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by WillisDrummond
Sat Feb 05, 2005 12:50 am
Forum: Recommendations - Music
Topic: What are you listening to...
Replies: 490
Views: 184516

Just made a mix for the ol' iPod of hip hop, old R&B, blues, funk, and some Brit-rock influenced faves including: James Brown-Sex Machine Sam & Dave-Hold on! I'm comin'! Rogue Wave-Endless Shovel OutKast-Prototype and Dracula's Wedding The Roots-The Seed 2.0 Bob Dylan-Subterranean Homesick Blues Got...
by WillisDrummond
Fri Feb 04, 2005 1:35 pm
Forum: Cinematheque
Topic: Movies You've Seen Recently...
Replies: 293
Views: 175281

I just watched some of the Brothers Quay stuff. What in the crap is their work about? I can't make heads or tails of the stories attached to their great stop motion.
by WillisDrummond
Thu Feb 03, 2005 11:01 am
Forum: Recommendations - Music
Topic: Bob Dylan
Replies: 5
Views: 6160

Bob Dylan

The Pennebaker documentary Don't Look Back rocked my socks. I'm finally starting to appreciate Bob Dylan, but I want to know where to start. My knowledge is somewhat limited, but from what I know, here's how I gather how his albums break down: Pre-1967: acoustic folky stuff Post-1967, beginning with...
by WillisDrummond
Mon Jan 31, 2005 12:26 am
Forum: Recommendations - Music
Topic: New Bright Eyes
Replies: 4
Views: 5183

To be the next Bob Dylan, the culture would have to be just right. The way most entertainers simply placate their audiences, the new Dylan would be someone with ideals that buck the current cultural mores of relativism and postmodern liberalism. In that respect, Oberst breaks no new ground.
by WillisDrummond
Thu Jan 27, 2005 11:16 am
Forum: Recommendations - Music
Topic: New Bright Eyes
Replies: 4
Views: 5183

New Bright Eyes

I'm just starting to really listen to LIFTED and I've read MOJO's reviews of Mr. Oberst's new albums. They said "Digital Urn..." was horrible but "I'm Wide Awake..." got four stars. I'm looking for the trusted opinion of my flight forum cohorts to guide me.
by WillisDrummond
Wed Jan 26, 2005 1:18 pm
Forum: Cinematheque
Topic: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Replies: 56
Views: 27198

Oh yeah, they debuted that trailer at the comic-con in San Diego. Now I'll have to read this book before the movie comes out... I remember when this trailer played at the Con, right before Brad Bird came out to preview some of the Incredibles footage. The crowd had a massive geek-gasm. I am familia...
by WillisDrummond
Wed Jan 26, 2005 1:10 pm
Forum: Cinematheque
Topic: Self-referential movies.
Replies: 7
Views: 3127

I think that watching Birth of a Nation is one of the most painful experiences of my life.
by WillisDrummond
Tue Jan 25, 2005 1:18 pm
Forum: Cinematheque
Topic: Self-referential movies.
Replies: 7
Views: 3127

SonOfaRich wrote:Hehe, Good Ole Dziga Vertov. I remember the soundtrack they eventually created for the film was very catchy.
Haha, I watched this in a film class and the inexperienced film watchers were like "ooh, I really like the music!"
by WillisDrummond
Tue Jan 25, 2005 1:15 pm
Forum: Cinematheque
Topic: 2005 Oscar Nominations
Replies: 17
Views: 8977

I really could care less. I enjoyed a number of films this year, but very few would I go to bat for, and those were the films not recognized by the academy. I looks like the usual list of predictables and disappointments. At least last year was fun, cause we had Lost in Translation to root for. and ...
by WillisDrummond
Tue Jan 25, 2005 10:35 am
Forum: Cinematheque
Topic: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Replies: 60
Views: 25378

No Oscar nominations for Wes and co. Not even a costume or production design nod. I feel bad for Wes, but in some ways I'm glad, because rather than becoming a pop phenomenon, he is still "ours."
by WillisDrummond
Tue Jan 25, 2005 10:33 am
Forum: Cinematheque
Topic: In Good Company
Replies: 1
Views: 1502

very enjoyable, though I could see some complaining because of it being "too formulaic." I'm not complaining though. I was very touched by the story and enjoyed seeing a story that was about a father/son relationship and didn't turn into a love story toward the end. It focused on the important stuff...
by WillisDrummond
Tue Jan 25, 2005 10:31 am
Forum: Cinematheque
Topic: Corpse Bride movie still
Replies: 20
Views: 8714

am I the only one who is amazed at the fact that Burton is still scamming off his cutesy goth stuff? I won't go on a big Tim Burton rant here, but am I the only one tired of this stuff?
by WillisDrummond
Tue Jan 25, 2005 10:26 am
Forum: Cinematheque
Topic: Sideways
Replies: 12
Views: 4899

A best picture and best director nod will help this flick get even better distribution.
by WillisDrummond
Tue Jan 25, 2005 10:19 am
Forum: Cinematheque
Topic: Self-referential movies.
Replies: 7
Views: 3127

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. but I hated it. Yes, the whole self-reflexive deal is pretty much passe' by now. I prefer when it's done subtly, such as with Adaptation. My favorite blatant use of the "talking to the camera" gag is High Fidelity. It is non-obtrusive to the story and really lends int...
by WillisDrummond
Fri Jan 21, 2005 7:51 pm
Forum: Cinematheque
Topic: Corpse Bride movie still
Replies: 20
Views: 8714

I heard from a source I trust that the story is decent (this person has had some access to the script). This makes me happy because, in my book, Burton's storytelling isn't anywhere nearly as strong as his visual style is.

Animation's beautiful, though.