Monday, April 14, 2008


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


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.