Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Musicians on film

Musicians on Film #11: Levon Helm in Michael Apted's Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

American movies, 1970-1979

from Mike Nichols' Carnal Knowledge (1971)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Musicians on film

Musicians on Film #10: Jimmie Dale Gilmore in Joel & Ethan Coen's The Big Lebowski (1998)

Monday, April 20, 2009

American movies, 1970-1979

from Elaine May's A New Leaf (1971)

Friday, April 17, 2009

"Air! You can't even see it, so why talk about it?"

from Raoul Walsh's The Strawberry Blonde (1941)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Denis Lavant as Merde, and two of that character's inspirations, Opale and Godzilla

From the top:
Leos Carax's Merde from the anthology film Tokyo! (2008)
Jean Renoir's Le testament du Docteur Cordelier aka The Doctor's Horrible Experiment (1959)
Ishiro Honda's Godzilla vs. Mothra (1964)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Musicians on film

Musicians on Film #9: Jimmy Cliff in Perry Henzell's The Harder They Come (1972)

Monday, April 13, 2009

American movies, 1970-1979

from Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange (1971)
I'm stretching the rules a bit. A British film made by an American director.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Batalla en el cielo

from Carlos Reygadas' Battle in Heaven (2005)

Thursday, April 09, 2009

"Probably those same dudes"

from Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Moartea domnului Lazarescu

from Cristi Puiu's The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005)

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Musicians on film

Musicians on Film #8: Howard Devoto in Michael Winterbottom's 24 Hour Party People (2002)

Monday, April 06, 2009

American movies, 1970-1979

from Monte Hellman's Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)

Saturday, April 04, 2009

R.I.P. Lou Perryman

Character actor Lou Perryman was murdered in his home in Austin, Texas on Wednesday night by a mentally ill man who had stopped taking his meds. His murder appears to be a random act in a string of tragic, unfortunate circumstances involving the mentally ill man. The 67-year-old Perryman was a great actor who should have been a lot more famous. I saw him at a Q&A for Eagle Pennell's The Whole Shootin' Match at the Alamo Drafthouse Downtown last year, and he came across as a big-hearted curmudgeon with a potty mouth. I immediately liked him, and I wished I were his drinking buddy. He appeared on some episodes of Walker, Texas Ranger and was later quoted as saying, "Chuck Norris is a pussy! I'd flush that cocksucker down the toilet!" The world goes on without Lou Perryman. Matthew McConaughey is a multi-millionaire.

Recommended roles
The Whole Shootin' Match (1978)
The Blues Brothers (1980)
Poltergeist (1982)
Last Night at the Alamo (1983)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
Boys Don't Cry (1999)

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

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