Isabelle Weingarten worked with Bresson, Eustache & Wenders

August 4th, 2020

  • (Isabelle Weingarten – photo by Wim Wenders)
    Wendes directed her in The State of Things, they were married from 1981 to 82.

    Mother and the Whore
    (Isabelle was directed by Jean Eustache, not in this photo)

    Sad news about the passing of Isabell Weingarten came from Paul Soares.

    Isabelle Weingarten Instagram

    (See her filmography from MUBI)

    (Steve Hiett | Isabelle Weingarten, 1973)

  • Four Nights of a Dreamer is based on the story White Nights written by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
    Robert Bresson directed her in Four Nights a Dreamer.

  • In memory of the wonderful Isabelle Weingarten.

    In memory of the wonderful Isabelle Weingarten. She was „Anna“ in the lost film crew in THE STATE OF THINGS (1982) and she played herself in REVERSE ANGLE (1982).

    Posted by Wim Wenders Foundation on Tuesday, August 11, 2020

    (with Sam Fuller)

    In memory of the wonderful Isabelle Weingarten. She was „Anna“ in the lost film crew in THE STATE OF THINGS (1982) and she played herself in REVERSE ANGLE (1982).(via Wim Wenders foundation on FB)

    RIP Alan Parker Midnight Express, Shoot the Moon

    July 31st, 2020

  • (Alan Parker and Mickey Rourke)
    Alan Parker Angel Heart

    Alan Parker Rolling Stone obit

    Sir Alan Parker, Director of ‘The Wall,’ ‘The Commitments,’ ‘Midnight Express,’ Dead at 76
    British filmmaking giant also helmed Bugsy Malone, Mississippi Burning and Fame

    Midnight Express Director Alan Parker died (Deadline obit)

  • Alan Parker’s Archive (Notes, letters etc from BFI.org.UK)

  • <> <> <>
    (Brad Davis in Midnight Express)

  • Albert Finney and Diane Keaton in Shoot the moon.
    (His most personal film)

    Peter Bradshaw A Guardian film critic who also loved “Shoot the Moon”

    <> <> <>
    (Peter Weller and Diane Keaton in Shoot the Moon)

  • Frank McCourt wrote Angela’s Ashes

  • Chris Marker – Staring Back

    July 29th, 2020

  • (Alain Resnais and Chris Marker)

  • Chris Marker Appriciations

  • Chris Marker Par Agnes Varda

  • Le Joli Mai
    Marker, Eustache, Melville, Bresson

    RIP Olivia De Havilland – Gone with the Wind at 104.

    July 26th, 2020
  • (Olivia De Havilland Fast Facts )

    Olvia de Havilland Classic Hollywood Star dies at age 104

  • Olivia de Havilland, Joan Fontaine Sisters Feud (Biography.com)

  • RIP John Saxon (August 5, 1935 – July 25, 2020) & Bruce Lee

    July 25th, 2020

  • (John Saxon and Bruce Lee – On set of Enter The Dragon – 1973)

  • John Saxon (born Carmine Orrico; August 5, 1935 – July 25, 2020) was an American actor and martial artist who worked on more than 200 projects during a span of 60 years. Saxon is known for his work in Westerns and horror movies, often playing police officers and detectives.
    Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Saxon studied acting with Stella Adler before beginning his career as a contract actor for Universal Pictures, playing in such movies as Rock, Pretty Baby (1956) and Portrait in Black (1961). During the 1970s and 1980s, he established himself as a character actor, frequently portraying law enforcement officials in horror movies such as Black Christmas (1974), Dario Argento’s Tenebrae (1982), and A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984).
    In addition to his roles in horror movies, Saxon co-starred with Bruce Lee in the martial arts movie Enter the Dragon (1973), and has supporting roles in the westerns Death of a Gunfighter (1969) and Joe Kidd (1972), as well as the adventure thriller Raid on Entebbe (1977). In the 1990s, Saxon occasionally appeared in movies, with small roles in Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994) and From Dusk till Dawn (1996).

    Saxon died of pneumonia in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, on July 25, 2020.


  • Bela Tarr- Satantango, The Turin Horse etc.

    July 21st, 2020

  • (Erika Bók in Satantango and The Turin Horse)

    Click to read the text

    Werckmeister Harmonies,The melancholy of resistence, from Kinoeye.

