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Jim Jarmusch is for Mystery & Beauty – 2020

January 21st, 2020
  • Jim Jarmusch Interiew July – 2019

    Jim Jarmusch: ‘I’m for the survival of beauty. I’m for the mystery of life’

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    As a film-maker, Jarmusch likes to make movies about the world’s little details; about drifters and seekers and the rambling detours that add up to a life. It’s an area of interest that has served him well, from 1984’s meandering, monochrome Stranger Than Paradise through to 2016’s soulful, meditative Paterson. But it’s hard to focus on the small pictures when the big one is so scary: when a river is burning or the whole planet’s aflame.

  • Tigrero a film that was never made
    More on Sam Fuller here (see a photo of them talking)

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    Coffee and Cigarettes – Cate Blanchet in two roles.

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    “Nagase from Mystery Train reuninted with Jim Jarmusch in Paterson)

    My journey from Marine to actor | Adam Driver (see youtube)

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    Mystery Train – Jim Jarmusch


    (Tilda Swinton in Broken Flowers)

    On why Jim Jarmusch dedicated “Broken Flowers” to Jean Eustache.

    There’s something in him that I want to carry in myself: making a film the way you choose to make it, true to yourself without being concerned with the marketplace or anyone’s expectations – just the pure spirit of wanting to express something in your own style. That’s very important to me.(via)

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    Aaron Brookner (Howard’s nephew) and Jim Jarmusch at the Burroughs’ bunker.

    Emir Kusturica’s Documentary of Uruguay President + A Spy Thriller “Farewell”

    January 19th, 2020
  • El Pepe Uruguay President – Intimate Documentary by Emir Kusturica

    Former Uruguayan president José (Pepe) Mujica is drinking mate. Emir Kusturica is smoking his cigar. The Serbian director, so happy sharing the spotlight with his stars, be it Monica Bellucci (On the Milky Road) or Maradona (Maradona by Kusturica), is quietly watching the subject of his documentary. By the end of El Pepe, A Supreme Life, it’s Mujica who’s watching, smiling playfully at Kusturica’s novice mate-drinking skills, the two of them having shared talks on a vast range of topics, from world economics to gardening, from Uruguayan politics to the politics of love. And Kusturica has clearly fallen under the spell of this most unusual voice in world affairs.


  • Farewell

    Rottentomatoes-Movie Info

    Engaging, emotional and riveting, “Farewell” is an intricate and highly intelligent thriller pulled from the pages of history — about an ordinary man thrust into the biggest theft of Soviet information of the Cold War. Ronald Reagan called this piece of history — largely unknown until now, “one of the most important espionage cases of the 20th century.”

    Sharon Tate, Nancy Kwan & Bruce Lee

    January 12th, 2020

  • (Nancy Kwan, Bruce Lee and Sharon Tate)


  • (Sharon Tate with Vittorio Gassman )

  • Vittorio Gassman (previous post)

    Buck Henry, Left to Join Bowie in Heaven on his Birthday

    January 9th, 2020

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    Buck Henry passed away on the anniversay of David Bowie’s birthday Jan 8.

    He was twice nominated for an Academy Award, in 1968 for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Graduate and in 1979 for Best Director for Heaven Can Wait alongside Warren Beatty. His long career began on television with work on shows with Steve Allen in The New Steve Allen Show (1961). He went on to co-create Get Smart (1965-1970) with Mel Brooks, and hosted Saturday Night Live 10 times from 1976 to 1980. He later guest starred in shows such as Murphy Brown, Will & Grace, and 30 Rock.

    Buck Henry Appreiciation

    the master of despair whose comedies seduced Hollywood
    He helped shape one of the most revolutionary films of the 1960s (The Graduate), co-wrote one of the funniest of all time (What’s Up, Doc?) and scripted the movie that became the springboard for Nicole Kidman’s career (To Die For).

  • During the October 30, 1976, episode, Buck Henry was injured in the forehead by John Belushi’s katana in the samurai sketch. Henry’s head began to bleed and he was forced to wear a large bandage on his forehead for the rest of the show. As a gag, the members of the SNL cast each wore a bandage on their foreheads as well.

    With Humphrey Bogarde and Buck Henry (Maltese Falcon – Mystery)

  • Jacob Dylan – Echo in the Canyon

    January 4th, 2020

  • Jacob Dylan

    Dylan has written notable hits such as “6th Avenue Heartache” and “One Headlight”, which is listed at number 58 on Rolling Stone’s list of the “100 Greatest Pop Songs”. He has won two Grammy Awards, and released two solo albums: Seeing Things in 2008 and Women + Country in 2010. Women + Country became Dylan’s highest-charting album since the Wallflowers’ 1996 breakthrough Bringing Down the Horse, peaking at number 12 on the Billboard 200.

    Echo in the Canyon (Laurel Canyon Music Scene documentary) – Rolling Stone

    The film, directed by Dylan’s manager and former record exec Andy Slater, combines history lessons with new performances of the era’s music (from “In My Room” to “Goin’ Back”) from Fiona Apple, Beck and others. Dylan found himself nostalgic for an era before his birth. “There was a lot of support,” he says, “and a lot of tradition.”

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    Bob Dylan

    To Edna Gundersen, USA Today:
    GUNDERSEN: Your son Jakob has been very much in the spotlight this year. Do you worry about him?
    DYLAN: I’m proud of his accomplishments. He’s still young, and he’s come a long way in a short time. I worried about him when he started out. I just didn’t want to see him get roughed up. This business can really throw you into deep water. He’s had his ups and downs. What he does with the future remains to be seen, but he and his band have done rather well. In the contemporary music scene, they have got a voice to be heard.

