Still gross. Still painful
City and Colour // Un-thinkable (I’m Ready) (Alicia Keys cover)
You give me a feeling that I’ve never felt before
And I deserve it, I think I deserve it
Little Wing- Jimi Hendrix
This scene in Inglourious Bastards, this particular part, was so brilliantly written. The characters are playing a game where you sit in a circle and write a famous person’s name on a card, flip it over, pass the card to the person next to you and stick it to your head without looking. Then you ask everyone questions to figure out who it is. This man- a Nazi commander- asked “Am I American?” (no but..) “Have I visited America?” (yes) “Was my visit fruitious?” (no) “Did I go against my will?” (yes) “Am I from a place you’d call exotic?” (yes) “Am I from the jungle?” (yes) “Did I go by boat?” (yes) “And when I got there was I bound with chains and presented in front of a crowd?” (yes!) “Well then. I know who I am. An African slave. No? Oh then I’m King Kong.” — and in one instance the viewer realizes the metaphor which King Kong was to the African slave trade (a truly Tarantino way of inserting social awareness through dialogue spoken by social oppressors) as well as takes a moment of almost comic relief to a very strange middle ground since we see just how intelligent and foolproof this man is. This is good filmmaking.
Nick Cave and Blixa Bargeld
Well I’ve been bound and gagged and I’ve been terrorized
And I’ve been castrated and I’ve been lobotomized
But never has my tormentor come in such a cunning disguise
Nick Cave, and The Boys Next Door.
On this day, September 22nd, in 1957: Nick Cave was born in Warracknabeal, Victoria, Australia.
Today’s soundtrack: All St. Nick, all the time. Birthday Party, Bad Seeds, Grinderman… Bring it all on at top volume.
Today’s screening: WINGS OF DESIRE, JOHNNY SUEDE, LAWLESS, THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD, and 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH.
Today’s book club: KING INK, AND THE ASS SAW THE ANGEL, and THE DEATH OF BUNNY MONRO
Today’s quote: “People think I’m a miserable sod but it’s only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.”
Today’s ill-advised tattoo: http://tinyurl.com/2eoxdvg