Monday, January 09, 2006
Lately my new obsession is very very short movies. I mentioned before that our friend Gene is producing some and now McSweeney’s is starting a whole magazine dedicated to them. The most recent issue of the Believer comes with a DVD of a bunch of short films, which is a great marketing tool, because many of these films are delightful and now I want to subscribe to the new magazine. One was written by Miranda July, called Are You The Favorite Person of Anybody? Which is great, and my other favorite is called The Delicious, about a guy who suddenly develops a weird relationship with his mother-in-law’s red jumpsuit. And I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the guy who sings Stairway to Heaven backward, but then plays the tape forward. Anyway, as a short story writer, it doesn’t surprise me that I’m charmed by this form, and that I have hope for movies again and that my long lost desire to be a filmmaker has been rekindled. I just found out that Megan and Christopher made that movie on their digital camera, so I’m super psyched.