Piper Page uploaded a full version of The Seventh Seal (1957) by Ingmar Bergman onto Youtube with oddly satisfying videos on the left and Subway Surfers on the right. My head hurts but my heart is happy. Watch it here.
Death by Hanging (1968), Nagisa Ōshima
MOVIEBARCODE compresses entire films and famous film sequences into barcode-like images where the lines represent frames from the movie.
“Suddenly, one day some little fat girl in Ohio is gonna be the new Mozart…and make a beautiful film with her father’s little camera-corder, and for once this whole professionalism about movies will be destroyed, forever, and it will really become an art form.” – Francis Ford Coppola
(via Brain Pickings)
Ed Wood was born 87 years ago today…
This is an episode of Son of the Incredibly Strange Film Show hosted by Jonathan Ross.
(via Dangerous Minds)
Challenging thoughts in this Francis Ford Coppola interview:
“We have to be very clever about those things. You have to remember that it’s only a few hundred years, if that much, that artists are working with money. Artists never got money. Artists had a patron, either the leader of the state or the duke of Weimar or somewhere, or the church, the pope. Or they had another job. I have another job. I make films. No one tells me what to do. But I make the money in the wine industry. You work another job and get up at five in the morning and write your script.
This idea of Metallica or some rock n’ roll singer being rich, that’s not necessarily going to happen anymore. Because, as we enter into a new age, maybe art will be free. Maybe the students are right. They should be able to download music and movies. I’m going to be shot for saying this. But who said art has to cost money? And therefore, who says artists have to make money?
In the old days, 200 years ago, if you were a composer, the only way you could make money was to travel with the orchestra and be the conductor, because then you’d be paid as a musician. There was no recording. There were no record royalties. So I would say, “Try to disconnect the idea of cinema with the idea of making a living and money.” Because there are ways around it.”