The world’s not meant for lonely people

Posted in Film by downwithprince on October 19, 2010

Disappointment, loneliness and inability to communicate are consistent traits of the adult world in “En kärlekshistoria” (A Swedish Love Story) by Roy Andersson. The film depicts two innocent and yet unspoiled teenagers’ tentative steps towards adulthood. As their heedless love grows, they manage to rise above the clouds of despair created by their parents who are lost in the everyday routine failing to take the young couple seriously. In their difficulties to express their feelings in words, we truly get to see that cinema is about capturing what words cannot describe.



The stars ain’t never gonna leave us

Posted in Fashion, Film by downwithprince on September 9, 2010

“Act Da Fool”, which was premiered last week, is a short film by Harmony Korine for promoting the fall campaign for fashion company Proenza Schouler. According to Korine this Super-8mm short is a religious film about ‘Girls who sleep in abandoned cars and set things on fire. It’s about the great things in life. The stars in the sky and lots of malt liquor’, rather than about fashion design.


Hitch my cheeks and do my lips

Posted in Film, Wants & Must-haves by downwithprince on September 7, 2010

“The Hardcore Collection” puts together an anthology of Richard Kern’s experimental short films from the 1980’s and early 1990’s that includes “You Killed Me Firststarring the always lovely Lung Leg as the rebellious teen from hell with Karen Finley and David Wojnarowicz as equally hellish parents.

Considering this country is a shithole of a place to buy anything from, I’ll have to be content with purchasing the DVD online.


Born in the USA

Posted in Film by downwithprince on April 27, 2010

“Wildwood, NJ” is a 1994 documentary by Carol Weaks/Cassidy and Ruth Leitman about the life of the working class girls and women in this small seaside carnival town, known for its confederate flags and overall trashiness and for not being quite the America many have in mind, where tough-talking, fatherless pre-teens and drawn-on-eyebrow women spent their summers on the boardwalk telling stories about family dramas, fist fights, and first sexual experiences in overlapping conversations. This documentary captures the cultural moment of the Jersey Shore in the late 80s/early 90s, when fashion was all-around classy and the girls were rocking big hair, giant plastic earrings, shoulderless shirts and cut off shorts made from high-waisted mom jeans.

I wish that I’d sail the darkened seas

Posted in Film by downwithprince on April 17, 2010

Slava Tsukerman wanted to express by means of cinema what Andy Warhol was expressing in art when he decided to come up with “Liquid Sky”, a picture on the New York City new wave crowd. A spaced out, low budget cult classic about heroin, orgasms, and aliens. Also, the music and fashion are so cutting edge that it evidently had some impact on the copycat Gaga.


I’m your ch ch ch ch ch cherry bomb

Posted in Film, Music by downwithprince on April 3, 2010

Let’s hope Twilight Saga celebrity Kristen Stewart doesn’t mess up “The Runaways” movie, which is to premiere this weekend.


I was 15 before I realized I was dead

Posted in Film by downwithprince on March 23, 2010

Scorpio Rising (1964)

Posted in Film by downwithprince on October 24, 2009

The Karen Carpenter Story

Posted in Film, Music by downwithprince on October 15, 2009

Openly gay, experimental filmmaker Todd Haynes burst upon the scene two years after his graduation from Brown University with his now-infamous 43-minute cult treasure “Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story” (1987). Seizing upon the inspired gimmick of using Barbie and Ken dolls to sympathetically recount the story of the pop star’s death from anorexia, he spent months making miniature dishes, chairs, costumes, Kleenex and Ex-Lax boxes, and Carpenters’ records to create the film’s intricate, doll-size mise-en-scene. The result was both audacious and accomplished as the dolls seemingly ceased to be dolls leaving the audience weeping for the tragic singer. Unfortunately, Richard Carpenter’s enmity for the film (which made him look like a selfish jerk) led to the serving of a “cease and desist” order in 1989, and despite the director’s offer “to only show the film in clinics and schools, with all money going to the Karen Carpenter memorial fund for anorexia research,” “Superstar” remains buried, one of the few films in modern America that cannot be seen by the general public. Now finally you have a chance to see this piece.

We can be heroes, just for one day

Posted in Film by downwithprince on September 18, 2009

Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo (1981)