Added by jzaccaria--Creative Planet Network, 04/19/13 11:04:13 AM
Jason Zinoman of The New York Times writes: It was mid-October, and six stand-up comedians were working on a sketch in the writers’ room of the new series “Inside Amy Schumer,” trying to come up with funny ways to commit suicide. “What if it was something with a low level of success, like throwing yourself down stairs?” Tig Notaro suggested. The head writer, Jessi Klein, said she liked the idea of a “hipster suicide,” leading to a splatter of thoughts: With a revolver? Arrow to the face? Jumping off the Williamsburg Bridge? READ THE FULL STORY HERE.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network, 04/18/13 04:04:44 PM
R. Kurt Osenlund of Filmmaker Magazine writes: One great journalist salutes another in Which Way is the Front Line From Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington, a moving combat documentary premiering Thursday, April 18 on HBO.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network, 04/18/13 03:04:03 PM
Philip Harder directs the music video for Low's "Just Make It Stop" which starts out with extreme close-ups of the band recording in a studio until a leafy jungle eventually grows around them. Watch below. (via Stereogum)
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network, 04/18/13 03:04:24 PM
The latest trailer for Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby plays up the rock and roll aspect of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Jazz Age-era masterpiece. Glittery gowns, wild parties and fast cars zoom across the screen as a club-ready new song by Fergie plays. Watch below. (via Indiewire)
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network, 04/18/13 02:04:18 PM
NOWNESS writes: A 3D rendering of Salman Rushdie lays motionless, hirsute chest rising up and down with each breath, in Mounir Fatmi’s “Sleep Al Naim,” which reinterprets Andy Warhol’s groundbreaking Sleep (1963) and infuses it with a new, politically potent message. The full six-hour-long video was censored at a show at l’Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris last year, but will premiere this week at Paradise Row as part of his solo exhibition History is Not Mine. “Rushdie lives between different worlds, between countries, between life and death,” says Fatmi. “It is at once boring and voyeuristic to look at someone sleeping for six hours. I want the audience to feel guilty about Rushdie’s destiny.” READ THE FULL STORY HERE.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network, 04/18/13 02:04:10 PM
Joe Berkowitz of Fast Company's Co.Create writes: If you’re watching the video by lo-fi psych-rockers, Light Light, then you’re merely observing. By watching it on the dedicated website, however, you get to participate.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network, 04/18/13 01:04:51 PM
The red band trailer for Netflix's new original horror series Hemlock Grove features blood, gore, nudity, steamy scenes and even some rampant puking. In other words, if Game of Thrones' ratings are anything to go by, it should be a hit. All episodes of the series will be released simultaneously on April 19th. Watch below. (It's definitely NSFW)
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network, 04/18/13 11:04:01 AM
Go behind-the-scenes of Bat for Lashes' music video for "Lilies" which involved painstaking stop-motion, in-camera special effects and puppetry to create a unique, handmade look. Director Peter Sluszka narrates the making-of. Watch below. And here is the final video.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network, 04/17/13 04:04:09 PM
On April 20, 2011, shortly after the release of his Oscar-nominated documentary Restrepo, photographer and filmmaker Tim Hetherington was killed by mortar fire in Misrata, Libya, where he’d been covering the civil war. His death ended a brilliant ten-year career in which he covered such dramatic stories as the conflicts in Liberia and Afghanistan, but also transcended the conventional boundaries of image-making to become one of the most important journalists of his generation.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network, 04/17/13 03:04:43 PM
Timelapse photographer Colin Rich's latest project is the music video for Moby and Mark Lanegan's "The Lonely Night." Somehow, Lanegan's gritty voice provides the perfect juxtaposition to Rich's etheral imagery of desert and sky. Watch below. (via Stereogum)