USA/FRANCE | 2005 | 67:00
DIRECTORS: THIBAUT DE LONGEVILLE AND LISA LEONE
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: THIERRY DAHER, FABRICE COAT, COME CHANTREL
PRODUCER: ALEX STAPLETON
CO-PRODUCER: PATRICK CARIOU
SCREENWRITERS: COME CHANTREL AND THIBAUT DE LONGEVILLE
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: LISA LEONE
EDITOR: SCOTT STEVENSON
MUSIC: ROY AYERS, OUTLINES, JAZZANOVA’S ROSKOW, DJ MEDIA
CAST: SCOOP JACKSON, RUSSELL SIMMONS, FAB 5 FREDDY, HENRY CHALFANT, RAEKWON THE CHEF, DAMON DASH, GRANDMASTER CAZ, FUTURA AND MORE
The first documentary on one of pop culture’s biggest phenomena, Just for Kicks charts the athletic footwear fetish from sneakers’ early adoption by the style warriors of 1970s New York City to their status today as a de facto apparel of choice for an entire generation. The film looks closely at the $26 billion industry engendered by this fashion choice, and the hip-hop community that helped popularize it. From Run-DMC’s role in catapulting Adidas into the consciousness of global youth culture to Nike’s visionary marketing strategies targeting urban populations worldwide, Just for Kicks turns interviews with personalities like hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and urban culture chronicler Henry Chalfant, as well as an assortment of sneaker freaks, music legends, break-dancing greats and product designers into an entertaining exposition on the history of the world’s most popular form of footwear.
Went to good ole Mac Centre on the weekend with Rozie to watch Batman Begins. Most excellent. A very adult interpretation of the Batman franchise. Very low on the camp/cheese factor of the previous movies (even though I did enjoy them. How good was the Prince soundtrack for the first movie?) Rozie thought it was the best Hollywood flick for her this year. She liked Chrisitan Bale alot. Can’t say I dug Katie Homles that much (begone eviiil Scientologist!). Lots of cold nipple action from her for some reason though. I think even if you don’t care too much for Batman in general that this would still be an enjoyable movie for most.
A whole lot better than Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith!
As this gets posted, I’ll be walking into the cinmeas at Bondi Junction to Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. Will I be disappointed, angry, happy or impressed with? Time will tell. I don’t have particularly high expectations due to the first two in the series.
So on SBS on Saturday night they were showing Erotic Ghost Story. I’ve never seen the whole thing before, just the fight sequence at the end. I kinda knew that it was well, a sort of softcore porn movie, but I didn’t realise how blatant it was (I figured it couldn’t be that blatant considering the number of times its been shown on SBS). I mean, I was expecting a few more fight scenes, some sort of story, something… But then again, SBS was showing it. God bless SBS. 😆