Tuesday, March 25, 2008
* If you peruse your local book seller today you just might come across a copy of 6 Sick Hipsters. While the official street date is next Tuesday, today is the publication date. Many, many thanks to those of you who've already bought the book. Hope you dig it.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
Marc Caro is a real fav. He teamed with Jeunet for their first few shorts (Bunker of Final Gunshots (worth finding, amazing) and feature films (Delicatessen, City of Lost Children). Jeunet struck out on his own with Alien: Resurrection but Caro was mum (a short or two) until now.
Dante 01 looks intriguing, has that unmistakable "feel" of a Caro film and the plastic face of Dominique Pinon. Rumor has it, however, that the movie is a bit of a mess and has been all but dumped by the distributor. Who knows, Variety gave a good review.
Also: Caro's videos for Indochine's (France's Cure) "Les Tzars" (87) and "Savoure le Rouge" (93). Note: the pre-Alien: Resurrection look of the "Savoure..." vid.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
From the April '08 issue. Many thanks to Liz.
And here is the review from the same issue. (The summary is the best I've read yet):
6 Sick Hipsters
Casablanca refashions the serial killer mystery amid a strange amalgam of slacker/hipster nightclubbers. The wacked-out violence and grotesquely flawed characters aren’t for everyone, but the mystery works even if the motive is convoluted and hard to parse. At the very least, Casablanca is a unique flavor on the mystery scene.
Summary: After the grisly murders of three high-profile hipsters in Brooklyn, a loosely connected group of friends deduce that a serial killer is targeting them for extinction. Armed with not much more than their wits and plenty of attitude, Harrison, a paleontologist who secretly writes scientific porn, and Beth, a subversive knitter whose eyesight is fading, lead the charge to track down the monstrous Doctor Jeep, who seems to be killing urban techno youths. A vicious war begins, and a bizarre counterculture movement appears to be at the heart of a deadly mission to counteract rampant consumerism. (KENSINGTON, Apr., 288 pp., $15.00)