I saw Coffee & Cigarettes yesterday, a movie by Jim Jarmusch. For those who haven’t seen it, it’s a ‘comic series of short vignettes’ with as main theme people drinking coffee while smoking. Jim Jarmusch started the project in 1986 (for Saturday Night Live) with a scene by Roberto Benigni and Steven Wright. I was kinda looking forward to it, but for some reason, it didn’t do much for me. Yes, Bill Murray is good in “Delirium”. Yes, the “Cousins?” scene is OK. But Iggy Pop can’t act, and an equally shitty job is done by Meg White, Roberto Benigni, Steve Buscemi, Joe Rigano, and some other names. Most of the stories weren’t really compelling. And, but that’s a personal opinion, I do not consider smoking and drinking coffee at the same time a ‘cool’ thing to do or watch. For one, it doesn’t do wonders for your breath…
At which point I’d like to refer to Stinken uit de bek by the Nieuwe Wereld orkest.
[Listening to: “Breathe” – Groove Armada – AnotherLateNight]
John Fiorella has written, produced, directed and acted in his own low-budget trailer for a movie that has not been – and might never be – made.
In a nutshell, the idea for GRAYSON has been swimming around in my head for too long – so, with the help of a handful of talented artists, and four credit cards, I set out to shape the idea into a reality.
The objective was simple – tell a new and exciting story about the former boy wonder that leaves audiences wanting more. Did I hit the mark? You be the judge.
Together with his partner in crime Gabe Sabloff (who worked for the movie as D.O.P, actor, animation artist and probably catering and key grip too), he has made an impressive short movie/trailer.
Apparently, the two worked weekends for 18 months, creating storyboards, acting, directing, shooting, and editing a gorgeous short film designed to pique interest in a movie about what happens after Batman dies and Wonder Woman and Superman go to work for the enemy. It’s a professional-looking and well-edited piece of work (that anamorphic lens pays incredible dividends for them) that somehow manages to come in at a budget of just under $18,000.
See the movie here: theforce.net
Be sure to take a look at the ‘Behind The Scenes’ (BTS) video, it is incredible to see how inventive these guys were with their limited budget. Some more info about that on howstuffworks.com.
[Listening to: “Very Good Friends” – smoothouse.org
A friend told me about an off-the-record list of celebrities with unpleasant body odor, where Brad Pitt supposedly featured as #3. Some Googling later, I found out Brad has moved up to #1! Here is the list as compiled in May 2004 by Mikael Jagerbrand:
#1. Brad Pitt
#2. Russell Crowe
#3. Hayden Christensen
#4. David Bowie
#5. Courtney Cox
#6. Robin Williams
#7. Christina Aguillera
#8. Cameron Diaz
#10. Bob Dylan
I remember a Friends episode “The one with the rumour” where Brad Pitt did a guest appearance. Brad and Courtney on the same set, what an olfactory delight.