Saturday, July 21, 2012


I realize that it's about two months too late, but nonetheless, here's some thoughts on Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus' for InRO. As I mention in the piece, I've virtually no interest in the (typical) internet debate that's sprung up over various theories on the film's exegesis, but instead try to parse some of Scott's visual ideas (of which there are many, most of them fairly sophisticated). Feel free to call me dumb and/or disagree in the comments dear readers.

Viewing: 07/11/12-07/18/12 (My Week with Jake):

A final week of film screenings/viewings with my dear friend Jake Barningham; he and his better half have departed these United States for greener pastures abroad. I wish them the best of luck, and this is what we watched together before he left (a thousand thank you's to the gracious Fred Camper, who facilitated our last day of film watching from his personal collection):

Redline 7000 (Howard Hawks)
 Every Night Dreams (Mikio Naruse)
The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock)
Day of the Outlaw (Andre de Toth)
Ramrod (Andre de Toth)
Seven Days (Chris Welsby)
The Man Who Invented Gold (Christopher Maclaine)
What Goes Up (Robert Breer)
Chartres Series (Stan Brakhage)

Masterpieces, all, and a fitting farewell to one of the greatest film lovers I know. Godspeed sir.