Monday, October 31, 2016

bye !

p.s.  actress Marion Cotillard running down my building's 
hallway as a witch...

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Exhibition and Food Drive:                         

The fun of overdriving at full speed camera motor torques for Slo- Motion sequences...

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Black Hole Cinema exhibition @ The Whitney Museum

Currently, the closest known black hole to Earth is between 1600-24,000 light years away. Even if we do send a battery operated drone travelling at the speed of light, it would reach the black hole long after we are all dead. However, let's assume that NASA has some spare change and decides to go forward with such an endeavour and send a miniature spaceship with a filmmaker straight into the black hole's direction, so that future generations can study it more closely. What will the natural processes be as the filmmaker and his rusty drone approach the black hole or enters it (is this even possible without immediate implosion)? Will they both be just smashed like a layered blueberry pancake due to the high gravity as it approaches? Will the recorded footage be good enough to use for an episodic television re-boot proposal for the classic 80's TV show 'In Search Of'? And will years of this filmmaker's cinema studies, paranormal home invasions and pacific northwest Sasquatch (i.e. the creature) hunting expeditions be finally proven to have been worth the time ?? ? 

NBC's Flight Mission Success Statistics:
Thank you for your consideration. 



Hit PLAY and challenge yourself to sit thru the entire commercial...


GOPRO and Drone cameras for 'eaglecam' coined cinematography.

“The whole thing was the hardest thing that I had ever done,” Bell admits. “But the hardest part of it was filming in the winter, in those -50 Fahrenheit conditions. Everything broke, you don’t get any battery life, your hands stick to tripods and metal. We figured out you could only really film for two to three hours a day, when the sun would come up over the mountains and it would warm up to a cozy minus-25." bye.

Misery loves company.



Use a large bent spoon or a Baskin Robbins ice-cream scoop or a plastic cat litter poop scraper scoop that is made for this purpose. Scrape the inner pulp away from the area of the pumpkin that you plan to carve until the pumpkin wall is approximately 1 inch thick. To check the thickness, insert a straight pin into the wall. That pin will probably bend like a PVC pipe. bye a new pin at Target. But spell bye - buy, and you must do this in order to get the 'Targeted' sale price. bye again.

Friday, October 28, 2016

  Rest In Peace , John Zacherle

Thursday, October 27, 2016


Homage to Bergman and Jenn.

To start with, a handful of film directors (Denis, Inarritu, Haneke, Alfredson and Espinosa) are shown arriving at and then exploring Bergman’s secluded, securely monitored home on Faro. Their reactions seesaw between the holy, as though they’re touching a piece of the one true cross, and the irreverent, the humorous, the personal—viz Daniel Espinosa’s joyful and amazed discovery, not just of “Die Hard” in amongst Bergman’s massive VHS collection (he watched 1–3 films a day for the majority of his life), but that it’s a rental tape that Bergman never returned, LOL! It’s that balance that the film walks so well, building to a really affectionate, lively portrait of an elusive man and his work, which is somehow the stronger for Bergman’s own absence: it’s as if shining the individual beams of these various opinions and impressions gives us a more detailed, more affecting picture than if he were really there. 
bye Bergman, I shall visit you one day :(

p.s. Congrats Jenn Connelly! See you again at tonight's private film screening for your new one, AMERICAN PASTORAL...

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Monday, October 24, 2016

r.i.p. Pete Burns.

Pygmalion was a sculptor who fell in love with a statue he had carved.

VCR funeral parlor chatter.

The final VCR machine rolled off the line at the Funai plant in Japan, officially signaling the end of an era (post the Blockbuster Video funerals). Although there have been numerous sea-changes in media (i.e. Netflix, iTunes) since the end of VHS’s supremacy, there’s something special about the formative cinephilic experiences fostered by video store communities... 


Sunday, October 23, 2016

1970's New York City ...

Roger Corman age 90


'The Propaganda Game' is so informative. Thumbs up.

This is a very well explained documentary about the 'hermit' country, and told from the inside.  

Immersive Cinema: Dreamlands exhibition at Whitney

Saturday, October 22, 2016

120 painful Frames Per Second (not intermittent 24).

p.s.  And television remains at 30 frames per second interlaced including advertisement breaks ...

