July 18, 2014
"Culture is fundamental. Literature saves you. Cinema saves you."

Léa Seydoux

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July 3, 2014

Ah, The Loved One - a 1965 oddball (in a good way) comedy with Jonathan Winters, Rod Steiger, Sir John Gielgud, Robert Morse and Rod Steiger about the Hollywood funeral business.

based on the equally worthwhile novel by Evelyn Waugh

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June 17, 2014
"Everybody’s hell is different. It’s not all fire and pain. The real hell is your life gone wrong."

What Dreams May Come


What Dreams May Come (film)

What Dreams May Come (original novel)

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June 17, 2014
The Penultimate Truth About Philip K. Dick


The Penultimate Truth About Philip K. Dick (named after his 1964 novel of humanity tricked into living in underground warrens) seeks out the writer’s friends, colleagues, collaborators, stepdaughter, therapist, and wives (three of them, anyway), assembling a portrait of the man who could create so many textual worlds at once so off-kilter and so tapped into our real worries and obsessions. Each of these interviewees regards differently Dick’s dedication to the pursuits of both literary achievement and psychonautical adventure, his complicated conception of the true nature of reality, his at times unpredictable behavior, and his penchant for encounters with the divine. Director Emeliano Larre and writer Patricio Vega’s 2007 documentary reveals one of the most fascinating personalities in late 20th-century letters, though, as any professor of literature will tell you, we ultimately have to return to the work itself.       continue

June 15, 2014
ANIMAL FARM (1954)

Watch the animated  Animal Farm' adaptation of Orwell’s novel Funded by the CIA (1954) http://t.co/SlPlmIZi89

In the middle of the twentieth century, America’s CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) saw art and culture as a weapon.

They secretly funded an animated adaptation of George Orwell’s Animal Farm as anti-Soviet propaganda. Orwell’s satirical, allegorical tale in which livestock overtake their farm from its human owners and turn, without hesitation, into illogical tyrants was read as a novel and a film version of Animal Farm would, so the CIA presumably hoped, get the message across more immediately and accessibly — especially after they’d demanded certain simplifications of the story.

Taking pains not to reveal its identity, the CIA simply became in 1954 a set of somewhat demanding “financial backers” for the animated Animal Farm; to take on Orwell’s “memorable fable” (as the opening titles put it), the CIA went with the animation studio of John Halas and Joy Batchelor, resulting in the first British-made animated feature ever theatrically released.

April 27, 2014
Ah, I miss film.

Ah, I miss film.

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April 21, 2014
John Lennon

John Lennon

April 21, 2014
Fort Apache

Fort Apache

Ah,  to spend a day playing again

with my plastic 1950s Fort Apache stockade.

Like the movie, I am Captain Kirby.

but no Henry Fonda takes my command,

and no Indians or soldiers get killed.

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April 12, 2014

HELP!

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February 25, 2014

High Fidelity (2000)

good film
good soundtrack
and a good book by a good writer (Nick Hornby)

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February 18, 2014
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Cinéma vérité

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February 7, 2014

Great scene and it was actually Harrison Ford improvising. There was supposed to be a long complicated battle where he used the whip to disarm the guy, but Harrison had dysentery and it was hot and he said “Hey Steven can I just shoot him?” and Spielberg liked it so much it went in the movie.

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February 6, 2014
I’ve saw this face in person today. Not Joan Blondell (in Miss Pinkerton 1932) but it was the same face.

I’ve saw this face in person today. Not Joan Blondell (in Miss Pinkerton 1932) but it was the same face.

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February 5, 2014
I always wanted to be as smooth as Fred.

I always wanted to be as smooth as Fred.

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February 2, 2014
"It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to."

W.C. Fields  



Comedian W.C. Fields started his performing career as a juggling vaudevillian and went on to make dozens of movies in which he often played a hard-drinking misanthrope.

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