“but, at this juncture, when the will is most imperiled, art approaches, as a redeeming and healing enchantress; she alone may transform these horrible reflections on the terror and absurdity of existence into representations with which man may live. these are the representation of the sublime as the artistic conquest of the awful, and of the comic as the artistic release from the nausea of the absurd.”—friedrich nietzsche, the birth of tragedy out of the spirit of music, ch. 7 (1872)
1. The Blair Witch Project (Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sanchez, 1999) 2. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (David Lynch, 1992) 3. Possession (Andrzej Zulawski, 1981) 4. Videodrome (David Cronenberg, 1983) 5. Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One (William Greaves, 1968) 6. Blue Velvet (David Lynch, 1986) 7. Week End (Jean-Luc Godard, 1967) 8. The Hour of the Wolf (Ingmar Bergman, 1968) 9. Juliet of the Spirits (Federico Fellini, 1965) 10. The Thin Blue Line (Errol Morris, 1988) 11. The Iron Rose (Jean Rollin, 1973) 12. The Lickerish Quartet (Radley Metzger, 1970) 13. Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979) 14. Gummo (Harmony Korine, 1997) 15. Straw Dogs (Sam Peckinpah, 1971) 16. Two-Lane Blacktop (Monte Hellman, 1971) 17. A Nightmare on Elm Street (Wes Craven, 1984) 18. F for Fake (Orson Welles, 1974) 19. Beyond The Valley of the Dolls (Russ Meyer, 1970) 20. Eden and After (Alain Robbe-Grillet, 1970) 21: Benny’s Video (Michael Haneke, 1992)
That made me really sad. I can't help but think of the fact that he is very old and might die at any moment. When did you see him?
i saw leonard cohen in chicago in may of last year. although it wasn’t anything like being at isle of wight or seeing him at all before the synth took over, the band was spectacular and l. cohen is definitely still the man. he played for three hours with intermission. i cried a lot. you can read mortality in the wrinkles of his face; it’s very sad. i’m sure he will leave us soon. i was so anxious for his death that i planned to fly to europe in order to see him again, but have since put it out of my mind. i doubt he’ll ever come back, but if he does i’ll have to see him. i sat front row, center and after he played he shook my hand and signed my “songs of” lp. i wore a floral tie and the old guy next to my friend and i kept asking us the names of the songs. oh, lord voldemort sat behind us.
I'm quite envious of your film collection. I'm finding it quite hard to come across Jean-Luc Godard films.
if you don’t mind purchasing dvds (and especially if you have a region free dvd player) you can see a lot of godard’s filmography (including some short films included in special features). although the bulk of it is new wave stuff, a bit of everything is available. otherwise, you’re stuck on torrenting, and really… it’s not a bad place to be stuck. most of the dvds you can purchase (especially region 1) can be found easily on public or private trackers. as for everything else (which is a lot of everything else), participation in a good private tracker is necessary. passthepopcorn actually has a rather robust collection (surprising enough), but the win all definitely goes to karagarga (which has everything). if you’re looking for something, get on karagarga.