I think this movie is fantstic. One of the things I love the most is the idea of some typical Sandler fan picking it up thinking it's the next "Billy Madison" and then having his/her mind blown. The dvd version I watched had an interesting special feature, 12 "Scopitones" which seemed to be short abstract color fields arranged to musical tones played on a harmonium. As fascinating as these are, I'm a bit puzzled as to whether I'm supposed to treat them like art-film or filmed art. Anybody know what's going on here?
don't know about that either, but it is really cool....
The "scopitones" are the work of NY based digital video artist Jeremy Blake. He makes dreamy, looped video works, which often falls into my "ho-hum" category, but his stuff just does something that touches me. He pulls a lot of emotion out of plain 'ole colored light. He calls his stuff 'time-based paintings" and has really done some nice stuff... The really cool thing is that usually his stuff is installation only, and this DVD lets you bring some home.
Shane with the knowledge!
Now if we can just get Matthew Barney to peel off a couple of those Cremaster dvds that normally bill at $1000+ each, (you know, as a promo for the website, so we can perform an accurate review) we can watch art all day long!
He does have out an excerpt from Cremaster 3, it's the Murphy's Law vs. Agnostic Front section that takes place in the Guggenheim. Still, 20 minutes from a 3 hour film does not a decent purchase make.
I know! I have the Cremaster DVD that has been released, and I had no clue what it was going to be beforehand. I must admit it was incredibly disappointing when I realized it was just part of the full install, but still, it is a hell of a piece to own. And it is actually 240 minutes of footage (off the box); 30 minutes from the real thang, and a nice meaty chunk of bonus outtake kinda stuff and other weirdness. I intend on a review soon..... And fear not buddy, can you say box set in the 0-4? I knew you would stutter.
well, i for one, thought the nonsense of the cremaster dvd was fantastic, i could watch the half hour of girls with tap shoes with a slinking snaking man crawling around underneath them while they make lovely sounds with their feet all day... that's my kind of art... and btw, if you buy that dvd along with the works of spike jonze, michel gondry and chris cunningham from amazon, it'll only run you about $50, not too bad...