Vernal Equinox (1977)
Jon Hassell was an American composer and trumpet player best known for combining elements of various world music traditions with modern electronic techniques.
His music has a mesmerizing quality.
Of note is his collaboration with
Moritz von Oswald (Oswald is the new Laswell).
Ned Beatty was an American actor known for his parts in (1972) and Deliverance (1976). Network
Deliverance is known for its “dueling banjos” scene, its degenerate hillbilly trope and its brutal male-on-male rape, in which Ned Beatty is ordered to “squeal like a pig” while being anally raped.
Network Beatty plays an executive who gives a speech on the nature of capitalism.
Epigraph page to Deliverance
This is also a good time to call to mind that in the novel
Deliverance on which the film of the same name is based, the dictum “there exists at the basis of human life a principle of insufficiency” by Georges Bataille, is used as epigraph in the original French.
Malcolm Cecil was a British musician best-known for his involvement in Tonto’s Expanding Head Band. And Tonto are best known for their involvement with Stevie Wonder.
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Jutta Lampe was a German actress best-known for her film Marianne and Juliane (1981).
(1981) Marianne and Juliane
In that film she plays the ‘good’ sister, the regular journalist. The ‘bad’ sister has joined the RAF.
Many people forget, but Europe during the 1970s and 1980s, witnessed a series of bloody terrorist attacks rivalling the islamist terrorism of today.
“ If I Had a Hammer“
Trini Lopez was an American singer known for his rendition of “ If I Had a Hammer“.
“ Like a Thief In the Night” (1974)
Another COVID-19 victim.
Mike Longo was an American jazz pianist known for the composition “ Like a Thief In the Night” (1974).
Édith Scob was a French actress best-known for (1959) in which she played a horribly disfigured young woman wearing a mask and whose dad, a surgeon, is going to provide her with a Eyes Without a Face face transplant, an instance of the the mad doctor and new flesh plot.
Holy Motors, Scob wears an near-identical mask.
(1959), best scenes set to music by Eyes Without a Face Aalborg Soundtracks
(2012), trailer Holy Motors
(2008), trailer Summer Hours