Wednesday, July 06, 2005

I got served.

I hate that Armond White has the power to momentarily make me feel guilty for liking Rize and not You Got Served and Drumline.

RELATED: Armond has an unreal essay on the state of cinema in the aftermath of 9/11 and the Iraq war. (Via Dan.)


At 11:02 AM, Blogger Dashiell said...

tim knows my love for drumline, but i'm not sure if i've voiced my hatred of LaChappelle -- I hate him. he's a hack who makes terrible music videos and his photography is disgusting.

At 11:11 AM, Blogger Ben said...

There's no doubt that LaChapelle's video and photog work has gotten tired. But I think some of his early work (specifically a great Smashing Pumpkins spread, portraits of Bowie/2Pac/Pam Anderson, Moby's "Natural Blues" video) is really solid.
As for RIZE, I thought it was sloppy and all over the place but ultimately entertaining and moving.

At 11:12 AM, Blogger Ben said...

Oh and you think his photography is "disguisting"? Are you Pat Robertson?

At 11:26 AM, Blogger Dashiell said...

disgusting in the fact that it's just terrible to look at. it's a trainwreck of colors and i'd rather avert my eyes from it.


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