Thursday, May 17, 2007

The Passion Of Kali Of Poo

One of my all-time favorite films is The Passion of Joan of Arc, by Carl Th. Dreyer. It has some of the best heads, camera angles, and film techniques I have ever seen in a film (let alone a silent feature!) I whole-heartedly recommend it.





I finally made a picture of my friend Maki that he liked! Hooray!



Mmmm, Buster. I'll get back to my paint studies of him in the next few weeks.


Late night drawing from a Jerry's Deli- note drooling man. The dress I should have bought, and now it's gone forever.................!

18 comments:

diego cumplido said...

I like that "fat Betty Boop" character. Funny, funny.

Okapi Figment William said...
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Okapi Figment William said...

What do you color with?

Kali Fontecchio said...

Well these pics I used markers!

acutescream said...

It seems Joan of Arc had quite a Passion for LSD!
hahahahahahaw.....
Your friend looks like a slanty-eyed Buddy Hackett.

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Kali Fontecchio said...

"Your friend looks like a slanty-eyed Buddy Hackett."

Ya, he's a real asshole. A male cunt. But you wouldn't know that, considering you're not him, you know...or do you?

Jorge Garrido said...

Godammit, Kali...

Lester Hunt said...

I second your recommendation of The Passion of Joan of Arc." Also "Day of Wrath" (the one about witch-craft hysteria) is great.

Kali Fontecchio said...

Yes Day of Wrath is also great! Good taste my friend!

Hammerson said...

Great sketches! Fat Betty is strangely appealing and cute, and I love the Joan of Arc inspired drawings. That's one of my favorite films too, and "Day of Wrath" is very close. Check out the other Dreyer films, in particular "Ordet" and "Vampyr" (though you might not be able to find a decent quality print of the latter).

Also, I can't wait to see more Buster portraits. These two you made are awesome. His face is really hard to draw... I tried it many times and always hated the result.

acutescream said...

Hold the pickles. Hold the lettuce. Special orders don't upset up. All we ask is that you let us serve it your way!

Tom said...

Hi Kali!

I am sure you know about the big event that is coming to your school Otis about some professionals talking about there work and how they do it. Well I can't really explain it well so you might want to check out the article yourself at www.cartoonbrew.com

Later...Ops! I almost forgot I will check out that cool film you suggested and your always crackin' out great animated art. Bye!

Kali Fontecchio said...

I looked at that thing on cartoonbrew, Tom. Ew! I met that guy, Ausgang. Arrogant poohead- didn't even know that some of the cats he paints are very Clampettesque. And he had paint spattered all over himself (oooh sooo Fine Fartsy).

Kent B said...

Passion of Joan of Arc is an amazing movie - Falconetti and Antonin Artaud! Amazing compositions! It's silent, but there is a rhythm to it, the tempo increasing and the camera angles more extreme as it approaches the inevitable climax. (Like DW Griffith, but there's no cavalry to the rescue!)

My latest silent movie discovery/obsession is "Les Vampires", a French serial from 1915 by Louis Feuillade, starring the amazing Musidora as Irma Vep, leader of the criminal gang called "the Vampires". It's interesting to seee something this skillfully made from an era before all the "rules" of filmmaking were invented. There's not a lot of "montage" - the interior scenes are played out in a theatrical style, very stag-ey - and then they go outside and shoot on the streets of Paris and other locations and it's just amazing. The story is very compelling, as well.

Kali Fontecchio said...

Hi Kent!

I actually got John to watch the film- and I think he admired some aspects of it! Breakthrough!

Thanks for the recommendation! Sounds like you know waht I like! I loooove films before so-called "film rules." There is something so refreshing about a complete 360 degree camera shot!!!!!

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