Posts tagged Cornell Cinema
A dark movie theater (featuring a practically Classical wall mosaic and a balcony). Parmesan-flavored popcorn. Trippy visuals of intergalactic flights and a scruffy Icelandic man singing seemingly nonsensical syllables in haunting falsetto.
Sounds like the indie intellectual’s perfect college outing, right? Perhaps because I wrote such kind words about them last week, Cornell magically decided to show Sigur Rós’ concert-ocumentary Inni on a weekend when I actually had time to go to the cinema. Imagine that!
To clarify, though, as much as I enjoyed myself, I’m not really recommending this film to people who aren’t obsessed with everything Icelandic and, for that matter, have never heard of these dudes (incidentally, it’s pronounced “si-ur ros(e)”). Plus, Inni is like Fantasia seen through a black-and-white lens with, you know, more shots of lead singer Jón Þór “Jónsi” Birgisson singing into the body of his guitar (not kidding) than dancing mushrooms or disturbingly animate brooms. The music was lovely, but I have to admit that I spent most of those seventy-five minutes brainstorming short-story ideas with my eyes closed.
Originally, I planned to make my weekend even more hipster-approved by heading over to the Johnson today to assist with a concert by CAGE (Cornell Avant Garde Ensemble). Surprisingly, CAGE had everything under control, so I was given a few extra hours in which to work on all my class readings (I have literally a hundred pages for Ceramic Analysis. And I’m an English major, so I promise I’m using literally correctly in this context). On the way back, though, I thought I’d snap a few pictures of the gorges to show how…
And right after I’d spent most of winter break ranting about Ithaca’s killer winters, too.