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June 25, 2011

Mishima - Philip Glass [1985]



Check out illuminating, if scarily intense, 80s pundit's précis-ed and precise lowdown. Glass's score drives the art-action forward and interweaves dialectics: past-present, fact-fiction, art-real life, sword-pen. Best constructed and designed movie of the designer decade. Excerpts will be familiar from wide TV & advertising sampling. Experienced here like some enormous music. Sometimes stage blood is not enough. 




Oddi wrth y brawd
poetry written with a splash of blood

4 comments:

psb said...

fantastic blog! this is my first visit and I is rilly digging it! thanks for the Bagpuss, Tadanori Yokoo operatics, Robin Williamson brass band, Gainsbourg femmes - some tasty weirdness all in all, with much I already have in the bag...

Y Brawd said...

Cheers psb. Y brawd sees you is covering weird eclectic waterfront too.

Keep on dropping by.

glown said...

man this movie was fuckin' balls. i forget the music, but the movie was way long and way boring. the frequent use of green/violent together was the only positive memory i have from it.

but while i'm posting thanks for all the sweet music, man. i can always find good weirdness here.

Y Brawd said...

Mishima movie mish mash shock!

Ah well....still one of y brawd's faves.

Cheers for digging the weirdness. Drop by again soon.