Archive for February, 2019

RIP Andre Previn, Film Composer, Won 4 Oscars & played duet with Oscar Peterson

Thursday, February 28th, 2019
  • Timothy Spall, Bruno Ganz at The Party & Sally Potter’s Molly

    Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
  • Timothy Spall was born on Feb 27.

  • Bruno Ganz – interview.

    RIP Bruno Ganz

  • Sally Potter’s most anticipated film – Molly

  • Julie Christie
    Julie Christie was in Sally Potter’s early film.

    Wave to Orlando – (Tilda and Sally Potter) (previous post)

    RIP Donald Keene – Enigmatic, Eminent Scholar of Japanese Literature

    Sunday, February 24th, 2019
  • Japanese Literature Scholar, Translater Donald Keene died at 96.

  • 1AAAkutagawaDonaldMishima
    Akutagawa Hiroshi, Mishima and Donald Keene
    Mishima (his final performance)

  • His autobiography is an excellent read.. what an amazing life.

    Keene Observation Donald Keene (On his 84th birthday)

  • Donald Keene

  • Interesting review of his book by Colin Marshall.. Donald Keene on Familiar Terms.

  • Enigmatic Emperor Emperor Meiji

    Dancer, Director, Stanley Donen Dazzled us, dies at 94

    Saturday, February 23rd, 2019

  • Stanley Donen dies at 94

    Two for the Road


    Stanley Donen dated Elizabeth Taylor, married many times, condolences to Elaine May who has been his partner.

    Edward Gorey – Love of Balanchine PT II

    Friday, February 22nd, 2019

  • Edward Gorey near one of the Nadelman sculptures on the promenade at the NY State Theater, 1973. Photograph: Bruce Chernin. Image provided by the Alpern Collection, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University.
    photo via Paris Review
    Edward St. John Gorey (February 22, 1925 – April 15, 2000)

    “He was a precocious child. He claimed to have read all the works of Victor Hugo by the age of eight.”

  • Edward Gorey

    Edward Gorey Love of George Balanchine Part I

  • Feb 22 – Int’l cat day in Japan .. see Gorey with cat here.

  • Wes Anderson is under the spell of Edward Gorey

  • Two roommates

    Poet Frank O’Hara and macabre writer and illustrator Edward Gorey were roommates at Harvard in the late ’40s, where they furnished their apartment with garden furniture and a coffee table made from a repurposed tombstone. According to The New Yorker, the pair “established their rooms as (in the words of a home-town friend) the spot to ‘lie down on a chaise lounge, get mellow with a few drinks, and listen to Marlene Dietrich records.’” Pompous and eccentric? Perhaps. But we bet their room was the coolest place on campus.

  • Art is a Dark Mirror, Ellen Harvey’s Reflective Installations

    Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
  • Ellen Harvey

    Night Hawk

    Metal Painting 2015
    Harvard Magazine – Art is a Dark Mirror

    Ellen Harvey’s reflective installations

    John Schlesinger – Far from the Crowd, Worked w/ Bates, Christie & Finch.

    Saturday, February 16th, 2019

  • “Darling” with Julie Christie, Dirk Bogarde and Laurence Harvey. .

    John Schlesinger
    A Kind of Loving.. his first film, starring Alan Bates.

    Old Obit from Independent

    Oscar-winning director of ‘Midnight Cowboy’ who brought a fresh approach and contemporary viewpoint to his film,
    John Richard Schlesinger, film director: born London 16 February 1926

    Terence Stamp. See Nicolas Roeg’s spectacular cinematography from here.

  • “Sunday Bloody Sunday” – his most personal film –

    Ian Bruma was his nephew.

    Conversation with John Schlesinger

    Goodbye, The Last Days in Chez Bruno Ganz

    Saturday, February 16th, 2019
  • RIP Bruno Ganz

  • On the set of The American Friend

  • Bruno Ganz and Dennis Hopper (American Friend directed by Wim Wenders, based on a story by Patricia Highsmith )

  • From angel to Hitler Bruno Ganz
    headlines splashed.

