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Bibi Andersson (11 November 1935 – 14 April 2019)

April 14th, 2019

  • Bibi Andersson

    Sad news.. goodbye Bibi Andersson! RIP
    Obit here -Guardian

    she starred in more than 10 films Bergman-directed pictures, including The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries, Brink of Life, The Magician, The Passion of Anna, The Touch and Persona. She also appeared with Ingmar Bergman on the Dick Cavett Show for interviews.
    1aBibi
    Persona – Bibi Andersson

  • Persona Persona Ingmar Bergman and Sven Nykvist

  • 1aaBergmanJeanneMoreau
    Gunnel Lindblom, Jeanne Moreau, Ingmar Bergman and Bibi Andersson.

    Far from Men, Viggo Mortensen & Albert Camus

    April 8th, 2019
  • Far from Men

  • Viggo Mortensen Interview

    When I took French in college I re-read The Stranger in French [and] The Plague and his play Caligula. By the time this movie came around, I had read most of his stuff, but I hadn’t read a lot of his early writing, which I ended up doing in the time before we started shooting. His chronicles, his journals, his correspondences, his journalism. His collected writings before World War II when he was still living in Algeria and he was talking about the Berber population—about the Arabs—and about a lot of the problems with racism and injustice in his native country. That I found very instructive.

    I don’t know if Camus would have approved –


  • Viggo’s Polaroids (Previous post)

  • Camus albertmaria and Maria Casarès

    Albert Camus –

  • Adieu Agnes Varda, Innovative Filmmaker, Photographer, Wife & Mother

    March 29th, 2019
  • Adieu Agnes Varda, she died at 90. (BBC obit)

    I fought for radical cinema all my life – Agnes Varda (Her last interview at Guardian)


  • (Agnes Varda and Jr while filming Faces and Places)

  • Interview: This is Part of the Work- Agnes Varda

    She studied art history at the Louvre, but at night took classes on photography.

  • Peter Bradshaw (Guardian)

    Greatest of the great’ – Agnès Varda: the eternally youthful soul of world cinema

  • Agnes Varda with blooms –


  • Criterion – Jacques Demy and Michel Legrand – partners in song
    (Repost)

    Agnes Varda archive here.

    Agnes Varda (wiki)

    Dirk Bogarde, Actor, Writer, Artist & Gardener

    March 28th, 2019

  • (Fassbinder directed Dirk Bogarde in “Despair”, scripted by Tom Stoppard,
    based on the novel by Vladamir Nabokov)

    Dirk Bogarde (homepage)

    Dirk Bogarde. .. actor/writer.. gardener – most admirable for courage and honesty.. J. Losey said his career was revived by teaming up with Bogarde.. The Servant & The Accident (Harold Pinter script)..Dirk B won Bafta with Darling (he was superb).. Providence (Alain Resnais) He persuaded Charlotte Rampling to do the Night Porter (Liliana Cavani).. he liked danger & taboo subjects..Despair (Fassbinder).. Death in Venice (Visconti).. his last film was Daddy Nostalgia (w..Jane Birkin directed by Bertrand Tavernier..


  • ( Dirk Bogarde and Marisa Berenson- film still from Death in Venice)

    Daddy Nostalgia.1aabirkin

    (Dirk Bogarde, Tavernier and Jane Birkin in Daddy Nostalgia.)

    Bogarde had only praise for the director: ‘He knows more about the cinema than practically any director I have worked with, Visconti coming a close second.’ I have said, when asked, that Visconti is the Emperor of film, Losey is the King, Tavernier is the Genius. And, for me, so he is a genius in the minutiae of life which he gets on to a cinema screen as no one else has ever done quite so brilliantly before. Nothing very much happens in a Tavernier film. Just all of life.

  • In his second career as a best-selling writer, Dirk wrote 8 volumes of memoirs, six novels, a volume of collected journalism and writings, and a selection of the hundreds of letters he wrote, in “Ever, Dirk.” (via Dirk Bogarde FB)

  • Discreet Reformer – Victim

    Dirk seized with relish on the role of Melville Farr, the successful barrister with the beautiful wife, because Victim (1961) had something important to say about a society in which the blackmailing of homosexuals was commonplace. When the film was made, Lord Wolfenden’s Committee had reported on the merits of qualified reform, but the legislature was slow to respond.

    Six years later, the Sexual Offenses Act was passed, partially decriminalizing homosexual acts in private between consenting males aged 21 or over. In 1968 the Earl of Arran, who had introduced the legislation in the House of Lords, wrote to Dirk, acknowledging the part the latter had played in helping to change the climate for the better. The brief but gratifying letter is reproduced on these pages by kind permission of the writer’s son, the 9th Earl.

  • Scott Walker, Brel, Pola X, The Passing of 30th Century Man

    March 26th, 2019
  • 30th Century Man, Pola X (Previous post)

    Scott Walker 30 Century Man

  • Obit (Perfetly)

    Scott Walker dead at 76

    Guardian Obit

  • Two stars from Pola X have departed early.

    Yekaterina Golubeva (9 October 1966 – 14 August 2011)

    (29 Palms, Pola X, I Can’t Sleep – Claire Denis )


    Guillaume Depardieu(7 April 1971 – 13 October 2008)
    Previous post on Guillaume Depardieu (Tous Les Matin du Monde + Duchess of Langlois)

  • (Soundtrack from Pola X)

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

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

    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)

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

    February 23rd, 2019

  • Stanley Donen dies at 94


    Two for the Road


    Indiscreet

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

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

    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 newphew.

    Conversation with John Schlesinger

    Goodbye, The Last Days in Chez Bruno Ganz

    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!

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

    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.

    Guardian

    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

    Adieu Michel Legrand – The French New Wave Composer

    January 26th, 2019
  • photo via

    Tributes to Michel Legrand (Variety) Pour In


  • Criterion – Jacques Demy and Michel Legrand – partners in song

    Michel Legrand studied under Nadia Boulanger – see two videos from Go Between)