Fashion Friday

Posted by Holly Hoodrat , Friday, May 21, 2010 9:54 PM

Girls in Dresses

And one girl not in a dress


The Internet Is Weird.

Posted by Holly Hoodrat , Tuesday, May 18, 2010 10:00 PM

By Brandon Bird

Stay tuned for "The Internet is Weird: Youtube edition" 

Girls Who Like Dolphins

Posted by Holly Hoodrat 4:36 PM

You remember those girls who loved dolphins in elementary school.

Well, she grew up to love Phish.

Don't be that girl.

Fashion Friday

Posted by Holly Hoodrat , Friday, May 14, 2010 11:04 AM

Summer Footwear

Whatever. I'm over sandals too.

Don't pretend you aren't going to any summer festivals and aren't going to need rain boots. Just tell the clerk you need them for working in your organic garden. 

Wear these with pedal pushers or "cropped pants" as I believe they're called these days. With tights in the winter, natch.

God, I'm so tired of seeing those big ass gladiator heels everywhere. Unless you're a drag queen into S&M, espadrilles will do just fine.

Yeah, yeah...I got the memo. "All black everything". Exactly why you should show up wearing purple.

Foto Follow-up: Metropolis

Posted by Holly Hoodrat , Thursday, May 13, 2010 3:58 PM

Cute, funny indie girl has so many photo references up her sleeve.





Review of a Movie You've Never Seen

Posted by Holly Hoodrat , Monday, May 10, 2010 1:18 AM

Hey you want to be the envy of all your friends? Do you want to throw down an indie trump at the upcoming summer block party? 

It's time to get into silent films.

While not THE first science fiction movie,
(That title goes to this)

I think Metropolis can be considered the first groundbreaking movie in science fiction. Filmed in 1927 and set in a bleak, dystopian future, Metropolis takes the then blossoming idea of the class wars and presents it in a striking, horrifying melodrama.

Atop his "New Tower of Babel" the founder of Metropolis, John Fredersen, watches his glittering future-city sprawled out beneath him at the same time as his son is exploring the underground of Metropolis in hopes of finding out how the other half lives. Daddy's little socialist.

Freder is horrified when he witnesses a factory explosion and it triggers a series of bizarre visions that include "Moloch" the deity to which the workers are sacrificed, seeing himself crucified to a clock and this-

I think opium was still en vogue at the time.

While underground Freder falls in love with the vision that is Maria as she is telling the workers the story of the Tower of Babel. She explains that they must wait for "the mediator" to unite the workers and the "planners"; hand, heart and mind.

She's probably really great with animals too. 

Meanwhile, in the aftermath of the factory explosion, Fredersen has discovered plans involving maps of the city in the pockets of the dead workers.

Damn straight.

Fredersen hires mad scientist, Rotwang, to kidnap Maria and turn his "machine man" into her likeness in order to implant suspicion and distrust amongst the workers. However, Rotwang hates Fredersen (because of a girl or something) and has some ulterior motives up his sleeve. He gives the robot Maria's body and turns her loose upon the city. Things get sexual. Men kill themselves from the sheer insanity of it. 


The workers leave their stations and the city eventually floods, killing all of the workers children. They come to the logical conclusion that it is the sex goddess, Maria's fault and burn her at the stake.
The End.

No, not really. Freder and the real Maria rescue the children and robot Maria turns back into Hel the robot. And Freder throws Rotwang off a building. Maria and Freder unite Fredesen and Grot (the leader of the workers) thus turning themselves into the mediators. Think more Max Weber, less Karl Marx.

The special effects in this movie blew my mind. Not what I was expecting at all. To call it "sweeping" is an understatement. Director Fritz Lang used roughly 38,000 extras in the production. There are about 11 different versions of the film because so much footage has been lost and found over the years, but do yourself a favor and get a version that uses the original score and not the version released in 1984 featuring Pat Benetar and Freddie Mercury. Not really what we're going for here.

My favorite part has got to be the robot, Hel

Why am I so attracted to this robot?

You need to have a decent amount of patience to get all the way through this. It is a silent film after all and it can drag at times. Also, the dramatic overacting can be a bit much at times but that was the style of the time. Stage actors transitioning to film and whatnot. 

So set aside 200 minutes or so and watch a great movie. Or just repeat this information at the next gathering you attend and watch as you become the coolest person in the room.

Related Material:
 Books-The Jungle, The Great Gatsby, The Time Machine
Movies- 2001: A Space Odyssey, Fantastic Planet, Blade Runner
Music- Bix Beiderbecke, Woody Guthrie, Dead Kennedys 
Art- Lee Lawrie, Pierre-Felix Fix-Masseau


Posted by Holly Hoodrat , Sunday, May 9, 2010 9:30 PM

Cute, funny indie girl has started a blog. This blog will immediately be more popular than yours. It will keep you informed on all of the music you should be listening to and all of the books you should be seen reading. You will be kept in the know of all the latest fashion trends. You will see lots of photos taken with a Holga or at least the Hipstamatic Iphone app. You will be kept up to date on cute, funny indie girl's ever expanding vinyl collection. You will know all of the art films to go see at your local indie movie theater. You will love this blog and check it daily for updates. 

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