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Thursday, 21 April 2011

Werner Herzog and Cormac McCarthy -

Werner Herzog is one of the greatest and most prolific filmmakers of the last 30 years. Aguirre, The Wrath of God, Fata Morgana, Fitzcarraldo, The Emigma of Kapspar Hauser, The White Diamond, Grizzly Man, Encounters at the End of The World, The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, Cave of Forgotten Dreams (to name a few!) Cormac McCarthy is one of the greatest novelists and play writes of the last 30 years All The Pretty Horses, The Crossing, Cities of The Plain, Blood Meridian, No Country For Old Men, The Road.

Both men in their work have developed methods of creating hugely engaging storytelling that also dwells on and are intertwined with a deeper meaning and a longing for understanding of the world that their characters and ourselves are in.

This is a great conversation between this two heavyweights of contemporary storytelling, (and two scientist guys) where they discuss the duality of Art and Science (often perceived as conflicting areas of thought) and how the duality of both things affect their work and the deeper meanings that they allude to.

They also both have AMAZING voices!

Werner Herzog reading Cormac McCarthy (about 38:50 mins in)...doesn't get much better.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

FIRST ORBIT - fifty years in space

50 years ago Yuri Gagarin was the first man in go into space and orbit the earth. Now filmmaker Christopher Riley has made a feature film that recreates that historical voyage. Combining new footage of the earth from the International Space Station and using original footage of Yuri Gargarin himself.

Here's a little preview....

off into the abyss....

(for some reason though, my favourite parts of this footage is seeing all the dents, smears and smudges of the space crafts windows)

Check out more info on this project and an interview with the filmmaker at GO ON!

And here's Nick Cave lamenting about his father fleeing to the moon or something....

Keep exploring the cosmos Nick! Awesome!