February 23, 2005
To begin with, a few links courtsey of GreenCine: first, that most brilliant of modern cult films, The American Astronaut, is at long lastavailable on DVD. Trust me, it's the black and white best sci-fi musical you'll ever see. Second, the new issue of Synoptique is out, and it's comprised almost entirely of very worthy tributes to the late, great Susan Sontag.
I've recently, finally, started reading Sontag's work; she was always on my short list of nonfiction that I knew I had to read, but it wasn't until the most recent installment of exchanges between Matt Clayfield and myself that I finally made good on my intentions. I'm still progressing through the latter half Against Interpretation, her first collection of essays, but the best way I can describe the first two entries in the book -- the titular essay and it's follow-up, On Style - is, for lack of a better or more appropriate word, thrilling. I could quote incredibly relavant passages from these works all day; in lieu of that, at least for the time being, let me just suggest - no, insist - that you pick them up yourself.
Every year, the main section of this site (although this blog is almost inarguably the main section these days) undergoes a fairly substantial series of revisions and refinements. The latest improvement is now online. While I've maintained (and, indeed, amplified) the general aethetics I've always found representative of my style, I've utilized a simpler design that is more introductory than expository. You'll also notice that I'm phasing out the actual Road Dog Productions aspect of the site in favor of a more personal focus - something I've been leaning towards doing for quite a while.
I have a few things I need to correct/finish, but for the most part, it's all set. Comments and feedback are welcome/requested.
Posted by David Lowery at February 23, 2005 1:33 AM