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Compulsion – A Film with Orsen Welles, Bradford Dillman, and Dean Stockwell

April 18th, 2018
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    Darrow was the inspiration for the character of Johnathan Wilk in the 1956 novel Compulsion, a thinly fictionalized account of the Leopold and Loeb case. In 1959, the novel was adapted into a film of the same name, starring the legendary filmmaker Orson Welles as Wilk. Welles, whose closing monologue was the longest ever committed to film at that time, shared the Best Actor award with co-stars Bradford Dillman and Dean Stockwell at that year’s Cannes Film Festival.

  • True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.
    Clarence Darrow

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    Dean Stockwell - Delicate to Delirium

    Orson Welles and Pasolini

    Miyagawa at MoMa – A Cinematographer for Mizoguchi, Kurosawa, Ozu, Kon Ichikawa etc.

    April 15th, 2018
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    Yojimbo -( Kurosawa, cinematography by Kazuo Miyagawa )

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    Sansho Dayu (Kenji Mizoguchi, cinematography by Kazuo Miyagawa)

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    Ugetsu (Kenji Mizoguchi, cinematography by Kazuo Miyagawa)

    At MoMa calendar
    Kazuo Miyagawa: Japan’s
    Greatest Cinematographer
    Through April 29
    The Museum of Modern Art

    Kazuo Miyagawa (Japan Society)

    Born in Kyoto on 25 February 1908, he was introduced at the age of 12 to the art of Sumi-e, a style of ink wash painting in which the dilution of the ink and the mastery of the brush allows the artist to obtain every possible shade of grey. Miyagawa would later state that “it was my training in ink wash painting that really taught me how to see.”

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    Kenji Mizoguchi (on the chair), Miyagawa (behind) and actresses on the set of his film “Street of Shame (Akasen Chitai)

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    with Michio Kogure..from Sisters of Gion.

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    (Directed by Yasuzo Masumura)
    Miyagawa filmed Ayako Wakao in Ozu’s Floating Weed, Gion’s Sisters.

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    Ozu Yasujiro and Kazuo Miyagawa

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    Another of Miyagawa’s masterful achievements was on Kon Ichikawa’s Tokyo Olympiad (1965), where he supervised 164 cameramen, who used 234 different lenses to capture the dramatic intensity of competition in extreme close-up.

    Tokyo Olympiad - Kon Ichikawa

    Loves of Milos Forman, RIP – From Prague to US & to the Moon

    April 14th, 2018
  • The Guardian obit

    Milos Forman the director who brought the spirit of Anti-Soviet Rebellion to Hollywood dies at age 86.

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    He appeared as an actor in French film “Beloved” directed by Christophe Honore with Catherine Deneuve and her daughter.

    All about Milos Forman (His fabulous homepage)

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  • A delightful documentary with amazing background stories.

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    Vaclav Havel was his friend.

  • Milan Kundera was his teacher at the academy. He was a Francophile. He made Milos to read The Dangerous Liasions which he adapted to a film called, “Valmont’ with Colin Firth and Annette Benning.

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    Goya’s Ghost – Milos was thinking of Iraq war.

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    Named his twins – Andy and Jim.

  • Google Mozart Morzart
    digital image by Fung Lin Hall
    Antonio Salieri

    1) Take this quiz..
    by Mikhail Simkin

    The audio clips below are either from Mozart or from Salieri.

    After listening to each clip choose the composer. Hit the Submit button when done. The quiz will be graded and you will see the correct answers.

    M. Duras & Tony Perkins were born on April 4 + Their film “This Angry Age”

    April 4th, 2018
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  • This Angry Age. (Directed by Rene Clement)

    It is an adaptation of Marguerite Duras’ 1950 novel, The Sea Wall. The film stars Anthony Perkins and Silvana Mangano.

    Full film This Angry Age

    Margruete Duras was born on April 4, 1914.
    Anthony Perkins was born on April 4, 1932.

