There’s a lot to say about this weird arthouse scifi film from the early 1990s. Wired covered it way back in 1993, as did the New York Times, where they specifically discussed it’s status as the first film to be broadcast over the internet. Wax, simply, telegraphed the coming of youtube, but there’s more than pioneering technology in this bizarre meditation on the nature of mortality.
Today, I found myself rather unexpectedly at one of the several excellent record stores around DC. While I was there, I picked up an Excellent EP from Sarah Vaughan, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and Max Roach. It was originally recorded way back in 1944, and it’s amazing.