We’re really into this show at my house. It does run a little grisly but I am willing to go along with the writer’s insistence that the gore is just how things went in hospitals at the turn of the 20th century. There have been a couple of hokey moments but the story has been cool so far. I even like all of the actors. The real star, for me, is the way this show looks. Steven Soderbergh has directed every episode so far and they’re so cool-looking I can get past any ill-fitting plot turn they throw along. He makes moving pictures that I like to look at.
This is a Spotify playlist link to songs that Caught My Eye from June to September, 2014. It’s mostly pop songs, which isn’t a surprse, but there are a couple of odd ones in there too. It’s juuuust over three hours of good tunes. Give it a listen and let me know if you hear anything that grabs you.
I don’t hang out on new social media like I used to but I try to log in to all of them so I can lock down my user name.
So now I’m @falfa on ello. If you’re on there, hit me up.
Thanks for the hook up, Ethan.
Steven Soderbergh posted, for educational purposes (ha!), a black and white version of Raiders of the Lost Ark to study “how all the various elements of a given scene or piece are aligned, arranged, and coordinated. Soderbergh also took out all of the original sound and replaced it with the score from The Social Network, which works surprisingly well.
There are so many things that go on and into a minute of a feature film that this is an interesting technique to use to isolate one thing for study. The black and white really shows off the pulpy-ness of this movie. Some of these scenes could easily have been shot in the 40’s.