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Oslo to Bali – the Climate Change of Øivind Klungseth Zahlsen + Citizen4,5 & K

January 27th, 2015
  • Part I – Citizenfive
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    Øivind Klungseth Zahlsen – multi-media artist, engineer – world traveller.
    videos.

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    Citizenfive

    is from 2015 head of the study center at Udayana University. Øivind is civil engineer from Norwegian University of Science and Technology with additional education in Media Sciences and Cultural Psychology.

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  • Part II – Citizenfour

    Snowden with Bob Greenwald 1agreenwald-snowden-1-m(Greenwald almost blows the biggest story of his life)..

    Part III The trial of hero719_trial
    of Citizen K was not directed by 1orsonpasolini Pasolini

    Politics to Literature – Neo Realist Filmmaker Francesco Rosi Dies at 92

    January 10th, 2015
  • Francesco Rosi, a filmmaker who was fascinated with power, poverty and politics, and whose commitment to social issues made him a direct heir to the traditions of Italian neorealist cinema of the postwar years, died on Saturday in Rome. He was 92.

    (NY times)

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  • John Turturro in Truce

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    Senses of Cinema: Rosi

    Fancesco Rosi

    His 1979 film Christ Stopped at Eboli won the Golden Prize at the 11th Moscow International Film Festival.[5]

    Rosi’s films always appear to have political messages, especially his work from the 1960s and 1970s. As he matured as a director his topics for films became less politically oriented and more angled toward literature. Despite the more traditional slant of his later work, Rosi continued to direct until 1997. The 58th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival in 2008 played tribute to Francesco Rosi by screening 13 films in its Homage section, the latter being reserved to filmmakers of outstanding quality and achievement. He received the Honorary Golden Bear for Lifetime Achievement on 14 February 2008, accompanied by the screening of Salvatore Giuliano.

  • Carmen

  • Full film withut subtitles El momento de la verdad

  • Three Kings – Elvis, Bowie and Hawking

    January 8th, 2015
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    (Yumi Shirakawa, Hideko Takamine, Yoko Minamida, Misako Uji and Yumiko Hasegawa visiting Elvis.)


  • See Bowie with Nicolas Roeg here.

  • Happy birthday Stephen Hawking..
    I saw Theory of Everything.. Eddie Redmayne was excellent.

  • Eddie Redmayne visits Nasa -

  • Night Waltz – Adieu 2014 – & Happy New Year- 2015

    December 31st, 2014
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    Photo by Tim Richmond.

    Happy birthday Paul Bowles and Patti Smith (Dec 30.. they share a birthday).
    Night Waltz (See Jane and Paul Bowles)

  • In Memoriam..

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    Philip Seymour Hoffman known for playing beautiful losers, leaves behind a legacy of work that broke your heart and hit you in the gut.

    Alain Resnais

  • Yamaguchi Yoshiko and Isamu Noguchi

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  • Pete Seeger, the power of song- he loved boating.

  • Visionary Land Artist Nancy Holt

  • Genpei Akasegawa - Neo Dada Artist

  • Jane and Kate Barry

    Rene Burri -Swiss Magnum photographer <> <> Jane Bown -Shy & Gentle photographer
    Minimalist photographer Lewis Balts

    Billie Whitelaw (Samuel Beckett’s perfect actress)

    Maximillian Schell

  • Robin Williams 1abikeRobin

    Shoji Masui 1Toruburmeseharp he passed away on March 3, 2014. (Burmese Harp directed by Kon Ichikawa)

    Luis Rainer A Movie Legend with 2 Oscars was 104.

    Jane Freilicher - (See portraits of Frank OHara, Koch and Ashbery)

    Ruby Dee
    Amiri Baraka

    Adios Senor Horace Silver (click to see large)

  • Let our scars fall in love, Farewell Galway Kinnell<> <> Maxine Kumin<> <> Mark Strand
    Charles Barsotti (Cactus Dwarf Orchard)

    Camille Lepage Young Photo Jounalist Killed In Central Africa

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    Takakura Ken -legendary actor was 83.

