Saturday, September 19, 2009

Cat Mother

My friends at the JG Ballard mailing list recently unearthed a 1989 article in Spin Magazine by The Man, in which he said, among other things, "I think there should be more sex and violence on television. I don't think there's anywhere near enough. I think sex and violence are powerful catalysts for change. They are powerful energizers of the imagination."

Here's some of both - The Dead Weather's official video for Treat Me Like Your Mother. Directed by Jonathan Glazer and featuring Alison Mosshart and Jack White, it was released back in July 2009. This copy, from the band's official channel, has attracted almost 700K hits, which is about as many bullets as were fired during the making of its four and a half minutes.

I was brought up on Russ Meyer movies, so, although I get the high concept thing Glazer was going for, I can't say the look and feel was new to me.

That's from Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! I adore Tura Satana's boots. I've entered several competitions to win Jack White's or Alison Mosshart's costume from the TMLYM film - haven't managed yet - but I've just realized what I really want is Tura's boots. They say Quentin Tarentino is doing a remake. I hope not. Get your own film, Tintin. It wouldn't exactly take long to write a similar script. You could do it on a napkin over lunch.

1 comment:

KaliDurga said...

Who needs fists when a karate chop will do?


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