Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Halloween Heretofore.

c. 1920-1930. Halloween Costume Party at Gates' Rooftop Garden, Denver Co. (Photographed by Harry M. Rhoads)

1934. Halloween party at the Hotel Allerton,
Chicago, Il. (Photographed by Jessie Tarbox Beals)

1938. Halloween party at Shafter migrant camp,
Farmersville, CA. (Photographed by Dorothea Lange)

1938. Wesson Teebagi and Nusray Hadayia holding squashes decorated with faces, Boston MA. (Photographed by Robert Keller)

1979. Halloween vistors at the Miller-Zatica Household, Paradise Valley, NV. (Photographed by William Smock)

Friday, October 26, 2007

Screening Log. 10/25

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Stanley Kubrick) (1964)

"Heck, I reckon you wouldn't even be human beings if you didn't have some pretty strong personal feelings about nuclear combat."
Continuity Transcript @ Kubrick Site [link]
Commentary @ Kubrick Site [link]
Article @ The Greatest Films [link]
"Teaching Guide" @ Notre Dame [link]

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Screening Log. 10/20

The Darjeeling Limited (Wes Anderson) (2007)

Friday, October 19, 2007

Screening Log. 10/18

Einstein's Brain (Kevin Hull) (1994)

Info at Encyclopedia Obscura [link]
wikipedia [link]
Episode of 'This American Life' with segment on Prof. Sugimoto [link]

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Joseph Cornell

An exhibit of the great artist and filmmaker Joseph Cornell will be at the San Francisco MOMA until Jan 6. [link]

From the MOMA Website:
A self-taught artist, Joseph Cornell relied almost exclusively on found materials. He collected items from books, newspapers, second-hand stores, exploratory walks — even sweepings from his studio floor — to create intricate, elaborate box constructions and collages. These enchanting works of art transformed commonplace objects into extraordinary and magical dreamscapes, earning him immediate and enduring respect as a sort of artistic alchemist. Joseph Cornell: Navigating the Imagination brings together nearly 200 works dating from the 1930s until the artist's death in 1972, offering the first comprehensive retrospective of his work in a quarter century at its only West Coast venue.

Untitled (Hotel du Cygne) (c. 1952-55)

Tilly Losch (1935)

Untitled (collage) (c. 1930)

Cornell’s papers online [link]
Some of Cornell’s works online [link]
More works online [link]
Info about Cornell's films [link]
Watch Cornell's 1936 film Rose Hobart [link]
‘The Magical Worlds of Joseph Cornell’ DVD [link]

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Screening Log. 10/9

Dottie Gets Spanked (Todd Haynes) (1993)

Monday, October 8, 2007

Screening Log. 10/8

He Was Once (Mary Hestand) (1989)

This lovably bizarre film begins my (mini) Todd Haynes catchingup-athon (Haynes was a producer, and played Randy, the red-headed boy at the beginning).

Monday, October 1, 2007

Screening Log. 9/30

Zodiac (David Fincher) (2007)

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