Archive for June, 2020

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

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

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  • 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.

  • Mighty Graphic Deseigner Milton Glaser Died on His Birthday

    Friday, June 26th, 2020
  • New York Magazine obit (Milton Glaser was a co-founder)

    If Glaser had a breakout moment, it was his poster of Bob Dylan, from 1966.

  • Why Milton G was so influential, he studied under Morandi (The Guarduab obit)

  • So many people go through life with their eyes closed and don’t see anything except what they already know. Pay attention to what is, in the Buddhist sense, which means recognizing what is really going on, and not an illusion that is established to make you feel better about what you do. Self-examination, questioning whether or not you’re causing harm, whether you’re willing to lie in order to survive—all of those things are more important than which typeface you use. – Milton Glaser

    His homepage

    Milton Glaser died on his birthday


    About Trump, Milton said.

    Art can’t be done for a client—it has to be internal. But when you’re in my profession, you’re always dealing with clients. Donald Trump came to the studio a few times [when we were working on the Trump Vodka bottle, in 2006]. He paid half the fee, and never paid the second half. He always tried to hustle out of every deal he ever made with anyone. His trick was to make you realize that if you sued him, he’d come back to you with every lawyer in his scope. He was willing to invest millions of dollars to squash you rather than pay the bill. You have to face the fact that there are going to be clients you can work with and ones with which you cannot.

    (Monet Scribble)

    Interior – Skylight & Three Chairs

    Thursday, June 25th, 2020

  • Photo by Fung Lin Hall

    Skylight Ideas – Home decor

  • Chairs from the doctor’s office – photo by Fung Lin Hall

  • Chorus of Chairs

  • Bat, Elephant, & Dragon Chairs

  • RIP Joel Schmacher who directed Veronica Guerin, The Client

    Monday, 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

    O My Papa (Happy Father’s Day)

    Sunday, June 21st, 2020
  • Happy Father’s Day (Click and find other fathers)

  • RIP Ian Holm – “The Sweet Hereafter” ‘Naked Lunch”

    Friday, June 19th, 2020
  • Independent Obit

    Ian Holm: Versatile actor whose measured, gritty performances took him from Shakespeare to Hollywood

  • Ian Holm an Appreciation

    A virtuoso actor of Steel, Sinew and Charm

    Ian Holm

    most people have seen him in Lord of Ring series.. Ian was terrific in The Sweet Hereafter… He has played Napoleon Bonaparte three times: first, in the 1972 television series Napoleon and Love; next, in a cameo comic rendition, in Terry Gilliam’s Time Bandits from 1981; third, in 2001 he played the fallen and exiled leader in the fanciful film The Emperor’s New Clothes. Naked Lunch, eXistenz, Big Night and Jay Gould’s secret etc.

    THE SWEET HEREAFTER, from left, director Atom Egoyan, Ian Holm, on-set, 1997, ©Fine Line Features/courtesy Everett Collection

  • RIP Luther Price Experimental Filmmaker

    Wednesday, June 17th, 2020
  • Daryl Chin

    RIP Luther Price. Word has come from Patrick Friel and Bobby Abate that the experimental filmmaker Luther Price has died. Starting as a teenager in the 1980s, he was one of the most inventive and endlessly productive filmmakers around. Initially working in super8, his films, installations and visual art works never ceased to amaze. A few years ago, Anthology Film Archives preserved some of his short films from the 1990s, and i was struck (again) at how vibrant his work was. Such a loss! Only in his 50s!

    Luther Price at Walker

  • Luther Price On Scree exorcism (Hyperallergic)

  • Mother Courage, Two Epic Films, Leonie & Promise at Dawn

    Friday, June 12th, 2020
  • Leonie (Film)
    Written and Directed by Hisako Matsui, Emily Mortimer played Leonie.
    Watch trailer on Kanopy

  • More on Isamu Noguchi (previous post) (Including the Tea Ceremony with Charlie Chaplin)

  • Romain Gary (from the New Yorker)

    From his difficult childhood in Poland to his adolescence under Nice’s sun, to his career in the air force in Africa during World War II… Romain Gary has lived an extraordinary life. He owes this relentless enterprise to live a thousand lives, to become a great man and a famous writer, to his mother Nina. It’s the wild love of his eccentric and endearing mother that drives him to become one of the greatest novelists of the twentieth century, to lead a life full of twists, passion, and mystery. But this unconditional maternal love will also be a burden that he bears his whole life… Promise at Dawn is the film adaptation of Romain Gary (Rotten Tomatoes)

  • Both Leonie and Nina the mother of Romain Gary were eccentric and independent women who encouraged their son to follow their dream, to work hard and to be original.

  • Anoushka Shankar

    Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

  • Happy birthday Anoushka Shankar!


  • The Plague Year – T. S Rollins & Kids + Claude Cahun

    Monday, June 8th, 2020
  • (Animal Farm Kim Jong-Un )

    The Plague Year

    Tim Rollins with Kids (Tim Rollins RIP -2017)

    Through his more than three decades working with the collective KOS (Kids of Survival), Rollins developed a unique model for art as collaboration, activism, and pedagogy.

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    Claude Cahun Identity Performance

  • RIP John Loengard Life Photographer of Natural Look

    Friday, June 5th, 2020
  • Georgia O’Keefe
    (On her roof, Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, 1967)

  • Henry Moore’s Sheep Piece,Much Hadham, England 1983

  • FLORIDA, UNITED STATES – FEBRUARY 1964: (L-R) Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John Lennon & Ringo Starr of the Beatles, taking a dip in a swimming pool . (Photo by John Loengard/Life Magazine/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images)

  • John Loengard

    Harvard Crimson Obit

    Photographer John B. Loengard ’56, Whose Eye Saw Things Others’ Could Not, Dies at 85

    Jill Krementz, a photographer and close friend of Loengard, said he will be remembered not only for his contributions to photography, but also for his character.

  • Furniture maker George Nakashima, New Hope, Pa (photo by John Loengard)

  • Life & Architecture, “Columbus” Written & Directed by Kogonada

    Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020
  • Columbus 2017 film


    Columbus artfully balances a pair of opposites.
    Kogonada’s first narrative feature is as meticulously composed as you would expect, and a poignant tale of intergenerational conflict that recalls the work of Ozu. (via BFI)

    Space is the Place – Interview

  • Kogonada’s pseudonymous nom de cinema is itself a nod to Yasujiro Ozu’s screenwriting partner, Kogo Noda.

    See Kogonada’s video Essays (4 sample links.. see more from his site)

    Ozu Passageways

    What is Neorealism?

    One Point Perspective (Kubrick)

    The World According to Koreeda Hirokazu