  • On filming in Beirut,

    Volker Schlöndorf, said that Bruno Ganz was distressed with the war experience whereas Hanna felt quite comfortable in the midst of chaos.

    Circle of Deceit see another photo here ‘

  • Marquis d’O – directed by Eric Rohmer
    (Marquis d”O was based on the novel by Heinrich von Kleist)

  • Isabelle Huppert posted two photos on FB (did not know about these two films, both actors so prolific).

  • Bruno Ganz was in Australia working with Gillian Armstrong in Last Days in Chez Nous.

  • Thank you Bruno Ganz!

  • Bruno Ganz – interview.

    Bride & Groom – Yves Klein & Rotrout, R. D.Laing & Jutta – Happy Valentine’s Day!

    Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

  • Yves Klein & Rotrout

    In 1962, Rotraut and Klein married in Paris. Klein died six months later, while Rotraut was pregnant with their son’

    Rotrout divides her time between Phoenix, Arizona, Paris and Sydney Australia.
    Brother of Rotrout Uecker is Gunter Uecker

  • My Paintings are only the ashes of my art – Yves Klein

  • Jutta and R. D.Laing.

    Mad to be Normal – reviewed by Psychology Today

    Gabriel Byrne played a mad patient in Mad to be Normal.

  • Happy Valentine’s day!

  • RIP Robert Ryman – Poetic Minimalist Painter Died at 88

    Saturday, February 9th, 2019

  • Art News Obit

    Robert Ryman, Painter of Poetic Minimalist Canvases, Has Died at 88

    Robert Ryman (wiki)

  • Robert Ryman, Untitled, 1961,
    graphite pencil, charcoal pencil and white pastel on gray paper,
    10″ x 10″ (25.4 cm x 25.4 cm),
    No. 44025,
    Alt # RR 61.100, Format of original photography: digital

  • Albert Finney, Stopped the Train, Shoot the Moon, Left the World at age 82

    Friday, February 8th, 2019
  • Albert Finney made Audrey happy.

    He also made Anouk Aimee happy.

    Finney, an almighty physical presence Obit (guardian)

    He was a brilliant and utterly distinctive actor, deeply rooted in a theatrical tradition but capable of naturalistic performances, a product of Britain’s vital new “kitchen-sink” cinema. And as a producer, Finney gave early breaks to Tony Scott and Stephen Frears, helped get Lindsay Anderson’s If… off the ground, and was a driving force behind Mike Leigh’s first feature, Bleak Moments.

  • Charm, Booze etc from Malcolm McDowel & Mike Figgis

  • Dialogue from Shoot The Moon

  • Under the Volcano, directed by John Huston, starring with Jacqueline Bisset.
    (Malcolm Lowry wrote Under the Volcano)
    Danny boy

    His wiki

    In 2002 his critically acclaimed portrayal of Winston Churchill in The Gathering Storm won him BAFTA, Emmy and Golden Globe awards as Best Actor.

    So many great films..
    The Entertainer, Tom Jones, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Shoot The Moon, Under the Volcano, The Dresser, Miller’s Crossing, Two for the Road, Browning Version, Charlie Bubbles,The Playboys,A Man of no Importance,Washinton Square, Before the Devils Knows You’re Dead,Big Fish, Erin Brockovich, Rich in Love. He was directed by Alan Rudolph Breakfast at Champion.. Murder on the Orient Express.


    Lawrence of Arabia casting by David Lean..

    Albert Finney death: The actor was David Lean’s first choice for Lawrence of Arabia’

    Forgotten Classic Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

    RIP Susan Hiller -Artist, Explorer of Consciousness & Occult

    Thursday, February 7th, 2019

  • (Susan Hiller and the installation of “First Aid: Homage to Joseph Beuys”)

  • via

    Susan Hiller, 78, Maker of Dreamlike Conceptual Art, Dies

    Susan Hiller NYtimes obit

    Susan Hiller (homepage)

    Hommage to Yves Klein

    From Aura Photos to Automatic Writing – (Hyperallergic)

    Document Journal