Lust & Sound: Man About Town MARK REEDER’s Forgotten 80s Berlin

When Manchester native MARK REEDER arrived in West Berlin in 1978, his first order of business was to make a unannounced visit to the pioneering German electronic musician Edgar Froese. Froese didn’t come to the door, but Reeder nevertheless managed to embed himself in Berlin’s underground music scene over the course of the next twenty…
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An Interview with Stanley Kubrick’s Producer and In-House German JAN HARLAN

For more than thirty years, JAN HARLAN worked alongside Stanley Kubrick as the director’s researcher, confidant, and producer. Introduced to Kubrick in 1968 through his sister Christiane, Kubrick’s wife, Harlan began work as Kubrick’s resident German-speaker and travel companion, accompanying the director to Romania to assist in the pre-production of the never-realized epic …
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Of Cats and a Unimog: STANLEY KUBRICK and his Driver, EMILIO D’ALESSANDRO

Someone driving around the English countryside near Mentmore on a cold Saturday night in the late 90s might have encountered a tableau as eerie as it was bizarre and affecting. Approaching the dramatically lit, turreted Victorian manor that was built for a Rothschild, a car stood still, moved forward a few meters, and then stopped again. A bearded, disheveled-looking man in his 60s or 70s, …
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JOHN WATERS Hitchhikes Across America and Witnesses Its Demented Generosity

JOHN WATERS was born in the Lutherville suburb of Baltimore in 1946 and became famous in the 1970s for flouting Hollywood’s rules and reveling in bad taste. In his 17 Oscar-­free classic cult films, Waters has exploited as much entertainment as possible from low­brow sexploitation and the provocative deviance of subcultural taboo. Today he is…
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Text with Affection: MIRANDA JULY’s Somebody Is Your New Messaging Service

Artist and filmmaker Miranda July has decided to test the waters of our new, smartphone-infused phenomenology with her app Somebody. Designed with the support of Miu Miu as part its Women’s Tales series, Somebody is a mobile messaging app created by July. The Somebody app was launched to the public August 28th at the Venice Film Festival with an accompanying short film by the same name. 032c …
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HUMA BHABHA Shares the Cinematic Inspirations for her Monstrous Sculptures

Artist HUMA BHABHA engages with the human form in raw and visceral ways, using found materials to make sculptures that are monstrous and totemic, as if they’ve come from a distant past or the decaying ruins of some future civilization. They are also globally referential, suggesting Greek kouroi, African sculpture, Easter Island heads, Egyptian statues,…
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Feel the Need to Believe: Artist Jeremy Shaw’s Film “Quickeners”

JEREMY SHAW's work explores altered states and the cultural and scientific practices that aspire to transcendental experience. His most recent film, Quickeners, reworks footage from the 1967 ethnographic documentary Holy Ghost People, which portrays a Pentecostal Christian sect in West Virginia, to create a new narrative that takes place in a future of Quantum Humans. It is an exquisite …
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PRADA’s Larger-Than-Life Props for WES ANDERSON’s Detail Fetishism

Wes Anderson’s new film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, premiered at the 64th Berlinale in the German capital this week, and it’s being lauded as the apotheosis of the director’s rich pictorialist aesthetic. The trademark obsessive nostalgia and the gloriously rendered faded glamour are so perfectly contained that it might as well be a snow globe.…
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THE NEW ANGELES

This is the gayest non-gay movie ever made. This is a homo-hetero conspiracy. This is sex as aesthetics. This is color in place of emotion. This is surface and sound. We can still feel it today. We live in a world defined by it. Crystallizing 30 years of AMERICAN GIGOLO with PAUL SCHRADER and GIORGIO MORODER.
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