Friday, February 28, 2014







working 24-7. .. bye.



Thank you Val Enders for yesterday's heartfelt contribution and your kind words.

sincerely, J

Thursday, February 27, 2014


'If it looks like a notebook and smells like a notebook then I guess this thing's a notebook. Bye.'
'If it looks like a foot contemplating and smells like a foot contemplating then I guess it is. Bye again.'
'If it looks like a selfie and doesn't have a smell to it then I guess it is a selfie. Bye one last selfiesh time.'


Once Upon a Time . ..

INTERESTING HISTORY included in these links regarding a very special and surreal location used various times in Jane Public films (shooting with natural light: Exteriors and Interiors). This location now does not exist anymore (surprise, surprised?):

http://highpoint80.tripod.com/
(SAMPLE OF JANE'S HOSPITAL FILM FOOTAGE-printed/edited)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/elevendreams/sets/72157606059891434/with/2651653306/


"bye, bye hospital," thought Jane. 

And Jane was happy that this place now exists forever in Janey's experimental film lala land and living happily ever after. And without any more staff-induced Thorazine shuffles, K2 and/or 4-point restraints (i.e. the comfy cots).

http://www.chinon.co.jp/bellami/


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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Homemade isn't always 'green" even if U got spray paint.



Homemade movie popcorn. 
Thinking about it before eating it. 
Yummy. Duh. Dig it? Can you really 'DIG IT' now that Roger Hill of THE WARRIORS is dead at 65? 



I think Not. bye. 

TRIVIA: He(meaning Jane and Rog) was born and raised in The Bronx. Nuff said. 


Spies, Lies and not Videotape (35mm) new documentary.

A must see. Love me some nicely exposed government "redactions." bye.


Tuesday, February 25, 2014


 
  Nice frames. But keep in mind that you never lost ur(in)sight on things. bye.

  ( Jane's Bronx cheer )

natural rustic unintended cIty sculpture garden.


    Pure un·a·dul·ter·at·ed beauty. You must have walked to work today.bye.
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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Th(sic) Misanthrope Cafe.


“A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.”― Moliere on a coffee break with Jane



Saturday, February 22, 2014


Pain has an element of blank;
It cannot recollect
When it began, or if there were
A day when it was not.

It has no future but itself,
Its infinite realms contain
Its past, enlightened to perceive
New periods of pain.


E. Dickinson
 Watchin' NEBRASKA.  
"I'm not trusting the mail with a million dollars," said Dern.
 I actually agree with him. 'My senior moment,' thought Jane. bye. 



"Having cancer gave me membership in an elite club I'd rather not belong to." -Gilda Radner  



And Jane thought that the economy had improved. Think again. Truly sad. bye.

post .script.

Friday, February 21, 2014

New Script. Illness. Family Plot. Bundles. Clairvoyance.

"Having cancer gave me membership in an elite club I'd rather not belong to."  - Gilda Radner  

Comfy work area. and nice(new) chair for Jane. get to work(!). break a few legs.
                            
not a bye. but my to do list.
no comment, Jane.
 
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 p.s.  A new female lead character takes shape.  So Emily says,  "Let there be fruitcake."
                                      
                                         
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BALLARAT - INYO COUNTY GHOST TOWN footage

16mm location footage shot on a Bolex wind camera for upcoming Jane Public film. Footage excerpts of a ghost town, Ballarat, Ca.
NOTE TO SELF_ Ballarat is an unincorporated community in Inyo County, California. It lies at an elevation of 1079 feet! Today, Ballarat is a virtual ghost town. It was founded in 1896 as a supply point for the mines in the canyons of the Panamint Range. NOw, there's essentially nuthin' there but tumble weeds and wood.

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

8 HOURS ARE NO LONGER LEFT TO HEAR THE ANTI-DEATH PENALTY TALK HOSTED (POSTED?) BY JANE PUBLIC FROM THE BBC BUT HERES SOME POLICE...

                

THE ANTIDEATHPENALTY 'TIME_LIMITED' INTERVIEW on BBC IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE. SO NOW YOU GET A "SELFIE" INSTEAD. TA DA. SNAP, CRACKLE AND POP. ENJOY. AND NEXT TIME, PLAN YOUR TIME WISELY. THE DEPT. OF CORRECTIONS CLEARLY DID. BYE. BELATED LINK: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01rw5gk

Allen Ault is still an opponent of the death penalty. And so is Jane. 
               
FREE Jane PUBLIC OFFER !!! GIFT SONG FROM THE BBC POLICE TO THOSE WHO TUNED IN LATE. JUST PRESS THE PLAY BUTTON AND "SHAKE AND BAKE"(no pun intended) :
                                               
  "MURDER BY NUMBERS" written and performed by The Police.

'Whip It Good' was a DEVO song?


And you assumed that being 'whipped' was a male gendered National crisis.
Think again, dummy.
Bye.

LINK :http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/02/140208-afghanistan-women-addario-law-karzai/

Narcisa Film Screening and Sandberg died too...

