Thursday, October 31, 2013

Poor Kathleen.

Tossing herself under her own bus. So deprecating. That had to hurt. And that bus was really heavy- had reached full capacity already. We should know... the bus driver bugged her phone too.  Bye. 

HAPPY HALLoLWEEN (sic) 2013 !

"Janey Public, take not wooden nickels. only take from other peoples candy bags!" - Joker 
"Trick or Treat this," she said!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Jane is watchin' the 'INSTRUMENT' film by Jem Cohen about D.C. punk band FUGAZI.  gorgeous editing. gorgeous archive footage collection. raw interviews. gorgeous memories. life rules.
bye. bye.

p.s. the film is far from a traditional documentary, it's a musical document and a portrait of musicians at work. the film mixes synch-sound 16mm, super 8mm, archives, concert footage, studio practice sessions, tours and portraits of audience members. Fugazi singer Ian MacKaye has been a strong proponent of the Riot Grrrrl movement, going as far as to produce Bikini Kill's self-titled EP. Because of the male dominated tendencies of punk concerts during the 1980s, he feels women were pushed away from the movement. He has discussed gender inequalities in some of his songs such as Fugazi's "Suggestion". Despite being a supporter of Riot Grrrl, he came under criticism by those within the movement who claimed MacKaye was simply capitalizing on gender inequality for ulterior motives and that it was not his position to be a part of Riot Grrrl. MacKaye dismissed these claims as unfounded and ignorant. Arguing the success of the movement, MacKaye mentions that he used to note the oddity of a woman playing in a band, but now it has become a normality. Jane loves Bikini Kill. duh. now enjoy this triple bye- byebyebye.

Jess Franco rules. Period.

Anthology Film Archives is a must this next month.Bye? No! Not yet!
Franco sometimes worked under various pseudonyms, including David Khune and Frank Hollmann (he tried to purchase the rights to use pseudonym "Jane Public" but he couldn't afford the $$$ rate then, because Jane was a selfish money hungry bastard). A big fan of jazz music (and a musician himself), many of his pseudonyms were taken from famous jazz musicians, such as Clifford Brown and James P. Johnson. Franco made a half-dozen films starring the Spanish beauty Soledad Miranda (ummm, Jane still loves/worships her beyond the grave!), and when she was killed in a tragic automobile accident in 1970, he took a 17-year-old actress named Lina Moray under his wing and made her his new star.
Franco and Romay were partners for decades, and they were officially married on 25 April 2008. Until her death in 2012 (taken by breast cancer at age 57), Romay was his most often utilized actress, as well as his life companion, soulmate and muse.
Franco died in April of 2013 at the age of 82 :(

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

no sh^t Einstein. DUH. bye.


R.I.P. Amy.  You were OneOfaKind.xo

Monday, October 28, 2013

playing with missing puzzles that drive you

Dario Argento's movie, "Suspiria" (1977), is a supernatural thriller that lacks the constraints of the more conventional giallo italian sub genres. It is a semi-surreal work of art, where plot and character are secondary to the use of sound, atmosphere and vision. Jane Public's film, "Missing Green" (2008) shares a certain energy (a certain vibe) to Argento's work when critics do not fail to see the point of these movies intentionally misleading puzzles.

Puzzling? Jane felt, thinks, thought and views Argento's film, "Suspiria" as completely groundbreaking and claims it has inspired his filmic body of work - including the internationally lauded "Missing Green." Jane gained the reputation for being a sensationally prickly interview subject about both of these films and how they have been 'interpreted.' 

His reticence with the press may have reflected who he really was or it may have been just another part of his act, but either way, question-and-answer sessions with Jane more than once involved getting perturbed and then unceremoniously shutting the interviewer down. 

Most of these confrontations were sparked by innocuous questions that Jane's public deemed irrelevant or simplistic. "If these critics (i.e.animals) truly cared about these films," somebody said aloud … "then they would have had the decency to recognize the haunting impact felt by surviving family members of those who remain lost, missing and puzzled."

