Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Watched a movie called Harry Munter last night. Into the top ten it goes! Brilliant offbeat Swedish Harold & Maude vibes. It's about a teen inventor who paints his face blue and walk around on stilts. He's created a machine that makes sine waves and attracts slimy American investors who want to move his family to New York. Meanwhile he makes friends with various lost hearts -- an alcoholic former soccer star, a paranoid who believes she is being followed, an octogenarian who loves to have her back scrubbed in the tub. There's a brilliant sequence near the end in which each character's deepest wishes are fulfilled in Harry's sun-drenched, drug-induced reverie -- kind of reminded me of Hirokazu Kore-eda's After Life. So good! Watch here.
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Monday, March 25, 2013
Cover to Cover
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Thursday, March 21, 2013
Saturday, March 16, 2013
El jardin de las delicias
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Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Cuckoo! Here are some photos of Benjamin Britten's Noye's Fludde, from the original 1958 performance and a few other productions in the 60s. That's Britten in the cardigan. Moonrise Kingdom fans have probably already done similar image searches, ha. The Britten-Pears foundation also has Ceri Richards's original animal mask designs (below), and a great short film introducing the opera. I love the revolving 3D image of Mrs. Bear.
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Friday, March 8, 2013
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The Last Art College
Garry Neill Kennedy, The Last Art College: Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, 1968-1978 (MIT, 2012)
More Canadian goodness. This is one of many great books that my brilliant friend Eddie has been telling me about. A new, very impressive history of NSCAD in Halifax in the seventies, my new preferred time machine destination.
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