July 16: Had the weirdest dream last night. Want to hear it? I was at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago amidst a sea of sweaty hipsters, but these two dudes (one a lot more handsome than the other) stood out. They were riding around on paisley covered unicorns. One was wearing a pair of faded Garanimal corduroys and a vintage Lamb Lies Down on Broadway Genesis t-shirt (seemingly unironically); the other was wearing his grandfather’s Pendleton plaid over a ragged Temple of the Dog tee and kept bragging to no one in particular about seeing Nirvana at the Croc in ’93. Then they started discussing director Christopher Nolan’s new film “Inception,” extolling its visuals and its mind-bending mythology. Then I thought I woke up. But I found myself in bed, thankfully fully clothed, in between those same two film nerds, only now they were prattling on and on about Billy Wilder’s classic film "The Apartment," starring Shirley MacLaine and Jack Lemmon. So I shut my eyes again and thought for sure I had woken up this time. But instead I found myself in a bowling alley and Saddam Hussein was working behind the shoe counter and I looked out at the lanes and there they were AGAIN! The pedantic duo were drinking some oat sodas and listing their Top 5 Dream Sequences. Every three minutes the far more handsome of the two would announce that the other was “out of his element” and about that time a dwarf who seemed to be speaking backwards started dancing awkwardly in the middle of the floor.
Filmspotting #308 :13-21:00 - Review: "Inception" Music: Matthew Santos, "The Good Life" 21:55-27:41 - New DVDs / Notes 27:42-32:54 - Massacre Theatre (Winner: Mike Davidson) 32:55-36:47 - Poll Questions 36:48-55:57 - Wilder Marathon #4: "The Apartment" Music: Matthew Santos, "Break Free" 56:57-1:11:10 - Thank You / Donations 1:11:11-1:26:47 - Top 5: Dream Sequences 1:26:48-1:29:57 - Close / Outtakes
NOTES / CORRECTIONS - Sam Smith on his process creating the artwork for Criterion Collection’s "Everlasting Moments."