intotheswamp asked:

RANDOMLY SENDING THIS QUESTION. I know you once blogged about Bela Tarr being important to you, do you have a set of favourite films/directors to go alongside him?

HAHA dammit! I watch a lot less art films than I used to since Investigation Discovery (TM) was invented, though I really do love Bela Tarr, particularly Werckmeister Harmonies, which is beautiful and political. I’ve recently gotten into the very small repertoire of Whit Stillman, who is sort of an anti-Woody Allen in that he portrays super white yuppie NYC bourgeoisie of the 70s/80s with the knowledge that he is completely mocking all the blowhards he came up with, including himself (he is Mr. Harvard), which I guess is Woody-esque but Stillman doesn’t seem to want to perpetually kill himself. I’ve also been revisiting anime I haven’t watched since the ’90s: Akira kind of sucks? But Ghost in the Shell remains fucking awesome. This is obvious but Almodovar is my G, his woman-portrayals are sooo lovely and nuanced. Of the movies I own on DVD, most are like, subcultural gangster/violence/rap movies, though. Blood in Blood Out, American MeJuiceBelly, you know. Oh and Frida. And Party Girl directed by Daisy von Scherler Mayer. OH also, if you wanna watch a fascinating early internet film about music fandom, obsession, and youth culture, I adore Shunji Iwai’s All About Lily Chou-Chou. WHAT ABOUT YOU THOUGH!

  1. fotzepolitic said: Damsels In Distress continues the proud Stillman tradition.
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