  • The Passion of Pete Postlethwaite

    January 2nd, 2020
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    Posted by Fung-Lin Hall on Tuesday, February 7, 2012


    (Ralph Fiennes and Pete Postlethwaite from the Constant Gardner)

  • In the Name of Pete Postlethwaite
    (See and read more from here, enjoy!)

    Winter’s Tale – 2019

    December 24th, 2019
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    Eric Rohmer

  • Brick Eiffel or Brick Xmas Tree – Dec 24, 2015.

    Posted by Fung-Lin Hall on Thursday, December 24, 2015

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  • Todd Haynes on Cate Blanchett, Saul Leiter and Queer Cinema
    Carol – Todd Haynes

    Adieu Anna Karina

    December 15th, 2019

  • Anna Karina French New Wave actress (Rolling Stong obit)

  • Anna Karina Day (Dennis Cooper Blog)


    (Anna Karina directed by Jacques Rivette)

    Anna Karina French New Wave Icon a Life in Pictures
    In addition to working with Rivette, Ingmar Bergman directed Anna Karina on stage Anna Karina in After the Rehearsal Renaissance Theatre in Paris in September 1997. ..(scroll way down to see the photo from the link above). She also worked with Fassbinder, Visconti (The Stranger based on Albert Camus, starring M. Mastroianni), Karina was not just a muse for Jean Luc Godard.

  • A mini Retrospective for ailing Alain Delon

    December 9th, 2019
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    (L’eclipse – Antonioni)


    Delon’s Love Letter to Romy Schneider

  • Le Samurai

  • Posted by Fung-Lin Hall on Thursday, November 8, 2018

  • Peter Fonda’s The Hired Hand, A Timeless Classic

    December 6th, 2019
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    The Hired Hand – 1971
    Director: Peter Fonda
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    L’Homme sans frontière

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    Fonda was drawn to a scenario by Alan Sharp (Night Moves, Ulzana’s Raid), which he read in one sitting during a restless night while promoting Easy Rider in Italy. “I felt I had to do this one,” he said, “because there were no clichés in this script, just western mythology.”

    Martin Scorsese personally selected the 1971 western for a revival screening at the inaugural Tribeca Film Festival in Manhattan. Clint Eastwood has acknowledged its “gritty realism” as a major influence on his own Unforgiven. Quentin Tarantino treasures his copy of the movie’s original theatrical trailer.

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  • (Verna Bloom played a strong, independent woman brilliantly)

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  • A “Western” Masterpiece Hollywood couldn’t sell

    On Vilmos Zigmond

    Fonda had gotten to know his chosen cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond during the filming of Easy Rider, as Zsigmond had been a close friend of that feature’s cinematographer Laszlo Kovacs. Upon receiving the green light to make The Hired Hand, the young director knew exactly who he wanted to be his cinematographer.

    The same year he shot The Hired Hand, Zsigmond had also been employed by Robert Altman to create the gorgeous photography on his own unorthodox western, the aforementioned McCabe and Mrs. Miller. Early in his amazing career, Zsigmond proved far more than capable of producing painterly images through his camera lens.

    Peter Fonda (Feb 23, 1940-Aug 16,2019)
    Peter Fonda (previous post)

    Kinuyo Tanaka Legendary Actress/Filmmaker & Her Travels

    November 29th, 2019
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    Directed by Kenji Mizoguchi , Tanaka Kinuyo as Oharu.. she was his muse.


    (Toshiro Mifune and Kinuyo Tanaka in Wedding Ring)

    Dragnet Girl
    Ozu’s silent film.

    More Photos of Kinuyo Tanaka

    Kinuyo Tanaka Fragility and Resilience


  • The Life of Oharu, Mifune Toshiro and Kinuyo Tanaka directed by Mizoguchi

  • Photo of Gerard Philipe by Agnes Varda & Film Stills

    November 25th, 2019

  • (Prince de Hombourg – 1952 Festival du Avignon – Gerard Philipe and Jeanne Moreau)
    Photo by Agnes Varda

    He died from liver cancer while working on a film project in Paris, a few days short of his 37th birthday. (His doctors concealed from him the nature of his disease.) In accordance with his last wishes, he is buried, dressed in the costume of Don Rodrigue (The Cid), in the village cemetery in Ramatuelle, Var near the Mediterranean Sea coast (via wiki)

    Books & G.P.
    Gérard Philipe posing for a campaign to promote reading, 1949-1950 by Lucien Lorelle

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    La Ronde

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    Gérard Philipe – Monsieur Ripois 1954 – Director: René Clément

  • “Everything rings true in this totally false film. Everything is illuminated in this obscure film. For he who leaps into the void owes no explanations to those who watch.” Jean Luc Godard

    Montparnasse 19 was originally to have been directed by Max Ophüls with a script by Henri Jeanson. Becoming ill, Ophüls turned the project over to Jacques Becker. Dissatisfied with Jeanson’s script, Becker re-wrote the scenario. (Leap into the Void, Godard and the Painter)

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  • Gérard Philipe and Micheline Presle in an adaptation of Radiguet’s novel, Devil in the flesh. (1947)

    Gerard Philipe Michel Presle inThe Devil in the Flesh (France was slowly overcoming a murderous war, its veterans were revered, the adultry of a soldier’s wife was intolerable. via.)

    The novel is described as,

    an extraordinary mixture of perception and brutality, tenderness and heartlessness. (via)