Saturday, September 4, 2010

Harmony Korine's new short "Act da Fool" & other stuff I've missed

New Harmony Korine short "Act da Fool" (2010) made with/for the fashion line Proenza Schouler. Find out a little about it HERE. I haven't seen TRASH HUMPERS yet (check out these custom made VHS copies for sale) but I get the impression Korine is descending into self-parody. At the very least, this new short seems to owe a bit too much to David Gordon Green's George Washington. (To which Korine might respond: I haven't even seen that fucking film!)

(edit: I just watched this with the sound off and liked it quite a bit more.)

Here is another short film of sorts that I just saw for the first time. Looks like it originally aired on (and was made for) MTV. Note the quick shot of the cover of Anarchy of the Imagination: Interviews, Essays, Notes by Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

Speaking of self-parody, here's the 45-second short film Korine made for the ensemble project ONEDREAMRUSH.

I also just discovered two short films Korine produced. The first, The Aluminum Fowl (2006), by James Clauer, looks to be incredibly influenced by Korine, and, again, indebted to George Washington...

The other Korine production is a short film by Brent Stewart called The Dirty Ones (2008). You can watch it on youtube HERE.

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Anyone who wants to see a film that's as fresh and original as Gummo and Julien Donkey Boy were in their day should check out Chris Fuller's Loren Cass (2008).

loren cass poster
Or something by Giuseppe Andrews, a filmmaker who hardly ever gets the credit or mention he deserves, especially compared to someone like Korine. He's also a musician who makes good, original, and often humorous music that is somewhat reminiscent of Ween.

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