So it’s Friday. I’ll leave the atrocious singing to you guys. But I’ve been entertaining the idea of keeping some sort of schedule happening so this blog doesn’t get all neglected and I actually write something. The first of these I am kicking off at a rainy 2:00am after my fifth cigarette of the evening. Not sure what I’ll call it, but it’s film related. Film-School friday? Film friday? I dunno. Point is, these will be written up on a Friday and will be film related…somehow.
So I wanted to kick off this tentative new friday-film-thing with a bunch of trailers and brief commentary on each. This will be rather NSFW. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Actually, this one you could feasibly watch with the folks. Unless your parents are really conservative, they’ve probably seen it. An oldie but a goodie. Tons of Scottish accents and heroin use.
Oh man… Freakin’ Audition. Japanese horror at its finest, directed by Takashi Miike in 1999. We studied this at IFSS as part of a lecture, the tutor (Stephen Davis) also gave us some insight into the film’s themes as well. I don’t recall ‘The Ring’ being this unnerving.
Some might dispute this as being a film, given the context. This is an unreleased promotional video for the NIN album “Broken”. Featuring all the video clips with a snuff film narrative linking them all. Despite being unreleased, it’s pretty damned easy to get your mitts on.
#2: Short Bus
SEX! Now that I have your attention, Shortbus a candid and sometimes humourous look into sexuality, directed by the fucking brilliant John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch).
#1: A Serbian Film
Banned in Australia (what else is new?). A Serbian Film is a rather horrific but technically brilliant film. Watch if you like being wooed by good filmmaking and don’t mind the occasional depiction of skull-fucking.