David and Mamet, Barney and Bjork

"David and Mamet" is a 91 second short by Alex Rose about two guys chatting David Mamet-style about...well, that's really the pitch, isn't it?

Ooh ooh. Matthew Barney's Drawing Restraint 9 has leaked onto the Internet. Barney has always treated his films as limited-edition art pieces, and so bootleg DVD copies of his Cremaster Cycle were spoken of in the same hushed tones as holy relics in Indiana Jones movies. But the internet, the ability to digitize content of all types, and people's yearning for that content is one of the most powerful forces in the universe. Nothing, even the fabled Cremaster Cycle, can escape it.

[The last time I saw something by Matthew Barney was at Sundance. He directed the first segment of the movie Destricted, a series of 7 shorts about pornography. In Barney's segment, "Hoist," a nude man copulated with a giant Caterpillar truck. The man had a massive turnip growing out of his butt and flowers growing out of his mouth. Needless to say, the rarity of Barney films on DVD does not mean they're for everyone.]

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