Short walk near De Bilt.
“When we are no longer able to change the situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”
Viktor Frankl 💬
🎥 Currently watching A message from Akira Kurosawa (2000) ★★★
Pretty informative documentary on his life and an insightful look into his practice as a film director.
🎵 Listening to one of the oddest (and one of my favourite) World Music albums ever: Fly, Fly My Sadness (1996). A remarkable but successful collaboration between two very different musical cultures.
🎥 The Crown (Season 3) ★★★★
Loved reading the trivia on IMDb:
Changing her eye color in postproduction was also tested, but (…) “it didn’t feel like her. CGI-ing her eyes seemed to diminish what she was doing.” Eventually it was decided to accept the continuity error.
🎥 Rashomon (1950) by Akira Kurosawa ★★★★★
4 contradictory accounts of one incident: a classic in cinematic storytelling. Mesmerising cinematography. Can’t believe this was made in 1950.
Cooking Indonesian tonight. Inspired by recipes from a Dutch classic Indonesian cookbook from the 60s (Groot Indonesisch Kookboek by Bep Vuyk). With beautiful drawings and photography by Suwondo Sudewo and Icksan Pohan.
🎵🎥 Monterey Pop (1968) ★ ★ ★ ★
The documentary ends with a classic raga performance by Ravi Shankar. Perfectly captured on film and edited by D. A. Pennebaker, we see the audience slowly getting ecstatic by hearing these otherworldly sounds. A true 60s time capsule.
🎥 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) ★ ★ ★ ½
We watched the final chapter yesterday to finish our (re)watch of the ‘complete’ series. (We started with Rogue One and skipped The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones.) Despite many issues storywise, it’s a well made film.
🎥 Star Wars: The last Jedi (2017) ★ ★ ★ ½
🎵 My favourite Rock album of 2019: Diabolique - l’Épée
My favourite Hip Hop/Rap album of 2019: GREY Area - Little Simz
My favourite Alternative album of the year 2019 is schlagenheim by black midi. A very unique sound with hints of Talking Heads, Long Fin Killie and Gavin Friday/The Virgin Prunes.
My best R&B/Soul album of the year 2019: Black Pumas
My favourite electronica album of the year 2019 has to be Utility by Barker. Contemporary, but also with nostalgic references to Monolake, Basic Channel, Plaid and other 90s predecessors.