The Stone Raft (2003)

The Stone Raft (2003) George Sluizer adapts Nobel-Prize winning Jose Saramago’s satirical allegory about the continent of Iberia breaking off and sending Spain and Portugal toward a collision with the Azores. Five people come together, each feeling somehow responsible for causing this natural disaster, and together with a stray dog journey to find a way … More The Stone Raft (2003)

Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned (1998)

Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned (1998) Michael Apted directs Walter Mosley’s adaptation of his own novel, with Laurence Fishburne as Socrates Fortlow, an ex-con convicted for murder, who wants to set his life straight in Watts.   One day at a time, picking up cans For recycled change, a recycled con Looking for any job he … More Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned (1998)

Toby Dammit (1968)

Toby Dammit (1968) c. 30 Min. Color. In the third episode of the film anthology Spirits of the Dead, Fellini freely improvised on Bernardino Zapponi’s gothic screenplay of Edgar Allen Poe’s “Never Bet Your Head on the Devil,” keeping only the ending from the original.   Fame spreads its miasmic glow, Airport to airport, yellowing … More Toby Dammit (1968)

Two Songs–Proteus and Ariel

Proteus–Song Proteus by the sea Dissembles prophesy By changing to words The reckless goatherds Carousing joyously,        Shouting, “Proteus by the sea!        Proteus by the sea!” Protean diversity Allows a nation to see In its multiple kinds Of peoples those binds That strengthen its unity,        Shouting, “Proteus by the sea!        Proteus by … More Two Songs–Proteus and Ariel

The Drowned World (1962) By J.G. Ballard

The Drowned World (1962) By J.G. Ballard. “These are the oldest memories on earth, the time codes carried in every chromosome and gene. Every step we’ve taken in our evolution is a milestone inscribed with organic memories. From the enzymes controlling the carbon-dioxide cycle, to the organization of the brachial plexus and the nerve pathways … More The Drowned World (1962) By J.G. Ballard