Saturday, January 17, 2009

Natalia Vodianova

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New stuff

Nice reasonable book with short film histories of all major counttries, includes a DVD as well.

Well, I collect them, you know...

I already have quite a few editions from the Library of America, and I ordered this one, cause I wanted to read The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, before I see the movie

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A Scan a Day

New stuff

A classic book I haven't read yet...and a movie I haven't seen yet either!

A much appraised Austrian singer who composes all her unusual music on the laptop. You can find her at MySpace here.

A great new album by this legendary band. They will be playing in Munich in February, and I intend to be there.

...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead is one of my favourite bands, so I'm collecting all their albums.

The last time I saw this movie was when it had its theatrical release. At the time I very much loved it, but since then I've found a few negative reviews. Therefore I want to check, if my taste has changed...

A highly applauded movie, I just need to see this one. Besides it was a limited steelbook edition for a reasonable price...

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Monday, January 12, 2009

Ray Dennis Steckler in memoriam

70 -year-old Ray Dennis Steckler, director of such classic as The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies and Rat Pfink a Boo Boo, died on January 7th, caused by a heart attack.

Here's a good eulogy:

It’s a Shame About Ray: Ray Dennis Steckler (1938 - 2009)

Sunday, January 11, 2009

A Scan a Day

Recent Purchases

Till recently I didn't know this book existed and only found out, when Amazon recommended it to me. Sometimes the system works! It is richly illustrated and seems to be full of new information to me. However, although it is subtitled as a 'complete history of Japanese sex cinema' the introduction soon tells you that this is a study of pinku eiga only. But neverthless, I expect this to be an interesting read.

I'm collecting all of Kim Ki-Duk's movies, and till now I missed out ordering this one.

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