June 28th, 2009

Rock - Home Movies

Metropolis: Complete?

According to German news site The Local, Lost scenes from Fritz Lang's legendary 1927 silent film "Metropolis" discovered in Argentina last year will be sent to Wiesbaden for restoration.

In July 2008, Paula Félix-Didier, head of film museum Museo del Cine in Buenos Aires, discovered an uncut version of the 1927 science fiction film when she looked into reports that a tape in the archive was unusually long. She traveled to Berlin with a copy of the film and met with experts who say they are certain it is the missing original-length version of Lang's masterpiece that reveals key plot scenes and an expansion of minor roles. The Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau Institute's film preservation experts have agreed to finance the restoration and transfer it to a digital medium.

Could this mean that one of cinema's most renowned films might finally be able to be seen in it's full length? After the massive restoration project of a few years ago, it's already being seen more completely then it has since it's debut showing, but even then, there are many scenes that were considered lost. If this pans out, those scenes, as well as the full scope of the story, may finally see the light of day once more.

R.I.P. Billy Mays

Good grief, they're dropping like flies. Television pitchman Billy Mays, who built his fame by appearing on commercials and infomercials promoting household products and gadgets, died Sunday morning. Police said there were no signs of forced entry to May's residence and foul play is not suspected. Authorities said an autopsy should be complete by Monday afternoon. He was 50 (just like Mike!).

Cripes, man, who's next?
Fuck You - Fingers

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*sigh* And so it begins. The constant hammering of fireworks in the parking lot, which will continue for a fuckin' week. Most of these low-rent idiots can barely keep their car running or their house a step above a shit-hole (apart from their huge honkin' TV, of course), but they'll spend tons o' bucks on fireworks.

July 6th can't come soon enough.