Category: Doris Lessing

  • Paco Rabanne Iconic Fashion Designer Died at 88.

    Audrey Hepburn in “Two for the Road” 1967 publicity shot wearing dress by Paco Rabanne. Iconic Fashion Designer Paco Rabanne dead at 88 Fashion designer Paco Rabanne, famous for his Space Age metal mesh looks worn by celebrities including Jane Fonda, Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot and Jane Birkin, died Friday at the age of 88 […]

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  • RIP Alfred Leslie – Painter & Filmmaker

    Alfred Leslie, a second-generation Abstract Expressionist and filmmaker who turned his back on nonrepresentational art in the early 1960s to lead a revival of figurative painting, died on Friday in Brooklyn. He was 95. His son Anthony said the cause of his death, at a hospital, was complications of a Covid infection. (New York times). […]

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  • Melvil Poupaud – Jan 26, 2023

    Happy birthday Melvil Poupaud Ozon & Poupaud By The Grace of God wiki It premiered at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival and won the Jury Grand Prix Observer review François Ozon’s ‘By the Grace of God’ Is One of the Best Films of 2019 Red Visitor Interview Melvil Poupaud Melville as a child actor […]

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  • Happy New Lunar Year of the Rabbit 2023

    (Photo of Rabbit by Fung Lin Hall) CHOJU GIGA (鳥獣戯画) “, the first manga in Japan. It was written 900 years ago by TOBA-SOJO. Rabits, monkeys, frogs, foxes behave like human. Sad news from the last year. (Lee Chang Dong – Yoon Jeong-hee) Yoon Jeong Hee passed away on Jan 19, 2023. She was directed […]

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  • Goodbye Gina Lollobrigida, Actress, Photojournalist (4 July 1927 – 16 January 2023)

    (With Gerard Philipe in Fanfan La Tulipe) Gina Lollobrigida Dame in the Game: The Unexpected Feminism of Gina Lollobrigida Throughout her acting career, Lollobrigida never abandoned her dreams of returning to the fine arts, and she used her time on set as a master class in photography. By the late 1960s, she was an accomplished […]

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  • “Argentina 1985” & “She Said” – Witness for the Prosecution

    Happy birthday Ricardo Darin Jan 16 (Peter Lanzani played Luis Moreno Ocampo.) Luis Moreno Ocampo on Argentina 1985 and Why Democracy is at Risk Today (Amy Goodman Democracy Now) (Jody Kantor, Megan Twohey, Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan) Maria Schrader directed “She Said” – Vanity Fair The “Sacred Duty” of “She Said” In their first […]

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  • Charles Simic A Poet from Belgrade, The World Does not End

    Charles Simic (Photo via ) “History is a cookbook. The tyrants are chefs. The philosophers write menus. The priests are waiters. The military men are bouncers. The singing you hear is the poets washing dishes in the kitchen.” — Charles Simic Charles Simic Pulitzer Prize winning poet dies at 84 There Is Nothing Quieter By […]

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  • RIP Canadian Artist Michael Snow (Dec 19, 1928 – Jan 5, 2023)

    Photo via Michael Snow Objects of Vision at the art gallery of Ontario Michael Snow the Canadian artist who was behind the iconic “Flightstop” art installation in the Eaton Centre, has passed away. Michael Snow wiki Michael Snow worked in a range of media including film, installation, sculpture, photography, and music. His best-known films are […]

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  • A Stranger in Shanghai Based on Ryunosuke Akutagawa’s Diary

    NHK World on Demand till June 2023 China is tumultuous in 1921 when the famed Japanese author of Rashomon, Ryunosuke Akutagawa, visits Shanghai as a correspondent. Here he encounters revolutionaries, courtesans and much more… Ryuhei Matsuda who played Ryunosuke Akutagawa was directed by Nagisa Oshima in Gohatto (御法度), also known as Taboo. Akutagawa Ryunosuke Kappa […]

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  • Gong Li & Gaspard Ulliel – Goodbye 2022 & Happy New Year

    Gong Li and Gaspard Ulliel, at Premier of Hannibal Rising. Tragically Gaspard Ulliel an Elegant actor, he was only 37 when he passed away last January 2022. Gong Li was born on New Year’s Eve. (Like Matisse and Paul Bowles) Eros -Wong Kar Wai (Gong Li and Chen Chang) Gong Li lives in France with […]

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