Ellsworth Kelly, Philodendron II, from Series of Plant and Flower, 1983-85
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Recently Watched - The Loneliest Planet
“So, before I delve further into this, let me, as a former president used to say, make one thing perfectly clear: A movie is not a script and a script is not a movie. It is not necessarily the goal of any movie to be faithful to the script. And filmmaking, like any creative endeavor, is the product not just of planning but of trial and error, happy accidents, last-minute problem-solving and spontaneous invention.
Although this is by nature a quest movie, a road movie, with a picaresque, episodic structure, the set-pieces (such as they are) don’t build suspense and the overall narrative feels haphazard and dramatically slack — which is really uncharacteristic of the usually energetic and focused Tarantino. The movie really feels unfinished — like a hastily thrown-together work print. (I later learned that, despite eight months of production and 18 weeks of post-production, things came right down to the wire and the first screening at the DGA was delayed two days for last-minute mixing tweaks.)”
100% agree with Jim Emerson’s review of Django Unchained
Orange Juice - Rip It Up (1983)