Monday, April 26, 2010

Listening Post

A video directed by Johnny Depp and based on the short story by Ambrose Bierce, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge -- which has been the inspiration for everything from Brazil, to The Sixth Sense, to Donnie Darko, to Adrian Lyne's vastly underrated 1990 film, Jacob's Ladder.

Here's Babybird -- Unloveable.


Donal said...

I saw a film of Owl Creek Bridge in HS, probably the French one. Wikipedia cites many, many works as being based on the Bierce story, but I wonder if he was inspired by something like the Hindu myth about a king living an entire life as a lower caste man during the few minutes he was hypnotized at court by a wandering magician.

Izar Talon said...

I loved Jacob's Ladder. Glad to see I'm not the only one who thought it didn't get the attention it deserved. I've been meaning to get it on DVD, or better yet, see if it's out on Blu-Ra yet, but I can never remember to. Really great creepy visuals, including, if I'm not mistaken, the first use of the demonic blurry faces that got so over-used for a while.

Yeah, I've read this story many times. And I'm pretty sure I saw a movie version back in high school, too, but I'm not sure which one, either. Neat to see Johnny Depp directing.

Eric said...

Thanks. Thanks a lot. It's a great tune, but when I go looking for the album it's on, it's apparently only available as a $30 import. (Oh, the album for those who'd like to know, is called Ex-Maniac and was released last month.)

You bastard. I'm not blaming the labels or the artist, I'm blaming the guy who introduced me to the song. You. You bastard, you.

So I'll give it a little time and see if it gets a domestic or digital release. Meanwhile, this is me shaking my fist in your general direction as soon as I figure out which way is north from where I'm sitting.

(And seriously, thanks for sharing this one.)

Winston Smith said...

Sweet Baby Jesus! Where the hell do you find all this great music?

Anonymous said...

The French version in 3 parts