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Cronos, 1993 Dir. Guillermo del Toro
Cronos, 1993 Dir. Guillermo del Toro
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to ENNIO MORRICONE!! This Roman born composer over his long career has scored several hundred films over the past several decades and in almost every imaginable musical style (and for almost every imaginable kind of movie), but he is most identified with the “spaghetti Western” style of soundtracks. I love the tracks he did for the dark, 1969 murder mystery film Vergogna schifosi (Dirty Angels) alongside director and often collaborator Mauro Severino. A true original and a lovely soundtrack for the blustery fall days we have been having!
Welcome to Me, 2014 Dir. Shira Piven
Cooking up some posts about my recent month in Mexico City, but until then movies and music are ushering in the fall as we say goodbye to another summer!
Hardware, 1990 Dir. Richard Stanley
What happens when the majority of your days are jam packed with projects and deadlines? Well folks, that's when really horrible/great B movies enter your life telling you stories about the rampage of a self-repairing robot in a post-apocalyptic slum. And you know what, you like it.
Possesion, 1981 Dir. Andrzej Żuławski
Pedro himself looking dashing here in his 1984 film, "¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer ésto?" // "What have I done to deserve this?". Happy 65th birthday, you look AMAZING!
I Am Divine, 2013 Dir. Jeffrey Schwartz
Five Easy Pieces, 1970 Dir. Bob Rafelson
Valley Girl, 1983 Dir. Martha Coolidge
This is Spinal Tap, 1984 Dir. Rob Reiner
SXSW reminder to not take this music thing too seriously ;)
Opening Night, 1977 Dir. John Cassavetes
Welt Am Draht/World on a Wire, 1973 Dir. Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Tis the season for creepy films with crunchy, gooey, gore and psycho thrillers to keep you on the edge of your seat. Below are some of my favorites helping me set the Halloween mood this year, so grab someone to help keep you company and enjoy!
Otesánek / Little Otik, 2000 Dir. Jan Svankmajer
The Wicker Man, 1973 Dir. Robin Hardy
Suspiria, 1977 Dir. Dario Argento
Rosemary's Baby, 1968 Dir. Roman Polanski
Les yeux sans visage / Eyes Without A Face, 1960 Dir. Georges Franju
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, 1962 Dir. Robert Aldrich
Wait Until Dark, 1967 Dir. Terence Young
Phantom of the Paradise, 1974 Dir. Brian De Palma
Looking For Mr. Goodbar, 1977 Dir. Richard Brooks
Blow Out, 1981 Dir. Brian de Palma
Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón, 1980 Dir. Pedro Almodóvar
The Driver's Seat, 1974 Dir. Giuseppe Patroni-Griffi
Practicing my Spanish by watching all my favorite films by Almodóvar (eep! and anticipating his new one) and preparing for an exciting trip to Mexico this summer. More details on that soon, but in the meantime watch this super cute short from Spanish director Victor Carrey on Vimeo's really well-crafted collection of Staff Picks. Can you imagine, they must see a million videos everyday and these are the cream of the crop. I watched this one twice, so good!
Medium Cool, 1969 Dir. Haskell Wexler
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, 1974 Dir. Martin Scorsese
The Guru, 1969 Dir. James Ivory
The Electric Horseman, 1979 Dir. Sydney Pollack
Mermaids, 1990 Dir. Robert Benjamin
3 Women, 1977 Dir. Robert Altman
Bonsái, 2012 Dir. Cristián Jiménez
Minnie and Moskowitz, 1971 Dir. John Cassavetes
2046, 2004 Dir. Wong Kar-wai
The Music Room (Jalsaghar), 1958 Dir. Satyajit Ray
What's Up Tiger Lily?, 1966 Dir. Woody Allen
Eyes of Laura Mars, 1978 Dir. Irvin Kershner
Heartbeat city! Tuff Turf perfectly fulfilled my summer jonesing for 80's heartthrobs and New Wave fashion and music, albeit a little cheesy. I personally can't get enough of this scene with dreamy Jim Carroll and Robert Downey, Jr. Now to throw the perfect Tuff Turf party for myself?!