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Elliott Erwitt – Magnum Photographer was Born in Paris on July 26, 1928

July 27th, 2016
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    Elliott Erwitt: The photographer who got the best out of Castro, Kerouac, and Monroe

    Interestingly, his greatest inspirations are Modigliani’s poetic paintings and the Italian Neorealist movies of Roberto Rossellini, Vittorio De Sica and others. “[The style’s] not chichi, but real and direct, which I hope I’ve manifested in my photos,”
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    Jack Kerouac 1955

    (The Red List – see more here)

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    One of his books is titled. Son of Bitch, 1974. Photographs of dogs.

  • Elliott Erwitt wiki (b. 26 July 1928 Paris, France)

    Erwitt served as a photographer’s assistant in the 1950s in the United States Army while stationed in France and Germany. He was influenced by meeting the famous photographers Edward Steichen, Robert Capa and Roy Stryker. Stryker, the former Director of the Farm Security Administration’s photography department, hired Erwitt to work on a photography project for the Standard Oil Company. He then began a freelance photographer career and produced work for Collier’s, Look, Life and Holiday. Erwitt was invited to become a member of Magnum Photos by the founder Robert Capa.

    As a documentary filmmaker he made “Arthur Penn the director“.

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    Junichiro Tanizaki – In Praise of Shadow + The Tatoo on Ayako Wakao

    July 24th, 2016
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    (Directed by Yasuzo Masumura)

    “This painting shows your future,” Seikichi said, pointing to the woman under the cherry tree — the very image of the young girl, “All these men will ruin their lives for you.”— “The Tattooer” by Junichiro Tanizaki

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    (Ayako Wakao, Funakoshi, Kyoto Kishida)
    Manji directed by Masumura.

  • The Key to Junichiro Tanizaki
    (See a trailer of Berlin Affair, and Makioka Sisters and film still of the Key – previous post)

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    Directed by Kenji Mizoguchi

  • Baron Raymund Von Stillfried – a Pioneer Photographer of Meiji Japan

    July 20th, 2016
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    Baron Raimund von Stillfried, also known as Baron Raimund von Stillfried-Rathenitz, was an Austrian photographer.

    (See more photos )here.

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    Japan times book review of Baron Raimund von sillfried – a pioneer photographer.

    Baron Raimund von Stillfried, a 19th-century pioneer of photography in Yokohama, was the first in Japan to recognize the new medium’s potential as a global marketing tool. Adept at producing theatrical souvenir photos, Stillfried also took the first ever photograph of Emperor Meiji and shocked Vienna when he imported Japanese teenage girls to the city to work in a mock teahouse.

    Portrait of Emperor Meiji Emperor Meiji by Von Stillfried

    More about Enigmatic Emperor by Donald Keene here.

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    Baron Raimund von Stillfried, Furniture Shop, hand-coloured albumen silver photograph, c. 1875,

    When Hunter met Muhammad + Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    July 17th, 2016
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    Gonzo (Levity links)

    Quotes

    America… just a nation of two hundred million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns and no qualms about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable.

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    When Hunter met Muhammad

    Interviewing Ali was easy. Just turn up and you would be granted a killer quote. Few sportsman have been as skilled at performing for the media. Yet Thompson didn’t want to be just another reporter dutifully quoting the gospel according to Ali. He wanted to break through the familiar grand facade.

    “I was still shaking hands with Bundini when I realised where I was — standing at the foot of a king-size bed where Ali was laid back with the covers pulled up to his waist and his wife, Veronica, sitting next to him… I felt like I’d been shot out of a cannon and straight into somebody else’s movie.”

  • Here was a tribute from France, a brilliant and amazing flash inspiration piece from France. (The piece is titled Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas.)

    Hunter’s Fear and Loathing album

    Paris Review: interview (the art of journalism)

  • All You Fascists Bound To Lose, Woody Guthrie & Bound for Glory- Hal Ashby & David Carradine

    July 14th, 2016
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    Happy birthday Woody Guthrie!

