ARMY OF LUCK, OR THE GLOBAL PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS by Boris Petrovsky, 2012. [via] The cinetrix loves this so fucking hard.
Putty Hill precursor Seventeen:
In the film’s most moving scene, a group gathers in a bedroom listening to the radio. Their friend, Church Mouse, has just died in a car accident and they’ve dedicated a song to him at the local station. “Crank it!” one boy shouts as Bob Seger’s “Against the Wind” begins. It plays in its entirety. The lyrics resonate sincerely — a perfect send-off. You realize early on that nobody will cry, and briefly, you half expect the friends to grow up before your very eyes. Never have you seen them so thoughtful at school. As the song fades, so do those sober minutes. Somebody mentions how Church Mouse was buried in his tennis shoes. He pauses and continues, “I wanna be buried face down so the world can kiss my ass.” And just like that, the kids are back. Gloriously so.
ABIDJAN - LAURENCEAIRLINE, SS/12, a film by Philippe Galowich, Laurence Chauvin-Buthaud, and Zohaer Majhadi, 2011. [NSFW]
Paris International Exposition, 1937.
"Blondie meets Jeanne Dielman in this cover by Elise." [via]
"Waves is a kinetic sculpture by Daniel Palacios. The materials are (relatively) straightforward: two turbines, a long piece of rope, and some fairly simple electronics. But the result is otherworldly, even scary: a living wave which reacts to the movements of the people standing in front of it."
"Freaky, long-haired, dirty, cynical hippies will love our freaky, long-haired, dirty, cynical Muppets because that's what show business is all about." [via]
See and be seen, or Good Berger.
"So he prostituted himself with silly ads in order to self-finance his movies, which was a gargantuan task. You could more charitably liken it to something more innocent than prostitution: think of the clichéd woman who strips her way through college. (I don't mean to introduce the image of Orson Welles as a stripper.) The choice was to either make Hollywood's films or strip on the side in order to make his own. Welles decided on the latter and endorsed any photocopier or Japanese whiskey that came along."
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Play it as it lays.
Richard Kern, play us OFF! [via]