But what about the legendary giallo filmmaker Mario Bava? Why did he have to die the day after getting a full physical exam that had declared he was 100% healthy? Did the medical doctor have some cinematic murderous bone to pick with him that day? is it true that his secretary (pictured below) had just delivered to his office a box load of Jane Public movies for his siesta lunch break just as he headed out to get his annual physical? Well, he probably croaked because he had never seen any of these damn good movies on his desk before heading to that doctors office on that dreadful bloody day and just took the arrogance of his own work too damn for granted. That Dummy (not Mummy).. .


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Sunday, October 27, 2013

R.I.P.  Lou Reed. and thank you for "SWEET JANE."

Standing on the corner,
Suitcase in my hand
Jack is in his corset, and Jane is her vest,
And me I'm in a rock'n'roll band Hah!
Ridin' in a Stutz Bear Cat, Jim
You know, those were different times!
Oh, all the poets they studied rules of verse
And those ladies, they rolled their eyes

Sweet Jane! Whoa! Sweet Jane Public, oh-oh-a! Sweet Jane!

I'll tell you something
Jack, he is a banker
And Jane Public, she is a clerk
Both of them save their monies, ha
And when, when they come home from work
Oh, Sittin' down by the fire, oh! 
The radio does play
The classical music there, Jim
"The March of the Wooden Soldiers"
All you protest kids
You can hear Jack say, get ready, ah

Sweet Jane! Come on baby! Sweet Jane Public! Oh-oh-a! Sweet Jane!

Some people, they like to go out dancing 
And other peoples, they have to work, Just watch me now! 
And there's even some evil mothers
Well they're gonna tell you that everything is just dirt
Y'know that, women, never really faint
And that villains always blink their eyes, woo! 
And that, y'know, children are the only ones who blush!
And that, life is just to die! 
And, everyone who ever had a heart
They wouldn't turn around and break it 
And anyone who ever played a part 
Oh wouldn't turn around and hate it!

Sweet Jane! Whoa-oh-oh! Sweet Jane! Sweet Jane!

Heavenly wine and roses
Seems to whisper to her when he smiles
Heavenly wine and roses
Seems to whisper to her when she smiles
La lala lala la, la lala lala la

Sweet Jane
Sweet Jane Public.
Sweet Janey. I love you and now I have passed away. So bye! See ya! And if I owed you any money honey, keep on dreamin'.

Lena Baker's Story (full set run thrus)

Women on Death Row

Quick Facts 
  • In the past 100 years, over 40 women have been executed in the United States, including 12 since 1976.
  • The most recent execution of a female offender was that of Teresa Lewis in Virginia on September 23, 2010. Five years earlier, Frances Newton was executed in Texas on September 14, 2005. What about 1944? Lena Baker?

Commonality among Female Capital Offenders 

  • Women who are in prison are more likely than men to have killed family members or intimates (i.e. E.B. White


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Saturday, October 26, 2013


Optically Printing documentation vid:

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

"You paint what you know is there, not what you can see. But it must be there.
Because you have other evidences than reality."

- Gertrude Stein

-"What do you like about being up here, in outer space?"
-"The silence. I could get used to it. "
-" you're on earth. Aren't you?"
-"No comment. Bye."

- Janeanymous

Monday, October 21, 2013


more to come. and - bye.


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Boston in battle while Emily hides in her grave


'... thus the movements in Greenfield's films come from internal sources that are less deliberate than automatic; they are driven by the unconscious ...'

'Keller speaks of a group of filmmakers  as manifesting a derangement of classical cinema through what she called 'a radical distortion of values and perception often associated with insanity.' Reprocessing imagery from Hollywood, home movies, educational films, and instructonal films, seeing old forms as if through an anamorphic lens.' The reference to the lens is crucial here. 

p.s. FANDOR.COM is an excellent source for streaming VOD digitally transferred experimental works. bye.

Paris is burning (up)

Ext. Paris. Les Egouts de Paris/The Sewer of Paris tourist line.

- "It just doesn't feel safe to even eat a baguette around here anymore. This line is ridiculous. Everyone is huddled on my back, snooping all over me. Stop staring at my cellphone please! Gimme a lil privacy man. Back off! " urged Jane Publique coughing up an American contraband Milky Way bar. THE WORLD is so angry right now." 

- "No monseir, Le Monde is angry" mumbled a local gypsy who was approaching the line to beg. 

