Sunday, January 20, 2008

Anton Corbijn's First Film

The film Control by Anton Corbijn has finally reached Sweden and it is being advertised as Corbijn's 'debut' as a film director in the national press. This is not true with the famous photographer having made a short film in 1993 (which I have blogged about before here) called Some YoYo Stuff: An Observation on the Observations of Don Van Vliet, otherwise more widely known as Captain Beefheart:

Don van Vliet, alias "Captain Beefheart", is one of the most influential, misunderstood, talked about, admired, copied, treasured, loved and quoted musicians and yet he is still an obscure and mysterious artist. His quite abrupt artistic transformation from working with a microphone to a paintbrush in 1982 and his consequent move from the desert to the ocean meant even less direct contact with the outside world than before. Subsequently there is very little information about Don from this time onwards and this short black-and-white film made in 1993 is an unique opportunity to see and hear this unique man. The film is approximately 13 minutes long, directed and photographed in black and white

Some YoYo Stuff is online and available free as a streamed video or as a download.

1 comment: said...

great blog!