Ana Lily Amirpour – Halloween 2020

October 25th, 2020
  • Ana Lily Amirpour Homemade Covid 19 short film Netflix

    Ana Lily Amirpour made a brilliant COVID-19 short for Netflix. It’s unlike anything she’s ever done

  • The Trial of the Chicago Seven – Sorkin’s Courtroom Drama

    October 18th, 2020

  • “There was more circus in that courtroom than I show in the movie. The scene where Sacha Baron Cohen [as Abbie Hoffman] and Jeremy Strong [as Jerry Rubin] enter the court wearing judges’ robes and then take them off with police shirts underneath — that really happened, but I decided to take it out of the movie, and it took Sacha and Jeremy lobbying me to put that back in. They persuaded me, and they were right.”

    Rememebering Abbie Hoffman
    (Allen Ginsberg Project)

  • Langella on Youtube

    Eddie on Youtube

    Mark Rylance – interview

    Was there anything about Kunstler in particular that impressed you?
    More frightened than anything. He’s so different than me. I was very impressed by him and his whole life really, and how these events changed him, and how he let go of the image of his life—of comfort and security—in a way that a lot of the other older people at the time couldn’t let go. He was so inspired by the eloquence and wisdom and passion of these young people that he went on to work for those poor prisoners in Attica and the American Indian movement when their issues came to the surface. He really spent his whole life after that defending those who might not be properly defended.

    I wish we had him around at the moment to unravel the knot of something like Guantanamo Bay; it’s so distressing to hear the people who were there without any justice. It’s an unresolved issue, for sure. But there are people around like Kunstler who are doing that work.

    What Happend to the real life major platyers

  • The Trial of the Chicago 7 Is a Riveting Movie. But the True Story Is Even More Dramatic
    Time Magazine True Stories

  • Passion of W.Eugene Smith – A Sublime Photojournalist

    October 12th, 2020
  • Amer. Army nurse 2nd Lieut. Florence Vehmeier walking past GI w. bullet wound in his stomach & rubber tube taped to his lip which drains his stomach through his nose to bucket on the floor in makeshift hospital in Cens Cathedral, during WWII.

  • WORLD WAR II. The Pacific Campaign. February 1945. The Battle of Iwo Jima (Japanese island). US Marine demolition team blasting out a cave on Hill 382.

  • Magnum Photos – W. Eugene Smith
    (Died: October 15, 1978, Tucson, AZ Smith was 59 years old.)

  • (Woman bathing her daughter, a victim of mercury poisoning, Minamata, Japan 1971)

    It has been called photojournalism’s Pieta. In 1971, Smith and his wife, photographer Aileen Mioko, moved to the
    Japanese village of Minamata for three years.
    Many regard this as the first photograph to awaken the world to ecological abuse. Page 525 – The Great Life Photographers.

  • Charlie CHAPLIN. 1952.
    Buster KEATON (left) and Charlie CHAPLIN (right) during the shooting of the movie “Limelight”, starring Charlie CHAPLIN, Sidney CHAPLIN, Claire BLOOM and Buster KEATON.

    See more photos of Charlie Chaplin’s Limelight set here.

  • (Nun Waiting for Survivors, Andrea Doria, 1956)

  • Minamata Homage to W. Eugene Smith
    (More photos here)

  • Honoring Harold Pinter by Mark Rylance, Also by Julian Sands & J. Malkovich

    October 10th, 2020
  • Nobel lecture performed by Mark Rylance – 2018

    Art, Truth and Politics: Harold Pinter’s legendary Nobel lecture performed by Mark Rylance
    By Robin Beste

    And how right he was.
    As well as in their professional lives, Mark Rylance and Harold Pinter were linked by their political activism, particularly in their opposition to injustice and war. Unsurprisingly, this led both to a close involvement with the Stop the War movement (STW), which was founded nearly two decades ago in response to the war in Afghanistan, and is one of the most significant mass movements in British history.

  • Harold Pinter quotes

    I think we communicate only too well, in our silence, in what is unsaid, and that what takes place is a continual evasion, desperate rearguard attempts to keep ourselves to ourselves. Communication is too alarming. To enter into someone else’s life is too frightening. To disclose to others the poverty within us is too fearsome a possibility.
    Harold Pinter

  • Julian Sands
    Julian Sands, Harold Pinter the pregnant pause extended

    In his one-man show “A Celebration of Harold Pinter,” which he performs tonight at the Whittier College Writers Festival, the 55 year-old Brit reveals Pinter’s lesser known side—his surprising warmth and tenderness, as evidenced in his poetry, prose, letters, and the recollections and anecdotes of friends, including Sands himself. John Malkovich, with whom Sands previously worked in The Killing Fields, directs.

