John Carpenter: Fear Is Just The Beginning (The Man And His Movies)

Filmmaker John Carpenter helped redefine the American horror film in 1978 with Halloween, a low-budget thriller which became a major box office success. Since then, Carpenter has devoted his career to bringing a fresh perspective to genre filmmaking, striving to maintain the freedom of an independent while working within the studio system. (Carpenter not only writes and directs his own projects, but often also serves as producer and composer as well.) John Carpenter: Fear Is Just the Beginning…The Man and His Movies is a documentary about this two-fisted maverick auteur, which offers a look at the making of such favorites as Escape From New York, The Thing, The Fog, and many more. The documentary includes interviews with Jamie Lee Curtis, Kurt Russell, Adrienne Barbeau, Debra Hill, and other friends and colleagues.


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UK MEP Daniel Hannan Savages Gordon Brown At EU Meeting

David (!) Daniel Hannan for Prime Minister.

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The Green Beautiful by Coline Serreau

I’ll be honest, I’ve only watched the first part thus far. I found it interesting. I’ve posted it here mainly on the reviews others have given it.

Filed under: Culture, Entertainment, Europe, Film, Humanity, Nature, Philosophy

Twyla Tharp, Choreographer And Author Of “The Creative Habit”, On Creativity And Money

Very much in line with my own views on creativity, this is a short and snappy pick-me-upper for all you budding artists out there.

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Great White Shark Surfing


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Batman Movie, The Dark Knight, Bush Administration Propaganda?

I saw this last week and while I enjoyed it I could not help draw the same paralells this CNN journalist does. I’m relieved it isn’t just me. This film is a masterclass in government propaganda, right down to the point where Batman (read Bush) accepts the his villification in the eyes of the public for the greater-purpose of defeating terror. It’s quite sickening, really.

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Steal This Film II

“These are strange times indeed. While they continue to command so much attention in the mainstream media, the ‘battles’ between old and new modes of distribution, between the pirate and the institution of copyright, seem to many of us already lost and won. We know who the victors are. Why then say any more?

Because waves of repression continue to come: lawsuits are still levied against innocent people; arrests are still made on flimsy pretexts, in order to terrify and confuse; harsh laws are still enacted against filesharing, taking their place in the gradual erosion of our privacy and the bolstering of the surveillance state. All of this is intended to destroy or delay inexorable changes in what it means to create and exchange our creations. If STEAL THIS FILM II proves at all useful in bringing new people into the leagues of those now prepared to think ‘after intellectual property’, think creatively about the future of distribution, production and creativity, we have achieved our main goal.”

Filed under: Corporations, Crime, Economics, Entertainment, Film, Journalism, Law, Media, Politics, Technology, , , ,

America, F*ck Yeah – DVDA (South Park Creators)

Wikileaks: US Spec Ops Manual – How to train death squads and quash revolutions from El Salvador to Iraq

In case you haven’t heard it.

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Ever wondered just how much of a sham corporate journalism really is? And how low those schmucks will go to save their arses? Watch this. Jon Stewart we love you.

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MTV Holocaust “Warning”?

I applaud those at MTV who ran this. With recent and ever escalating events, I am deeply worried about our future.


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