Art

Satoshi Kon’s “Perfect Blue”

Is awesome.

It was much more compelling than Millennium Actress, another favourite film of mine, but also a lot more disturbing.

It’s a tragedy that Kon died at 46, barely over a decade as a director and with only four feature films to his credit.

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Douglas Sirk

Sirk’s films looks like they were filmed by a man who had just discovered colour and then went to play with all of them.

Among the first DVDs that I had borrowed from work were several Criterion Collection editions of films by Douglas Sirk, a now almost totally forgotten director who had peaked in the 1950s. While his Sirk’s films were commercially successful, they were considered by the critics to be generic melodramas in poor taste. But to the modern eye, each was a breath of fresh air and bold, amphibious assaults of colours seemingly thrown onto sets from a thousand paint cans.

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Jack Kirby’s New Gods

Prophecies have ordained that the final battle of chaos and order shall take place in a firepit–a burning, blasting sore on the surface of Apokolips.

There the father shall face the son he gave to his greatest enemy, and die at his hand.

—Paul Levitz and Keith Giffen, Legion of Super-Heroes #294, 28

Warner and DC should be making a New Gods film trilogy… without Zack Snyder.