This week’s kitty is one of many that rides aboard the title boat in Jean Vigo’s L’Atalante, reviewed here earlier this week. (Seriously, that movie has so many kitties. It’s awesome.) And now, a panoply of links, with hat tips to Feminist Frequency and DeusExCinema:
- Monika Bartyzel has an incredibly well-researched piece on the women of Lars von Trier.
- Jonathan McIntosh writes the clip-filled “A history of subversive remix video before YouTube.”
- Christian Brown at The Awl has “43 Increasingly Precise Netflix Custom Genre Recommendations.” (I’m always impressed/baffled by the descriptor-heavy subgenres Netflix comes up with for me. Who knew there were so many Visually-striking Mind-bending Dark Foreign Thrillers?)
- The war against tolerable theater experiences rages on: according to The Hollywood Reporter, “a majority of 18-to-34-year-olds believe using social media while watching a movie in a theater would add to their experience.” As Ashley said: I don’t want to live in the future we’re creating for ourselves.
- Director Terence Davies (of the new Deep Blue Sea) chats about sentiment, Singin’ in the Rain, and more.
- Finally, two must-read blog posts: Bilge Ebiri’s “Narration, Voiceover, and the Shape of the World” and Dennis Cozzalio’s “Fortress of Solitude,” on Jeanne Dielman.
A handful of amusing search terms: first, “сейлормун обои,” which is Russian for “Sailormoon wallpapers.” And then, possibly related: “man shirtless in apron” and “man dreams of being a housewife and dress like one and dreams about it.” The latter especially is kind of poetic. Is he a man who dreamt he was a housewife… or a housewife who dreamt he was a man?