Monday, April 14, 2008

IN ROTATION: Waxy

My thanks to Dave Hudson and The Greencine Daily for turning me on to Waxy, where—along with Dave's notice of Martijn Hendriks' Give Us Today Our Daily Terror; a copy of Hitchcock's 1963 The Birds without the birds—I've discovered the following treasures:

The atmospheric video of Arcade Fire's Black Mirror directed by Olivier Groulx and Tracy Maurice; photographed by Jean-François Lord.

The cast of "Spongebob Squarepants" lend their voices to classics from Hollywood's Golden Age of Internet lip-dubbing, including Casablanca and The Godfather.

Gjon Mili's 1944 Jammin' the Blues with flawless musical performances by Lester Young, among others.

Jason Reitman's afterlife short In God We Trust available at /Film.

Martin Hampton's film Possessed (on the hazards of hoarding).

The alternate ending of I Am Legend.

The cultural history of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah."

Mike Polk's I Guess You'll Do.

Miranda July's demonstration of how difficult it is to make buttons.

Porn for the blind

2 comments:

girish said...

Maya, I love In Rotation--perhaps you'll make it a regular feature. That Gjon Mili film is a true blue classic.

Maya said...

Isn't it? From that opening shot of what appears to be a spiral turning into the light-limned contours of a hat. It's exquisite.