Friday, April 10, 2009

My Soon-To-Be Hero: Paul Kimball

We are now only days (dare I say, hours?) away from Paul Kimball's film "Worlds Away" to be released to the public.

"Worlds Away" is a documentary about our loner hero Kal Korff. A colleague of Paul's, John Ritchie had the honour to preview it at an advance screening. John has these words to say about it: "It's quite similar to Errol Morris' classic documentary Mr. Death, in that in paints a portrait of a man - Kal Korff - who was once a 'someone' but who got lost in his own madness along the way, and now exists in a sad world of lies and delusions, a world mostly of his own making. "

What really piques my interest about the film is that Paul managed to film Kal here in Prague, without our own special secret services agent knowing about it.

Paul went so far as to win over one of Kal's own "insiders", getting first hand accounts and footage of Kal.

Hours.....I am besides myself with anticipation ("I f*cking can't wait!")

Thursday, April 2, 2009

"Videos need cleaning" - Google

If anyone happened to notice, the "Kult of Kal" video is no longer available, as of earlier today.

Google is disabling videos which use copyrighted music or images. And I just got an e-mail warning me that the "Kult of Kal" video is now blocked since it is "lacking the necessary copyright authorization."

Fair enough. If I remember right, the video plays a bit of the Superman theme (when Kal stands up to proudly show off his new t-shirt, depicting how his brother was really shot).

No worries. At some point, hopefully soon, I will remaster the video (minus the Superman tune) and repost it. And now that I'm thinking of it, I had better do the same cleaning up of the 2nd video which plays some of Jethro Tull's Aqualung.

Kal - you've got a reprieve for a few days. Enjoy.

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