    The setting is a provincial town cut off by ice, but there are also unclear rumours of events to come—this time robbery, violence and maybe apocalypse. A travelling circus comes to town offering to exhibit the biggest whale in the world, accompanied by a mysterious and uncontrollable figure referred to as “the prince,” who has the capacity to attract violent followers and whose presence alone is sufficient to trigger his policies of destruction.

  • From an interview with Bela Tarr, not surprisingly Bela Tarr mentioned Robert Bresson, Ozu, Fassbinder and Cassavattes as masters who influenced him.

    Kiyoshi Kurosawa Master of Fear -Cure, Tokyo Sonata

    July 19th, 2020
  • Happy birthday Kiyoshi Kurosawa!

    Kiyoshi Kurosawa Letterboxed

    Kiyoshi Kurosawa (born July 19, 1955) is a Japanese filmmaker. He is best known for his many contributions to the Japanese horror genre.

    “Cure” is in this list, Best Japanese film every year – BFI

  • Tokyo Sonata

    Interview Kiyoshi Kurosawa and Tahar Rahim (Film Comment)

  • August at Akiko’s – Hawaii Meditation

    July 9th, 2020

  • (Akiko Masuda)

    Tricycle – Interview

    Just be present and let the film be.” If we can simply be present, like we are with a friend that’s getting ready to cross over, then we can see how deep that humanity is. That’s what I want people to take from the film: Be present.

    August at Akiko’s

  • (Christopher Makoto Yogi and Alex Zhang Hungtai)

    Christopher Makoto Yogi, homepage

    Chrsitopher Makoto Moji (Instagram)

    Peace in the Breeze

    August at Akiko’s (Variety)

    RIP Ennio Morricone, Days of Heaven, The Mission

    July 6th, 2020
  • Ennio M.

    Ennio Morricone. Org

  • Days of Heaven – Terrence Malick – cinematography by Nestor Almendros. – Ennio Morricone film composer..Richard Gere &…

    Posted by Fung-Lin Hall on Saturday, November 30, 2013

    Days of Heaven soundtrack

  • Matt Savoie skated to the soundtrack from the Mission.

  • Alice Guy Blaché – The First filmmaker

    July 2nd, 2020
  • Alice Guy Blaché

    Be Natural, The Untold Story of Alice Guy Blache
    (See the film at Kanopy)

    Daryl Chin

    Alice Guy Blache Birthday Tribute (July 1): LA FEE AUX CHOUX (1900) Starting in 1896, she would be one of the first directors in cinema history, and would go on to direct over 400 films of incredible variety, from documentaries to fantasy films to biblical epics to domestic dramas to comedies; she was active from 1896 until 1918.

    (A Fool and His Money)

  • Alice Guy Blaché Wiki

    Thank for the Laugh, RIP Carl Reiner, The Comedic Renaissance Man

    June 30th, 2020

  • (via)

  • Carl Reiner a Life in Pictures

    Carl Reiner was born on 20 March 1922 in the Bronx in New York City. He served in the United States Army Air Forces in the second world war and also entertained the troops. When he returned home he dived into showbusiness

  • Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner,
    Love and Free Food the Secrets of Their 70 year Friendship

  • (The Jerk, 1979
    Reiner directed Steve Martin’s first starring movie role in this story of the life of an idiot. Here Martin presents Reiner with a birthday cake on set on 20 March 1979, Reiner’s 56th birthday)

    Carl Rainer’s Favorite Moment, The Jerk, Oceans, etc.

    Carl Reiner reveals secrets of ‘The Man With Two Brains,’ his favorite moment in ‘The Jerk,’ and intel on ‘Ocean’s 8’

    More funny stories from Dick Cavett and Carl Reiner here.

  • RIP Joel Schmacher who directed Veronica Guerin, The Client

    June 22nd, 2020
  • Joel Schumacher, costume designer-turned-director of films including “St. Elmo’s Fire,” “The Lost Boys” and “Falling Down,” as well as two “Batman” films, died in New York City on Monday morning after a year-long battle with cancer. He was 80.


    Joel Schumacher (Wiki)

    (Brad Renfro and Susan Sarandon)

    Cate Blancett

    Vulture -Joel Schmacher In Conversation