"Manupelli's movies are overlooked treasures in the history of experimental film and the burgeoning independent feature film movement of the late '60s and early '70s."What I remember most from Manupelli's course was the introduction and perspective to film that Manupelli gave in the first lecture. "What are you doing here and what to you hope to achieve my taking my course in film?" The answer given by Manupelli has stayed with me all of these years: We are here for art; we create art, experience art and study art, for art's sake.
Since that moment I have always looked at film as art, from my own crude attempts at Super 8mm cinematography back in the days, to my last night's pay-per-view viewing of Crazy Heart, starring Jeff Bridges, for which he received an Oscar for Best Performance.
Accordingly and for something completely different, a first for AllAllan, a movie trailer. But more then a trailer, here is a beautiful song from which the movie was titled. Probably the best movie I've seen in a decade, one that includes the best performance by an actor that maybe I've ever seen. Or maybe its just me, with the theme, mood and characterization of Bad Blake, a confluence of spirit and emotion that resonates a bit too close to home.
In other words, an artful post for another melancholy Sunday.
.....and this ain't no place for the weary kind
this ain't no place to lose your mind
this ain't no place to fall behind
pick up your crazy heart and give it one more try