Hello He Shot Cyrus Fans!
Your waiting and patience will hopefully be rewarded. As been mentioned on the excellent Frankly, My Dear podcast (which you should check out on the link on the right side over there) Scott has been incredibly busy doing episodes of that with his wife Whitney and has recently been doing more movie reviews over at the excellent redesigned film hub for all the great film bloggers out there called Man, I Love Films. With all that going on he didn't want to let this blog, He Shot Cyrus, go to waste. Well fear not, because it is back.
My name is Daniel Kielman. I went to film school with Scott and have been a guest on a few episodes of Frankly, My Dear and love film as much as him. And hip hop I would argue as well. So naturally I'm taking over his blog, or at least going to be the main contributor for the future at the moment.
I have a lot of great plans for it and have been preparing posts for some time now and am ready to start putting stuff on here. So expect updates on a much more regular basis, possibly even daily if I can really get everything together, and I'll try to give you some of his classic bits in a new light and also some new features as well.
Often times I will link directly to any posts I or Scott make over at Man, I Love Films because they are posts written by us so naturally they should get some love here too. But over here is a much more, how you say, monarchy, where anything and everything film-related will be posted and we'll see how that goes with feedback and hits.
To tell you a little more about myself here's a little history for me and some of my favorite films:
I was born and raised in Sacramento, CA. I got my Bachelor's and Master's of Fine Arts in Cinema at San Francisco State University. I currently work a few odd jobs to get by but mostly do this film writing as a labor of love. If anyone would like to offer me a cool million, or even a cool one hundred, to write about film I'm sure we can talk.
Outside of film my interests are concerts (I attend many throughout the year, I've considered blogging about these adventures too but I'm not sure if people really care that much about it), playing music (play a few instruments, learning violin at the moment), making films (only short ones under my belt), teaching, writing, reading, video games and many other odd things I'm sure will come out in my writing. Or if you have questions feel free to ask.
Here is a list of some of my personal favorite films for whatever reason:
Magnolia, Notorious, High Fidelity, Persona, Casablanca, Dr. Strangelove, Apocalypse Now, Goodfellas, and a ton of other films that I can't think about at the moment.
So expect some more articles soon and I'll try to keep things relevant and interesting and do Scott's visitors justice.
Monday, June 13, 2011
Hello He Shot Cyrus Fans!
Saturday, January 15, 2011
I've been trying to watch as many of my "100 in 2011" list before Sundance starts and so far, I've been doing pretty well. It's only Jan. 14th and I've already marked twelve movies off of my list. That's 12%! And so far, three of the movies really stand out among the rest.
I'm really glad I finally watched Rashomon. It's opened me up to watching more Kurosawa which is good condering he shows up on my "100 in 2011" so many times. I just wish I hadn't followed it up with Surf Nazis Must Die.
Very Bad Things (1998) - Where the fuck was this one hiding? If you want to know what kind of movies I love, watch Very Bad Things. Sex, gore, violence, bromance. What else do you need? It's a shame that Peter Berg didn't make more movies like this. From the look of his filmography, he's more of a studio director than an auteur. Very Bad Things is for anyone who loved Swingers or Made (and not just because it starts Jon Faverau). It's like Swingers and Made had a little brother who suffered from violent bouts of insanity. And apparently, someone locked up Very Bad Things down in a basement somewhere because somehow, I hadn't seen it until this morning.