Things tagged film:

The Oracle of Shepperton

Basically, it’s the story of Thomas’s doomed attempt to interview Ballard. He takes a taxi to Shepperton, and before he knows it is in a parallel dimension, being driven by a gruff hoodlum with clear contempt for his passenger.

Via cityofsound.



Forget the film, watch the titles



Quick Cuts, Coarse Letters, Multiple Screens

[Dr. Strangelove’s] frightening absurdity was established in the very first frame of the main title sequence designed by Pablo Ferro.

Via Jim Coudal.



Dances with horses, or defending the indefensible

Posted to Salon.com.

One of the better introductions to “Zoo” that I have read, though the interview is pretty lame (not the writers fault, heh)

I can understand anybody’s reluctance to engage with the issues raised in “Zoo,” a lovely, subdued film, washed in midnight blue, that flirts with the outer edges of documentary reconstruction and poetic license – and is certain to make you uncomfortable. But much of the outraged response to “Zoo,” almost all of it from people who haven’t seen the film (I heard a lot of this myself, after covering it at Sundance), is based on willful ignorance and incomprehension.



Into the Shadowy World of Sex With Animals

Posted by MANOHLA DARGIS to NYT > Movie Reviews.

“Zoo” is, to a large extent, about the rhetorical uses of beauty. It is, rather more coyly, also about a man who died after having sex with a stallion.

Opening in NYC this week, also a review in the The Village Voice

I hear a rumor that it has been accepted into Cannes, not sure if that means in competition, or what, but pretty crazy anyway.



A Lyrical Approach to a Subject That Shocks


A decent review in the NYT



It's important to remember

That they don't all do it like we do.



Leo Bridle Films

Great films, kind of like Gondry's stuff. I recommend Off The Beaten Track. Link.

Via MAKE: Blog.