Friday, June 20, 2008

Taxidermia, Pornographia, and Maybe More Things that End in -ia

Hey, in case you somehow haven't heard: Blake Butler and Matt Bell have bashed the world in tandem with their excellent writing. They are in the newest refreshment of elimae and the five year anniversary huge double issue of Smokelong Quarterly.

Read Blake's Disease Relics
Read Matt's The Folk Singer Dreams of Time Machines
And don't forget the interviews.

In elimae:
Read Blake's Do Not Look into the Mother's Head
Read Matt's Creating a Radio

Even apart, they're sending balloons into space. Matt's story "Alex Trebek Never Eats Fried Chicken" is one of the ten finalists in the Million Writers Award for the year's best online writing. Touch the devices in front of you and vote . . . now.

Blake has a story in the newborn issue of Ninth Letter (5.1), which is by far one of the most eye-popping, mind-blowing, and other compound noun-verb lit mags in production. 9L is just one of the dozens of fine venues Blake has had work published in recently.


I have been waiting for the Hungarian film by György Pálfi entitled Taxidermia to become available somehow to me. And I think that now it has. I am going to download it. This film looks crazy and excellent. It did well at the Cannes Film Festival and in Toronto, I believe, and won something like 7 awards total. Just look at the movie poster and you can probably tell that it's not going to be allowed in US theaters any time soon, if ever.

Three stories. Three generations. Three men. One bizarre and shocking universe. Gyorgy Palfi's grotesque tale of three generations of men, including an obese speed eater, an embalmer of gigantic cats, and a man who shoots fire out of his penis.

There are other trailers on YouTube, too.

The excellent Amon Tobin did the soundtrack for Taxidermia, too. Awesome.



wow that film looks badass

thanks for the nice promo josh

Matt Bell said...

Thanks for promoting our stuff, Josh. Taxidermia looks cool too. I'll have to check that out.

Shane Jones said...

that movie looks incredible. i've watched the trailer twice.

Josh Maday said...

yeah, shane, i'm trying to find a DVD that plays in Region 1. but i've found this website that says i can download the movie for $2.99. i'm going to look into this more.

Josh Maday said...

damn it, i just tried downloading and it doesn't appear to work. suck.