  • Pain, Trauma and Finding Oneself Marguerite Duras a 15ans

    The Photo shows Marguerite Duras at 15 years. Sarraute, Duras, Truffaut, and Louise Bourgeois are four French geniuses whose childhoods are well documented. Exploring the links between childhood experiences and the later emergence of creative genius are some of the following:
    Marguerite Duras In Sa Dec, Vietnam is the setting for Duras’s autobiographical novel Lovers.

  • See M. Duras with Delphine Seyrig here.

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    M Duras and Jeanne Moreau.

    Duras here. Duras

    (Photo by Hélène Bamberger)

  • Adieu Stéphane Audran, from Mistress to Barbette & Winning Bafta & Cesar awards Dies at 85

    March 28th, 2018
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    Via Wiki Feet (The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie)
    Michel Piccoli and Audran directed by Buniel
    NYtimes obit

    Guardian Obit

    Of all the director-and-star couples in the history of cinema, there was none more prolific than Claude Chabrol and Stéphane Audran, who made 23 films together.

    On the Set of "Coup de Torchon"
    Noiret and Audran from Coup de Torchon directed by Bertrand Tavernier.

    Washington Post obit

    Ms. Audran and Chabrol divorced in 1980 — he later said that he “found myself becoming more interested in her as an actress than a wife” — and she remained an important supporting player in several of his films, notably as an alcoholic in “Betty” (1992).

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    Alexandre Stewart, Audran, Christa and Samantha Fuller.
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    The Horror of Tulips, Zizek has the Answer + Peter Brook, The Remarkable Man is 93

    March 21st, 2018
  • Happy birthday S. Zizek March 21 1949

    See young Zizek here. 1aalacaZizek
    Lacanian Sympton

    Scroll down – Sophie Fiennes (sister of Ralph Fiennes directed Zizek.)

  • The Duty of Philosophy? Zizek has the answer.

  • Peter Brook is 93 –

    Peter Brook’s Filmography

    1953, The Beggar’s Opera
    1960, Moderato Cantabile (UK title Seven Days… Seven Nights)
    1963, Lord of the Flies
    1967, Ride of the Valkyrie
    1967, Marat/Sade
    1968, Tell Me Lies
    1971, King Lear
    1979, Meetings with Remarkable Men
    1979, Mesure pour mesure
    1982, La Cerisaie
    1983, La Tragédie de Carmen
    1989, The Mahabharata
    2002, The Tragedy of Hamlet (TV)

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    Moderate CantabileL'avventura and Moderate Cantabile
    Both film nominated at Cannes 60.

    Jeanne Moreau and Jean Paul Belmondo in Moderate Cantabile directed by Peter Brook, an adaptation of a story by Marguerite Duras.

    See “on the bench” from Moderate Cantabile (youtube)

    RIP Stephen Hawking – A Brief History of Time, Documentary by Erroll Morris

    March 13th, 2018
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  • See the full film, here.

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    Criterion - A Brief History of Time – Macrobiography

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    and Stephen Hawking

  • Eroll Morris – Ecstatic Absurdity, It’s Confrontation with Meaninglessness (previous post)

  • Hubert de Givenchy Dies at 91 – Elegance & Simplicity, Creative Partnership with Audrey Hepburn .

    March 12th, 2018
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  • NYtimes obit

  • See Audrey and Cary Grant in Charade here.

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    Luis Buñuel – Tristana, Belle de Jour, & Federico Garica Lorca

    February 22nd, 2018
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    (Buñuel directing Catherine Deneuve in Tristana)
    Photo by Mary Ellen Mark

  • Mutant eggplant web art see Toledo and Tristana.

    Tristana and filming of the film in Toledo.
    Dazzling adaptation of the novel by Benito Porez Galdós
    about a woman who seeks what little independence is available
    to a young unmarried woman in turn-of-the-century Spain.

  • Moreau as a chambermaidJeanne Moreau from the Diary of Chambermaid by Luis .
    This chambermaid (Jeanne Moreau) was a cool oberserver.

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    (Truffaut and Buñuel)

  • “God and Country are an unbeatable team; they break all records for oppression and bloodshed.”
    ― Luis Buñuel

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    It was Pierre Clementi who suggested to Buñuel that the character of Deneuve’s lover should wear the leather coat, gold teeth, and moth-eaten socks.

