Archive for February, 2020

Augusta Savage – A Harlem Renaissance Sculptor

Saturday, February 29th, 2020
  • Augusta Savage

    Augusta Savage (born Augusta Christine Fells; February 29, 1892 – March 27, 1962) was an African-American sculptor associated with the Harlem Renaissance.[2] She was also a teacher whose studio was important to the careers of a generation of artists who would become nationally known. She worked for equal rights for African Americans in the arts

  • A monument of Hope and Beauty

  • RIP Katherine Johnson -NASA Mathematician, Depicted in “Hidden Figures”

    Monday, February 24th, 2020
  • NASA says Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who worked on NASA’s early space missions and was portrayed in the film “Hidden Figures,” about pioneering black female aerospace workers, has died.

    Black Mathematician Katherine Johnson died.

    Jojo Rabbit/Screenplay

    Friday, February 21st, 2020

  • (Jojo Rabbit – Thomasin McKenzie, Roman Griffin Davies and Taika Waititi)

    Let everything happen to you
    Beauty and terror
    Just keep going
    No feeling is final

    Rainer Maria Rilke

    Page 93 from the Screenplay of Jojo Rabbit
    (Rilke was born in Prague. Jojo Rabbit was filmed in historical towns and villages in the Czech Republic. The interiors were built in the Barrandov Studios in Prague.)

    See where this screenplay showed up first.
    Jojo R Script
    (For Your Consideration)

  • Harriet Andersson & Ingmar Bergman

    Friday, February 14th, 2020

  • (Harriet Andersson in Sawdust and Tinsel)

    Harriet Andersson

    Born 14 February 1932 in Stockholm, the daughter of naval officer Johan Valfrid and Agda Teresis Andersson.

    ‘Harriet Andersson is one of the cinematographic geniuses. You only meet a few rare shimmering species on the winding road through the jungle of the trade.’
    Ingmar Bergman in Images

  • Ingmar said ' Harriet is unusually strong but vulnerable person, with a streak of brilliance in her gifts. She is…

    Posted by Fung-Lin Hall on Sunday, February 14, 2016

  • (On the set of Cries and Whisper)

  • Harriet Andersson’s old interview. She is funny.

  • Summer of Monica –

    Posted by Fung-Lin Hall on Tuesday, June 13, 2017

    Words of Love, Marianne and Leonard Cohen

    Thursday, February 13th, 2020
  • Letters

    ‘Write me and tell me your heart’ — Leonard Cohen’s letters to Marianne Ihlen

  • Happy Valentine’s Day!

  • Waiting for The Barbarians – J. M Coetzee

    Sunday, February 9th, 2020

  • (Johnny Depp and Mark Rylance from the film “Waiting for the Barbarians”)

  • The Nobel Prize bio of J. M. Coetzee.

    John Maxwell Coetzee was born in Cape Town, South Africa, on 9 February 1940′

  • J. M. Coetzee1acoetzeebooks
    Coetzee completed a Master’s thesis on Ford Madox Ford

    John Malkovich 1acoetzeedisgrace

    Review of Disgrace by Roger Ebert

    I awaited the closing scenes of “Disgrace” with a special urgency, because the story had gripped me deeply but left me with no idea how it would end. None — and I really cared. This is such a rare movie.

  • Paul Auster and Coetzee see a cartoon and read the New Yorker article – The Better Player.

    Click to see large Who is this?

  • Previous Post The Seven Samurai digital image by Fung-Lin Hall The Seven Samurai and Coetzee.

    RIP Beverly Pepper -A Sculptor of Monumental Lightness

    Thursday, February 6th, 2020
  • RIP Beverly Pepper (NY times obit )

    Beverly Pepper, Sculptor of Monumental Lightness, Dies at 97

    An American artist who long worked in Italy, she created towering forms whose evanescence belied their giant scale.

    Beverly Pepper (homepage)

    Beverly Pepper (born December 20, 1922) is an American sculptor known for her monumental works,
    site specific and land art. She remains independent from any particular art movement.

  • Art News Obit

    Beverly Pepper, Sculptor of Majestic Steel Forms That Transform Their Settings, Is Dead at 97

  • Kirk Douglas : He was Issur Danielovitch

    Wednesday, February 5th, 2020
  • Goodbye

    Kirk Douglas: I am Issur Danielovitch

    See him on youtube

  • While Paths of Glory did not do well at the box office, it has since become one of the great anti-war films, and one of early films by director Stanley Kubrick. Douglas, a fluent French speaker, plays a sympathetic French officer during World War I who tries to save three soldiers from the firing squad.

  • Ikko Narahara – A Master Photographer died at 88

    Monday, February 3rd, 2020
  • RIP Ikko Narahara (Mainichi JP)

    TOKYO (Kyodo) — Ikko Narahara, an internationally renowned photographer widely viewed as a precursor of photographic expression in postwar Japan, has died of heart failure at a nursing facility in Tokyo, his family said Monday. He was 88.

  • Ikko Narahara 31 Best

  • (Roller-Skating Rink, Colorado 1972)
    via MoMa

    See more Ikko Narahara – Photos from a Master of Photography blog here.

  • (Two Garbage Cans)