I did this drawing when I watched The Go-Getter a few weeks ago.I wanted to watch it because I love road-trip movies,I think they offer a sense of freedom and you feel like you're in a dream because everything changes so fast from one city to another.The Go-Getter is a movie about a teenager,Mercer(Lou Taylor Pucci,the boy from Thumbsucker) that decides to to steal a car and go on a road-trip to find his older half-brother that he hasn't seen in fourteen years and inform him that their mother died.On his way there he gets a phone call from the owner of the car, Kate(the wonderful Zooey Deschanel).A strange friendship develops between them.Kate won't tell the police as long as he calls her everyday and tells her about his trip.The dialogue is clever and funny and the soundtrack with songs by Animal Collective,Elliott Smith,M.Ward,The Black keys, create the perfect atmosphere for an indie road-trip movie.The movie gets a bit boring half way but it becomes interesting again towards the end.Anyway,I enjoyed it.
Monday, March 15, 2010
I drew this after I saw Beach House at the Roundhouse in Camden supporting Grizzly Bear.They were so good,I forgot that I was standing between hundreds of people.I felt like I was still listening to them in my room or on my ipod but it was even better than that.They're more powerful live and unlike many other bands that have been touring for a long time and look tired and kind of bored on stage,they were completely the opposite of that.They were full of energy and seemed to really love what they were doing.Victoria Legrand's voice is magical.I'd love it if Sofia Coppola makes a film and they write the music for it.All their albums make me think of Virgin Suicides and 70's films like 3 Women and Alice in the Cities. I want Sofia Coppola to make a film like Lick the Star but longer and I want Beach House to write the music.Also I want them to write a second soundtrack for Virgin Suicides .That's all.
I took these pictures when I went to see Alice Anderson's exhibition at the Riflemaker in Soho.Everyone stopped outside to see what's going and were trying to figure out why is there massive red hair hanging out a window,so it took me a long time to take a picture without people standing in front of the building.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Last night I found out that Corey Haim,one of favourite child actors died at the age of 38. It's sad that most child actors start with a bright,promising future ahead of them and then they fall into drugs and their career and everything is ruined. I guess it must be really hard for a kid to deal with fame and all the pressure that most people deal when they're adults and still find it hard. One minute you're the cute talented kid and the next minute you have to quickly grow up and become the teen hearthrob.You have to give interviews and talk about yourself and your career in front of thousands of people at an age when most people don't even know what they want to do in their lives. You're suddenly in an adult's world and you have to learn to act like one and try really hard not to disappoint anyone.
Corey got his first role at the age of 10 at a comedy TV Series The Edison Twins which ran from 1982 through until 1986. After that he started getting parts in Hollywood films alongside Robert Downy Jr.,Sarah Jessica Parker,Charlie Sheen and Winona Ryder. Corey was a very gifted young actor. I watched Lucas, one of his first films, when I was a kid and I was amazed by his acting. He was 14 at the time, still at the beginning of his career and he seemed more real and relaxed. However, 14 is the age when most young actors start to worry about what's gonna happen next. They can either be the cute litle kid or the hot teenager. I mean how many roles are there for acne-faced awkward teenagers that just want to be left alone and be themselves and grow up whenever they feel they're ready?Some films portray teens like that but that always changes in the end. The 14 year old girl/boy quicly transforms into to a sexy 25-30 year old. Because it's 'cool' to act older than you are. But what about the teens that don't feel ready for this change?I mean people have their whole lives to be adults but they only have a few precious years of being a kid and if someone takes that away from them there's always gonna be something missing from them.
I don't really know a lot about Corey's childhood but I know that most child stars feel like they had no childhood and they all go through a hard phase to deal with the whole thing.
I'll always rememer Corey as the beautiful, gifted boy from Lucas who stayed true to himself and proved to be 'stronger' than all the football players that have been tormenting him since school started.
Saturday, March 6, 2010
I watched Alice in Wonderland last week. I had been waiting for it for a year and like with many things that I build up an image in my head and think that they're gonna be amazing..I got disappointed.
Maybe because I don't really like 3D and battles and seeing famous actors playing characters that I imagined in a completely different way. I always thought Tim Burton's films were special because of the dark fairy-tale like-worlds he creates but this film is more like video game.In the beginning it had that something that most Tim Burton's films have.The scene where six year old Alice wakes up from a nightmare and the scene where 19 year old Alice falls in the hole and walks to the flower garden.After that it seemed like someone else took over.There were parts where it seemed like Tim Burton returned but then he was gone again.
I felt the same about Alice's(Mia Wasikowska,who looked like a young Gwyneth Paltrow)acting.Sometimes it seemed like she was just reading her lines and some other times it seemed like she was really the curious Alice that never grew up.The Red Queen(the amazing Helena Bonham Carter) was exactly like the Disney cartoon version of the 1951 film and the Mad Hatter(Johnny Depp)was was like a cool,crazy guy on drugs was very different from the Disney film because in this film we get t see two sides of him.The completely crazy side and the sensitive side of him.I have to admit though,his bright green eyes were annoying sometimes.
Colleen Atwood did a great job with the costumes,as always.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
I just discovered Alice Anderson.I saw interesting pictures of her work in a magazine.Apparently she created a doll that's a replica of herself with the help of sculptor Livia Turco and Madame Tussaud's.
This is what she said about the doll:
'The more I talked,the more the doll grew.I remember being very sick at the time,while the doll got stronger and stronger.Later it became a sort of guardian,my invigilator.Then,bit by bit,I felt threatened by its presence.That's when I made the series Puppet Master .In this picture, the doll seems to be an excrescence of myself and it looks like she's up to something.A sort of Mr Hyde.I put her in a coffin because I was trying to free myself from her influence.Icommitted an act of violence against my replica, but didnt choose just to put her in a closet and forget her.On the contrary, I put her in the centre,exhibiting her like a precious object.I'm protecting her...'
I'm going to Riflemaker in Soho tomorrow to see her exhibition.
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