Even though the special effects pale by today’s standards, be prepared for a bit of a mess if you have a weak stomach. Still, Sanjuro, the masterpiece directed by Akira Kurosawa and starring his favorite actor, Toshirō Mifume, is as elegantly violent a film as has ever been produced.
In the Mood for Love is a stunningly good movie directed by Wong Kar-Wai, but the soundtrack is rather haunting and powerful. Iwai over at Music Tales muses on the soundtrack, scored by Shigeru Umebayashi, here.
Matthew Thrift at the British Film Institute pens an article on the history of the amazingly psychedelic ‘acid western’. What an appropriate name. Just click the link and it will take you to the article.
Many thanks to my old friend Andrés for sharing this pleasant history of Goth.
As someone who appreciates Italian horror, giallo and other such film genres, receiving an email from this band made me excited to hear what they have to offer. They did not disappoint. From the band themselves: Horror Italiani is a new project between swiss dronoise explorer BRTHRM and Brazilian dark ambienoise master Silvio Novelletto, their […]
Thanks to my friend John who posted this gem celebrating the birthday of America’s most macabre poet, given the cinematic treatment by Tim Burton, equally freaky. And here is The Raven, in full: Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore — […]
A classic photo of screen legends on the set of Dr. Strangelove. Director Stanley Kubrick lines up a shot of Sterling Hayden and Peter Sellers on the set of Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964). Check out Robert Altman behind the scenes of 3 Women here via Kubrick, […]