Francisco Zubaran, Sam Taylor Wood, Jan Groover – Happy Thankgiving 2015

November 25th, 2015
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    Francisco Zubaran – see his goat – (Year of Goat)

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    See video here

    Sam Taylor Wood
    Sam Taylor Wood follows the examples of artists Julian Schnabel and Stev McQueen of crossing over to make mainstream films.

    Nowhere Boy was dedicated to late Anthony Minghella.

    White Cube - Sam Taylor Wood (Johnson now).

    Art eat art (blog)

    Jan Groover

  • Exercises in Style – Raymond Queneau, Louis Malle filmed Zazie with Philippe Noiret

    November 23rd, 2015
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    Zazie In the Metro

    Louis Malle passed away on Nov 23, 1995

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    Philippe Noiret passed away on Nov 23, 2006
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    Exercises in Style

    Poem by Raymond Queneau

    Rue Galilée
    Why has no one ever sung the rue Galilee
    rue Galilée full of dahlias
    rue Galilée full of hydrangeas
    rue Galilée with noble pediments
    rue Galilée loved by pedestrians
    rue Galilée lined with canals
    rue Galilée adored by cars
    rue Galilée terrible beauty
    rue Galilée which is really she
    whom I must sing
    in prose and in verse
    to all the Universe
    rue Croix-Nivert
    translated by Rachel Galvin

    Bruce Conner & Origami Shirt by Gianfranco Ferré

    November 18th, 2015
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    Bruce Conner - World Without End

    See his Bombhead here R.I.P Bruce Conner

    Bruce Connor and Ana Mendieta were both born on Nov 18.

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    Origami 2004 – Nylon tulle, silk chiffon

    the design of this blouse is rooted in the technical experimentation with laser cutting. The secret behind
    the sculptural volue of this shirt lies in the choice of fabrics used.

    The White shirt according to me Gianfranco Ferré

    Saeed Jaffrey – Bollywood, British Screen Legend Dies

    November 16th, 2015
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    Shatranj Ke Khiladi (The Chess Players) directed by Satyajit Ray

    Saeed Jaffrey – Bollywood, British Screen Legend Dies

    In a career that spanned more than half a century, Jaffrey made almost 200 screen appearances, working with directors including John Huston, James Ivory, David Lean, Richard Attenborough and Stephen Frears.
    Your next box set: The Jewel in the Crown

    Your next box set: Poignant and understated, The Jewel in the Crown’s account of the decline of the British Raj is one of the high-water marks of 1980s British TV, writes Alexandra Coghlan
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    He was probably best known to Western cinema audiences for his roles in Gandhi, The Man Who Would Be King, A Passage to India and My Beautiful Launderette, but he had a long and distinguished Bollywood career, notably in Raj Kapoor’s Ram Teri Ganga Maili and Indra Kumar’s Dil. He also starred in Satyajit Ray’s The Chess Players.

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    The Man Who Would be King (John Huston)


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    My Beautiful Launderette – (written by Hanif Kureishi, directed by Stephen Frears)

    Saeed Jaffrey was the first Indian to receive the Order of the British Empire or OBE.

    He was married to actress-author Madhur Jaffrey, with whom he had three children.

    Obit from Caravan daily ..

    James Broughton – Seeing the Light

    November 10th, 2015
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    Portrait of James Broughton (via)

    Bunuel has Catholic zen. Dryer has Protestant zen.
    Stravinsky has Russian zen. Eisenstein almost lost his.
    Precise spontaneity is the only way of hitting the target.
    When you know how to be where you are and to do what you do, you can take any risk.
    Order does not interfere with freedom, as Bach proved.
    Bach makes all kinds of freedom live together harmoniously.

    James Broughton
    (Seeing the Light – page 48)

  • Poet, Memoirist, Playwright, Film maker - James Broughton (wiki)
    (November 10, 1913 – May 17, 1999) was an American poet and poetic filmmaker. He was part of the San Francisco Renaissance, a precursor to the Beat poets.

  • He briefly lived with the film critic Pauline Kael and they had a daughter, Gina, who was born in 1948

  • Moon and the Coyote

    November 7th, 2015
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    Moon and the Coyote

    Safari at the Mall

    Photos by Fung Lin Hall

  • Desert Time II- more art here by FLH.

    See more photos from Desert Time album.

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    See more
    Apres le Deluge Debris here.

