Both bands are nominated for the same Grammy - Best Alternative Music Album. Death Cab for Plans and Arcade Fire for Funeral. They are up against Beck with Guero, The White Stripes with Get Behind Me Satan and Franz Ferdinand with You Could Have It So Much Better.
(Films I have seen are in Gold and some of my favourite films are **)
1. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
2. Amelie **
3. Blade Runner
4. The Shawshank Redemption
5. Donnie Darko **
6. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
7. Pulp Fiction
8. The Princess Bride
9. Gone With The Wind
10. Fight Club
11. The Sound of Music
12. To Kill A Mockingbird
13. 2001: A Space Odyssey
14. Casablanca **
15. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind **
16. American Beauty
17. Doctor Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
18. Monty Python's Life of Brian
19. Lawrence Of Arabia
20. Apocalypse Now
21. Cinema Paradiso
22. Doctor Zhivago
23. The Matrix
24. The Castle
25. Singin' in the Rain
26. A Clockwork Orange
27. The Blues Brothers
28. Withnail and I
29. Life is Beautiful
30. The Godfather
31. Moulin Rouge
32. Some Like it Hot
33. Lost in Translation **
34. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
35. Local Hero
36. The Third Man
39. Breakfast at Tiffany's
40. A Room with a View
41. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
42. Dead Poets Society
43. Harold and Maude
44. The Big Lebowski
45. The Wizard of Oz
46. Out Of Africa
47. Picnic at Hanging Rock
48. The Usual Suspects
50. Forrest Gump
51. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
52. The Piano
53. Pirates of the Carribbean - The Curse of the Black Pearl
54. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
55. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
56. The City of Lost Children
57. The African Queen
58. Love Actually
59. Strictly Ballroom
60. Wings of Desire
61. Raiders of the Lost Ark
62. Babette's Feast
63. The Fifth Element
64. Spirited Away
66. It's a Wonderful Life
67. Napoleon Dynamite **
68. Rear Window
69. Romeo And Juliet
70. Dirty Dancing
71. Kill Bill: Vol. 1
72. The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
74. Muriel's Wedding
75. When Harry Met Sally **
76. The Great Escape
77. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
80. Garden State
81. Sin City
82. Chariots of Fire
83. The English Patient
84. This is Spinal Tap
87. Look Both Ways
91. All About Eve
92. Citizen Kane
93. Stand By Me
94. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
95. Mulholland Drive
96. Back to the Future
97. High Fidelity **
98. The Thin Red Line
99. Being John Malkovich
100. Dead Man
I am happy to say I have seen 60 of the Top 100. Films I would like to see soon that made it on the list include 2001: A Space Odyssey, Singin' in the Rain, Look Both Ways and Some Like it Hot. I pretty obsessed with films, so you can be assured if a film is on this list and i havent seen it already, I probably wont see it. Thats just the way it goes.
Resfest is an annual global festival of all things great in digital film, music, art design and technology. This year there is a retrospective on Beck's music videos (including Michel Gondry my favourite director of all time, and the amazing team of Shynola).
The postcard says Sydney will be getting the Resfest bug Dec 2 to Dec 6. but the website says Nov 24 to Nov 29 ????
we'll see but either way I'll keep ya posted.
The film utilises interpolated rotoscoping technology that Linklater Developed for the incredible 2001 film Waking Life.
There are some great stills at cia which are worth looking at.
The UK is introducing an artist resale right. For those not familiar with it this is a right whereby if a work of art is subsequently sold, even after the initial sale by the artist, he gets a cut, each and every time the work is sold. It is another, continental style, moral right being blended, awkwardly, into the Common Law traditions of the UK.
It is arguably not in the interests of the UK as it has the biggest art resale market in Europe and one wonders what effect it will ultimately have, will all the sales now move to the US?
It’s said that it will protect the vulnerable young artist from predatory collectors, galleries and patrons. It won’t. It won’t always protect him from abusive patrons, since the right only applies to dealings other than between private individuals. If the collector sells to anyone other than a business, or as an act of business, then he won’t be liable to pay the royalty.
