… or these two look kind of similar?
In fact… hasn’t anyone else noticed that both films share even more similarities? That they tell the story of an actress who suddenly starts mixing reality and fiction?
I’m not here to talk about David Lynch tho. Yes, he’s my favourite film-maker ever, but everyone knows about him. I’m here to talk about Satoshi Kon, the AMAZING anime director .
I’m not a big anime fan myself. I barely know the works of Studio Gibli, but thanks to my brother’s insistence I gave Kon a chance. He said “You’ve got to watch this movie, it’s like David Lynch had copied it for ‘Inland Empire’!’ and I just couldn’t resist to that. That’s how ‘Perfect Blue’ was the first Kon movie I ever saw. And it was pretty impressive. So much that I decided I wanted to see more (such as the fantastic ‘Millenium Actress‘). Kon also directed the short anime TV series ‘Paranoia Agent’, which had one of the most disturbing end credits ever.
However, the film that made me fall madly in love with Kon was ‘Paprika’. I was blown away when I saw it. It was so beautifully written and so visually powerful. Sometimes, when I see animated movies, I wonder why they all, in one way or another, depend on our world’s laws (and by this I mainly mean physics). ‘Paprika’ was different. ‘Paprika’ was free. ‘Paprika’ created its own world, its own reality. Not many times I’ve seen films like this, and to this day it still remains as one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen.
We DJed at Koko the other week, for the people at Shutupbands.com (funniest blog ever). We got to see our buddies Invasion play the main room, who were amazing as always, and then went up stairs to play our set. By the time we played most of the kids had either OD’ed on WKD or were dancing to The Arctic Monkeys in the main room but we had a great time anyway. Especially when we made Eddie Argos dance to Eye of the Tiger by Survivor. He was the best audience and even gave us all a high five and told us that we were the best DJs ever. (Definitely had nothing to do with the copious amounts of alcohol everyone was drinking).
We’re putting on a night at Bardens, for the first time, at the end of September. EXCITE!!!
It’s going to be busy so get your earlybird tickets soon from WEGOTTICKETS
The model in the photo is one our bestest friends, Karl. He’s leaving us to move back to Canada soon *sniff* so I’m glad we got to do one more photoshoot with him. His make-up was done by the lovely Tomoko, who helped so much with her amazing make up skills.
HUGE thanks to both of you!
This is our friend Yuki from Bo Ningen after DJing at the last Bedtime Stories Bookswap night. It was his birthday at midnight, and his girlfriend asked us to keep him busy until 12 because his band and some of his friends from Screaming Tea party had a little surprise for him.
What are friends for eh?
I can’t wait to play this on Saturday!