    Robert Crumb (previous post Birthday bean effect)

    Woody Guthrie~ All You Fascists Bound To Lose (Youtube)

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    July 14 (also a birthday of Ingmar Bergman.. who cast David Carradine in Serpent’s Egg .. Carradine and Elliot Gould were the only 2 Americans to appear as lead actor in Bergman films)

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    Bound for Glory was directed by Hal Ashby

  • Dennis Oppenheim – Parallel Stress, Ten Minute Performance Piece

    July 10th, 2016
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    Dennis Oppenheim – Parallel Stress, ten minute performance piece, 1970

    Intended partly as a protest against the minimalist fixation on the essence of the object, this piece tested the capacity of the artist’s body to suspend itself from fingertips and toes between two masonry walls. The performance repeated the same position on the stomach in the notch between two gravel hills. Photographs were taken at the greatest stress position prior to collapse.

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    Dennis Oppenheim An artist who moved heaven and earth

    From his Minimalist earthworks created in remote places in the 1960s to Pop-Surrealist public sculptures for urban settings in the 1990s and 2000s, Dennis Oppenheim was dedicated to the proposition that art should be open to the world rather than cloistered in galleries and museums. So it is appropriate that he should be this year’s featured artist at the Storm King Art Center in the Hudson Valley, where sculptures by Alexander Calder, Sol LeWitt, Louise Nevelson, Alice Aycock and scores of other artists dot the beautiful, 500-acre landscape of hills, fields and forest.

    Created an archive for Dennis Oppenheim.

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    Cones on Park Ave.

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    The Taste of Abbas Kiarostami – (22 June 1940 – 4 July 2016)

    July 4th, 2016
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    Rain : photo by Abbas Kiarostami, 2007 (Purdy Hicks Gallery, London)

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    Abbas dies via the Gurardian

    Abbas Kiarostami, the multi-award-winning Iranian director whose 1997 film Taste of Cherry was awarded the Palme d’Or at the Cannes film festival, has died aged 76.

    Abbas Kiarostami (wiki)

    His trademark Via

    Scenes that take place in or around a car
    Direct quotes from Persian poetry
    Mixing fantasy and reality to employ a metaphoric form
    Shoots his films mostly with non-actors and without any script
    The use of panoramic long shots
    Minimalism
    Poetic cinema language
    Mixes fact and fiction
    Minimal plots with non-dramatic style
    Inviting audience to take part in the narrative
    The recurrent image of zigzagging roads

    Upon accepting a prize at the Cannes Film Festival for Taste of Cherry (1997), he received a hug and kiss from presenter Catherine Deneuve. Since public physical contacts between members of the opposite sexes, who are unrelated to one another, are banned by the Islamic government in Iran, Kiarostami’s home country, he didn’t return to his Tehran home for a week.

  • Like Someone in Love – Trailer (youtube)

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    Wim Wenders, Takeshi Kitano, Abbas Kiarostami and Walter Salles at Cannes- 20 May 2007.

  • Michael Cimino at Heaven’s Gate – he was 77 years old

    July 2nd, 2016
  • Michael Cimino died at 77..

    Although he directed a few films in the decades after “Heaven’s Gate,” Cimino kept a low profile, and plastic surgery made him almost unrecognizable. He resurfaced at the Cannes Film Festival for a screening of his 1996 film “Sunchaser.” He appeared at Cannes again in 2007 for his final film venture, a three-minute contribution to the multi-director anthology “Chacun son gout.” He obliquely addressed the rumor that he was transitioning into a woman, saying there were many false rumors about him, part of a “personal assassination”; he said if a detractor wants to prevent a person from working, the next best thing is to “destroy them personally.”

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    Michael Cimino IMDB

    Due to his movie Year of the Dragon (1985), he was made an honorary Colonel in the Thailand Air Force.

    Directed 4 actors in Oscar nominated performances: Jeff Bridges, Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, and Meryl Streep. Walken won for his performance in The Deer Hunter (1978).

    Living in Paris, France, where he has published two successful novels and is working on a third…plus another screenplay. [February 2004]