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monstermadeofeyes:

Memories of Murder (2003), Bong Joon-ho

My favorite of your films is Memories of Murder, and I find myself watching it every few months. As a young filmmaker I find it filled with so much inspiration. One thing I love so much about it is the way it seamlessly mixes tension, beauty, and comedy.
My question is about the comedy. Did the comedy in the film just come about naturally, or was it a more conscious decision? Were you afraid that the comedy would not mix well with the otherwise very dark subject matter? Was there a specific purpose to comedy, or was it just there to make the film enjoyable?

Bong Joon-Ho: Just the idea of whether it be a comedy or a thriller or a sad film, to maintain one tone throughout is very hard to accomplish and feels MORE artificial. I think that in life, comedy and drama and terrifying moments are all mixed together, don’t you agree? That’s how life is, so it’s not like I deliberately or consciously calculates these types of contrasts, it happens naturally. And it’s more challenging to do a scene or movie in one tone. Like with very serious moments in life, if you take one step back, it could be very funny if you look at it with a cynical point of view, or very very happy moments in life, you take a few steps back and it could be very sad. It’s really all about distance, how far away you are can change the way you see it drastically. (Reddit AMA)

I was just reading this AMA after watching MOTHER last night! MEMORIES OF MURDER is the last of Bong’s I still need to see.

stayforthecredits:

monstermadeofeyes:

Memories of Murder (2003), Bong Joon-ho

My favorite of your films is Memories of Murder, and I find myself watching it every few months. As a young filmmaker I find it filled with so much inspiration. One thing I love so much about it is the way it seamlessly mixes tension, beauty, and comedy.

My question is about the comedy. Did the comedy in the film just come about naturally, or was it a more conscious decision? Were you afraid that the comedy would not mix well with the otherwise very dark subject matter? Was there a specific purpose to comedy, or was it just there to make the film enjoyable?

Bong Joon-Ho: Just the idea of whether it be a comedy or a thriller or a sad film, to maintain one tone throughout is very hard to accomplish and feels MORE artificial. I think that in life, comedy and drama and terrifying moments are all mixed together, don’t you agree? That’s how life is, so it’s not like I deliberately or consciously calculates these types of contrasts, it happens naturally. And it’s more challenging to do a scene or movie in one tone. Like with very serious moments in life, if you take one step back, it could be very funny if you look at it with a cynical point of view, or very very happy moments in life, you take a few steps back and it could be very sad. It’s really all about distance, how far away you are can change the way you see it drastically. (Reddit AMA)

I was just reading this AMA after watching MOTHER last night! MEMORIES OF MURDER is the last of Bong’s I still need to see.

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theadventuresoffishlady:

IT’S JUNE THE 28TH, AND I’VE ONLY BEEN WAITING FOUR YEARS FOR THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ARCHDUKE’S ASSASSINATION.

nope i am not a nerd.

I’m still a little peeved at the Vienna Museum of Military History for having most of their WWI items in storage last year in preparation for the centennial. At least I was able to get to Franz Ferdinand’s car thanks to some string-pulling.

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Brie Larson | 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards | June 2nd, 2014

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Takashi Murakami Jellyfish Eyes (Cream), 2011

Takashi Murakami
Jellyfish Eyes (Cream), 2011

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The House of the Devil (2009)

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The Wave Pictures - We Dress Up Like Snowmen

Take Away Show.

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austinkleon:


Card game for jam sessions
I get frustrated by long, drawn-out jam sessions, so here’s a card game I made up for band practice:
Have each band member list 10 musical acts they’d like to play in
Write each musical act on an index card
Shuffle the cards and deal one to each band member. Keep the cards secret. Nobody gets to see anyone else’s card.
Just like any other jam session, it helps to pick a key and start with the rhythm. Everyone has to pretend like they’re playing in the act written on their card.
Jam until it gets boring.
At the end, everybody gets to guess which card each person was dealt.
Repeat until you’re out of cards
We played the game this afternoon and it was really fun.

austinkleon:

Card game for jam sessions

I get frustrated by long, drawn-out jam sessions, so here’s a card game I made up for band practice:

  1. Have each band member list 10 musical acts they’d like to play in
  2. Write each musical act on an index card
  3. Shuffle the cards and deal one to each band member. Keep the cards secret. Nobody gets to see anyone else’s card.
  4. Just like any other jam session, it helps to pick a key and start with the rhythm. Everyone has to pretend like they’re playing in the act written on their card.
  5. Jam until it gets boring.
  6. At the end, everybody gets to guess which card each person was dealt.
  7. Repeat until you’re out of cards

We played the game this afternoon and it was really fun.

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austinkleon:

Jonathan Richman dancing.
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Violent Femmes - Kiss Off

I take one, one, one ‘cause you left me
And two, two, two for my family
And three, three, three for my heartache
And four, four, four for my headaches
And five, five, five for my lonely
And six, six, six for my sorrow
And seven, seven for no tomorrow
And eight, eight, I forget what eight was for
But nine, nine, nine for the lost gods
Ten, ten, ten, ten for everything, everything, everything

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When I close my eyes I see syntax trees.