Monday, July 31, 2006

Hot August Night

Hot August night
And the leaves hanging down
And the grass on the ground
Smellin' sweet.
--Neil Diamond, "Brother Love's
Traveling Salvation Show" (1972)

Here are the reviews I'm
working on for this month.

Amazon: Full House - The Complete Fourth Season [four-disc
(I also reviewed seasons one and three), Hanna-Barbera's
Magilla Gorilla - The Complete Series
[four-disc set], My Name
Is Earl - The Complete First Season
[four-disc set], Kaki King - Until We Felt Red, M. Ward - Post-War, The Clash - Rude Boy: The Movie, Heart Like a Wheel, Baghdad ER, Beavis & Butt-Head - The Mike Judge Collection: Volume Three [three-disc set] (I also
reviewed sets one and two), Remington Steele - Seasons Four and Five [five dual-disc set] (I also reviewed seasons two and three), and The Wizard (with Fred Savage and Rilo Kiley's Jenny Lewis).

Resonance: Hypatia Lake - "...And We Shall Call Him Joseph."
This review got bumped from the last issue, but it appears to
have been resurrected. Click here for an alternate version.

Seattle Sound: Short piece
about We Go Way Back, for
which I interviewed writer/
director Lynn Shelton and
composer Laura Veirs [right,
Year of Meteors]. I al-
so penned a miniscule side-
bar profiling The Film Com-
pany, which produced Shel-
ton's film, and the Northwest Film Forum,
which produced and distributed Police Beat.

Siffblog: Interview with Keith Fulton and review of Army
(Jean-Pierre Melville and Lino Ventura take on
the French Resistance). One of my favorite films of the year.

Endnote: Much of the We Go Way Back soundtrack comes from
Carbon Glacier
and Year of Meteors. Two early Veirs' recordings,
Troubled by the Fire and The Triumphs & Travails of Orphan Mae,
have just been re-released. She also appears on the Decemberists'
Crane Wife. Images from Movie Meter and Laura Veirs' website.

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