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RIP Pablo Ferro -A Title Designer for Kubrick, Van Sant, Hal Ashby etc.

November 19th, 2018
  • Title Designer for Dr. Strangelove, Pablo Ferro dies.

    “The titles for ‘Strangelove’ were last-minute; I didn’t have much time to produce it. It came up because of a conversation between Stanley and I,” he said. “Two weeks after I finished with everything, he and I were talking. He asked me what I thought about human beings. I said one thing about human beings is that everything that is mechanical, that is invented, is very sexual. We looked at each other and realized — the B-52, refueling in mid-air, of course, how much more sexual can you get?! He loved the idea. He wanted to shoot it with models we had, but I said let me take a look at the stock footage, I am sure that [the makers of those planes] are very proud of what they did and, sure enough, they had shot the plane from every possible angle.”

    He was also known for creating the first color NBC Peacock in the late 1950s while at Elektra. He worked on nine films directed by Jonathan Demme, including “Stop Making Sense,” “Philadelphia,” and “Married to the Mob.”

    He continued to design through the ’90s, making title sequences for Gus van Sant’s “Good Will Hunting,” “L.A. Confidential,” and the first “Men In Black.” He was close friends with
    Hal Ashby

    Charlie Chaplin – Tea Ceremony with Isamu Noguchi & Shirley Yamaguchi

    November 16th, 2018
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    Tea Ceremony At Eames house

    Drinking Tea Tom Sachs (see many photos, including Isamu Noguchi, Charlie Chaplin tea ceremony photo).

  • Noguchi went to the Camp to help (New Yorker)

  • Noguchi Garden
    Isamu Noguchi previous post (See his Rose Garden in Jerusalem)

  • Yoshiko Yamaguchi
    and Isamu Noguchi

    Adam Rippon is Gore Vidal of Figure Skating – Funny & Perceptive

    November 11th, 2018

  • Happy birthday Adam Rippon! and the birthday boy responded.


  • USAToday nominates Adam Rippon for political office

  • On Adam Rippon – by Cher (Time Magazine)

    All figure skaters are beautiful, but Adam Rippon is different. He isn’t just a beautiful skater. He has humility, grace and an incredible sense of humor.
    You could see in the leather-harness suit he wore to the Academy Awards that he isn’t afraid to take chances. It wasn’t about the suit, really. It was about the fact that he dares to be different in a world where being different always comes with a cost. I thought it was fabulous, of course.

  • Adam Rippon made a speech at Boston Rally with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Boston Rally protest against Kavanaugh)

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    Rippon looks like Gore Vidal.

    Frederick Elmes – Cinematographer for Lynch, Jarmusch, Ang Lee etc.

    November 4th, 2018

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    Frederick Elmes was born on November 4, 1946 in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, USA.

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    Elms often works with David Lynch, Jim Jarmusch and Ang Lee. Eraserhead, Wild at Heart Night on Earth, Blue Velvet, The Ice Storm Ride with the Devil , The Object of My Affection, Synecdoche, Coffee and Cigarettes, Kinsey, Paterson etc.
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    Coffee and Cigarettes – Cate Blanchet in two roles.

    Frederick Elmes (homepage)

  • Dean Stockwell dean-stockwell in Blue Velvet

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    Nagase and Adam Driver (“Nagase from Mystery Train reuninted with Jarmusch in Paterson)

    Elmes says he held back on bold colouring, preferring to keep the look naturalistic. “Slightly desaturating the image and lowering the contrast presented a subtle visual support to the repetition of Paterson’s life. A life that’s worth living,” he concludes.


  • (Tilda Swinton in Broken Flowers)
    Happy birthday Tilda Swinton!

  • Francesco del Cossa – Happy Halloween 2018

    October 30th, 2018
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    Francesco del Cossa, Santa Lucia (detail), c. 1473-1474. Tempera on panel, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


  • Allegory of March Triumph of Minerva – Francesco Del Cossa.

    Happy Halloween – 2018

    Documentary Photographer, Arnold Genthe – Chinatown, S.F. + Portraits

    October 25th, 2018

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    Arnold Genthe (January 8, 1869 – August 9, 1942) was a German photographer, best known for his photos of San Francisco’s Chinatown, the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and his portraits of noted people, from politicians and socialites to literary figures and entertainment celebrities.

