“Didn’t Really Know That Much”


Bruce Springsteen’s “Lonesome Day” (2003).

In Springsteen’s words:

Hell’s brewin’ dark sun’s on the rise
This storm’ll blow through by and by
House is on fire, Viper’s in the grass
A little revenge and this too shall pass
This too shall pass, I’m gonna pray
Right now all I got’s this lonesome day

An Antidote to Redacted


Battle for Haditha (2007).

A Tree Named Oliveira


“No”, or the Vain Glory of Command (“Non” ou A Vã Glória de Mandar, 1990).

Oliveira: a man like a tree, planted a long time ago, a tree like the one in the beginning of the film, one of the greatest shots in the history of cinema.


“I’m a great rectifier. That’s what I do.”


An inventive image that exhibits self-derision as narcissism and narcissism as self-derision — like the series.

Carpenter on Spielberg


But the word “auteur” has just been fucked over, it’s been skull-fucked for all these reasons. It doesn’t really mean what people think. Some of the best directors were the ones that worked effortlessly in the Hollywood system. Effortlessly. I would say that Spielberg is an auteur. If you look at his work, you can see his point-of-view. There’s a man behind this, and that’s not anonymous.

Human Landscapes


These Encounters of Theirs (Quel loro incontri, 2006).