This seminal Richard Linklater film has to be in my top 5 films of all time for the influence it had on me growing up and how strongly it still resonates today. The Dissolve has an interesting article on how Linklater managed to visually tell his story primarily through cast arrangement and photography. Pretty, pretty, pretty interesting...
This week is brought to you by Harmony Korine and Gaspar Noe. By chance I watched both Mister Lonely
and Enter the Void for the first time.
Both of these directors are so very interesting. Their desire to explore new rationales for cinema, to throw their money where the mouths are and to achieve what they have brings me a happiness sorely lacking in this brutal New York Winter. Thanks guys. Here's a weird film of them just hanging out together in Nashville.
On 12/12/1972 Marie-Hélène de Rothschild held a Surrealist Ball at Château de Ferrières, one of the family’s gigantic mansions. These photographs reveal the underlying ideology of the occult elite. The invitation was written in reverse, inversion being critical in a pseudo-satanic mind state.
The Château de Ferrières was lit in red to make it appear as if it was on fire. Scenes from Roman Polanski’s movie about Satan “9th Gate” were filmed there. In “Eyes Wide Shut”, the occult ritual takes place in another Rothschild mansion, Mentmore Towers in the UK.
The hosts of the ball: Guy de Rothschild & Marie-Hélène de Rothschild wearing a horned “giant’s head” with tears made from real diamonds.
Baroness Marie-Hélène de Rothschild and Baron Alexis de Redé.
Baron Alexis de Redé in Dali designed hat and wearing multiple-faced mask, as seen in Eyes Wide Shut. Below with Mrs. Espírito Santo.
This costume made reference to the famous painting The Son of Man, making a direct biblical reference to Eve eating the forbidden fruit from the Garden of Eden.
The dinner table.
Salvador Dali in front of his famous depiction of Mae West.