Tuesday, April 29, 2008

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3rd\SE Quadrant The Approval Matrix

“Table and immediately adjacent area in strong white light. Rest of stage in darkness.” This ultra-minimalist bit of stage direction — from Krapp’s Last Tape, by Samuel Beckett — could easily apply to talk-show host Charlie Rose’s somewhat spooky conversational lair.

And although, sadly, we’ll never get to watch Mr. Beckett “for the hour” with Mr. Rose, filmmaker Andrew Filippone Jr. has imagined a sidesplitting and weirdly profound three-minute vision of both men’s styles colliding. In a confrontation reminiscent of another Charlie (Kaufman) facing down his twin brother in Adaptation, this Charlie takes on his most challenging guest ever: Charlie Rose. The topic — the future of technology — is apt, considering how we found this Web gem hiding in the tall grass of YouTube’s lonelygirls and soccer highlights.
-- Very Short List

by Samuel Beckett"

1 comment:

Seth Roberts said...

This Approval Matrix item refers to a funny little video in which Charlie Rose interviews Charlie Rose. Their dialogue is Beckett-like. The video was recently on Very Short List.