    Cab Calloway Reefer Man + Bogie’s Untold Story – Happy Holidays 2014

    December 25th, 2014
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  • Nabakov The Moment of truth (youtube)


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    Cab Calloway and Humphrey Bogart were born on Dec 25.
    Happy birthday Sissy Spacek, Louise Bourgeois and Hannah Schygulla.

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    Happy Holidays 2014!

  • Update: Arnold Schoenberg wishes you a very merry Xmas

  • Samuel Beckett’s “Perfect Actress” Billie Whitelaw Died on the Anniversary of Beckett’s Passing

    December 22nd, 2014
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    Samuel Beckett died on Dec 22, 1989.
    Billie Whitelaw died on Dec 21, 2014 (A day early)

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    In her autobiography Billie Whitelaw… Who He?, however, she acknowledged it was her work with Beckett that generated the most interest.
    Without their association, she wrote, “nobody would have been remotely interested in my autobiography.”

    See photos (guardian)

  • Click to see large NPG x28636; Billie Whitelaw by Jane Bown
    Photo by Jane Bown bromide print, 1969
    Jane Bown who photographed Billie Whatelaw died on Dec 21, 2014, a day earlier.

  • R.I.P Jane Bown – Shy & Gentle Photographer

    December 22nd, 2014
  • Jane Bown, revered Observer photographer, dies age 89

    Her first commission for the Observer was a portrait of philosopher Bertrand Russell in 1949. From then, Bown photographed the great and the good, the rich and the poor, the ordinary and extraordinary with a compassionate and gentle eye.

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    Gypsy Child, Kent, 1961. Photograph: Jane Bown for the Observer

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    Jane Bown died on Dec 21, 2014, one day before the anniversary of passing of Samuel Beckett who died on Dec 22, 1989.
    News just came in Billie Whitelaw died on Dec 22, 2014.

    The Coventry-born star, who was made a CBE in 1991, worked in close collaboration with playwright Samuel Beckett, who described her as a perfect actress.

  • Jane Bown as a girl
    (Jane Bown as a girl)
    “As you can see, I was a very contented and well-behaved child.” As before, she mentioned aunts and grandparents – but there was no mention of parents. Born out of wedlock in 1925, she was passed around maternal aunts, “it was like pass the parcel”, until one day when she was 12 she realised that Aunt Daisy, her favourite, was in fact her mother. Gradually, as she revealed more, I came to understand that this early trauma in some fundamental way provided the key to Jane’s work. She tentatively agreed to do an interview despite her reluctance to talk about herself and her work, not to mention her extreme discomfort at being filmed.

    Art & Design

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    Sinead O’Connor by Jane Bown

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    Bruce Chatwin

  • There is nothing there with Blair (Youtube)

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  • The Passing of J.M.W Turner & His Last Words + Mike Leigh & Timothy Spall

    December 19th, 2014
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    JMW Turner’s 1817 watercolour Landscape: Composition of Tivoli

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    On Dec 19 1851 Turner passed away.

    Turner died in the house of his lover Sophia Caroline Booth in Cheyne Walk in Chelsea on 19 December 1851, and is said to have uttered the last words “The sun is God”.

  • See a painting Ancient Italy Ovid Banished From Rome

  • How Turner set painting free War: The Exile and the Rock Limpet 1842

    “Turner has always been a key figure for me,” he says. “When you look at a Turner painting, you can sort of drift into it – and that drifting allows the painting to hold you. It takes time – it’s not an instant, it’s not a selfie, but something that has a process within it. And that’s interesting. Turner made something so abstract that he must have trusted the people who looked at the painting to finish the story off. I think this trust is amazing.” Olaf – Elliasson

  • Night on Earth with Armin Mueller Stahl – 2014

    December 17th, 2014
  • Armin Mueller Stahl 1ArminStahl is 84 years old today.
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    German actor Armin Mueller-Stahl has had careers – and success – in three different countries under three very different systems. First in communist East Germany, where he was a heartthrob and matinee idol, then in West Germany where he worked with Rainer Werner Fassbinder in films including Lola and Verona Voss, and, finally, in Hollywood, where he has worked with directors such as David Fincher, Steven Soderbergh, Ron Howard and Barry Levinson. (via Hollywood reporter)

    He appeared in such films as Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Lola (1981), Veronika Voss (1982), Andrzej Wajda’s A Love in Germany (1984),
    Angry Harvest (Agnieszka Holland), The Music Box, Avalon, Shine, and Eastern Promises.