A pale blonde little Scandinavian girl stormed out of a Roma tented street campground and stood on top of a bench in front of the tourists holding up a newspaper with her face on the cover of it and screaming for the police in some unintelligible ramble.

The gypsy tore the paper from the girl's hand and began reaching out for change, begging to be heard in broken English...

- "This paper called Le Monde, which I am too busy to read and too culturally incompetent to understand, is making strong claims today my fine people. Buy this from me. I'll sell it to ya for only one American dollar. Le Monde, and this region, are demanding answers about a recent discovery of U.S. interception of phone calls and violations of French citizens privacy. These claims even disturb folks like me who cannot afford a mobile. The paper was founded after the German's were driven from Paris during WW2  after the "occupation." THE WORLD is reportedly demanding answers. Even Germans are livid. It's "SNOWING" (i.e. SNOWDEN-ING) in Paris and world climate change is heating up a storm. 

A middle-age female Greek tourist(?) with frizzy unkempt hair cuts in front of the sewer tour waiting line, pushing the gypsy to the ground.

- " Excuse me. I apologize. I'm a diabetic. My husband is an experimental filmmaker and found this sewer tour site fascinating. You are able to see how the sewage is handled. I found the historical displays and explanations of the development of the system more interesting than this local gossip news you're blabbing about. Victor Hugo had a relationship with officials of the system which makes Les Miserables more understandable. Does anyone wanna buy my bootleg DVD? Wolverine stars in it! The only problem is that it won't work on your Euro players. It's not PAL formatted. And my husband hates Hollywood crap and wants the movie out of our tent. Anyone wanna stop bitchin' and take it out of our hands ? Going once.. going twice...go to hell. No one wants it, then I'll just leave it down there in the sewer with the rest of your sh%T. "

She screams at the little blonde girl. The child screams back at her, shivering nervous. A Russian tourist gives the child a T-shirt to keep warm that reads, 'I came to Paris as a patriot, and all I bought back to the U.S. was this lousy T-shirt.'

- "Don't talk or take things from strangers sweetheart. C'mon honey! Come to your Mommy. Let's get outta here before things really heat up. You got a big mouth kid. I'm guessing that you take after your mother. Bye everybody. And Paris sucks! Too many nosey damn tourists and no Falafels.  Oh Sh*t,  MALAKAS!!!'

Paris police sirens are heard at a distance. 

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Rehearsal with a touch of piano and a spark of Georgia

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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Peeling off the Woolf's Skin

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? centers around the vicious battle of wills between George and Martha. Martha is a ruthless opponent, and George doesn't get the upper-hand until nearly the end of the film. After being brow beaten, humiliated, and cheated on, George defeats Martha with four simple words: "our son is…dead". Martha reacts to this news by erupting into a bestial howl and collapsing to the floor. Taylor is amazing.

It would seem pretty normal for Martha to react dramatically to the death of her son if she actually had a son. The thing is that George and Martha's son is purely "imaginary." When they found out they couldn't have kids, they solved the problem by just making a kid up. Even though he's imaginary, both George and Martha have deep attachment to the boy. Martha reveals the depth of her feeling when she says that he is, "the one light in all this hopeless…darkness". The darkness in question is probably her "sewer of a marriage," which she also describes as "vile" and "crushing". Burton is amazing.

This dream of a son seems to be so precious to both George and Martha because it's one of the few things they share. They created him together in order to escape from their "sick nights, and pathetic, stupid days". The boy is the one bit of real intimacy that the unhappy couple shares. When George "kills" the son it's like he dropped a nuclear bomb. Now George and Martha are left with no illusions behind which they can hide. By the end of the film, they must stare, unblinkingly, into the charred battlefield that is their lives. So, so sad. The film is amazing (even if it was shot as if it were strictly written for the stage, which it was. Nice random drunken camera 380 spins though). This film is a performance haven for these fine actors, and Taylor and Burton's real-life love for each other is so evident it glows. They seem oblivious to the camera, glued to one another and director Nichol's choice of shooting this movie in black + white only adds to these (truly) damaged individuals personal hells.

Oh well. Let's go grab another drink Martha. "Bourgen! see everybody, great things always come from great sufferings," proclaimed Jane. 

"Let's now watch some Diane Bonder films and get this party started right. Cheers! A toast with a splash of Bye."  mumbled the Unknown.