Gigantic magazine


Fragments pt. II
26/03/2009, 12:19 pm
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An ongoing attempt to catalog our aesthetic…

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Fragments pt. II (Part I is here. )

Once Upon a Time in AmericaSergio Leone (Henry Fonda as Frank)

Wise BloodFlannery O’Connor (pgs. 177-182, when he meets the gorilla)

“Wouldn’t It Be Nice”Beach Boys (Acapella Version, Pet Sounds Sessions, Disc 3)

Until the Kingdom Comes photographs –  Simen Johan (the lama)

The Quick and the DeadJoy Williams (interior monologue)

On Being Blue William H. Gass (meditations on cursing and sex scenes)

Wizard People, Dear ReaderBrad Neely (the cribbage match)

Optic Nerve Issue #4 – Adrian Tomine (pgs. 1-11)

William Eggleston in the Real WorldMichael Almereyda (scenes with Eggleston in Memphis, esp. Eggleston in his black socks and boxers watching t.v.)

Lasagna Cat – Fatal Farm (4/25/1979)

EndgameSamuel Beckett (“You’re on Earth, there’s no cure for that!”)

Women and ChildrenRoyal Art Lodge (children)

Jesus’ SonDenis Johnson (descriptions of landscapes, hallucinations)

Billy HazelnutsTony Millionaire (Billy goes crazy, pgs. 88-94)

Sherman’s MarchRoss McElwee (scenes featuring Pat Rendleman and Charleen Swansea)

“Big Spaceship Christmas Card”Arthur Jones (00:27 – 00:43)

HousekeepingMarilynne Robinson (Ruth and Sylvie’s boat trip, pgs. 146-160)

ErasurePercival Everett (My Pafology book within a book)

Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis” – Tom Waits (the way he moves his mouth, live, 1979)



Fragments pt. I

Here are a few of our favorite things:

Infinite Jest David Foster Wallace (history of video phones pgs. 144-151)

Video of Tamasaburo, master of Kabuki, as a child prodigy, 1956 (00.17 – 00.33)

The Lover – Marguerite Duras (pgs. 116-7)

Blood MeridianCormac McCarthy (the Judge’s dialogue)

Einstein on the BeachPhilip Glass (tracks 2,4,6)

Was This Man a Genius?: Talks with Andy KaufmanJulie Hecht (Andy and Julie’s dialogue)

Mulholland DriveDavid Lynch (first 2/3rds)

The Savage DetectivesRoberto Bolaño (pgs. 142-588)

Max Ernst (collages of humans with animal heads)

Country Fair” – Charles Simic (lines 1-8)

Gates of Heaven – Errol Morris (35:17 – 62.07)

“Being Good in October” – Gary Lutz (opening line)

Sources of the Delaware” – Dean Young (line 75 to end)

Sweet Jane” – The Velvet Underground (Lou Reed noises 1:27-28, 1:33, 2:25)

Annie HallWoody Allen (the way Diane Keaton sings “Seems Like Old Times”)

In Our TimeErnest Hemingway (pg. 51)

Touch of EvilOrson Welles (opening tracking shot)

“Gold Soundz” Pavement (1:16-2:38)

Remission Mastodon (tracks 1-4)

How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck – Werner Herzog (first four minutes)

The Battlefield Where the Moon Says I Love YouFrank Stanford (pgs. 1-35)

Il Casanova Di Federico Fellini OST (Nino Rota, track 8)

Abbey RoadThe Beatles (side B)

On the RoadJack Kerouac (pgs. 303-307)

“Questions of Death” – Eliot Weinberger (sections 3, 18, 18a, 30a)

OleannaDavid Mamet (pgs. 12-15)