Sunday, December 04, 2005

A Few Points

1. A good blog I just discovered, relevant to one of my chosen objects of study - http://parallelcinema.blogspot.com/ - basically just information and pictures on given Indian movies that don't seem to follow the "six songs, three dances" template.

2. Some filmmakers whose work I wish I could see: Shinsuke Ogawa, Arthur Omar, Mani Kaul, Carmelo Bene, Don Askarian, Mario O'Hara.

3. I hate how some New York Public Library VHS tapes are in fine condition, and others are shitty, and there's no way to tell or even reasonably guess which are which.

4. What's your favorite Russ Meyer film? I've seen maybe four, and like Supervixens and Cherry, Harry & Raquel equally--both solid efforts. Neither quite "list-worthy."

7 comments:

Zach Campbell said...

No Russ Meyer fans?

Mubarak Ali said...

I think Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! is a very list-worthy film.

Jaime said...

I've only seen FPKK...I have a strong memory of being surprised at the level of visual inventiveness. Like GLEN OR GLENDA, it's one of those "cult" classics that shouldn't be shackled by the "so bad it's good" mantra. It's just plain good!

Should probably see more...

Zach Campbell said...

OK, Mubarak and Jaime, you've convinced me: I need to look at Faster, Pussycat again, and soon. It was my first Meyer and I was mixed on it. But maybe now that I know what to expect I can enjoy it more.

Brian said...

I've only seen Beyond the Valley of the Dolls and thought it was groovy. Emphasis on all the negative connotations of that word.

Filipe said...

Arthur Omar is very worth of seeking out. Among the shorts congo and O Inspetor. His only feauture Triste Tropico is very fine too.

Anonymous said...

movies by Don Askarian are posted on YouTube
See
http://de.youtube.com/user/nunhov