Friday, March 28, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
More to post soon about some more cool Japanese films and why I'm slightly miffed about the She & Him album.
Monday, March 24, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
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Saturday, March 8, 2008
Friday, March 7, 2008
Today while I was wasting time, I discovered that the Independent Film Channel has published a DVD of their original series, Indie Sex. This "series" is really more of an extended documentary about sex in independent cinema. I discovered this series because of my heroine Dita Von Teese's involvement in the project as both the model for the ad campaign and as an interviewee for the documentary. The program first ran in four parts (thought the DVD info says three parts?) at midnight on IFC, so I missed most of it because I am so damn old and can't manage to stay up til midnight, let alone 1am when the show ended! I fought hard to catch the final episode, Extremes, which was about the more intense stuff (real sex on film, that fine line between art and porn, etc.). It was fascinating and it covered most of the turf I imagined it would. Plus, there was plenty of Dita, Dita, Dita!
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
There is a brief scene in which Alex (Malcolm McDowell) is daydreaming whilst reading the Bible in jail. He fantasizes about sexy harem women, then imagines himself whipping Jesus Christ. The man who played Jesus is named Jeremy Curry, and he is brother to Michael Curry, my boss.
On Monday I told my boss that I had seen his brother over the weekend. When I explained, he told me of how Jeremy got that part. Michael and Jeremy were living together in London at the time. They were working in a theatre and had returned home for the day. Michael was reading the London Times and saw an advertisement that read "JESUS WANTED". At the time, Michael and Jeremy's other brother Robert was starting off on a big religious kick that would lead him to become a priest. Robert was constantly deriding Michael and Jeremy about their more "theatrical" lifestyles, so Michael immediately suggested that Jeremy try out for the role of Jesus, just to piss off Robert.
Thus Jeremy Curry became Jesus Christ and spent three days being beaten with a whip of ribbons by Malcolm McDowell. That's Kubrick for sure. Three days of whippings, 6 or so seconds of film, and the poor man didn't even get his name in the credits!
***Update***It's now April '09 and I just finished up teaching a brief film course on the films of Stanley Kubrick at the local art gallery. I had the opportunity to show the scene with Jeremy Curry and show photos and e-mail stories that Michael had passed along to share for the class. Everyone in the class so excited, especially the ones who know Michael personally. It was such a wonderful opportunity to be able to share a personal Kurbick-related story.***