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May 25, 2009

Movie and Video Linkage

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

* Cleveland: Hilarious. Sad. Hilarious.

* Coming soon: a documentary about American film critics.

* The top ten time-lapse nature videos.

* A gorgeous short video starring crowds of jellyfish.

* After failing to generate much enthusiasm at Cannes for his new film "Inglourious Basterds," Quentin Tarantino makes his case to Anne Thompson.

* MBlowhard Rewind: I introduced visitors to the overlooked work of director Alberto Cavalcanti.



posted by Michael at May 25, 2009


The documentary about film critics reminds me of the joke about the highest-rated TV show of all time: The Nielsen Families: An Inside Look.

Posted by: Ken Hirsch on May 25, 2009 7:29 PM

Loved those time-lapse videos, I'd like to add another I saw on Andrew Sullivan's blog:

(what the sun looks like at the north pole)

Posted by: Ed in Malabar on May 25, 2009 8:23 PM

The jellyfish video is incredible.

Posted by: Wm Jas on May 26, 2009 11:00 AM

re 'Inglorious Basterds', I really wonder how the pitch for that movie went: 'we'll make a movie portraying Americans and Jews as war criminals.', 'say no more, I'm sold on the concept, how much do you need?'

Anyways, I'm sure if they had played up that theme a little more he would have scored better.

Posted by: Daran on May 28, 2009 12:47 PM

Let's hope Tarantino's fans check out the original, which was quite a piece of work in its day. Enzo Castellari got some terrific performances out of Bo Svenson and Fred Williamson, plus there are naked blondes with machine guns. Michael Pergolani is terrific as the longhaired Italian prisoner with an endless supply of gadgets stashed in his fatigues. Many fireballs.

The Jewish angle is something Tarantino cooked up; it's not in the original. The "Inglorious Bastards" DVD came out with 3 discs last summer via Severin Entertainment. Tarantino sings the B-movie's praises in the DVD extras and tries to interview an amused Castellari.

Posted by: Glenn Abel on June 5, 2009 7:35 AM

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