Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

So there's a new remake of the amazing 1974 original due out this year with Denzel Washington and John Travolta. Looks terrible. The original is one of the most taut and tension-filled crime dramas ever made. Robert Shaw and Walther Matthau facing off? C'mon! Matthau's most bad ass role next to Coach Buttermaker in The Bad News Bears.

And the main titles are amazing. Even danceable! If you're out there, M, I love your waitress dance to this.

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (Main Titles) by David Shire.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Springtime; partially healed; finally.

Kicked It In the Sun by Built to Spill.

"Shouting and singing and hullooing his satellites the gregarious sun comes ranting upon the collective stage. After so many billion repetitions you might expect him to be getting the least bit perfunctory: but not he; no sirree. Like a conscientious actor determined to give the public full value for money, he rampages through his performance as enthusiastically as the first time he put on the act."

From Sleep Has His House by Anna Kavan.