
every face is unique and lasts a lifetime.
She can wear her artificial face to the grave".


Now that was a excerpt from Venus, a cosmetics manufacturer, and one of the 7 most powerful individuals in the world introduced in Alejandro Jodorowsky's cult psychedelic film The Holy Mountain (1973). If you haven't watch it, you must! This films is filled with symbolism, so I wont attempt a ridiculous simple description of it here. But I'll give you this: The introduction of Mars, the weapons manufacturer. It is equally brilliant in it's use of satire! And it's amongst my favorite scenes of the movie as well.

"...we have psychedelic shotguns, grenade necklaces...."


Intrigued? I sure hope so!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

I believe in lunatics

I got Tibor Kalman's brilliant essay back in college. It blows my mind every time I read it! Written in 1998, stills feels so current...

Let's be the lunatics!