Sunday, January 31, 2010
Although clearly I'm severely overwhelmed by the visual, I'm not taking away anything from the movie. Unique storyline, but I do warn you though, like eating a live octopus, not everybody would have the stomach for it.
at 5:54 PM
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
This marks my first video production ever. I just made history.
Filmed on a Nikon(argh) D90.
at 6:49 AM
"Do you like Phil Collins? I've been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke. Before that, I really didn't understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual. It was on Duke where Phil Collins' presence became more apparent. I think Invisible Touch was the group's undisputed masterpiece. It's an epic meditation on intangibility. At the same time, it deepens and enriches the meaning of the preceding three albums. Christy, take off your robe. Listen to the brilliant ensemble playing of Banks, Collins and Rutherford. You can practically hear every nuance of every instrument. Sabrina, remove your dress. In terms of lyrical craftsmanship, the sheer songwriting, this album hits a new peak of professionalism. Sabrina, why don't you, uh, dance a little. Take the lyrics to Land of Confusion. In this song, Phil Collins addresses the problems of abusive political authority. In Too Deep is the most moving pop song of the 1980s, about monogamy and commitment. The song is extremely uplifting. Their lyrics are as positive and affirmative as anything I've heard in rock. Christy, get down on your knees so Sabrina can see your asshole. Phil Collins' solo career seems to be more commercial and therefore more satisfying, in a narrower way. Especially songs like In the Air Tonight and Against All Odds. Sabrina, don't just stare at it, eat it. But I also think Phil Collins works best within the confines of the group, than as a solo artist, and I stress the word artist. This is Sussudio, a great, great song, a personal favorite."
This is Christian Bale. The original American Psycho. I rewatched it a few days ago and to me it was a reassurance that he is arguably the best actor in this generation. The madness that he portrayed was just too much.
A performance like that can really ruin a person. I always wondered if you dove that deep into the mind of a such a grotesque, homicidal maniac, would it be possible to get out? Would you know still know the difference?
Photography by my man, Terry Richardson for GQ.
at 12:26 AM