4 Shots From 4 Films: Savage Messiah, All The Vermeers in New York, The Stendhal Syndrome, Mr. Turner


4 Shots from 4 Films is just what it says it is, 4 shots from 4 of our favorite films. As opposed to the reviews and recaps that we usually post, 4 Shots from 4 Films lets the visuals do the talking!

In honor of Slow Art Day, here are…

4 Shots From 4 Films

Savage Messiah (1972, dir by Ken Russell)

All The Vermeers in New York (1990, dir by Jon Jost)

The Stendhal Syndrome (1996, dir by Dario Argento)

Mr. Turner (2014, dir by Mike Leigh)

Music Video of the Day: Dust My Shoulders Off by Jane Zhang (2016, dir by Outerspace Leo)


Today is Slow Art Day, which is a day in which we are encouraged to celebrate art by going to a museum  taking our time to truly appreciate what we’re seeing.  This also seems like the perfect day to select Jane Zhang’s Dust My Shoulders Off for our music video of the day!

The video features Zhang at a museum, literally becoming a part of 11 different paintings.  Over the course of the video, the following paintings are recreated:

Nighthawks by Edward Hopper

Self Portrait by Vincent Van Gogh

The Gleaners by Jean-François Millet

Meisje met de parel by Johannes Vermeer

Christina’s World by Andrew Wyeth

Un dimanche après-midi à l’Île de la Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat

The Scream by Edvard Munch

The Temptation of St. Anthony by Salvador Dalí

Ascending and Descending by M.C. Escher

The Son of Man by René Magritte 

Enjoy!

Check Out These Avengers: Infinity War Character Posters!


With the release of Avengers: Infinity War right around the corner, Marvel has released a whole new collection of character posters!  Just in case you were wondering who, from the MCU, is going to show up in Infinity War, here’s a partial reminder!

(By the way, the answer  would appear to be just about everyone who has ever appeared in an MCU film!)

Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr)

Hulk (Mark Ruffalo)

Thor (Chris Hemsworth)

War Machine (Don Cheadle)

Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson)

Captain America (Chris Evans)

White Wolf (Sebastian Stan)

Falcon (Anthony Mackie)

Star-Lord (Chris Pratt)

Rocket and Groot (Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel)

Gamora (Zoe Saldana)

Nebula (Karen Gillan)

Drax (Dave Bautista)

Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen)

Vision (Paul Bettany)

Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman)

Spider-Man (Tom Holland)

Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch)

Wong (Benedict Wong)

Mantis (Pom Klementieff)

Okoye (Danai Gurira)

Shuri (Letitia Wright)

 

 

Celebrate Easter With Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick!


To those who observe the holiday, happy Easter!

Above, we have a picture of Edie Sedgwick and Andy Warhol posing with two rabbits.  I’m not really sure whether or not this picture was actually taken for Easter but let’s pretend like it was.  Andy certainly doesn’t look very happy with his rabbit.

Fortunately, he appears to be in a better mood in the picture below, which also features both Edie and Catherine Deneuve.

And, finally, in this next picture, Andy is finally actually smiling.  How couldn’t you smile with that many rabbits around?  Seriously, rabbits are incredibly cute.

Finally, let’s end this with Andy Warhol’s 1982 painting, Eggs:

Artwork of the Day: America 3000


America!

Back toe beginning?  Of just the country or of humanity itself?  Judging from this poster, it looks like both.  Are there any post-nuke adventures that aren’t outrageous?  It’s a legitimate question, I think.

Anyway, this is a poster for a film that came out in 1989.

Artwork of the Day: You Will Always Have A Full House When You Show Fantomas!


I was doing some research on the history of French cinema for an upcoming series of reviews and I came across this charming little advertisement from 1916. I guess this was sent to theater owners to encourage them to show Fantomas.

Would  I show Fantomas is I got this in the mail?  I sure would!  I’d even hire someone to dress up like Fantomas and deal cards outside the theater.  If only I had been born 100 years earlier…

 

Artwork of the Day: 101 Acts of Love


The hour is late so I won’t say too much about this poster for this 1971 film.  According to the Grindhouse Database, this movie only has a 46 minute running time so it must have been 101 very quick acts of love.

I like the fact that the quote from “Dr. Ann Foster” doesn’t actually say anything about the movie, just the subject matter.  Why, it’s almost as if Dr Foster was just some randomly quoted person who, in all probability, never actually saw the movie!