Friday, September 23, 2011

have a good weekend

I'm going to see the Alloy Orchestra  perform at the Detroit Film Theater.  They are going to acompany the silent version of Alfred Hitchcock's Blackmail. It was described to me as one of the most perfect films ever made and I was told that everything I'll ever need to know about cinema is contained in it.  Who could say no to that?

By the way, the lecture yesterday was delightful... absolutely full of delight.  Incredible, giant wood and steel machines, wonderful public performances. If you are in town and sorry you missed it, don't worry, François Delarozière will be speaking at MoCAD tonight.

And if you're not in town and want to see more there's a great slide show here.  


Dancing Branflake said...

So glad you liked it! Sounds incredibly interesting.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mo Pie, Please said...

Whoa, the Alloy Orchestra + Blackmail combo sounds so great! I can't wait to do stuff like this, I think the actor's theater here in louisville is puting on Dracula and we might all get to go courtesy of the in-laws!

la petite coquine said...

What a fantastic weekend! We once performed the music to Alexander Nevsky, a Russian WWII propaganda piece, behind a giant screen-it was easily one of my favorite performances!

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

Vintage movie with a live orchestra? Um, yeah, that's all sorts of awesome! And I'm so glad you liked the lecture -- when I read your other post about it I was so jealous you were going! Have a great weekend, Abigail!