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)
Link

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

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Americana – Do them foreigners “get it”…

August 10, 2007

better than we do?

Let’s take a look at Rockabilly around the world.

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Take Anything You Want! Take Anything You Want! Take Anything You Want!

August 10, 2007

Need I remark on the gender, cultural, or social issues this highlights?

Let me put it this way,
Come for the aerobics.
Stay for the wants and warrants!

Can’t watch a YouTube video right now? Want to read the synopsis?

Careful! Spoiler follows!

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VD is for Everybody!

August 10, 2007


One minute public service spot (work safe)

Doggone if this PSA from the Ad Council doesn’t make you want to find out what this VD is and how to get some! Released in 1969.

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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Are You Popular?

August 9, 2007

Are You Popular?

A “social guidance” film from post-war America, brought to you by the Prelinger Archives.

I remember these films from school. Everyone I knew laughed at these things. Laughed? “Shrieked” would be a more apt description.

One can only ponder how they might have been an influence on the beat and hippie movement.

We’ve Come a Long Way, Baby – Revisionist Popular Culture

July 28, 2007

Photographs are not to be reused or reprinted without permission
bull and bear baiting ring

Theall Street, Sonora California

Back in the 1850’s this little hollowed out piece of ground was the bull and bear baiting ring.

Now it is just a lot adjoining a Pacific Gas & Electric electric transformer substation.

Back in the 1850’s this place was a gold rush town and the popular amusements among the miners were none too genteel.

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