Panos Cosmatos 2010 feature film Beyond The Black Rainbow
) was largely panned as being a self-indulgent, incoherent mess. But just about every reviewer who couldn't stand the homage to 70's/80's mindfuck cinema agreed with one thing: Jeremy Schmidts
original score for the film
, itself distilling all the best essences of 70's/80's era synth experimentation was a triumph.
posted by mediocre
on May 29, 2013 -
one of the most exquisite and influential poets of our era, died this morning at age 78. I'd link to a story, but it's not in the news yet. This is a note from one of Robert's friends: "American poet Robert Creeley passed away this morning at 6:15 am in Odessa, Texas, where he was fulfilling a Residency at the Lannan Foundation. (Mr. Creeley was a recipient of the Lannan Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award.) His wife of twenty-eight years, Penelope, and son Will and daughter Hannah were at his side. The cause of death was complications from respiratory disease." Though a comrade and muse
for Beat Generation writers like Allen Ginsberg
and Jack Kerouac
, Creeley was much less well-known, and had a style rather unlike theirs, distinguished by extreme economy of words and an understated approach toward emotion. Creeley was often cited as a pioneer by the so-called language poets
, and his most creatively generative friendship was with another poet's poet, the late Charles Olson
. Creeley's subtlety and balance will be missed.
posted by digaman
on Mar 30, 2005 -