Re-watched: Vivre sa vie (1962) | Jean-Luc Godard | ★★★★★
Easy Rider (1969) | Dennis Hopper | ★★★
Free love, drugs and rock and roll; paid love, drugs, and the big money. Either way, you blew it.
Do you have any more of this ranch dressing? ‘Cause it’s the fucking bomb.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) | dir. Sergio Leone | ★★★★
More like the hot, the ugly and the uglier.
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) | dir. Stanley Kubrick | ★★★
War is an impotent man’s game
Report from MPLS friend on an interview in one of their alt-weekly’s out there:
Q: What is your least favorite song to listen to?
Stephen Merritt of Magnetic Fields: [long pause]There are so many choices. I think it would have to be John Lennon’s “Imagine.” It makes me want to shoot him. I violently object to the political sentiment and I also hate the piano playing. It’s like being forced to read a greeting card very slowly [pause] at gunpoint [pause] in the Soviet Union in 19[pause]71… It’s funny that a billionaire would say, “Imagine there’s no possessions, I wonder if you can.”
Q: I guess it is an interesting song.
Merritt: I don’t think it’s an interesting song at all, and I wish it would go out of print.
Behind-the-scenes of Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation (including four newly unearthed stills).