Word, yeah Bill Evans is incredible. And Mingus Ah Um and Black Saint are the only two Mingus albums I've heard (SO FAR). Mingus Ah Um is indeed incredible. I've heard Andrew Hill's Smokestack which was great but that's about it. Yeah I find with jazz there's so much awesome stuck to check out, but I need to be in a specific mood for it. Well, that used to be the case. I am changing for the better. And yeah there's only the one album that she's released afaik.
unfortunately my jazz knowledge is pretty basic. my other faves are bill evans (symbiosis and waltz for debby) and charles mingus, but you're probably pretty damn familiar with those. so if YOU have any recs as well, let me know. actually, there is this japanese girl i'm listening to atm - she isn't jazz, more folk with a jazzy saxaphone. but she is amazing. Yoriko Ichinomiya. check her out.
haha no ofc not. i'm about as deep into film as you are so it's cool. you should do yourself a favour and watch mulholland drive though. or watch twin peaks first if you haven't already. Yeah man, Stalker is incredible. I haven't seen Solaris yet though, but this Melbourne cinema is screening it in two weeks time. Anyways cool. I'm not sure how long it will be before I am able to invite you - I'm assuming I need to have a certain ratio before they give me one. You'll be the first person I invite tho
yeah i hate cheap jump scares. except in the case of mulholland drive. although that's not a cheap jump scare, because it's the most perfectly orchestrated 'jump scare' i have witnessed. ANYWAY, agree with you about kane. Not a film that will stay with me, but technically it's perfect. You should check out some Tarkovsky stuff. Last night a cinema in Melbourne screened two of his films back to back on 70mm print. I jizzed continuously. His cinematography is untouchable. anyways, thanks again for the jpopsuki invite. they have everything, it is awesome. when i acquire an invite at karagarga i'll hook you up (assuming you don't yet have an acc. there). i'm guessing u already have a what.cd account?
Word to that. I wonder how long it will take me to get up the courage to watch something like Blair Witch though. My main problem with horror is that I'm a scaredy cat and spend most of the time behind my hands. I can watch something like Alien though, without any problems. I need to train myself. ANYWAY I see you watched Citizen Kane and liked it! Awesome! For me it was all about the camerawork/visual style, and the character of Kane was really compelling. I can appreciate it and really enjoy it, but it's not like 'all time greatest masterpiece' kind of thing. Still, I was expecting to be underwhelmed by it for some reason, but it was really great.
Phew, I thought it was going to be awkward like "oh yeah....i don't actually have any friends". lol sorry i'm kidding. Thanks for the recs. Also believe it or not we had a lecture today on horror films. Some guy from the UK spoke to us. This guy is the real deal. Knew everything there is to know about the genre (and evidently all there is to know about ALL genre storytelling). We watched some clips of things, including The Blair Witch Project, which I now never want to see because I nearly died of nervousness. I'm bad with horror. ANYWAY. We watched Citizen Kane, which is great. I recommend watching it bearing in mind that it's one of the most influential films in history. For one, it invented film noir. That and it's storytelling devices were revolutionary, as well as it's AMAZING camera-work. And Orson Welles is a fantastic actor. I say all this because the film is not too amazing in today's context (it's still excellent though). Anyway sorry, I'll let you make up your mind about it.
Awesome. Ha that's cool. I'm a fan of the 'chill-out, do nothing' breaks. I don't think my personality could handle a Spring Porno Break. Unless, as you say, Alien made an appearance. Holy shit greatest character ever. ANYWAY. Man I feel for you. Sounds like my experience at my previous Uni back in the day. Back then I'd just go to Uni, take classes, come straight home. With this Uni it's like, we finish up for the day and go get beers. Or go see a film. Or whatever. Sorry to brag and stuff. I'll never mention it again. Oooh horror. Probably the film genre I'm least familiar with (because I get scared shitless very easily). If you have any horror recs, throw them my way. Well, in class we watch one feature a week, and we tend to watch a bunch of shorts. Plus we watch a lot of clips from films, which is good and bad I guess. We're watching Citizen Kane tomorrow. I've been hanging out for this. If you haven't seen it you should check it out.
Sweet, congrats on the job! Sounds ideal to me, better than an unpaid (yet relevant)internship that's fo sho. I'm actually new to St. Vincent. Haven't listened to any of her albums besides this year's. I really like it though, so I'm going to go back over her discography. Her hair tells me that she'd put on a good show though. Haha omg, Spring Break. Did it bear any similarity to Spring Breakers? I would hope so. Ofc the only info about American Spring break that we get over here is that it's a massive piss up and could make for a great porno. Yeah, a few weeks into my course now and it is amazing. Who would have thought we'd be watching films 50% of the time!? The other people in my course are excellent humans as well. Looking forward to discussing film and stuff with you sometime. We should have a thing where once per week we take it in turns to pick a film that we both watch. Then talk about it. OR we could just be like "hey go watch that film". "ok." some food for thought
Man I watched Her yesterday, it was so good. It looked absolutely amazing and damn was it emotional. I honestly haven't seen anything like it. I've actually got Computer Chess on my HD, ready to go. I had a quick skip through the video and just wondering - is it meant to be blurry? Just making sure I didn't download a bad rip or something. Anyway thanks for the recs, Goodfellas is high on my priority list given its renoun. And I've seen another film by the dude who made In the Mood for Love, called 2046 (and it is awesome).
Yeah I think I need to see OGF again, for one. I actually want to see it again, like I could watch it tomorrow - which is quite rare. Usually I like to wait a couple of months before rewatching something. Yeah, I'm about OCD with the rating and cataloging stuff so I have EVERYTHING. Well, I thought of a couple of things to rec you: Aguirre the Wrath of God is one. It is bizarre and scary but visually is one of the most impressive films I've ever seen. Also, it pays to read up on the making of this film after watching it. Also Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai is one I watched recently. Very unique film, with an awesome soundtrack (courtesy of RZA) and some of the most unexpected (but brilliant) humor ever.
Ok, make sure you watch the three cornetto movies in the order they were released, as there are references to the previous films from those that follow (at least, there were a few in The World's End). Yeah, I think I'm the same with OGF. I am just in love with Nicholas RW's style (based on this and Drive). I didn't realize he's been around for so long. No doubt I WILL enjoy Llewyn then. I'm glad to discover you and I have similar tastes in films too. Also does your letterboxd include all films you've seen? Just in case I wanna rec you something, it would be handy to be able to see if you've seen it, PLUS OTHER DETAILS