This is certainly not your typical “cats on the internet” offering. Perhaps it is a whole new genre. I actually watched the entire film. And I hate “cats on the internet” videos.
Today’s second featured film from the PBS Online Film Festival is “CatCam,” a short documentary film about a cat whose owner straps on a camera after noticing his cat’s constant disappearances from their home in North Carolina.
The issue of wealth inequality across the United States is well known, but this video shows you the extent of that imbalance in dramatic and graphic fashion.The video, which started going viral on Friday and whose traffic continues to climb on YouTube — reflects the facts as seen from many different sources. We present it without comment, letting you, our readers, be the judge.
Lou Reed is 71 years old today. The guy went through hell as a kid and pushed himself to the edge as an adult and he fucking survived, proving that sometimes rock ‘n’ roll will ace electro-shock and heroin.
In this exceptionally cool video, Lou, looking like a stoned extra from Les Enfants du Paradis, rocks out as he nods out at the Olympia Theater in Paris, Sept. 17, 1973.
“Walk On The Wild Side”
“White Light/White Heat”
Computer geek: An early technology enthusiast, Needham received his first computer — a do-it-yourself hobbyist kit — as a Christmas gift when he was 12. “My love of film and love of technology were kind of on a collision course for the creation of IMDb.” Before long, Needham converted his paper diary of the films hed watched into a computer database that included each movies title, director, writers, principal cast and crew and plot summary. He would watch movies on VHS tape and faithfully record each films credits.
Just after his father’s death, Sal Paradise, an aspiring New York writer, meets Dean Moriarty, a devastatingly charming ex-con, married to the very liberated and seductive Marylou. Sal and Dean bond instantly. Determined not to get locked in to a constricted life, the two friends cut their ties and take to the road with Marylou. Thirsting for freedom, the three young people head off in search of the world, of other encounters, and of themselves.
A month ago the Rolling Stones offered a first listen to “Doom and Gloom,” the bands first recording together in seven years from the new greatest hits album GRRR!. Now theres a video to accompany the song, an uptempo grinder that features such au courant topics as fracking, class warfare and zombies. Directed by Jonas Akerlund, who won a Grammy for Madonnas “Ray of Light” video, the clip finds the worlds greatest rock & roll band up to their old tricks: plenty of guitars and come-ons, and a little NSFW danger. Watch it here.
Thanksgiving is almost upon us, which means that End of Year Season — that frenzied time where everyone who was not already making lists puts all their favorite things into a list, and then we all argue about the lists, and then we make lists of lists — is almost upon us. But if youd like to start recapping early, then Vulture would point you to R.E.M.s video for “Blue,” which was directed by James Franco, and features Lindsay Lohan posing lazily for Terry Richardson while hazy pictures of L.A. swirl all around her. It is essentially the Franco-ified, hipster glasses-sponsored version of The Canyons — which more or less summarizes what it was like to be on the internet in 2012. Okay, maybe “Call Me Maybe” should be in there. But its close. Happy List Season, everyone.
Industry experts say, however, that studios don’t need to get permission from companies to feature products in their movies. And usually, that’s fine with brands who are hungry to get their products on the silver screen.But Stoli’s U.S. distributor echoed Budweiser’s concerns, saying in a statement that the company is all about marketing responsibly.“Considering the subject matter of this film, it is not something in which we would have participated,” said a spokesman.Legally speaking, there isn’t much recourse for Budweiser and other companies. Trademark laws don’t allow companies to try and control or restrict which real-world products appear in movies as part of the everyday scenery.To the point of moviemaking magic, it’s much more real to have a character guzzling a Bud than drinking a brand called Tasty Beer or Awesome Ale, or some other clearly made-up product. But remember, everyone: Movies aren’t real life, so even if Denzel drinks and drives, you should not.