Another thing, everyone knows Crash is a novel by JG Ballard and a David Cronenberg movie. There are a hundred other names Haggis could have chosen - "Whites In Pain," for example, or "Sadness And Confusion In The First World." Why go and name-bomb like that? On the other hand, talking about "Crash" to someone then peering into their eyes to see which movie they think you're talking about is quite a good way to work out what kind of person you're talking to.
@Dianna Block@facebook Can't watch it sadly. It says it's private.
Hmmm, Fargo for best picture you say?
@LondonLee Yes, it's pretty tasty.
I would like to furtively nominate Scarlett Johnansson in A Love Song For Bobby Long for some top notch "male-on-female digital dealings." Recommended viewing for anyone interested in this sensitive area.
@Dylan Edwards@twitter Au contraire, I'd almost forgotten about this film and I've certainly never sat through it all. Excellent run-through. It seems like the artefacts of Bowie's golden age is going into a period of hypercommodification at the moment and there's only a limited number of things to be said about his records and a limited number of times the phrase "chameleon-like" can be employed. Still not sure I can watch this film though.
The off-key slapstick style described here sounds a bit like The Strange World of Gurney Slade, an Anthony Newley TV series from 1960 which was apparently a big influence on Bowie. Also on YouTube and worth a look if you have half an hour to spare.
@LondonLee Yep, the music works nicely with the setting and there's lots of lovely Trish Keenan vocals. I believe the s/t's coming out on Warp in Jan.
If you can, try Berberian Sound Studio. Good family fun for all ages (if you're a fan of Eraserhead and Polanski's The Tenant). Not sure it's got any proper US release yet, though...
Simon summers on Ibiza. The rumours are that, despite his substantial girth, he attends parties in tight speedos and has become the archetype of the character know in England as Mr. Cantgiveitup. Yasmin often appears tired and irritable.
Nice one, but of course in this crazy mixed-up world in which we live in this reads more like a manifesto for the Tea Party than anything else.