Monday, November 10, 2008
Dark Days is a documentary from about 8 years ago. I just got around to watching it late last night. Still fascinating and relevant. Marc Singer, the guy who made it, had never made a film before and was actually living in the tunnels with the other characters.
All the music is by DJ Shadow and Uncle. Apparently, they edited the film using his music, and then realised they would need permission. Shadow is notoriously against others using his material so the filmmakers came up with a scheme to have 'an attractive female friend who would go backstage after a show and personally hand-deliver' a letter. Still, after setting up a meeting, he was totally prepared to say no, until he saw some clips from the film.
Watch it, intense, difficult, beautiful, dark, watch it.
Earlier, we found a small jazz and crepe bar by the river with a film room in the back. We watched Mon Oncle and a very strange black-and-white puppet movie, I guess what passes for horror film in ye olde days. Film filled Sunday!