Sunday, June 10, 2007

Documentary Double Feature

Two feature-length documentaries are up for review today that I think you might find interesting-- actually, what I find interesting. Go ahead and netflix it up if the mood strikes you.

The first is Burden of Dreams directed by Les Blank. It's a documentary about the filming of Werner Herzog's epic Fitzcarraldo, which I wrote about in this post, and has nothing to do with rubber otherwise. Watch it to learn about the native Amazon Indians. Why? If it wasn't for them, I doubt anyone would be able to have a rubber fetish...or car tires. The DVD I rented also came with Les Blanks short, Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe, whose premise may be guessed from the title. Herzog does eat his shoe but not the rubber sole part.

The second is Julien Temple's The Filth and the Fury , a "rockumentary" about the Sex Pistols. Interspersed with interviews and band stuff scenes from what I believe is the fetish classic Dressing For Pleasure. Also, there's video of the interior of Vivienne Westwood's shop SEX showing punk it girl Jordan dressing herself and others in Atomage rubber gear.

1 comment:

Swiper said...

I love the sex pistols. I saw that documentary and thought it was preeeeetty good.

But if you want more of an insight into their music
(and Johnny Rotten's mindset ----> LMFAO!)
then it has to be the one from the Classic Albums series. They delve quite deep into the origin of their music though rather than any in-depth discussion of their history etc.

Rock on, rubdude! \m/