  • It is the dead of night,

    The long dead look out towards
    The new dead
    Walking towards them

    There is a soft heartbeat
    As the dead embrace
    Those who are long dead
    And those of the new dead
    Walking towards them

    They cry and they kiss
    As they meet again
    For the first and last time

    Harold Pinter, 2002
    (Born: October 10, 1930, Hackney, London, United Kingdom)

    Louise Glück awarded 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature

    October 8th, 2020

  • (via)

    Louis Gluck

    The American poet Louise Glück – awarded this year’s NobelPrize in Literature – was born 1943 in New York and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
    Apart from her writing she is a professor of English at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
    Glück seeks the universal, and in this she takes inspiration from myths and classical motifs, present in most of her works.
    The voices of Dido, Persephone and Eurydice – the abandoned, the punished, the betrayed – are masks for a self in transformation, as personal as it is universally valid.
    Louise Glück is not only engaged by the errancies and shifting conditions of life, she is also a poet of radical change and rebirth, where the leap forward is made from a deep sense of loss.
    In one of her most lauded collections, The Wild Iris (1992), for which she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, she describes the miraculous return of life after winter in the poem “Snowdrops”:

    Louise Gluck Weebly com

    You will hear thunder and remember me


    Louise Glück – 1943-

    Is it winter again, is it cold again,
    didn’t Frank just slip on the ice,
    didn’t he heal, weren’t the spring seeds planted

    didn’t the night end,
    didn’t the melting ice
    flood the narrow gutters

    wasn’t my body
    rescued, wasn’t it safe

    didn’t the scar form, invisible
    above the injury

    terror and cold,
    didn’t they just end, wasn’t the back garden
    harrowed and planted—

    I remember how the earth felt, red and dense,
    in stiff rows, weren’t the seeds planted,
    didn’t vines climb the south wall

    I can’t hear your voice
    for the wind’s cries, whistling over the bare ground

    I no longer care
    what sound it makes

    when was I silenced, when did it first seem
    pointless to describe that sound

    what it sounds like can’t change what it is—

    didn’t the night end, wasn’t the earth
    safe when it was planted

    didn’t we plant the seeds,
    weren’t we necessary to the earth,

    the vines, were they harvested?

  • Robert Bechtle Bay Area Photorealist Dies at 88

    October 7th, 2020
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    (Santa Barbara Chairs 1983)

    Robert Bechtle Bay Area photorealist dies at 88

    Though Bechtle painted from photographs, he was so good that he could have done just as well from memory, said his contemporary and friend Wayne Thiebaud.
    “Drawing is the basis of all painting, and Bob was a supreme draftsman,” said Thiebaud. “We had lots of good conversations and I respected him very much as a serious, probing painter.”

    (Potrero Hill)

  • See more here, Gladstone Gallery

    Kenzo Takada Fashion Designer, Portrait Painter Dies of Coronavirus

    October 4th, 2020
  • Fashion designer Kenzo Takada dies of Coronavirus

    BBC obit

    (Japanese fashion designer Kenzo Takada posing during a photo session in his home in Paris on January 9, 2019. AFP)

  • Self Portrait

  • Gore Vidal with Friends & Enemies

    October 2nd, 2020
  • Gore Vidal
    Born Eugene Louis Vidal
    October 3, 1925
    West Point, New York, U.S

  • (Gore Vidal with Noam Chomsky –
    Now is a great moment to listen to Gore Vidal and Noam Chomsky talking in 1991)

  • Anais Nin and Gore

    Gore Vidal in Rome

  • 1abestgorevidal

    NY Magazine (Best of Enemies)

    The Professor and His Beloved Equation

    September 27th, 2020
  • The Professor and His Beloved Equation

  • Japanese director Takashi Koizumi

    Director Koizumi was the assistant director to the late Japanese maestro Akira Kurosawa on five of his final major films: Ran, Kagemusha, Dreams, Madadayo, and Rhapsody in August and was an uncredited assistant to the director on a sixth one Dersu Uzala. The Kurosawa connection to the Koizumi film continues. The cinematographer Shoji Ueda too was the cinematographer of five of those films, the actor Akira Terao (who plays the professor) was a lead actor in Ran and Madadayo, so too, actor Hisashi Ogawa (who plays the brief role of the housekeeper agent) is a stock Kurosawa actor. Even though Kurosawa had nothing to do with this film, his trusted collaborators were the principal contributors to The Professor and His Beloved Equation. Kurosawa would have been proud because the film apart from mathematics briefly introduces Japanese culture and the essentially Japanese Noh theatre to any uninitiated viewer as well.

    Author of “The Housekeeper and the Professor”
    Yoko Ogawa (Previous Post)

    Adieu Juliette Greco – Parlez-moi d`Amour

    September 23rd, 2020
  • Juliette Greco
    She died at the age of 93

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    (Juliette Greco & Miles Davis)

  • (Michel Piccoli and Juliette Greco)

  • (Jean Cocteau and Juliette Greco)
    Juliette Gréco as Aglaonice in Orpheus directed by J. Cocteau.

  • RIP Michael Lonsdale -Of Gods and Men Actor who was in 3 Films with Delphine Seyrig

    September 21st, 2020

  • (Lambert Wilson and Michael Lonsdale in Of Gods and Men)

    IMDB – See his filmography

  • Ronin with Robert De Niro –

  • (The Day of Jackal)

  • India Song

    Gunnar Bjursell (via FB)
    “Michael Lonsdale fell madly in love with Seyrig but could not have her, wherefore he stayed bachelor all his life. “It was her or noone”.

  • Interview Michael Lonsdale (Nov, 2015)

    Interview: Michael Lonsdale on Jacques Rivette’s Out 1, May 1968, & More

    We spoke with the actor about Out 1, his political investments during May ’68, and how France’s current government is a “sad” state of affairs.

    Leonard Cohen – Tower of Song

    September 21st, 2020
  • My Night with Leonard Cohen

    Leonard Cohen The Hill

    Where is gypsie wife