Archive for the ‘film’ Category

William S. Burroughs’ TOWERS OPEN FIRE

August 20, 2007

Towers Open Fire
Photo montage uploaded by Bunaen

Towers Open Fire by Tony Balch and Bill Burroughs is often ignored in discussions of avant-garde film.

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If Fellini did an After School Special

August 15, 2007

The Game (28 minutes – 1966) and The Choking Game (2005)

This week, two little-known short films about teenagers looking for some action and the game they play.

the game 1966

Some Scenes from The Game, originally uploaded by bunaen.

 

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Case in Point: Anna May Wong

August 15, 2007

anna_may_shaded, originally uploaded by Kung Fu Grip! Zine.

 

anna may wong 1, originally uploaded by silvernightingale.

 

Racism and sexism are simply institurionalized lies. Case in point – Anna May Wong.

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New Girl in the Office

August 15, 2007

New Girl in the Office
Run Time 13:58 (work safe)

Mary Newton is the new girl in the office. The big boss takes her in to meet Ed Asner who needs a hand in his department–bad. He’s mighty glad to meet Mary until she walks into the room. Oh my God, she’s colored! Ed’s not the only one who gives Mary the cold shoulder. Kit, the boss’ secretary decides she doesn’t want to work with the colored girl, and threatens to quit. We assume she is not just feigning racism to cover up for the fact that she is sick of the boss yelling when she arrives a little late for work, “You’d better hurry, my coffee’s getting cold!”

Fortunately the men have everything under control, and are able to wrangle the girls into accepting the new girl. This is good because it is Mary’s dream to work in a secretarial pool, where she can gaze up admiringly at the glass ceiling instead of having to scrub it.

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Un Chien Andalou (1929)

August 14, 2007

Lola is on brief hiatus. Meanwhile on the list of the ten best things in life, up ahead of your kids and wife, surrealist movies gotta rate about number three.
Un Chien Andalou (1929)
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Watch the famous surrealistic movie short by Salvador Dali and Luis Buñuel.
Run Time 16 minutes

“Got me a movie
I want you to know
Slicing up eyeballs
I want you to know
Girlie so groovy
I want you to know
Don’t know about you
But I am un Chien Andalusia”

The Pixies – ‘Debaser’

For more information about Un Chien Andalou, see:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Un_chien_andalou

The Bad Flowers (Fleur de mal)

August 9, 2007

The Bad Flowers
A short film by Jimmy Hickey

Starring Kate Gilmore as Madeleine
Clare McNulty as Liz
With Ryan Batjiaka as the pet dealer

Written and produced by Jimmy Hickey

“Octopus watching then became my new modus operandi–all I could do for hours on end. And yet the creature never emerged. I was stuck. I was living in a pool of stagnant pond water. Each day watching myself becoming more and more engulfed by the festering growth of my own obsession. I couldn’t tear myself away. I had built my world as I promised and now I had to live there and nowhere else. And still the octopus did not emerge…”

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