Reason #2:The "Commentary Tracks of the Damned" column, which, in this week's analysis of the commentary track for the film starring Keira Knightley's eye make-up, Domino, provides us with the following quote from director Tony Scott:
"My movies are like paintings, and I always try to take something from the last painting and bring it to the next one. Before Domino, I made an Amazon.com commercial."Reason #3: Even if he doesn't love The Fiery Furnaces' Bitter Tea as much as I do, music critic Keith Phipps gets it. Here's a quote:
[W]hat initially sounds like randomly spliced bits of third-generation new-wave mix-tapes gets more intriguing with each listen, largely because beneath the air of general weirdness, there's a perverse pop sensibility. "Benton Harbor Blues" begins with a lot of percussive electronic drum-clicks and malfunctioning computer noises, but it eventually gives way to Eleanor Friedberger's romantic vocals, which would give St. Etienne's Sarah Cracknell pause. Elsewhere, "The Vietnamese Telephone Ministry" fashions a strange hook out of a telephone number, and "Oh Sweet Woods" finds room for some disco gestures between the dissonant beats, backward vocals, and gentle acoustic guitars. It's all quite odd, but even its most eccentric, unpleasant moments prove as hard to forget as they are to ignore.