    Previous post -2010 (Buddenbrooks + showing off Armin’s paintings)

    Eastern Promises (youtube) (love this film).

    Armin directed Conversation with Beast (youtube)

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    Blog Vitro Nasu is 10 years old.
    See the first post – here..

    Contact (2005 – fun stuff) or the Archive.

    R.I.P Jane Freilicher – Portraits of Frank O’Hara, Koch & Ashbery

    December 14th, 2014
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    Jane Freilicher (in film star pose) Water Mill, NY, 1958
    By John Jonas Gruen

    R.I.P Jane Freilichner an outsider in era of Abstract Expressionism dies at 90.

    The prevailing critical current, for most of her career, devalued the landscape and still-life genres. In landscape, what Mr. Ashbery called her “sweetness of tone” drew unfavorable comparisons with Mr. Porter’s moodier treatment of similar scenes.

    “My work was deviant enough to explain why I was not rising through the ranks,” she told The New York Times in 1998. “But I liked not having the demands made on me a big career would have made. It allowed me a certain freedom to fool around.”

  • art news obit In 1958, the poet James Schuyler termed her “a poet’s painter who may yet become the public’s painter”—an apt description for her entire career.

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    Jane with Ruth Kligman and DeKooning.

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    Ashbery and O’Hara regularly sought her advice for poems in process. Urbane, affectionate, and gossipy, the letters put the artist’s legendary wit on display.
    O’Hara wrote his celebrated series of “Jane poems,” weaving her name into the titles.(via)

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    See more paintings by Jane here.

  • See Jane with Hartigan and Larry Rivers

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    The poet John Ashbery, with whom she shared a six-decade friendship, wrote, “Her pictures always have an air of just coming into being, of tentativeness that is the lifeblood of art.” The two met when Ashbery, fresh out of college, came to stay at the poet Kenneth Koch’s apartment at East 16th Street and Third Avenue, and Freilicher, who lived one floor above, provided the key to let him in. –

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  • Jane and her friends

    The depth of Koch’s friendship with Freilicher is equally evident. There’s a typed manuscript page for his script for The Automotive Story, a 1954 short film directed by Rudy Buckhardt featuring Jane Frelicher; likewise the painter’s portraits of Koch are reproduced, as is Freilicher’s painting The Car, alongside the painter and poet’s jokey collaborative text “A Car” (“Dashboard: I am my setting sun, a dashboard. / Clutch: I clutch. We like each other.”).

    Shuji Terayama – Labyrinth Tale, Tarot & Klaus Kinski

    December 9th, 2014
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    Klaus Kinski in Fruits of Passion directed by Terayama Shuji

  • Pencil Dracula Terayamay Shuji animation gif Shuji Terayama (previous post)

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    Arielle Dombasle – (married to Henri Bernard Levy) and Klaus Kinski in Fruits of Passion.

  • Tarot Deck Dark and Strange - Shuji Terayama <> <> Labyrinth Tale (See an amazing film)

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    Tom Waits -His Father was an Exhaust Manifold and His Mother a Tree

    December 6th, 2014
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    Happy birthday Tom Waits.

    See and hear Gun street girl (youtube)

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    Tom Waits Kronos String Quartet Bridge School Cold Ground

  • Writing songs is like capturing birds without killing them. Sometimes you end up with nothing but a mouthful of feathers.
    Tom Waits

    More “Wit and Wisdom” from his homepage.

    1) I knelt at the altar of Ray Charles for years. I worked at a restaurant, and that’s all there was on the jukebox.
    2) The blues is like a planet. It’s an enormous topic. You can’t ignore the impact that it has had and continues to have on the whole musical culture. It’s a tree that everyone is swinging from. Without it, I don’t know where I would be. It’s indelible and indispensable.
    3) I love Burroughs (William S. Burroughs). He’s like a metal desk. He’s like a still, and everything that comes out of him is already whiskey.
    4) He is one of the standards by which I measure all singers. (On Harry Belafonte) (via IMDB)