Born in Germany (long time ago like 1928) and was resident to Argentina (ooooo, nice landing point) since her early childhood, Narcisa Hirsch—a filmmaker largely unknown in the United States—is a pivotal mutt figure in Latin American experimental cinema. Hirsch focuses on the body and corporeal experience in her work, and combines her musings on spiritual and existential questions with lyrical imagery derived largely from the interior spaces of her domestic life, the rural landscapes of Patagonia and the urban environments of Buenos Aires. 'Marabunta' captures a unique happening staged by Hirsch at the Coliseo cinema in October 1967, after a screening of Antonioni’s Blow-Up. In the mid-seventies, Narcisa Hirsch heard about Michael Snow’s(btw Snow rules) 1970 film 'A Casing Shelved', which combines a projection of a 35mm slide showing a bookcase in Snow’s studio with a tape-recorded narration by the artist that discusses various objects within the image. Notwithstanding her inability to see Snow's film, Hirsch made 'Taller (Workshop)', a 16mm film shot in the artist’s studio and dominated by her voice, but departing in thought-provoking ways from Snow's work. 'Testamento y vida' interior includes a performance in which Hirsch’s fellow filmmakers carry a coffin through the streets of Buenos Aires—an action all the more striking for having been accomplished at the outset of the country's most brutal military dictatorship.
In 'Ama-Zona', sparse meditations on female independence, eroticism, violence, and mortality are threaded through lyrical depictions of various spaces—urban and rural, domestic and public—with an eye attuned to the nuances of light, colour and shadow. Make use of a Steve Reich soundtrack and stage an encounter between two machines, camera and record player. (Federico Windhausen) NOTE: Read Federico Windhausen’s interview with Narcisa Hirsch in Cinematograph 7: Speaking Directly! Copies available for sale at her screening. bye…

To photographer Tom Sandberg.  R.I.P.   I loved your work :(













Artist Died Feb.5,2014.
Tom Sandberg, Untitled, 2005. Courtesy the artist/Galleri Riis, Oslo.



http://www.fffotografer.no/nyheter-og-hendelser/tom-sandberg-1953-2014?lang=en

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Dear Michigan,


Planning the next check(mate) move.


Jane's wheels r  a   spinnin' .(sic) ... ..

























AGFA color film stock and a Black Magic camera on their way. ACTION!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Regarding a NETWORK of 1976

Chayefsy's prophetic vision of television's future included draconian corporate oversight, evaporating audience share, dumbed-down escapist fare and shows starring real people. In place of "newscasters," he saw bombastic, editorializing, divisive, larger-than-life personalities. And Jane felt deja vu.

* special thanks to LB for sharing+transferring article to Jane.

More Anon. bye.

OMG post script
In 2000, the film was selected for preservation  in the United States National Film Registry by the The Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." Oh My Gawd (i.e. OMG).

Monday, February 17, 2014

New Arsenal.


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Cate is a class act. Period.
















R.I.P. Phil.







A toast to you(Phil duh)from Entwine's. bye.







A LINK TOWARDS ANOTHER TESTAMENT TO HIS GREATNESS FROM AMY: http://www.indiewire.com/article/television/amy-adams-talks-philip-seymour-hoffman-on-inside-the-actors-studio

NORMAL: How the Nazis Normalized The Unspeakable

Vernacular Photo Exhibition at ArtRage Gallery. Syracuse, NY.

This is a unique collection of vernacular photographs that captures "normal" life under Nazi rule. 



Dan Lenchner’s collection of photos of Third Reich life makes the power of the “uncanny” visible. They are both strange and somehow familiar, these snapshots:Nazi officers at family picnics, weddings and christenings, relaxing off-duty and courting their sweet-hearts, along with mischievous boys at Hitler Youth summer camps, smiling nurses, teen-age girls practicing their goose-step, nuns posing with former students in uniform. Here are the threads in the fabric of a nation given over to war, close to 70 years ago. Still we struggle with what to make of their deeds, which lie so outside the frame. Lenchner, a photographer himself, is acutely attuned to this quality about the truth of any image. His book quotes Hannah Arendt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem, that the “trouble with Eichmann was precisely that so many were like him…terribly and terrifyingly normal.”


                                                                   Hitler's Youth.


                                                      Rose hanging up show photos.

GALLERY LINK: http://artragegallery.org/cat/exhibitions

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Meetings, UK curation Inc. & Glasgow Smiles.

                   
                    

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Thinking of another in the abstract, says Kim.



xo.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Research, Archives and Records.


Shovel digging is Jane Public's grand specialty. And joy.
Not only for films … but for everything. Across the U.S. 

bye.


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Our Siberian Winter.

he huffed.
and he puffed.
and the snow would not blow(i.e. slow) down.

DAY 3 (spelled: three) of endless snow.
Weather did not deter Milena Markovna aka "Mila" Kunis from responsibly making it to the gym shoot today. It's the Russian in her. Lights, Camera, Action, bye:)

Opening of the film in "rough cut" form...

    
   

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The Rand Blair File Dial ...

As the next cluster of presidential candidates begin to stir their mud with microphones in Kentucky (are you talkin' bout Rand Paul and the Lewinsky slurs, Jane?),  let us begin to research facts and prepare ourselves responsibly ... Let's start with some publicly available files from Wisconsin...

JANE'S FREEBIE LINK:  http://timeswampland.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/blair-files.pdf