June 01, 2009

David Lynch Presents... Interview Project

Today (June 1), surrealist film maker David Lynch (Blue Velvet, Mulholland Dr, Twin Peaks) will launch and present 'Interview Project' a 121 part documentary series featuring 3-5 minute interviews with ordinary American's all over the country.

The project has been commissioned by Lynch and sponsored by his Absurda Productions and is being distributed through his site, davidlynch.com. A team of filmmakers have travelled through America, covering the states, gathering 121 parts of personal histories by the people who really matter and make up the country.

Episode One is due to be released on launch day, with a new one appearing every three days, that is till next June (2010).

For an Lynchian preview of the project check the video below:

I would recommend taking a look at this project and following it because it could question, if done properly, what it means and what it takes to make up a person. As a compilation of histories are put together, we are able to look back where we came from and what people have had to go through. It's inspiring, sometimes sad and at others happy but at the end of it, it would have been a journey that all viewers would have been on together, through America and through the personal spirit.

To get more from the project and to watch the interviews check out interviewproject.davidlynch.com
Or follow the project on Twitter at http://twitter.com/interviewproj
Or become their fans on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/pages/DAVID-LYNCH-INTERVIEW-PROJECT/85939697803?ref=nf

Eminem and Sacha Baron Cohen at MTV Movie Awards 2009

For anyone who has lived under a rock in the past 24 hours, let me recap. MTV Movie Awards usually cater for a younger audience, 'the MTV Generation' (which seems to be every generation since MTV started), they play towards the comedic side of things and a prank which took place last night has got tongues spinning.
Sacha Baron Cohen, famous for Ali G and Borat, is due to release his new film, Bruno on July 10th but last night he tried out the gay Austrian fashion show presenter to entice the audience. After being hoisted over the celebrity audience wearing an angels costume, it appeared the mechanism broke and as feathers drop from under him, he was 'lowered' towards rapper Eminem.
The 'We Made You' singer, in the past has been accused of homophobia and we are sure that having 'Bruno's' privates placed directly onto his face didn't make him happy.
Well check the video and see his reaction...

The next day, people aren't really sure what to take from this. Was is planned, was Eminem in on the entire act and was the walk out a coup to create a media buzz or was this a way of Sacha Baron Cohen showing he's back after a couple of years break and no one gets away lightly... even if they are multimillionaire rapper with huge bodyguards...