And also, my last post was, at last, a decent copy(in English!) of Borowczyk's rare, OOP film of LULU, at least till Youtube makes me remove it. It's an update of an "Other Versions" blog entry that gets a surprising amount of presumably disappointed traffic, as every time I find one on the web which I can embed, it disappears.
Other Versions- Walerian Borowczyk's LULU (1980, UPDATED - English Language version complete)
Very rare, nearly impossible to find, so I uploaded a not great but adequate copy I don't know where I found in 2009. And here you go. And it's in English! Starring Anne Bennent as Lulu and...well, actually, her father as Schoen. Oddly appropriate. Video after the jump...
Pier Paolo Pasolini: A Selection of Films From European Literature 1968-1971 Pasolini. Love his films, and rewatch them a lot.
He's partly amazing to me because of the way he shows you the classics are just stories, and his intense focus on working-class characters grounds his films in a way that connects that age with this one; the characters of DECAMERON and CANTERBURY are not distant but immediate. This is the way I think adaptations should be done, and damn straight it's an influence on mine. Also just my general love for the freedom and guts movies showed about content then. And their look, which we know well now as the "dirty Medieval" approach brought to us via MONTY PYTHON & THE HOLY GRAIL, which they meant to look like... this!
Alan Partridge: "Knowing Me Knowing Yule"
And now, a reprise from last year(and a few before)--the Knowing Me Knowing You With Alan Partridge Christmas Special, complete. With Steve Coogan, Rebecca Front, David Schneider and Patrick Marber (who, incidentally, is the man who wrote Closer). This is in five parts so you'll find the videos after the jump.
Happy, Merry Chrishanukwanzalia: "Sweeney Todd" with George Hearn & Angela Lansbury (1982) + bonus stuff I hate musicals. Sondheim is nearly always the exception that proves the rule. So here...The famous and definitive 1982 version captured on film... (more after the jump)
My Impression of a Sanders Supporter When Challenged About the DNC Info Theft (UPDATED) "Typical
of a drone for Shillary. St. Bernie is perfect and pure and even when he breaks the rules it's to stop someone who will stop at nothing to
beat him so that makes it right! Obviously you're ignorant and
unprincipled to defend your girlfriend Hillary against what is obviously
the messiah. WHO OF COURSE SHE WILL CRUCIFY and we will
all cry and moan and say of course the system was against it and we
didn't plan to win anyway because the whole system is invalid and should
be brought down but Bernie is somehow untouched by having been in it for ages. We were only trying to make a statement and now she STEALS
THAT from us like she STEALS EVERYTHING and Vince Foster and Monica and
skull and bones and what were we talking about again
oh right MONSANTO" ______________________________________
UPDATE: During the debate, Bernie Sanders showed far more integrity than any of his supporters who have tried to rationalize the data theft. He apologized, without excuses, to Hillary.
Which shows his supporters have completely embarrassed themselves. They should be proud of him, but ashamed of themselves. Because they revealed that while he has scruples, they do not. Good on Bernie.
Also, here's this week's UNCLE CYRUS from Monday, in which Cyrus meets his deadline, and we see his dating technique. (it's...not wise) Also, did you know a whole bunch of originals for both are for sale on Ebay? You didn't? Why then look here, and help me clear space and pay rent. Also, if you buy and tell me you saw it here, you can have a personal sketch by me free with it. ___________________
Also, if you missed it, and how could you?--new LULU up as well. And it is official: Molly Kiely will be honoring me beyond all measure by doing the cover to THIS SICKNESS #8, also to feature the work of Emily Kaplan, Chad Parenteau, and myself. Coming soon.
A Quite Simple Solution to All America's Gun Problems Everyone in America gets to have a gun and you can use it once you practice on your own head first. Loaded, of course, else what kid of practice would that be?
I mean, if you can't hit THAT, well, you just aren't man enough to own one.
Rahm Emanuel: I Suppose He Has To Stay in Office Long Enough to Fire Them All (Updated) Rahm Emanuel, in firing ChicagoPDSuperintendent Garry McCarthy, is doing right, but not making up for
jackshit: he's doing his job at last and should not be applauded for
doing this, as he should have done this ages ago and only is doing so
now to save himself. Absolutely he should fire this bastard. And many more.
And then himself. Before he goes to jail. Why jail? Let Larry Wilmore explain that in the video at the bottom. Read more »
"Eternity in the company of Beelzebub, and all of his hellish instruments of death, will be a picnic compared to five minutes with me & this pencil." --E. Blackadder, 1789 Questionable
words & pictures from John Linton Roberson