Born On This Day – November 22, 1940

“I do want to say things in these films. I want audiences to come out with shards stuck in them. I don’t care if people love my films or walk out, as long as they have a strong response.” “So we create a world that isn’t true to a realistic naturalistic world, but is truthful.” “I’ve got this eye that demands feeding.” –Terry Gilliam Continue reading Born On This Day – November 22, 1940

FOR NO GOOD REASON

Without a doubt, you have seen the work of Ralph Steadman before. His work has graced the cover of Rolling Stone (multiple times); he illustrated the books of Hunter S. Thompson, did the poster art for the British movie Withnail & I and even designed the labels for Colorado Microbrew, Flying Dog. His paintings are as distinct as they come and if Steadman suddenly chose to stop signing them, no one would be confused as to whose they were, but the world would be robbed of one fantastic signature. Steadman is most know for the illustrations for Thompson’s Fear & … Continue reading FOR NO GOOD REASON

Movie Beat – 04.25.14

Blue Ruin – Dwight (Macon Blair) appears to be just another drifter who has shown up unwelcome in a random town, but that is not the case at all. He is back to settle a score, but it will cost him and put his family in danger. Dwight is not exactly assassin material, and things quickly spiral out of control. Bonnie Johnson, Eve Plumb, Amy Hargreaves, David W. Thompson and Devin Ratray co-star in this movie that was awarded the International Critics Pick at the Cannes Film Festival. Written and directed by Jeremy Saulnier and in limited release from RADiUS-TWC. … Continue reading Movie Beat – 04.25.14

Born On This Day – November 22

  “I don’t know how a film is born. It’s an idea that comes; I then begin to work on it—while cooking, while getting dressed, while bathing, everywhere I went… I have always felt that a film belongs to the public… One need not explain her conceptualization, her process. The film—either one likes it or not. The story—you like it or you don’t… My sense of creativity, though, is to let the audience imagine what the images signify. It is not necessary to make everything explicit for the audience. They have to think. Creativity invites such thinking; that is why … Continue reading Born On This Day – November 22