The world according to Sven-S. Porst
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A couple of films a songs that I re-consumed (or ‘re-experienced’, but that’d sound a bit phoney) recently and that I’d like to recommend.
- In China they eat dogs
- which is so funny, absurd and perfect.
Gus Van Sant’s school massacre film. We rewatched it a while ago in the student cinema and I still think it’s fantastic. The whole atmosphere, the filming, the people, the use of music, the fact that for two thirds of the film ‘nothing’ happens. And that T-Shirt of course which they apparently even sold when the film was in cinemas in more relevant cities than ours. I even spotted an Elephant this time around.
- Give Up
I finally got The Postal Service’s record on vinyl. It’s a very nice red vinyl double LP which includes a large booklet containing the lyrics. The second LP is a kind of bonus that contains remixes of some of the songs. Its tracks are labeled wrongly on the cover, so there was a little sticker on the plastic wrapping to correct that. Unfortunately I thought the songs I have on CD sound richer than those on vinyl. The same for stuff played on the computer. That’s a bit unusual and not good.
March 26, 2005, 2:46