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I started this blog in 2007. No one had heard of The Wire and I was making experimental films that a select few saw. My initial tagline for this blog was: 'I write concisely. always. I'm trying to improve this - however, sometimes few words work better'. Then I found Twitter. However, I still post here once a week, so feel free to comment or just to simply say hii.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2008 @ 6:37 AM
Trapped In the Closet

This is on my list of DVDs I need to get and watch in full. Trapped in the Closet contains 'outsider' film-making elements whilst at the same time pushes the boundaries of hip hop. R. Kelly finances the film(s) / episodes / chapters / hip-hopera himself. The songs relate an ongoing narrative, do not have a chorus and are told in a conversational manner. This approach adds an unusual strength to the visual - just listening to the song can be a bewildering experience, you actually do need the visual for a clear idea of what is going on (you can easily get lost in Kelly's warbling). Furthermore, the use of dramatics and cliffhangers between the episodes, is an ingenious addition to the whole experience. Highly recommended, even just to see Michael K. Williams (Omar Little from The Wire) act against type.

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