Archive for November, 2015

Bruce Lee – His Early Years

Friday, November 27th, 2015

Bruce Lee in Chinatown.

He made many films as a child actor. (youtube) He was a student of Philosophy and cha cha cha.

Master Sifu Bruce Lee “Jun Fan” Lee was born in the hour of the dragon on the year of the dragon, November 27, 1940 in San Francisco, California. “Jun Fan” translates to “return again”, his parents named him this with the hope he would return to America. At three months of age Bruce was taken to Hong Kong, but one day they would get their wish.”

Mao was a fan.

Jacky Chan on Bruce Lee.. the best story.

The Lost Interview.


Ip Man and Bruce Lee (Previous post)

His master, Ip Man, secretly enjoyed all Lee’s practical jokes.

Ip Man’s nickname for Bruce Lee was ‘upstart

Lee died within a year of his master, Ip Man.

He majored in Drama instead of philosophy.

He was a sleepwalker.

75 things you didn’t know about Bruce Lee.

  • Francisco Zubaran, Sam Taylor Wood, Jan Groover – Happy Thankgiving 2015

    Wednesday, November 25th, 2015
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    Francisco Zubaran – see his goat – (Year of Goat)

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    Sam Taylor Wood
    Sam Taylor Wood follows the examples of artists Julian Schnabel and Stev McQueen of crossing over to make mainstream films.

    Nowhere Boy was dedicated to late Anthony Minghella.

    White Cube – Sam Taylor Wood (Johnson now).

    Art eat art (blog)

    Jan Groover

  • Exercises in Style – Raymond Queneau, Louis Malle filmed Zazie with Philippe Noiret

    Monday, November 23rd, 2015
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    Zazie In the Metro

    Louis Malle passed away on Nov 23, 1995

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    Philippe Noiret passed away on Nov 23, 2006
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    Exercises in Style

    Poem by Raymond Queneau

    Rue Galilée
    Why has no one ever sung the rue Galilee
    rue Galilée full of dahlias
    rue Galilée full of hydrangeas
    rue Galilée with noble pediments
    rue Galilée loved by pedestrians
    rue Galilée lined with canals
    rue Galilée adored by cars
    rue Galilée terrible beauty
    rue Galilée which is really she
    whom I must sing
    in prose and in verse
    to all the Universe
    rue Croix-Nivert
    translated by Rachel Galvin

    Bruce Conner & Origami Shirt by Gianfranco Ferré

    Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
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    Bruce Conner – World Without End

    See his Bombhead here R.I.P Bruce Conner

    Bruce Connor and Ana Mendieta were both born on Nov 18.

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    Origami 2004 – Nylon tulle, silk chiffon

    the design of this blouse is rooted in the technical experimentation with laser cutting. The secret behind
    the sculptural volue of this shirt lies in the choice of fabrics used.

    The White shirt according to me Gianfranco Ferré

    Saeed Jaffrey – Bollywood, British Screen Legend Dies

    Monday, November 16th, 2015
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    Shatranj Ke Khiladi (The Chess Players) directed by Satyajit Ray

    Saeed Jaffrey – Bollywood, British Screen Legend Dies

    In a career that spanned more than half a century, Jaffrey made almost 200 screen appearances, working with directors including John Huston, James Ivory, David Lean, Richard Attenborough and Stephen Frears.
    Your next box set: The Jewel in the Crown

    Your next box set: Poignant and understated, The Jewel in the Crown’s account of the decline of the British Raj is one of the high-water marks of 1980s British TV, writes Alexandra Coghlan
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    He was probably best known to Western cinema audiences for his roles in Gandhi, The Man Who Would Be King, A Passage to India and My Beautiful Launderette, but he had a long and distinguished Bollywood career, notably in Raj Kapoor’s Ram Teri Ganga Maili and Indra Kumar’s Dil. He also starred in Satyajit Ray’s The Chess Players.

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    The Man Who Would be King (John Huston)


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    My Beautiful Launderette – (written by Hanif Kureishi, directed by Stephen Frears)

    Saeed Jaffrey was the first Indian to receive the Order of the British Empire or OBE.

    He was married to actress-author Madhur Jaffrey, with whom he had three children.

    Obit from Caravan daily ..

    James Broughton – Seeing the Light

    Tuesday, November 10th, 2015
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    Portrait of James Broughton (via)

    Bunuel has Catholic zen. Dryer has Protestant zen.
    Stravinsky has Russian zen. Eisenstein almost lost his.
    Precise spontaneity is the only way of hitting the target.
    When you know how to be where you are and to do what you do, you can take any risk.
    Order does not interfere with freedom, as Bach proved.
    Bach makes all kinds of freedom live together harmoniously.

    James Broughton
    (Seeing the Light – page 48)

  • Poet, Memoirist, Playwright, Film maker – James Broughton (wiki)
    (November 10, 1913 – May 17, 1999) was an American poet and poetic filmmaker. He was part of the San Francisco Renaissance, a precursor to the Beat poets.

  • He briefly lived with the film critic Pauline Kael and they had a daughter, Gina, who was born in 1948

  • Moon and the Coyote

    Saturday, November 7th, 2015
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    Moon and the Coyote

    Safari at the Mall

    Photos by Fung Lin Hall

  • Desert Time II- more art here by FLH.

    See more photos from Desert Time album.

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    Apres le Deluge Debris here.

  • Three Oracles and Three Sculptures Snake or Spoon
  • Last Life in the Lens Universe – (with bonus film links)

  • Rainbow Trouts, Jackson Pollack and Birds

    Signs by Walker Evans & Portrait of James Agee

    Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015
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    Walker Evans Signs

    Let us now praise Walker Evans (Youtube)

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    Portrait of James Agee by Walker Evans

    Let Us Now Praise Famous Men has won high praise over the years and is routinely studied in the U.S. as a source of both journalistic and literary innovation. Reading the book inspired Aaron Copland to write his opera, The Tender Land. (via wiki)