Thursday, March 27, 2008

Phillip On The Beach

Another gem from The Gowanus Lounge which has had quite a lot of Coney content lately.

This amazing video clip of legendary minimalist composer
Phillip Glass riding the Cyclone is apparently part of the trailer for a new documentary, GLASS: A Portrait of Phillip in Twelve Parts. The film is directed by Scott Hicks, who also did the musically themed biopic, Shine.

Besides being intrinsically delightful, this footage of Glass on the Cyclone is also a fantastic American moment: a melding of high art and popular amusement so seamless, that any distinction between the two is rendered completely arbitrary.
- post by Ben Nadler

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