Tag Archives: Quentin Dupieux

Keep An Eye Out + An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn

Keep An Eye Out + An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn

Two filmmakers who seem to belong nowhere but are perfectly at home together. Quentin Dupieux’s Rubber 4, aka Keep an Eye Out. How the fuck did this great movie get made? The miracle of making a good movie. Making indescribably weird films. Authorities tripping over their feet in new and interesting ways. Hate fucking the audience because all film is boring. Watch the opening scene of Rubber. Jim Hosking’s An Evening With Beverly Luff Lin. Sometimes the film is just about the journey. Choosing the constraints to use in experimental film. How acting works. Vamping for an entire act. Resisting the standard rules of narrative storytelling. How to still be weird if you make weird film. Get weird.

Kuso + Reality

Kuso + Reality

Auteurism beyond control. Kuso’s graphic depictions of graphic something. The artistic merit of creating the most horrible man-made experiences. Vulgar imagery and its place in the arthouse. Sundance movie Kuso and the power of credentials. Putting in the work / trusting the author. Double Feature midnight jelly. Reality (2015) or Réalité. Or maybe Reality (2014) depending on timezones or whatever. Higher level Hollywood satire (or: inside baseball). Things producers get stuck on. The greatest groan in cinema history? Music, film, and the race to an impossibly original idea. Continue reading

Wrong + Upstream Color

Wrong + Upstream Color

The desperate methods audiences go to when attempting to fit the bizarre into a neat little box. Art, humanity, mystery and animals. Determining the world of Quentin Dupieux (Mr. Oizo)’s Wrong. How Upstream Color differs from the complex mathematics of Primer. Films you need to take notes or maybe draw a little flowchart to follow. Intentionally crafting rewards for repeat viewings. A rare love letter to found sound, sampling, and ambience. Using sound to help an audience link scenes. Building a motif – from notable scene to rewarding callback to critical theme. The thief, the sampled, and other double meanings. Eric Thirteen just wants to give Shane Carruth money to produce movies. Continue reading

Two-Lane Blacktop + Rubber

Two-Lane Blacktop + Rubber

The beginning and end of the road. Nihilism. Where did all that protesting get us? The antithesis of roadsploitation. Warren Oats and the spirit of the road. Kris Kristofferson. You don’t make a movie this different than all other roadsploitation without yourself commenting on the genre. The girl isn’t really any better. Living in the moment, to the extreme. A return to the Music Box and the worst seven and a half minutes of Eric’s life. Rubber, a movie about Bear or No Bear. Codename Oizo. Addressing the meta. Left out in the CG vs models debate? Composites! Brutality. How to film and edit a composite. DSLR film making. The Canon 5D Mark II. Advantages and disadvantages of using a DSLR. Follow focus and the AC. Continue reading