  • Three Oracles and Three Sculptures Snake or Spoon
  • Last Life in the Lens Universe - (with bonus film links)

  • Rainbow Trouts, Jackson Pollack and Birds

    Signs by Walker Evans & Portrait of James Agee

    November 3rd, 2015
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    Walker Evans Signs

    Let us now praise Walker Evans (Youtube)

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    Portrait of James Agee by Walker Evans

    Let Us Now Praise Famous Men has won high praise over the years and is routinely studied in the U.S. as a source of both journalistic and literary innovation. Reading the book inspired Aaron Copland to write his opera, The Tender Land. (via wiki)

    Manuel Ocampo, La Liberte + William Lamson, etc – Halloween 2015

    October 28th, 2015
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    Manuel Ocampo (born 1965) is a Filipino artist. His work fuses sacred Baroque religious iconography with secular political narrative. His works draw upon a wide range of art historical references, contain cartoonish elements, and draw inspiration from punk subculture.

  • God is my co-pilot

    The film chronicles this hugely talented artist’s rise to popularity, his mistrust of the art world that embraced him and his current efforts to recast himself as a post-identitarian artist.

  • Evelyn Waugh – God, Satan, Waugh Paris Review

  • Ted Hughes R.I.P
    28 October 1998

    He died one day after Sylvia Plath birthday (Sept 27).

    Lovesong read by Cillian Murphy (youtube).

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    William Lamson in Arizona

  • Gance & Greer, photos by Latigue & Arbus

    October 25th, 2015
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    Photo of Gance by Latigue

    Abel Gance

    (25 October 1889 – 10 November 1981) was a French film director and producer, writer and actor. Pioneer in the theory and practice of montage, he is best known for three major silent films: J’accuse (1919), La Roue (1923), and the monumental Napoléon (1927).

    In his diary, Lartigue – he himself very much the photographer of motion (his mid-air freeze frames of leaping, jumping and throwing, as if to defy gravity, were revolutionary at the time), mobility, speed (car and motor races) and new technologies (the first attempts to fly) – called Gance “a great free bird.”

  • Napoleon’s fantastic dream Abel Gance (Youtube)

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    Antonin Artaud played Marat in Abel Gance’s Napoleon.

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    Germaine Greer photo by Diane Arbus

    Cardiff rejects bid to ban Germaine Greer.

    LONDON — Students at Cardiff University have begun an online petition trying to bar Germaine Greer, the Australian feminist author, from speaking there next month because of her views on transgender women.

    Ms. Greer’s views are well known, but the campaign to bar her from giving a lecture has raised the issue of academic censorship, and the university swiftly rejected the petition in the name of free speech.

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    Catherine Deneuve at 72 – 2015

    October 22nd, 2015
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    With Manoel Oliveira and John Malkovich

    See full film - Genealogies of a Crime – Raul Ruiz

    Mutant eggplant web art see Toledo and Tristana.

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  • Happy birthday Catherine Deneuve.

    Cerith Wyn Evans – We are in Yucatan and every unpredicted thing

    October 16th, 2015
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    We are in Yucatan and every unpredicted thing

    See 8 Chandelias at White Cube (one was dedicated to Iannis Xenakis)

    Cerith Wyn Evans (Ingeby Gallery)

    Cerith Wyn Evans was born in Wales in 1958 and now lives and works in London. Wyn Evans began his career as a filmmaker, firstly assisting Derek Jarman and then, throughout the 1980’s, making his own short experimental films.

    By the 1990’s, Wyn Evans’ practice had begun to shift, focusing more on sculpture and installation art. Most of the artist’s work stems from his strong interest in language and communication – often using found or remembered texts from film, philosophy or literature combined with a powerful and beautifully clean aesthetic.

    Amongst his most recognisable works are his neon and firework texts and his chandelier sculptures, which communicate through a series of morse code flashing sequences.

    Aurore Clement, Lacombe Lucian by Louis Malle + Her Collaboration with Chantal Akerman

    October 12th, 2015
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    Tomorrow We Move (2004) – Sylvie Testud and Aurore Clement both collaborated with Chantal Akerman.

    See Aurore in Les Rendez-Vous d”Anna

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    Aurore C’s Filmography

  • Lacombe Lucian Louis Malle’s masterpiece based on a novel by Patrick Modiano the Nobel prize author.

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    Happy birthday Aurore Clement (Oct 12, 1945)
    She was the young girl in Lacombe Lucien.. (Louis Malle’s best film).. her scene from Apocalypse Now was cut..with Christian Marquand ..

    From uncut version Apocalypse Now Redux Opium Scene (youtube)