"That sense of a community forming is what gives Stop Making Sense an emotional power that other concert movies don’t just lack, but never even considered as an option." -
A really good AV Club article about why Stop Making Sense is not only the greatest concert film ever made, but also transcends just being a concert film and goes to a completely different place. “There’s truly nothing else like it. Nobody has even tried.”
I will always reblog anything about this movie.
I saw Stop Making Sense for the first time last week. Just unbelievable. It took me personally to a completely different place.
DCM Show 2013: “Pile of Broken Seats.”
So I’m the only one who is made upset by this image? YOU GUYS THIS IS LIKE MY HOUSE IS BROKEN. MY HOUSE WHERE I LIVE!
so but what’s happening to the old seats? can we auction them off like Yankee Stadium? I would like an entire row in my bedroom.
As sad as this may be, I’m going to enjoy sitting down without the fear of getting a hole in my pants…
Hey it's Lou!: My various stages of DCM: via Ron Swanson gifs -
After I get my performers pass
When I see my awesome improv friends while we cross each other walking to and from venues.
When I see one of my favoirte improvisors who have moved to L.A. on stage.
Me trying to get from one show to another that are only 15 minutes apart…
Lou nails this shit! (not that you can go wrong with Ron Swanson)
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS Fits Perfectly into Quentin Tarantino’s Movie Universe and Influences the Entire Filmography
By now, most Quentin Tarantino fans are aware of the connections interlaced throughout all of his films. John Travolta’s Vincent Vega in Pulp Fiction is the brother of Michael Madsen’s Vic Vega in Reservoir Dogs, Harvey Keitel’s Mr. White worked with Alabama from True Romance, the plot basis for Kill Bill is described as the synopsis for a TV series in Pulp Fiction, etc.
Now the epiphany that Eli Roth’s character of Donny Donowitz aka “The Bear Jew” in Inglourious Basterds is the father of the movie producer Lee Donowitz in True Romance has inspired a truly mind-blowing theory that the rest of the films (chronologically speaking) in Tarantino’s filmography take place in a world where [Inglorious Basterds spoiler] World War II came to an end when Adolf Hitler was brutally murdered in a movie theater by the Basterds.
This initial connection was brought up in an article on Cracked, but a poster on Reddit (via David Chen’s Twitter) has more eloquently summed up what this means for Tarantino’s movieverse:
As it turns out, Donny Donowitz, ‘The Bear Jew’, is the father of movie producer Lee Donowitz from True Romance – which means that, in Tarantino’s universe, everybody grew up learning about how a bunch of commando Jews machine gunned Hitler to death in a burning movie theater, as opposed to quietly killing himself in a bunker. Because World War 2 ended in a movie theater, everybody lends greater significance to pop culture, hence why seemingly everybody has Abed-level knowledge of movies and TV. Likewise, because America won World War 2 in one concentrated act of hyperviolent slaughter, Americans as a whole are more desensitized to that sort of thing. Hence why Butch is unfazed by killing two people, Mr. White and Mr. Pink take a pragmatic approach to killing in their line of work, Esmerelda the cab driver is obsessed with death, etc. You can extrapolate this further when you realize that Tarantino’s movies are technically two universes – he’s gone on record as saying that Kill Bill and From Dusk ‘Til Dawn take place in a ‘movie movie universe’; that is, they’re movies that characters from the Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, True Romance, and Death Proof universe would go to see in theaters. (Kill Bill, after all, is basically Fox Force Five, right on down to Mia Wallace playing the title role.) What immediately springs to mind about Kill Bill and From Dusk ‘Til Dawn? That they’re crazy violent, even by Tarantino standards. These are the movies produced in a world where America’s crowning victory was locking a bunch of people in a movie theater and blowing it to bits – and keep in mind, Lee Donowitz, son of one of the people on the suicide mission to kill Hitler, is a very successful movie producer. Basically, it turns every Tarantino movie into alternate reality sci fi. I love it so hard.
well fuck me gently with a chainsaw
This is mind blowing!
He taught people to commit. Like: “Don’t walk out there with one hand in your pocket unless there’s somethin’ in there you’re going to bring out.” You gotta commit. You’ve gotta go out there and improvise and you’ve gotta be completely unafraid to die. You’ve got to be able to take a chance to die. And you have to die lots. You have to die all the time. You’re goin’ out there with just a whisper of an idea. The fear will make you clench up. That’s the fear of dying. When you start and the first few lines don’t grab and people are going like, “What’s this? I’m not laughing and I’m not interested,” then you just put your arms out like this and open way up and that allows your stuff to go out. Otherwise it’s just stuck inside you. —
Bill Murray, speaking on Del Close.
Read more: http://www.esquire.com/features/man-at-his-best/q-and-a/bill-murray-interview-0612#ixzz1vu97244C
IMPROVISERS AS BABIES