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Wedding Songs

I have not yet RSVPed to my brother’s wedding. There’s no question about my going. I’m only hesitating because there’s a space on the RSVP for a song request and I want something good. The only parameters are that it has to be “clean” (or at least no obviously obscenities since the bride’s family is very religious) and that I want it to be recenti-ish and catchy enough that people might dance (but most everyone will be from eastern Kentucky so who knows). What are your thoughts on these:

Akron/Family - "Ed Is a Portal"

Fiona Apple - "Hot Knife"

Autre ne Veut - "Counting"

CHVRCHES - "The Mother We Share"

Dan Deacon - "True Thrush" or "Build Voice" or "Red F"

Dirty Projectors - "Stillness Is the Move"

Grimes - "Oblivion"

Justice - "D.A.N.C.E."

LCD Soundsystem - "Dance Yrself Clean"

MGMT - "Time to Pretend"

Prince - “Let’s Go Crazy” (no album versions on Youtube)

The Very Best - "Warm Heart of Africa"

This eventually just became a what-songs-are-you-familiar-with search. As a result I’m VERY OPEN to suggestions. Especially ones that might be subversive while adhering to what I wrote above. Mike? Max? Timmara? Random other people? I could always just put Sinatra I guess…

nitratediva:

This is a film studio in Paris. The year is 1905. Can you spot the director?
I’ll give you a hint. She’s wearing a corset. 
The woman silhouetted in the center foreground is Alice Guy, the world’s first female filmmaker and head of production at Gaumont. Unfortunately, we can’t hear what she’s saying to the cast and crew, but if you watch this entire clip, you will see her arranging actors and turning on music to help them dance in time.

nitratediva:

This is a film studio in Paris. The year is 1905. Can you spot the director?

I’ll give you a hint. She’s wearing a corset. 

The woman silhouetted in the center foreground is Alice Guy, the world’s first female filmmaker and head of production at Gaumont. Unfortunately, we can’t hear what she’s saying to the cast and crew, but if you watch this entire clip, you will see her arranging actors and turning on music to help them dance in time.

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.