Not exactly news, yes, but I watched Sanjuro last night, and was just blown away, again.
I wasn’t sure what to expect from “Kung Fu Hustle” but I could never have anticipated it, anyway. Go watch it: it’s like Terry Gilliam goes to Hong Kong, but different.
So, MTV will be playing Eminem’s new activist video Mosh in medium rotation, according to this post (pointing to this blog entry at GNN by the director of said video). You can vote for it to show on TRL, if so inclined. The video is pretty inspiring. Download it at the link above, or my stashed copy here (47 MB).
The Merce Cunningham Company is back in town for a week’s residence, in addition to the performances at the Power Center. The last time they were here for a residence, the Dance Department offered a one-credit class, which I took. It was very good. There are quite a few events this time, too, but I’m not as involved. I did see the “Merce on Film”show on Monday, and am planning to go to the performance on Friday, featuring music by Cage. Should be good: the last time they did a piece with music by Cage, people walked out. They screened “Beachbirds on Film”, which I had watched the last time, and one early film which name I forget, but it involved great SteadiCam shots in their studio/office space.
I just thought of a little project for myself: I kept extensive notes and sketches of the last residency, and I think that I’d like them online. Maybe if I get motivated enough.