Monday, September 17, 2012

A Letter To Friends

This is a response to the preamble of Shooting Wall Issue 5.

Cineastes should not imagine themselves apart from the same drift toward mediocre filmmaking which we collectively suffer. While we should fight for a place for the Straub/Huillets, Catherine Breillats, Pedro Costas etc., the work that these people make should not be confused with revolutionary film making. These people are staking out territory far away from the battlefield. They are allowed to exist for this reason. If they brought their political convictions any close to the main event of the arenas of mass media they would have serious problems.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

More Than Memories: Love On Film

Recently a friend asked me to do a series of short articles for the Febuary issue of the magazine she edited. The topic was: love, the context was up to me. I just chose 5 films I could ramble about the most easily which were consequently the films about love that meant the most to me.

HOWEVER. They cut my favorite article, which is fine, but I am reproducing it below as it was the movie I wanted to write about the whole time.

The original article can be found here.

The Fly

If you don’t believe that The Fly is one of the most romantic films ever made Ihave one word to say to you: Cheeseburger! Romeo and Juliet is about twoteenagers who fall in love and poison themselves, The Fly is about a grown manand woman who first experience a transcendent physical connection and thenwatch their love literally rot away for about half the movie in gore effectsthat truly reach the level of art.