Friday, November 28, 2008


from Yasujiro Ozu's Floating Weeds (1959)

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Image of the Day: Thanksgiving Edition

from John Hughes' Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Rois et reine

from Arnaud Desplechin's unruly and wonderful movie Kings and Queen (2004)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

American movies, 1970-1979

from John Cassavetes' Minnie and Moskowitz (1971)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Musicians on film

Musicians on Film #4: Dennis Wilson and James Taylor in Monte Hellman's Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)

Friday, November 21, 2008

American movies, 1970-1979

from Peter Bogdanovich's The Last Picture Show (1971)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Four Women by Howard Hawks

Karen Morley, Marilyn Monroe, Joanne Dru, and Angie Dickinson in Howard Hawks' Scarface (1932), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), Red River (1948), and Rio Bravo (1959)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Weddings and Babies, Herzog-Style

from Werner Herzog's Signs of Life (1968) and Stroszek (1977)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Bresson's Hands

from Robert Bresson's
A Man Escaped (1956)
Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)
Lancelot of the Lake (1974)
The Devil, Probably (1977)

Musicians on film

Musicians on Film #3: Duke Ellington in Dudley Murphy's Black and Tan (1929)

Friday, November 14, 2008

I could sure dig meeting a better class of people

from Allan Arkush and Joe Dante's Hollywood Boulevard (1976)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

American movies, 1970-1979

from Hal Ashby's Harold and Maude (1971)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


from the top:
Untitled, undated photograph by William Eggleston from Los Alamos (1966-1974)
Chantal Akerman's Les Rendez-vous d'Anna (1978)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

Musicians on film

Musicians on Film #2: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds in Wim Wenders' Wings of Desire (1987)

Friday, November 07, 2008

Oliver Stone Conversion Machine

Too many crappy Oliver Stone movies cluttering up your garage, shed, or closet space? Buy an Oliver Stone Conversion Machine, now on sale for only $29.99. If you call within the hour, we'll throw in a free mango! The Oliver Stone Conversion Machine converts rotten, smelly Oliver Stone movies into actual quality products! Here's how it works. Place the VHS, DVD, or film reel into the machine, press the button, and a much better replacement comes out. Here are some examples of recent conversions:
Seizure -> Hollywood Boulevard

The Hand -> Mad Love

Salvador -> The Quiet American

Platoon -> Full Metal Jacket

Wall Street -> Sweet Smell of Success

Talk Radio -> Aah, this one's actually not that bad

Born on the Fourth of July -> Who'll Stop the Rain

The Doors -> This Is Spinal Tap

JFK -> Report

Heaven & Earth -> go outside and get some fresh air

Natural Born Killers -> Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

Nixon -> The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover

U Turn -> Deliverance

Any Given Sunday -> Slap Shot

Alexander -> Glen or Glenda

World Trade Center -> The Battle of Algiers

W. -> any random YouTube clip of our current lame duck

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

American movies, 1970-1979

from Robert Altman's McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


from King Vidor's Hallelujah! (1929)

Monday, November 03, 2008

Musicians on film

Musicians on Film #1: The Yardbirds in Michelangelo Antonioni's Blowup (1966)

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