TJ & Brandon's 8-Bit Blog

Chicago. Cinema Studies. Cultural Studies. Hello.

megachikorita:

you kids these days with your rapidly growing concern for the state of the world and your knowledge of important issues at increasingly younger ages despite having been told your opinions don’t matter by the adults who put you in these situations

(via socialistxtwerker)

The exponential growth of stupidity and vulgarity is something that everyone has noticed, but it’s not just a vague sense of disgust—it’s a concrete quantifiable fact (you can measure it by the volume of the cheers that greet the talk-show hosts, which have grown by an alarming number of decibels in the last five years) and a crime against humanity. Not to mention the permanent aggressions against the French language…And since you are exploiting my Russian penchant for confession, I must say the worst: I am allergic to commercials. In the early Sixties, making commercials was perfectly acceptable; now, it’s something that no one will own up to. I can do nothing about it. This manner of placing the mechanism of the lie in the service of praise has always irritated me, even if I have to admit that this diabolical patron has occasionally given us some of the most beautiful images you can see on the small screen (have you seen the David Lynch commercial with the blue lips?). But cynics always betray themselves, and there is a small consolation in the industry’s own terminology: they stop short of calling themselves “creators,” so they call themselves “creatives.”

—Chris Marker - http://www.filmcomment.com/article/marker-direct-an-interview-with-chris-marker

Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)

There never will be a better scene in cinema than GZA and Bill Murray bantering.

(Source: cinecat)

Got a chance to interview Smoke DZA today. Totally awesome dude, completely real, this new album is the future of rap.

(Source: Spotify)

amoebamusic:

4 days til Record Store Day! Check out this 5-LP set from LCD Soundsystem recorded live at Madison Square Garden in 2011! The Long Goodbye is available at indie record stores on April 19 for #RSD14.

It’s a must have!

amoebamusic:

4 days til Record Store Day! Check out this 5-LP set from LCD Soundsystem recorded live at Madison Square Garden in 2011! The Long Goodbye is available at indie record stores on April 19 for #RSD14.

It’s a must have!