Saturday, October 29, 2011

Women and Green

Images: Luisa Casati by Augustus John, Evening Mood by William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Jove decadent by Ramón Casas, Charlotte Rampling & Portrait of Frau Feez by Franz von Stuck

Friday, October 28, 2011

Brilliant Pebbles-Time Time

Yes! New video from Brilliant Pebbles. Shot in my old apartment on Division St.
Sheep Dogs! Polish Sandwiches! Sam Ng & Monika Bukowska!
So proud of xxx Monika xxx, a recent transplant to LA, she is going set that town on fire!

Anything is a symbol of Anything -Casares

Original dust jacket from the first edition of The Invention of Morel. Like the green.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Study In Green

Vogue Italia November, 2006

Streets of Fire

I was looking for films from the 1980s that were shot in Chicago. And I found this-

Saturday, October 22, 2011

80s Film Noir

So I've been doing some research on 1980s Film Noir and there's a few interesting titles and I was like, "Oh yeah, Bodyheat & Michael Mann movies." Neo-Noir basically.

-Johnny Handsome
-Jagged Edge
-Against All Odds (remake of Out of the Past)
-No Way Out (remake of The Big Clock)
-The Postman Always Rings Twice
-Still of the Night
-The Morning After
-Dressed to Kill
-Blow Out
-Body Double
-Coup de Torchon
-House of Games
-La Balance
-Sea of Love
-Mortal Passions
-Cat Chaser
-Best Seller
-To Live and Die in L.A.
-Call Me
-P.I. Private Investigations
-Kill Me Again
-Someone to Watch Over Me
-The Big Easy
-The Border
-The First Deadly Sin
-Black Widow
-Mike's Murder
-52 Pick-up
-At Close Range
-The Bedroom Window
-Shoot to Kill
-White of the Eye
-Atlantic City
-Union City
-Slam Dance
-Criminal Law
-True Believer
-Year of the Dragon
-Eight Million Ways to Die
-Tequila Sunrise
-I, The Jury
-The Rosary Murders
-Out of Bounds
-Bad Boys
-Gleaming the Cube
-The Killing Time
-Positive I.D.
-Blood Simple
-Wild at Heart
-No Mercy
-Hit List
-The Long Good Friday
-The Hit
-Stormy Monday
-Dead Calm
-Blue Velvet
-Body Heat
-Blade Runner
-Trouble in Mind
-Angel Heart
-Tough Guys Don't Dance
-The Kill Off
-Repo Man
-Dead Winter
-Veronika Voss
-The Moon in the Gutter
-The Fourth Man
-Confidentially Yours
-The Element of Crime
-Mona Lisa
-As Tears Go By
-Monsieur Hire

Image-Blade Runner, Ridley Scott  1982

Film Noir :An Encyclopedic Reference to the American Style -Alain Silver & Elizabeth Ward

Friday, October 21, 2011

Greens & Blues

It's turning into a chilly autumn, and a Midwestern filmmaker turns to the research stage of filmmaking. Jose and I are pouring over stills and photos to come up with the color and lighting scheme for our science fiction noir. We've decided to shoot in color for various reasons. We want to shoot at a higher speed and most of those stocks are in color. Plus something about shooting in B&W might feel restrictive. But we may try to limit the palate that we use.
One thing we're looking into are some films from the 1980s. Aesthetically you can notice a lot of blues and cooler colors in some of those films. Greens and blues, & especially greens are what we've been focusing on. I want to watch some noirs from the 1980s. There doesn't seem to be too many, even though one of the initial and continuing influences on my script is an 80s noir- Blade Runner.

Images- flickr,flickr, Blade Runner