A Head of Miles

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I’m turning my back on perspective

Expressionistic bio-pic. Obi-Won Kenobi 2.0 and Mouse do cocaine, point guns and under Cleveland for NYC. Blue-eye framing, Last King of Scotland is Burning in Mississippi. But does it get made without that format? It’s not a documentary. Good colors with an aural fixation on Sketches of Spain. My lawdy, Francine got some legs! Do I like the movie? I don’t know if liking it matters to me. It’s competent. Transformative? No, but it’s not Saldaña-Jolson‘s sequel to The Jazz Singer.

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You want me to Jack Johnson yo’ ass again, Obi-Won?

Elvis “Detroit” Mitchell and Don Cheadle dropped data: 8.5 mill, 30 day shoot. Obi-Won 2.0 loves motorcycles. I don’t know if Lenny Kravitz liked the flick; I’m bad with walking up on cats plus I was Ti-Red.  Rare set up for me.

 

I haven’t had access to shiny people in a long time and its set up was different than most screenings: WGA, Writer’s Guild. No apartheid. Everyone close enough to play hot hands. Too much fatigue soimage I hopped in the Thunderbolt Grease Slapper and autopilot-ed myself to a self-induced coma.

Woke up seeing that I had built a web site and typing in fragments. Shit, somehow I cleaned up the kitchen. I was looking for evidence of malnutrition and partial discipline. I found a renewed energy to find some new energy once I renew my energy. Didn’t find it today. Starting is easy. Finishing is difficult. Modal. Modalities. Modes. Solo. Combo. Solo.

Maybe, I didn’t have to bring up Al Jolson’s revenge. But maybe Al Jolson’s first movie was enough. It’s bad enough to have to be unnecessarily comparative “Black” film

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Veronica Mars, you gonna git baby-ed up f**king ’round like this!

versus “black face” film. I was talking about Miles right? Davis didn’t exist in a vacuum. Mouse said dude had mentioned that he would hate to have a dry documentary-style flick about him. So Mouse painted with colors and time. Marty said a House of Lies is the truth and
gave me little reason to disbelieve him. I honestly don’t feel like remembering the film but I know I saw it; I’m seeing colors today. That’s a good of a sign as any. Editing was quick chop chop in the beginning. Idiosyncratic and planned parallels as it settled. Modal. Done typing and ain’t proofreading at all.

Photo / Post Pro / Creative Podcasts

Podcasts are my media of choice. I’ve threaten to start one but I haven’t found a niche that isn’t fairly well covered. Below is a list of ones mostly in the creative field that I frequent. If you know any that strike a chord, let me know. (The links are to the feeds).

Creative Grit
This cat has interviewed quite a few quality people. It’s direct to the point minus the film clip bookends. I’m still playing catch up but I dug the Joel Grimes interview.

Digital Production Buzz
Larry Jordan took over this podcast from Phillip Hodgetts (sorry, I’m not going to check the spelling) and the format remains similar as well as the indomitable wingman Michael “Headcutter” Horton. Admittedly, I haven’t listened in about a year. Part of that is that each episode can be too much of a grab bag. Mainly though, I tend to get derailed whenever they do a stretch of live shows documenting NAB or the like. Too much data for the amount of time I have. At some point, I toss the un-listened and start with the fresh.

Film Riot
A bunch of filmmaking tutorials from cats who decided to document their learning process. My viewing has gone spotty given my schedule and that I prefer audio podcasts. However, this one has to be video given its nature. It’s goofy on purpose.

The Full Time Photographer
Dude’s excitable and eager. I’m only a few in but I’m chugging away since I like to listen to new releases without being burdened by unfamiliarity with the archive. There are quite a few cats being interviewed (1 per thus far) and they have been high calibre. I’ve learned about several new creatives and their individual paths.

Filmspotting
As I’ve listened from the beginning, it’s been interesting to hear the sophistication of this show develop. It’s an audio Siskel & Ebert without Siskel & Ebert. It’s cool enough but my attention started waning a few years ago. However, it’s the best variety of films reviewed compared to the other podcast that I listen to or of which I’m aware.

History of Photography
Long and detailed recordings of the class at some college. Everything that’s spoken about can ordinarily be found via a simple search so it makes easier to follow if that’s your interest. It’s very long so it’s helpful if you have insomnia or desire background noise.

KCRW: The Business
Popular entertainment business news. Interviews from both sides of the line.

KCRW: The Treatment
Elvis Mitchell’s series where he yaps to a variety of entertainment and entertainment news individuals.

Meet the Filmmaker
Live recorded panels from a variety of Apple Stores. Sometimes it’s actors, directors, editors. They come out in spurts so they can stack up. I wind up deleting quite a few given the quantity.

The Post Podcast
Not double-checking but I think this is attached to the Toolfarm. It’s a solo show with a guest interviewee. It’s a bit dry and biased while simultaneously unbiased. I probably have 3 episodes remaining before I’m caught up.

The Cutting Room

“All about film editing”

American Cinematography

Title says it all though I don’t think all of the cinematographers are “American”.

The Q&A
Focus is towards writers. Some good stories.

That Post Show
I think the main dude used to be on the defunct “This Week in Media”. It’s a hell of a lot of rambling but if you’ve lived a post-production life, it’s validation. It’s also interesting to see how this dudes projects and company morph as well as the guests.

This Week in Photo

I include this one because the format is consistent. It caters to hobbyists, workshoppers and event cats but the participants in the discussions are affable.

Agency Access “The Lab”, Burns Auto Parts, Spotcast are defunct but the information remains relevant.

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