My dream Nagra!
My dream Nagra!
That’s a great movie!
Lux Interior and Poison Ivy at San Diego Comic-Con International, 1985
I don’t know who these people are but how awesome would it have been to shop at Comic-Con in ‘85
Oh man, I suggest checking out Lux and Ivy’s Favorites, even if The Cramps and punk in general aren’t your thing. It’s an exhaustive collection of all things kitchy, obscure, and bizarre in the sphere of American music.
Monkey Nachos are banana chips with chocolate and caramel melted over them. You’re welcome.
Roger Ebert On Great Movies » Days of Heaven
“Terrence Malick’s Days of Heaven has been criticized for its muted emotions: Although passions erupt in a deadly love triangle, all the feelings are somehow held at arm’s length. But watching this 1978 film again recently, I was struck with the conviction that this is the story of a teenage girl, told by her, and its subject is the way that hope and cheer have been beaten down in her heart. We do not feel the full passion of the adults because it is seen at a distance, as a phenomenon, like the weather, or the plague of grasshoppers that signals the beginning of the end.
We do see key emotional moments between the three adult characters. But all of their words summed up do not equal the total of the words in the voiceover spoken so hauntingly by Linda Manz. The child, we gather, has been through hard times. She has armored herself. She is not surprised by the worst.
Days of Heaven is correct to present its romantic triangle through an emotional filter. Children know that adults can be seized with sudden passions for each other, but are concerned primarily with how these passions affect themselves: Am I more or less secure, more or less loved, because there has been this emotional realignment among the adults who form my world?
It is above all one of the most beautiful films ever made. Malick’s purpose is to tell a story of loss. He evokes the loneliness and beauty of the limitless Texas prairie. He set many shots at the ‘golden hours’ near dawn and dusk, when shadows are muted and the sky is all the same tone.” [x]