8.30.2009

Kubrick's SIX something or others

Talking with Lauren Weinstein yesterday, she mentioned Stanley Kubrick shooting for 6 concrete images, or plot points, or sequences or something, that he tried to aim for in his films. Not sure of the specifics. Does anyone know what she was referring to?

8.28.2009

Stories and characters

Sometimes a story is... sometimes you just have to stare a character in the face... you have to stare in the MIRROR that is your character, stare it in the face and tell it to GO TO HELL.

8.24.2009

PDF version 47 up

For those who've taken a look at the book, version 47 has just been posted, with considerable changes to the Linefield and Poetry sections.

8.20.2009

Pj Harvey and David Byrne on not knowing what you want to say

Exactly. I remember Glenn Dakin saying this to me when I was a lot younger too. This is so important, but gets glamorized: "oh the romantic artist who channels the divine!" Instead, just be a creator who follows her impulses, who chases what moves her. You'll make some sense of your work, but it will make more sense of you. That's what you want.

8.19.2009

Jim Jarmusch on Stealing


"Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don't bother concealing your thievery-celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: 'It's not where you take things from- it's where you take them to.'"
-Jim Jarmusch

8.06.2009

Banks On Act-i-vate


This story will continue on Act-i-vate in Mid September. Still drawing, and still recording the story in progress, and will post pages, comments, sketches and worries when we pick up properly on Act-i-vate. Stay tuned, early to mid-Sept.

In the meantime, I'll be posting more in the "storyclock" section.