Friday, August 14, 2009

True Norwegian BM

This is a long documentary, the focus is on Gorgoroth, with lots on Gahl:

Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

Two favorite quotes are in part 4: "You can not go to school to be an artist." and "My whole process of creating is based on being away from people." I have to admit Gahl is pretty cool.
Sadly it is made by Vice.


  1. I thought it was pretty cool, but I also thought that the vibe you get from Ghal has a lot to do with how the film-makers present him. I think they were pretty invested in seeing him in a certain light, and didn't do enough to chip away at the front. They sort of did when they asked him if he ever got lonely— his reaction to that revealed a tiny peak behind the facade, I think, if only due to the studied way he glared at them.
    I get the mystique of a character like that, but I think it's sort of sad when it comes down to it. He's just doing his damndest to deny his own humanity.

  2. whoops.... that was weird. i tried to edit my comment but i deleted it... oh well. I like this documentary. yadda yadda yadda...

  3. Here is what you'd originally posted if you wanna edit it:

    yeah- that documentary was pretty good, despite it's association with VICE. it's better than that new "Until The Light Takes Us" documentary.

    i love when that one dude is like "i can't make it up this mountain." i'm sure Gahl was thinking "what a pussy."

    Gahl is kind of amazing. i love when he just stops answering questions and stares at them.

  4. oh... i was just gonna take out the "gahl was thinking 'what a pussy.'" part.

  5. because he was probably thinking something more like "why do i have to put up with these insects."