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    Lorca and Buñuel in la verbena de San Antonio de la Florida (Madrid) in 1923 – h/t – Salvador Fortuny Miro)

    The story goes that Federico Garcia Lorca (the pilot here) erroneously believed that the film by Dali and Bunuel Un Chien Andalou (an Andalucian Dog) referred to him, coming from Granada, having recently fallen out with his surrealist friends. This to my mind seems doubly pained paranoia if you have seen the film. And who needed Dali as a friend anyway? (Walt Disney actually).

    East & West, Photos of Natsume Soseki & A Photo of Shimura Takashi & Ingmar Bergman

    February 11th, 2018
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    Michiyo Aratama from Kokoro

  • Natsume Soseki was born on February 9, 1867

    Natsume Soseki - Kokoro (adapted by Kon Ichikawa)

    Natsume Soseki (previous post)

    Kon Ichikawa archive here.

  • Shimura 1aBergmanShimura Takashi and Ingmar Bergman
    (During the awarding of the Selznick-Goldlorbeer-award on 29th June 1961 in Berlin on accasion of the Berlinale Film Festival. )

    RIP Shimura Takashi – Feb 11, 1982 (Shimura appeared in 21 of Akira Kurosawa’s 30 films)

  • (Ingmar Bergman archive here)

  • Happy birthday Jeon Do-yeon!


    Jeon Do Yeon with Jia Zhangke and Gael Garcia Bernal (Cannes film festival 2014)

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    and Glenn Gould

    Soseki was Glenn’s favorite author.

  • Sorekara (top)Natsume Soseki Soseki as the face on 1000 Japanese yen (bottom).
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  • Photos of William S. Burroughs + Naked Lunch & Drugstore Cowboy

    February 5th, 2018
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    William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac – photo by Allen Ginsberg

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  • Our Paranoid Friend had a dinner with Susan Sontag

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    With David Cronenberg and William S Burroughs

    Peter Weller is now an Italian Renaissance art hisotrian. (see previous post)

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    Initially Gus wanted Tom Waits for the role that went to Matt Dillon. Drugstore Cowboy was based on a true story. William S. Burroughs changed the profession for his part to that of a priest. He only wanted to work for one day so they shot everything in a day.

    Gus Vant Sant

  • Uncle Howard -Howard Brookner made a documentary of William S. Burroughs.

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    More about this..here

  • Vivian Maier – (February 1, 1926 – April 21, 2009) –

    February 1st, 2018
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    Vivian Maier

    Vivian Dorothy Maier (February 1, 1926 – April 21, 2009) was an American street photographer. Maier worked for about forty years as a nanny, mostly in Chicago’s North Shore, pursuing photography during her spare time. She took more than 150,000 photographs during her lifetime, primarily of the people and architecture of Chicago, New York City, and Los Angeles, although she also traveled and photographed worldwide

    via her wiki.. John Maloof, curator of some of Maier’s photographs, summarized the way the children she nannied would later describe her:

    “She was a Socialist 1ameriVivian, a Feminist, a movie critic, and a tell-it-like-it-is type of person. She learned English by going to theaters, which she loved. … She was constantly taking pictures, which she didn’t show anyone.”

  • Tim Roth invites you to Vivian M.

    How were you involved in Vivian getting her first posthumous gallery show here in L.A.?
    I said, “I have a friend who has a really lovely gallery. Why don’t we do the L.A. [photos] and I’ll host it?” So we’ve been doing it ever since. We try to do one a year. We do some new pieces, and we try and get some of her prints — which are very rare — in there as well. The ones that she printed probably at the corner store.

    What drew you to her eye?

    A favorite photographer of mine on the documentary side would be Don McCullin. Stuff that I really admire in cinema would be Ken Loach. Within the photographs is sort of a critique of society. She has that. I thought it was extraordinary. You can see in her framing and in her point of view and in how the equipment that she was using changed.

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    V.M - an anoymous portrait of america (See more photos here)

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