Archive for November, 2020

Agnieska Holland Directed “Mr Jones”

Saturday, November 28th, 2020

  • (‘Mr. Jones – a film directed by Agnieska Holland, with James Norton, Vanessa Kirby, Peter Sarsgaard)

    Agnieska Holland Interview (Film Comment)

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    Mr. Jones Quotes

    “It was not unrest, it was a tactic. The Nazis now have an excuse to end all opposition.” – Gareth Jones
    “War begins in the minds of men.” – Gareth Jones

  • On “Europa Europa”

  • Burning Bush miniseries directed by Agnieska Holland was on the tragic story of Czech dissident Jan Pallach.

  • Agnieska Holland directed Total Eclipse – Leo Dicaprio as Rimbaud and Verlaine played by David Thewlies.

    Happy birthday Agnieska Holland!

    Noguchi Sculpture for White House Rose Garden

    Tuesday, November 24th, 2020
  • Japanese American sculptor Isamu Noguchi’s piece, titled “Floor Frame,” is displayed in the White House Rose Garden on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Washington. Noguchi is the first Asian American artist to be featured in the White House collection, according to the first lady and the White House Historical Association. He died in 1988. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    Noguchi Sculpture for the White House Rose Garden

    Art News

    Isamu Noguchi’s American Story: How a Small Sculpture Made a Big Impact at the White House

    Previous post (Isamu Noguchi, Yoshiko Yamaguchi, + tea ceremony with Charlie Chaplin etc)

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Photographs by Masatoshi Nagase

    Thursday, November 19th, 2020
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    Prevous post – Kiki and Masatoshi Nagase

  • (Photo of Matt Dillon by Masatoshi Nagase)

    (Photo of Hou Hsiao Hsien by Masatoshi Nagase)
    Previous post – Hou Hsiao Hsien

    (Christopher Dolye – photo by Masatoshi Nagase)

    The Last Life in the Universe – cinematography by Christopher Doyle.

  • (Shark Fin photo of Tadanobu Asano by Nagase)
    (Nov 27 update: Happy birthday Tadanobu Asano)

  • RIP Soumitra Chatterjee, Actor, Playwright, Poet

    Sunday, November 15th, 2020

    Soumitra Chatterjee: India acting legend dies, aged 85

    Soumitra Chatterjee (January 19, 1935 — November 15, 2020)
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    The third movie of the trilogy, Apur Sansar, which released in 1959, was also Chatterjee’s debut film. He would go on to star as the lead actor in 14 of Ray’s films.
    Pauline Kael called Chatterjee Ray’s “one-man stock company” who moved “so differently in the different roles he plays that he is almost unrecognisable”.

  • Chatterjee, who starred in more than 300 movies, was also an accomplished playwright, theatre actor and poet.

  • Chaterjee shone even in non-Satyajit Ray films

    Lesser Known facts about the living legend

    RIP Aldo Tambellini, Pioneered Electric Intermedia

    Friday, November 13th, 2020
  • Aldo TambelliniHe pioneered electronic intermedia, and is a painter, sculptor, and poet. He died at age 90, in 2020.

    Art news Obit

    Guardian Obit

    Aldo Tambellini, the pioneering artist and film-maker who had an obsession with the colour black, has died aged 90. He will be remembered among other things for developing what he termed “electromedia” – the bringing together of multiple forms including strobes, dance, film, poetry and slide projection. “We have lost a titan,” said Stuart Comer, a curator at MoMA in New York.

    Aldo Tambellini (born 29 April 1930) is an Italian American artist.

  • (R)evolution in Art & Physics: The All-Round Genius of Aldo Tambellini

  • We are the primitives of a new era -slideshow

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    Beethoven, His Piano & “Beethoven’s Great Love” by Abel Gance –

    Wednesday, November 11th, 2020
  • Beethoven, who had met Nannette in Augsburg years earlier, asked to borrow one of her pianos for a 1796 concert in Pressburg (now Bratislava). Writing to Andreas, Beethoven joked that it was too “good” for him, because he wanted the “freedom to create his own tone.” In a follow-up letter, he complained that the piano was still the least developed of all the instruments and that it sounded too much like a harp.

    Nanette Streicher
    The Woman who built Beethoven’s Pianos

  • Beethoven’s Great Love (French title: Un grand amour de Beethoven, US title: The Life and Loves of Beethoven) is a 1937 French film directed by Abel Gance. It stars Harry Baur (as Ludwig van Beethoven), Annie Ducaux, Jany Holt, Jane Marken, Jean-Louis Barrault, and Marcel Dalio. Dalméras plays the part of Franz Schubert.
    Abel Gance – MUBI

    Windmill scene

    Death bed scene Beethoven Abel Gance.

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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).

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    Pioneer of Electronic Sculpture, Alan Rath (1959–2020)

    Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020

  • Irrational Exuberance – Alan Rath (See more here)

  • FIRST31B-C-26OCT01-DD-PC Sculptor/artist Alan Rath has created a series of sculptures using computer components and video screens which blink and wink at viewers. PAUL CHINN/S.F. CHRONICLE

    Alan Rath, Bay Area Artist who pioneered electonic sculptures dies at 60

    With a degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rath cited a wide range of inspiration, including Alexander Calder, David Smith, Jimi Hendrix, NASA and Robert Moog, who designed analog synthesizers.

    In Memory of Alan Rath

  • (Alan Rath – First work)