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Dance of Reality: a new film by Alejandro Jodorowsky

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By Jonathan Phelps in New Film on Friday 11 May 2012

Alejandro Jodorowsky’s new film, Dance of Reality, will make no money. It is to be made for artistic proposes only. Or so he says. Shooting of this surreal biographical narrative wraps in September, when the long awaited sequel to El Topo goes into production. Now, Jodorowsky hasn’t made a film since 1990, but has directed some of the most […]

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Puppet video for new Starlight Girls single: Flutterby

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By Jonathan Phelps in Video on Wednesday 9 May 2012

Our companies, Muckraker and Ravacon, set out to make an original fairytale puppet music video to the unique psychedelic rock of Starlight Girls. The song, Flutterby, lent itself to a Peter and the Wolf-inspired scored story, as classical instruments like clarinet and flute accompany the band’s whimsical lyrics. I was pleased to direct this marionette and […]

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This American Life: live in movie theaters May 10

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By Jonathan Phelps in New Events on Tuesday 8 May 2012

Good news, This American Life, Ira Glass’ long running public radio show, will be airing live from on stage in New York on May 10.

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Born Villain: a shocking new video by Marilyn Manson

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By Jonathan Phelps in Video on Monday 7 May 2012

Good news, Marilyn Manson’s contract with Interscope Records having ended has allowed the artist to raise the bar again, producing an album he’d never have been able to get away with. The title track, Born Villain, references masters of shock, like Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Holy Mountain and Luis Bunell’s Un Chien Andalou – both filmmakers who […]

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ParaNorman: new 3D stop-motion by the makers of Coraline

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By Jonathan Phelps in New Film on Friday 4 May 2012

Laika’s new film, ParaNorman, a 3D stop-motion animation film from the creators of Coraline, is hitting theaters in August. Even within the computer revolution, there are more people working in stop-motion animation than ever before. Also coming out this year are Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie and Ardman Studio’s Pirates: Band of Misfits, all in 3D stop-motion. […]

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