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April 14, 2005 2:48 PM   Subscribe

"I am your favorite horse." No More Workhorse Blues dir. Harmony Korine
posted by onkelchrispy (19 comments total)

 
My hatred for everything Harmony Korine has ever done is only suprased by my love for BPB. In fact, I'm seeing him in NYC and Philly next week.

Is this video created using 3d images? I saw something like this at an experimental film festival my brother took me to a few years ago. The filmmaker used 3d slides he bought at a tag sale.

Anyway, Drag City had a link to the video for "I gave you" a few days ago, but it seems to have disappeared. I think that video better complimented the song.
posted by Doug at 3:02 PM on April 14, 2005


You know, I try to avoid criticising creators who get out there and take risks and do something maybe I couldn't do, even if it seems mediocre. (Except George Lucas, that fucking hack.) But this - and everything Korine's done that I've seen - I could do better than. (The video, not the music - BPB's a genius.)
posted by nicwolff at 3:04 PM on April 14, 2005


Seems like a good fit to me, as both the director and the musician are excruciatingly pretentious. I admit Bonnie Prince Billy is talented, however, and that song in particular is pretty nice. Korine, one the other hand, could be out-directed by laser-controlled headless zombie flies.
posted by chrisgrau at 3:53 PM on April 14, 2005


Yet another vote for hating HK and loving BPB.
posted by bshort at 4:01 PM on April 14, 2005


BONNIE “PRINCE” BILLY -- His Lordship needeth not yon feature, but whatevs

I like Korine. Gummo more than Julien Donkey-Boy. but he's one of the non-banal ones. at least he's not a Brett Ratner or that other guy, the "Armageddon" person
posted by matteo at 4:09 PM on April 14, 2005


I quite like the video. Interesting take on the song as well, one I haven't heard before.

And I'm with matteo. I like HK. Gummo is among the best films of the 90s: disturbing, thought provoking, unique; not many American film debuts have such a distinct voice.

Some other Oldham vids here (REAL, unfortunately). Also, this sample from this dvd may be of interest to fans.
posted by dobbs at 4:44 PM on April 14, 2005


hi dobbs!
posted by matteo at 4:51 PM on April 14, 2005


I like Korine merely for not giving a fuck what anybody thinks.
posted by fungible at 4:58 PM on April 14, 2005


A third for Gummo. Quite disturbing but completely unforgettable. Especially when the small town in the movie is like your hometown (like mine).

Haven't seen his other stuff. I do vaguely recall that Harmony Korine went on Letterman years ago and was a complete weirdo during the interview. He would just ramble on incoherently. Anyone see it?

Oh, and I liked the song too. Never heard of BPB.
posted by zardoz at 5:01 PM on April 14, 2005


That was a couple of the most annoying minutes I've ever spent in my life, but I do want to see Gummo some day.
posted by digaman at 5:01 PM on April 14, 2005


I wish it were for the original version, instead of from Oldham's loathsome album of his own covers. I like it, though.
posted by deafmute at 5:11 PM on April 14, 2005


Its an interesting effect. I only wish Korine would have been more ambitious with it. The music is wonderful!
posted by JPowers at 5:40 PM on April 14, 2005


That was an awful video, unless it got better after the first minute, when I fainted from hating it so much.
posted by Hildago at 6:06 PM on April 14, 2005


In fact, it does get better after the first minute, in my opinion. (the racquetball sequence is a tad too long)
posted by iconjack at 6:32 PM on April 14, 2005


"I am your favorite horse."

Camilla speaking to Prince Charles.
posted by davebarnes at 7:40 PM on April 14, 2005


If you like BPB you might like to check out his friend and stable mate Alasdair Roberts (mp3s).
posted by johnny novak at 2:41 AM on April 15, 2005


Korine, one the other hand, could be out-directed by laser-controlled headless zombie flies.

quote of the day chrisgau
posted by johnny novak at 2:43 AM on April 15, 2005


Lovely. Good to see Mr. Korine still doing original things.
posted by destro at 8:08 AM on April 15, 2005


third chrisgau
blech
i usually flush afterwards
posted by gorgor_balabala at 11:47 AM on April 20, 2005


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