Thursday, March 31, 2016

ASMR Charlie Rose Barbershop Role Play

This is my new short film. You can watch it here. 14 minutes long. Guest-star participants: Shannon Esper, Eleanore Pienta, Lily Marotta, Jay Giampietro, Keetin Mayakara, Caroline Partamian, Stephen Gurewitz, Michael M. Bilandic, and Sunita Mani. Piss Gamer designs by Nick Des Barres. Hope you like it.


Thursday, March 17, 2016

Jean-Luc Godard Pays Homage to Jacques Rivette: March 2016

— for the Cinémathèque Française, citing the interview "Le secret et la loi" ["The Secret and the Law"] in the March 2016 issue of the Cahiers du cinéma(my translation)

Ever since Parmenides, and his duel

between being and not-being, the

greatest minds have jabbered

on and on about this

brotherly squabble, wringing hands over

Socrates' alphabet, in vain until


power and glory,

liberty and fraternity,

peace and war,

infinity and totality,

penury and democracy,

terror and virtue,

poetry and truth,

et cetera,

I actually for a second wanted to add

nature and metaphor

to all this charivari,

believing to grasp reality, like

it's said by the pros and the

amateurs of the profession,

mixing shot and reverse-shot,

but this evades one

last time all those

vanities, that the little boy

from Rouen, having in the end taken back

his mind from his movie life,

as a man simple and complicated

as he was, a match for

himself and justly proclaiming:

secret and law — for the screen

did not hide anything from anything.

—Jean-Luc Godard, March 2016


Sunday, March 13, 2016

Bob Dylan on John Ford

A cowboy-movie aficionado, Dylan considers John Ford a great American artist. “I like his old films,” Dylan says. “He was a man’s man, and he thought that way. He never let his guard down. Put courage and bravery, redemption and a peculiar mix of agony and ecstasy on the screen in a brilliant dramatic manner. His movies were easy to understand. I like that period of time in American films. I think America has produced the greatest films ever. No other country has ever come close. The great movies that came out of America in the studio system, which a lot of people say is the slavery system, were heroic and visionary, and inspired people in a way that no other country has ever done. If film is the ultimate art form, then you’ll need to look no further than those films. Art has the ability to transform people’s lives, and they did just that.”