cinema notebooks

tom FRANK - Minneapolis, MN - Filmmaker

Re: Only God Forgives

If I’m going to watch a movie made in Thailand, it is often for the pleasure of NOT having to watch Ryan Gosling. And I LIKE Ryan Gosling.

I made a short film, entirely shot and edited on iPad, and it’s like totally annotated.  These are the annotations.  This is my first foray into filmmaking! You can watch at https://vimeo.com/71082125

I just can’t help picturing Eight meeting the Great Intelligence while watching Withnail. Where are you Clara?

I just can’t help picturing Eight meeting the Great Intelligence while watching Withnail. Where are you Clara?

I had an idea this morning. I’m in no way putting this out there to be ironic or parodic or anything other than just saying, “hey, this is an idea I like.” How many shows are about crime? Where, in every episode there’s a murder, or a rape, and the audience watches an hour of people tracking down bad people. Maybe ten? Probably closer to twenty if we include TNT? Here’s my idea: take the two lowest rated shows where a crime is committed in EVERY episode and cancel them. The networks will do this much anyway. Then, rather than replacing them with more of the same except rather than Greg catching the criminals it will be Dharma, we have two shows about art and artists. Not kids in a show choir, or whatever Entourage was- a show about making art. There can be nice people and mean people and honest people and selfish people and it can be compelling and it can teach people. On network television in prime time. Just a thought.

strangewood:

The Seventh Seal // dir. Ingmar Bergman

Even now the axe is at the foot of the…oh shit he brought a saw that’s almost worse.

I am an atheist. I’m also the only member of my family (all of whom are good Minnesota Lutherans) to have read the entire bible, bothered to become conversant with both biblical history and historiography, and learned a lot about theology. I note this (not entirely) as an exercise in self-congratulation, but as an example (one of many) of how much Bergman affected me. This man was just plain important.

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