Indeed it might even make the position of the vulnerable artist worse. When negotiating the price the buyer may say that since he will have to pay a resale royalty he must pay a lower initial price as compensation for this extra burden.
At a more basic level I don’t see this as anything to do with fairness: if you’re a young artist then you’re probably much more concerned with establishing your reputation than maximising the sale value, though that is of course also important. Any new artist knows the way the market works with virginal talent: this is not like the exploitation of young musicians with onerous contracts; it’s not going to help at all. If we are talking of fairness and rights then what of the buyers rights? Why should he be burdened with the artists luck? It’s thanks to him, and his forbears, being willing to pay more money for the work that the artist is now in the position to ask for yet more money from him.
What i say:
As a wannabe artist I think that the ongoing resale of works is only healthy to my career. I do not wish to profit from the on-selling as I would have profited anyway in terms of the promotion of my own name, my art etc. I mean if someone is going to make a huge profit by reselling one of my works, surely that means that I am already making a profit off current works that i am selling.
This one step back repayment system does nothing to contribute to the value of art. In a way it devalues it by adding emphasis to the money side. I dont make art for money.
(please note: ebay is not an option, they dont like me over there.)
+ I HAVE ANOTHER COMMITMENT - it doesn't matter what the commitment is.
+ I NEED TO LEAVE SOME FREE TIME FOR MYSELF - it's okay to be selfish.
+ NOT RIGHT NOW, BUT I CAN DO IT LATER - if they can't wait for you, they'll find someone else.
+ NO - sometimes it's okay to just say no!
Bob Carr has quit as NSW premier. He says he enjoyed it!
Daniel Powter has a cute video for his song Bad Day. Lame-ish song but alright vid. If you care about him read about him here.
The rest of my year now looks likely to be filled with rich musical goodness.
I am so shaken up.
i didnt get a seat on my usual train this morning and was so annoyed i changed to a different line. that tube line i usually take is the one that they are still pulling people out from underground.
thank you Lord! thank you Lord!!
The Helen Mirren Appreciation Society
Dedicated to the celebration of the world's finest actress, the Helen Mirren Appreciation Society (HMAS) was founded in 1997 by the late Peter Wright of Sydney, Australia. Primarily an internet community, the HMAS arranges informal get-togethers and exchanges information and material about Dame Helen Mirren and her work.
The Charlie and the Chocolate Factory flash site is pretty flippin great, though there is no screensaver yet. There are lots of photos, a really great preloader and desktops etc. Only one of 5 games is active but i love how they tell you that other games are 'coming soon' stops you from thinking its a crap site!
But the greatest thing on any of the sites is the Crash the Trailer part of the Wedding Crashers site. Basically you can put up a picture of yourself or one of your mates and you sync up the face and mouth with a character in the trailer. Here is a trailer with my mate chloe-bell in the part that Isla Fischer plays. When you make one you can send it onto your mates too.
(Note: yep that is THE Isla Fisher who used to be on Home & Away)
i personally cant afford to go to much especially since they dont have student prices.
but i am making a special effort to go see Me And You And Everyone We Know.
Its meant to be fabulous. Its the debut feature from Miranda July and was a hit at Sundance. Can't wait.
lets get into it.
okay Jacko is a free man! gee thats a great story to know especially with the jurors now saying that they think he did 'something' just they didnt like the evidence given to them! ha! gotta lov the western worlds jsutice systems!
in other news this sneaky thing called "the Downing Street Memo/Minutes' has not been in the news at all.
but all over the blogs! gee i love that.
I have decided to reward my sleep depriving efforts with an outing with the boys from work to see star wars tonight. I am of th belief that the 3 hours between 6.30 and 9.30 hold very little promise in terms of getting any uni work done and so therefore I am allowed to go.
according to smh it will be called 'Chaotic' and isnt so much a reality show as "Britney's Funniest/Sadest/Most Beautiful Home Videos".
One to look out for.
I read it as 'maket-rade-fair' and went "what?!"
but its an awesome cause with some hot pics of celebs with coffee
- oh my i used the term 'hot pics'.... i have to stop reading the tabloids -
this is my fave