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Forum: Off-Topic July 16th, 2009, 18:22
Replies: 61
Views: 2,420
Posted By spars
as far as italian westerns go, my favorites would…

as far as italian westerns go, my favorites would probably be corbucci's django (franco nero) and the mercenary (nero, jack palance) as well as sollima's the big gundown (van cleef and tomas milian)…
Forum: Off-Topic June 11th, 2009, 20:47
Replies: 46
Views: 2,090
Posted By spars
PJ, if you like Oshima, I can't recommend his…

PJ, if you like Oshima, I can't recommend his Death by Hanging enough. Intensely political and provocative. Stylistically, it's very unlike In the Realm of the Senses, but it's essential.

Edit: I…
Forum: Off-Topic June 8th, 2009, 22:53
Replies: 1,791
Views: 122,636
Posted By spars
That's the one I dropped out of after about…

That's the one I dropped out of after about hundred pages or so. It wasn't that I felt it be boring or even that I found uninteresting but sort of made a conscious decision at that point that 'I…
Forum: Off-Topic June 8th, 2009, 05:50
Replies: 46
Views: 2,090
Posted By spars
Pasolini is an interesting character. I've never…

Pasolini is an interesting character. I've never watched Salo but from what I read about it, it appears that it's often misread out of context or with no context at all. I think it's important to…
Forum: Off-Topic June 7th, 2009, 01:57
Replies: 46
Views: 2,090
Posted By spars
there's no bunuel, resnais, or pasolini. our…

there's no bunuel, resnais, or pasolini. our lists would look very different.
Forum: Off-Topic June 3rd, 2009, 15:38
Replies: 1,791
Views: 122,636
Posted By spars
Recently read Marguerite Duras's The Lover and…

Recently read Marguerite Duras's The Lover and Ana´s Nin's Little Birds. I blushed a little reading Nin but it was good. Also read Witkiewicz's play The Madman and the Nun which was hilarious. I have…
Forum: Off-Topic May 14th, 2009, 07:24
Replies: 7
Views: 755
Posted By spars
Most of his 'adventuring' was just imperialist…

Most of his 'adventuring' was just imperialist masquerading (despite his moral convictions). He not only tried to use manifest destiny to help fulfill a popular southern dream of a plantation based…
Forum: Off-Topic May 13th, 2009, 08:07
Replies: 7
Views: 755
Posted By spars
You may appreciate, or heard of, a book written…

You may appreciate, or heard of, a book written by Milorad Pavić titled Dictionary of the Khazars. It's constructed of cross referenced encyclopedias and it's a sort of false document. I mean it is,…
Forum: Off-Topic April 21st, 2009, 06:29
Replies: 1,791
Views: 122,636
Posted By spars
just read arthur schnitzler's dream story. it was…

just read arthur schnitzler's dream story. it was alright. the interplay of fantasy and reality was intriguing but the solely male narrative sat a little uneasy. the stories' expression of eroticism…
Forum: Off-Topic March 9th, 2009, 06:02
Replies: 2,582
Views: 159,677
Posted By spars
Haven't watched this yet but read an interesting…

Haven't watched this yet but read an interesting review (http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article10322.shtml) over at EI which seems to have some similarity of critique.
Forum: Off-Topic February 27th, 2009, 01:11
Replies: 1,791
Views: 122,636
Posted By spars
Hey, I appreciate this. I find myself agreeing…

Hey, I appreciate this. I find myself agreeing with him in regards to Tolkien and can appreciate his attempt to make distinctions when speaking of escapism. It seems apparent he recognizes a certain…
Forum: Off-Topic February 27th, 2009, 00:46
Replies: 2,582
Views: 159,677
Posted By spars
Just finished Douglas Sirk's Imitation of Life….

Just finished Douglas Sirk's Imitation of Life. Really enjoyed it and I'm really starting to appreciate Sirk's work. The other two I've seen, Written on the Wind and All That Heaven Allows, also…
Forum: Off-Topic February 27th, 2009, 00:29
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By spars
It's been too long since I've seen Stalker for me…

It's been too long since I've seen Stalker for me to feel comfortable having an opinion anymore. I remember appreciating it but I think even then I realized that it would be different the next time I…
Forum: Off-Topic February 25th, 2009, 06:13
Replies: 1,791
Views: 122,636
Posted By spars
Have to say though, that seems a motley selection…

Have to say though, that seems a motley selection of delany. They Fly at Ciron was actually his first novel, and it reads thus, but it didn't get it's own printing that satisfied delany until the…
Forum: Off-Topic February 24th, 2009, 08:07
Replies: 1,791
Views: 122,636
Posted By spars
yeah, that was the first author I looked into…

yeah, that was the first author I looked into after reading china's perdido street and was sort of bored with it halfway through. I had a nice second edition copy but something else was more…
Forum: Off-Topic February 24th, 2009, 06:54
Replies: 3,480
Views: 193,847
Posted By spars
some bill monroe

some bill monroe
Forum: Off-Topic February 19th, 2009, 02:05
Replies: 1,791
Views: 122,636
Posted By spars
sure, I've read perdido street station and…

sure, I've read perdido street station and thought there was a fair balance of exploring his politics but not at the expense of the story or the genre. Plus it managed to restore my interest in…
Forum: Off-Topic February 12th, 2009, 00:13
Replies: 125
Views: 8,332
Posted By spars
well, I watch the new series of doctor who…

well, I watch the new series of doctor who because I'm curious what happens to characters and universe but I prefer the original series and format. just recently watched the invasion with patrick…
Forum: Off-Topic February 12th, 2009, 00:04
Replies: 6,852
Views: 369,273
Posted By spars
well arx fatalis is five dollars on steam now….

well arx fatalis is five dollars on steam now. and civlization iv still piques my interest every now and then.

and I'm looking here on steam, and seeing eschalon for under twenty usd. obviously…
Forum: Off-Topic February 11th, 2009, 23:55
Replies: 1,791
Views: 122,636
Posted By spars
recently started ken macleod's the stone canal….

recently started ken macleod's the stone canal. the political slant is interesting but so far it's been mostly superfluous ideology (i.e."You're missing several points here," Myra interjected, and…
Forum: Off-Topic February 11th, 2009, 23:37
Replies: 2,582
Views: 159,677
Posted By spars
just watched fear and loathing from gilliam with…

just watched fear and loathing from gilliam with johnny depp for the first time in four plus years. have to say that I noticed a greater prevalence of sexist attitudes than I had in the past and…
Forum: Off-Topic September 22nd, 2007, 10:34
Replies: 3,480
Views: 193,847
Posted By spars
bob marley live tapes and old, disintegrating…

bob marley live tapes and old, disintegrating recordings of leon redbone
Forum: Off-Topic March 27th, 2007, 13:21
Replies: 56
Views: 3,394
Posted By spars
autonomous, ever-shifting, globular mass the…

autonomous, ever-shifting, globular mass

the exterminating angel (bunuel)
through a glass darkly (bergman)
the saragossa manuscript (has)
smell of camphor, frangrance of jasmin (farmanara)…
Forum: Off-Topic March 23rd, 2007, 00:13
Replies: 3,480
Views: 193,847
Posted By spars
Prefuse 73's cut up hip hop track Life/Death with…

Prefuse 73's cut up hip hop track Life/Death with Mikah 9 and a layer of glitch.
Forum: Off-Topic March 7th, 2007, 03:01
Replies: 3,480
Views: 193,847
Posted By spars
Delia Derbyshire's Electrosonic released as a…

Delia Derbyshire's Electrosonic released as a compilation in 1972. Sounds for television, film and radio.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/music/images/alchemists_lead.jpg
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