30-second trailer for Hideo Nakata’s MONSTERZ (out May 30, 2014)
MONSTERZ is a remake of Kim Min-suk’s 2010 South Korean blockbuster “Haunters”. This version stars Tatsuya Fujiwara as a criminal psychopath with mind control abilities who becomes obsessed with the one man who seems immune to his influence (Takayuki Yamada).
The first part of “Paul Thomas Anderson’s Directing Style” series by Ali Shirazi.
You may never see the art of film direction in quite the same way after you watch this. I knew there was a lot more to it than simply pointing a camera in a certain direction and shouting action but what this video by Ali Shirazi reveals is somewhere in the category of mind blower. Shirazi takes There Will Be Blood, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and shows how film techniques, some derived directly from art through the centuries, are used to amazing effect. Included are the golden ratio, one point perspective and tracking shots. It just goes to show how science (specifically here, mathematics) and art are intrinsically entwined. —Kuriositas
New Jem Cohen. With Mary Margaret O’Hara. This weekend. Yes.
As thorough as I thought my quasi-devotion to Van Morrison was, I listened to Veedon Fleece for the first time today and was floored. This is all first blush enthusiasm on my part, of course, and I doubt it if will eventually replace Astral Weeks as my (and everyone’s , really) go-to Van masterpiece, but there are moments in it (Who Was That Masked Man?, Cul De Sac ) that certainly push the parallel.