“There’s something unnatural and coercive about the idea of ‘making memories’. Surely memories can’t simply be fabricated at will? Forming a memory is something more organic, more random, and it’s all the more precious for this unpredictability.”
“The main issue, which arises quickly, is that too many of the works appear to rest too comfortably on the visual laurels of their specific influences rather than becoming definably hers. For example…”
“I was very motivated by Deborah’s Bright’s 1985 essay: Of Mother Nature and Marlboro Men, which stressed the importance of differing subjective viewpoints from the established patriarchal vision”
“1) Violence is total. This is exemplified not only by placing the punk character in films such as “Return of the Living Dead” or “Suburbia” or “Warriors” as the outcast and misunderstood alienist as transgressor…”
“… no matter what conjecture there is about his death on the beach of Ostia under the wheels of his own car, genital’s hammer-smashed and reeking of Vatican gasoline, throat laced with limp skin from broken bone between sand and sea, his light lingers on…” The Films of Pier Paolo Pasolini are without doubt established […]
“No it’s not!” I said, “I’m going to prove to you that it’s not. I can do this and it’s not pornography!”
There are almost no humans in Wender’s photos. I almost forget there’s a human behind the camera in a way that would never happen with other road trip photographers.
2001: A Space Odyssey is a 1968 epic science fiction film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay, written by Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke, was partially inspired by Clarke’s short story “The Sentinel“. Clarke concurrently wrote the novel 2001: A Space Odyssey, […]
The words, “Southern Rites”, are at once a pun on the American ritual of prom… and an echo of the infamous canard, “state’s rights”.
Scenes from Gimme Shelter, the 1970 documentary film directed by Albert and David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin chronicling the last weeks of The Rolling Stones‘ 1969 US tour which culminated in the disastrous Altamont Free Concert. (All rights reserved. Images @ Maysles Films.)
“People like Robert Frank inspired me. But I was really influenced more by people like Lenny Bruce.” By Raphaël Cuir, Art Press, August 2007 A year ago, seven short films by Marina Abramovic, Matthew Barney, Gaspar Noé, Richard Prince, Marco Brambilla, Sam Taylor-Wood and Larry Clark were shown at Cannes under the title Destricted. […]