Like Regular Chickens
imveerena:

✵ supreme ɑnd clɑssy ✵

On it.

imveerena:

✵ supreme ɑnd clɑssy ✵

On it.

THE PUPPETMASTER (dir. Hou Hsiao-hsien, 1993)
On the one hand this is the story of a man’s life as he entertains with his art. On the other hand it’s the story of Taiwan under Japanese control. This is interesting in biopic terms (and in terms of Hou’s filmography) in that the movie plays through about halfway as a straight narrative before jarringly cutting to the titular puppet master, Li Tien-lu, telling his story to the camera. It becomes something of an autobiopic at that point. And christ is this an awful DVD presentation. The frame is cropped and the lighting/image quality leaves a lot to be desired (as compared to the platonic ideal I have of Hou images from really good rips of his other films around that time).
900/1001

THE PUPPETMASTER (dir. Hou Hsiao-hsien, 1993)

On the one hand this is the story of a man’s life as he entertains with his art. On the other hand it’s the story of Taiwan under Japanese control. This is interesting in biopic terms (and in terms of Hou’s filmography) in that the movie plays through about halfway as a straight narrative before jarringly cutting to the titular puppet master, Li Tien-lu, telling his story to the camera. It becomes something of an autobiopic at that point. And christ is this an awful DVD presentation. The frame is cropped and the lighting/image quality leaves a lot to be desired (as compared to the platonic ideal I have of Hou images from really good rips of his other films around that time).

900/1001

I wish.

I wish.

nevver:

Errol Morris

Peanuts Project pt. 6

owlturdcomix:

We go forward.

Megatron, you rascal!

Megatron, you rascal!

  1. editionsshiflet said: Two Dollar Radio crew was having a deep novelization discussion not three minutes before I opened my phone and saw this.

Novelizations I read when I was a kid because my parents wouldn’t let me watch the movies — Rambo: First Blood Part 2, Species 2, A Nightmare on Elm Street (parts 1 & 2)

I also read the novel that Dangerous Minds was based on and was then allowed to see the movie. None of these were worth the effort.

I can’t wait to find out what happens where the first novelization left off!

I can’t wait to find out what happens where the first novelization left off!

The most convincing film poster ever.

The most convincing film poster ever.