Nightmares On Wax: "Aftermath" Video
With this early Aphex Twin video, director Jarvis Cocker uses entrancing stop-action footage to create a surreal day at the beach.
It is a measure of the extraordinary esteem in which she is held that Charlotte Gainsbourg, one of the brightest stars of modern French cinema, should make an album in partnership with such luminaries as Jarvis Cocker and Air.
Jason From The Lake sound like no-fi surf goth and look like Jarvis Cocker stalkers with a restraining order. Subversive drum machine? Check. Spacey drone guitars? Check. Mumblecore vocal delivery? Check. Fantastic melodies and precisely controlled songcraft? Absolutely. Think a big city. Think a small country. Jason From The Lake are named after a horror film and they are horrifyingly good.
British Sea Power play amplified rock music and are based in Brighton, East Sussex. Over the past couple of years, they have variously found themselves sharing tea and talk with Julian Casablancas, John McEnroe, Jarvis Cocker, Julian Cope and Jeremy Vine (just to stick to the letter Js). You have to ask yourself, how on earth did this happen?
Do You Like Rock Music? was made in Montreal, the Czech Republic and Fort Tregantle - a 19th Century fortification in Cornwall, on England’s south-west coast. It was recorded by a band unafraid to embrace the far poles of arts and entertainment. BSP have toured with and been praised by David Bowie, The Flaming Lips, Lou Reed, Radiohead and Jarvis Cocker. But they’ve also been invited to play in celebration of the life and times of Sir John Betjeman, the late UK Poet Laureate, born in 1906. And they’ve played shows with The Copper Family, a clan of Sussex folk singers who’ve been going for two hundred years.
?Fluorescent Adolescent? is the second single to be taken from ?Favourite Worst Nightmare? . The lyrical narration is supported by a striking video directed by Richard Ayoade (The IT Crowd/Nathan Barley) , starring Stephen ?Scummy Man? Graham (Snatch/Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels) and a rather scary bunch of clowns.
Based upon the celebrated novel "La Bestia nel Cuore," "Don't Tell" is the mesmerizing story of a woman?s journey into her past and the aftermath of confronting personal demons long hidden beneath the surface of her psyche. At the heart of the film is Sabina (Giovanna Mezzogiorno), a beautiful young woman who seemingly has it all -- a supportive and loving boyfriend, a comfortable lifestyle, and a promising future. But when Sabina learns she is pregnant, a normally celebratory occasion is clouded by a succession of haunting nightmares, strange memories, and personal insecurities that send Sabina?s world spiraling out of control. While shunning the affections of her boyfriend Franco (Alessio Boni), Sabina flees to America where she seeks comfort from her brother Daniele (Luigi Lo Cascio) and his family. In the arms of her loved ones, Sabina uncovers truths so dark and disturbing that she begins to question her own instincts about life, love, and her future happiness, leading to an intense psychological climax that finds Sabina at a crossroads of redemption or destruction. Directed and co-written by Cristina Comencini, "Don't Tell" is adapted from her bestselling novel "La Bestia Nel Cuore." The film stars Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Alessio Boni, Stefania Rocca, Angela Finocchiaro, Giuseppe Battiston and Luigi Lo Cascio.
Songwriter. Poet. Counter-culture icon. Consummate ladies' man. Since bursting onto the scene in 1967, Leonard Cohen has inspired generations with his unique personality and haunting music, becoming one of the most original and enduring artists to emerge from the 1960s. Now, Lions Gate is proud to celebrate Cohen's legacy with director Lian Lunson's "Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man," an intimate look at the songs, poetry, and life of one of music's most celebrated and influential troubadours. In January, 2005, Lunson traveled to Sydney to film the historic "Came So Far For Beauty" show, a tribute to Leonard Cohen at the Sydney Opera House organized by famed music producer Hal Willner. "Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man" includes behind-the-scenes interviews and live performances from this event by Nick Cave, Rufus Wainwright, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Martha Wainwright, Beth Orton, Linda Thompson, Teddy Thompson, Jarvis Cocker, The Handsome Family, Julie Christensen and Perla Battala, as well as a special performance of "Tower of Song" by Cohen and U2. And in a series of candid interviews, Cohen himself reveals his trademark wry humor and soulful intensity, using his own artwork, poetry and personal collection of photographs to reflect upon his colorful past and his creative process.
Check out the video "Brainstorm" from the Arctic Monkey's second assault "Favourite Worst Nightmare".
Some time in the 1960's, in the heart of Africa, a new animal was introduced into Lake Victoria as a little scientific experiment. The Nile Perch, a voracious predator, extinguished almost the entire stock of the native fish species. However, the new fish multiplied so fast, that its white fillets are today exported all around the world. Huge hulking ex-Soviet cargo planes come daily to collect the latest catch in exchange for their southbound cargo...Kalashnikovs and ammunitions for the uncounted wars in the dark center of the continent. This booming multinational industry of fish and weapons has created an ungodly globalized alliance on the shores of the world?s biggest tropical lake: an army of local fishermen, World bank agents, homeless children, African ministers, EU-commissioners, Tanzanian prostitutes and Russian pilots. Directed by Hubert Sauper, "Darwin's Nightmare" is an Oscar nominee for best Documentary Feature.