Archive for June, 2011

Richard III & Brick Dudes

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Peter Sellers as Laurence Olivier playing Richard III (The Beatles introduced Peter Sellers)

Richard III at Old Vic – see a slideshow from Laurence Olivier to Kevin Spacey, take a look at an embarrassment of Richards, past and present

Now is the winter of discontent on youtube – Laurence Olivier <> <> <> Ian McKellen

Looking for Richard aMagrittowl1 (Al Pacino and Kevin Spacey who was brilliant)

Guarding the King a2dogguard

Brick Dude & rival a2dudes.

Umbrellas of Chez Bricks here

Nov 2008 by Dotdude
See Spike and Daisy from Jtwine’s blog.

Goodbye Peter Falk

Friday, June 24th, 2011

Peter Falk – 1927 – 2011

Peter Falk, who died Friday at age 83, was an actor of great and invisible skill who played many parts over a five-decade career. He was a late bloomer but quickly embraced on the stage and screens big and little — by 1962, he had been Oscar-nominated twice, for gangsters respectively chilling and comical in “Murder, Inc.” and “A Pocketful of Miracles,” and won an Obie playing Eugene O’Neill opposite Jason Robards. Later, he acted troublesome characters for director John Cassevetes in “Husbands” and “A Woman Under the Influence,” was brilliantly funny as a reckless CIA agent in “The In-Laws,” and narrated, grandfather-to-grandson, “The Princess Bride.”

The In-Laws, The Husband, The Detective, The Scriptwriter, Friend of angels,
Just One More Thing Peter Falk animation (Previous post)

Merz, Ursonate – Kurt Schwitters

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Ursonate – female voice <> <> Ursonate 2

Ursonate Kurt Schwitters gif and text

Ursonate Steven Schick and and Shahrokh Yadegari

Merzbau via

Kurt Schwitters KurtS (20 June 1887 – 8 January 1948)


In 1918, his art was to change dramatically as a direct consequence of Germany’s economic, political and military collapse at the end of the First World War.
“In the war, things were in terrible turmoil. What I had learned at the academy was of no use to me and the useful new ideas were still unready…. Everything had broken down and new things had to be made out of the fragments; and this is Merz. It was like a revolution within me, not as it was, but as it should have been.

Sam Taylor Wood

Thursday, June 16th, 2011
  • Review of Nowhere boy
    Artist Sam Taylor-Wood surprises us with an old-fashioned, affecting film exploring John Lennon’s early years, writes Philip French

    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.

    Sam sam-taylor-wood-im-in-love Taylor Wood

    Some links to her art
    Men Crying – 2004 – see Daniel Craig, Benecio Del Toro, Dobert Downey Jr + more)

    Ghosts X

    In Pictures – Guardian gallery


    OBE honor <> and here
    The 44-year-old Turner prize nominee has now been made an OBE and says it is an “incredible honour”.

    Sam Taylor Wood is twice a cancer survivor and is currently living and raising a child with Aaron Johnson who played John Lennon in the biopic.

    Burleske is not a Burka

    Friday, June 10th, 2011

    Happy birthday Michael Cacoyannis.. found this film, Women in Black, I have not seen.
    Life is Trouble, Death is Not from Zorba the Greek (this many of us have seen).

    Previous post (Michael Cacoyannis with Jacques Cousteau)

    Richard Strauss birthday too. (June 11) – ( A Space Odyssey 2001)

    Burleske is not a Burka.


    Malalai is one of the only police women in Kandahar. Unlike other women in the region, Malalai works alongside men, apprehending criminals and restoring justice in one of the most dangerous cities in the nation. When working outside her home and office she is always armed beneath her burka.

    Jurgen Trautwein Trashmyart

    Federico Garcia Lorca – Take This Waltz

    Saturday, June 4th, 2011

    One more clip..

    lorca21 (via)

    The story goes that Federico Garcia Lorca (the pilot here) erroneously believed that the film by Dali and Bunuel Un Chien Andalou (an Andalucian Dog) referred to him, coming from Granada, having recently fallen out with his surrealist friends. This to my mind seems doubly pained paranoia if you have seen the film. And who needed Dali as a friend anyway? (Walt Disney actually).

    Lorca garcialorca born on 5 June 1898

    Jonathan Mayhew lorcaJonathan Apocryphal Lorca: Translation, Parody, Kitsch

    One reader of my blog pointed out to me the word APOCRYPHAL is a perfect anagram of HAPPY LORCA. I took this as a sign that my examination of the apocryphal Lorcas of American poetry and poetics was ultimately a felicitous one.

    Lorca’s manuscript discovered

    “I offer myself to be devoured by Spanish peasants,” writes the poet Federico García Lorca in a newly-discovered manuscript of a poem from his portrait of the United States during the Great Depression, Poeta en Nueva York (Poet in New York).