"For a period of time, while we believe it to be perfectly still, lifeless flesh responds, stirs and contorts in a final macabre ballet. Are these spasms merely erratic motions or do they echo the chaotic twists and turns of a past life?" [NSFW, SLV, Via]
SSS is a 1988 experimental film featuring rapid-fire clips of dancers on the streets and junkyards of New York's East Village
, "painstaking synched" to improvised music by Tom Cora (cello), Christian Marclay (turntables), and Zeena Parkins (harp). It's by filmmaker Henry Hills, whose official site is here
. More collage films here
, including Radio Adios
, the quick cut-up KINO DA!
("a manic collage film from the mid-80s when it still seemed that Reaganism of the soul could be defeated,
" with appearances by John Zorn, Fred Frith, Arto Lindsay, Ron Silliman among others), and Gotham
, one of three films Hills made for Zorn's Naked City project.
excerpt from blush
, a dance film that came out a few years ago but I've never seen posted here, by wim vandekeybus/ultima vez
“BRING: staple gun, hammer/driver, screws, dance stuff, advil, hacksaw, cell numbers, MUSIC." Love In Vain
is an amazing short film created in only 48 hours as part of the Dance Films Association 48 Hour Challenge
. Here's how it was done.
Recommended for fans of Robert Johnson
. (via Projects.)
Great Training Montages throughout history
And a few of my own choosing to inspire you all to keep to your New Year's resolution-mandated training regimens:
, Rocky II
, Rocky III
, Rocky IV
, Team America: World Police
, Karate Kid
, the Breakfast Club
, and arguably the best of all time, Turkish Star Wars
"After inadvertently offending a strange entity that accosts him on his way to work, a 1970s businessman quickly finds himself in the midst of a bizarre predicament." 205.2 MB Quicktime available here
. [Via Neatorama.]
Machine as romantic object.
The short film “Deere John” explores how narrative archetype can humanize the inanimate (and is funny).