  • Self Portrait
    Arnold Genthe(Wiki shows Jack London)

    His photograph of the earthquake’s aftermath, Looking Down Sacramento Street, San Francisco, April 18, 1906, is his most famous photograph.

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    Introduction to Arnold Genthe

    An example of Genthe’s portrait style can be seen in his 1925 photographs of Greta Garbo. Shot in Genthe’s New York studio, this series of photographs are dark and dramatic portraits of Garbo early in her American career, emphasizing her eyes and neck. Genthe credited his photographs of Garbo with launching the actress’s American career.

  • Lovely Edna
    (Edna St.Vincent Millay 1914)

  • Ruth St. Denis in Omika, c.1913

  • Paris View – the Missing Images of Chinese Immigrants

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    Long Beach, Long Island, New York, circa 1921. “Anna (Denzel) Duncan dancing.”

  • Viggo Mortensen – Polaroids 2018

    October 19th, 2018
  • 10 Polaroids by Viggo Mortensen

  • We are here to discuss “Green Book,” his newest film, out this November, two years after his critically acclaimed performance in “Captain Fantastic,” the story of a family raised outside of our late-stage capitalist society, which garnered him his second Academy Award nomination for best actor (the first was for “Eastern Promises”).

  • Viggo Mortensen reads Bartolomé de Las Casas

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  • Today Viggo Mortesen lives in Madrid with his girlfriend.
    Ariel Dorfman (Playwright of Death and Maiden) on Viggo:
    During a production of his play Purgatorio, Dorfman was challenged by the actor Viggo Mortensen, who was insistent about a line of dialogue: “This doesn’t make sense!” he kept repeating. “He wouldn’t let me go,” Dorfman says. And Mortensen was right. The actor was able to teach Dorfman something about his own play. “You learn, if there’s no aggression in an artist exchange.” If an actor or editor is generous and open, the writer can gain something.

  • Ray Johnson – Please Send Me Your Mailing Address – 2018

    October 16th, 2018
  • Ray Johnson

    See more – Ray Johnson – Mystery Artist/Mail Art, Motics & Nothing

  • Bridet Riley’s Comb

  • Please send me your mailing address.

  • Subrata Mitra – Celebrated Cinematographer + Satyajit Ray’s Sketches

    October 12th, 2018
  • Subrata Mitra

    Remembering the great cinematographer Subrata Mitra, best known for his collaboration with Satyajit Ray, on his 88th birth anniversary. He was the man who revolutionized the art of cinematography by introducing the technique of bounce lighting for the very first time. Many celebrated cinematographers, including Vittorio Storaro, Nestor Almendros and Takao Saito, got influenced by his extraordinary works.

    Thanks to Debayan Roy for posting

    MUBI Subrata Mitra

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    Charulata (youtube)

  • Rare ketches Satyajit Ray
    (The Pather Panchali Sketchbook’ has been edited by the master filmmaker’s son, Sandip Ray.)

  • Elizabeth Bishop & Robert Lowell – Turning Pain into Art

    October 6th, 2018
  • Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop – Tragic Muses

  • Elizabeth Bishop
    February 8, 1911 – October 6, 1979

    Biography 0f Bishop 2017 (Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast
    by Megan Marshall)

    One Art – see her painting + many great links (previous post)

  • Reaching for the Moon – Brazilian film on Elizabeth Bishop (trailer)

    Adieu Charles Aznavour – Our Armenian Ambassader

    October 2nd, 2018
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    Charles Aznavour wiki

    In a career spanning over 70 years, he recorded more than 1,200 songs interpreted in eight languages.[6] He wrote or co-wrote more than 1,000 songs for himself and others.

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    Shoot the Piano Player
    (Truffaut archive here)

  • A tribute from Fuse Akira who translated Aznavour’s song here ..(youtube)

  • Ararat by Atom Egoyan
    Who is telling the truth? about the Armenians.

  • Helena Almeida, Portuguese Performace Artist – (1934-Sept 25, 2018)

    September 26th, 2018
  • Helena Almeida (1934 – 25 September 2018) was a Portuguese artist known for her work in photography, performance art, body art, painting and drawing.

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    artnet

    Helena Almeida
    We Find Wildness (blog)

    Art Seen Chicago