Video displays use one of two scanning methods to draw the picture on the TV screen: interlaced and progressive. All HDTVs are progressive-scan displays — so even if the signal being sent to the HDTV is interlaced, the HDTV will convert it to progressive scan for display on the screen.
Here’s what you need to know when comparing the two scanning methods:
  • Interlaced scan: Traditional TV systems (such as NTSC, the standard TV system in the United States) use an interlaced scan, where half the picture appears on the screen at a time. The other half of the picture follows an instant later (1/60th of a second, to be precise). The interlaced system relies on the fact that your eyes can’t detect this procedure in action — at least not explicitly.
  • Progressive scan: In a progressive-scan system, the entire picture is painted at once, which greatly reduces the flickering that people notice when watching TV. Progressive scan is available throughout a range of TV types.

Contemporary film school for FREE ...


Delicatessen, NJ. 2016.

Friday, October 21, 2016


 The left and right brain hemispheres colliding...


Hollywood 'talkies' censorship and the Hays Code...

p.s. and keep in mind that this took place before the institution of the ratings system. 

 Creepy creative laundromat, 2016

Happy Birthday  Carrie Fisher!

 me·men·to mo·ri
məˈmenˌtō ˈmôrē/
  1. an object serving as a warning or reminder of death, such as a projected film exhibition. Or, a 'Desert Trip' mega-concert featuring Pink Floyd and Paul McCartney et al projected on multi-screen digital psychedelic walls ...

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Opening October 28: The Eagle Huntress.

The film is narrated by actress Daisy Ridley,
and stars a 13 year old native hunter.

  Who's Janey(rebooted w/duh lyrics)
There she goes and knows I'm dying
When she says, "Who is Janey? "
Games with names that eagle thingy is playing
All she says is "Who is Janey ? "
I try to understand because I'm people too
And playing games is part of human nature
My heart's in overdrive
It's great to be alive
"Who's Janey? " she said
And smiled in her special way
"Janey" she said
"You know I love you"
"Who's Janey? " she said
And tried to look the other way
Her eyes gave him away
She makes sure I see her teasing
Hear her say "Who is Johnny? "
There's no way to take this easy
Hear her say "Who is Janey ? "
I really couldn't help but fall in love with her
Her being there
Has made my life worth living
I knew it from the start
That I would lose my heart
Still pretending
Who's Janey Who's Janey , moron !! !?
SING - A- LONG   bye!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


Link to Paul Shrader's original script now available online for public reading ...

Paul Schrader is a true genius of the movie screenplay format and is responsible for being a loyal personal friend, while being many credited -and uncredited- works, starting with his first script 'Taxi Driver' that he wrote while living in his car in his 20's, talked about during a Chess game with Marty Scorcese and ultimately making his pitch sale to Scorcese (also in his 20's at that time) by the end of the chess game. So, they both won. Later, Paul Shrader's original script for 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' was purchased by Steven Spielberg and ultimately Shrader's name was removed from the final film- in totality. Why? Because so many editorial changes had occurred to help the script be more accessible to a larger audience, to make it more popcorn fun. The relationship between Shrader and Spielberg had been frayed for awhile, but is now 'friendly' despite the fact that Shrader asked Spielberg for a watch (Rolex) since so much of his original script was lifted and used in his hit movie. Spielberg refused to give him any watch, lol. Spielberg's film is a true classic and basically represents everything Spielberg is brilliant at. That said, Shrader's script is now available to read online and it's truly just as great and very different than what ended up on-screen. There are many scripted moments that remain intact, but it's the general spirit of Shrader's story that never changed. Schrader is simply a brilliant and adaptable script writer. bye.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

           'Certain Women' NYTIMES article link:

Slowly, slowly throughout the morning they finessed their way through seconds of footage. Tinkering with the rumble of a truck engine, Reichardt instructed: “Let’s embrace it but not embellish it.” While editing a conversation that takes place inside a car, she argued with Sparling about how best to retain both the dialogue and the sounds of the road. “Let’s get the air and the wind and the trees and the gravel and the tires and just forget about what they say,” Sparling joked punishingly. “You want your unbuttered toast buttered!” Reichardt smiled, and said, “Well, yeah, a little bit.”

Brooklyn, NY Tourists. 2016.

City 40

North Dakota Seeks "Riot" Charges Against Journalist Amy Goodman For Reporting On The Pipeline Protest.

Amy will go into custody tomorrow morning in North Dakota. "This is what democracy looks like? "Well Damn. Surreal and very dumb move on Dakota and the irony is that Amy will now need the 'media' that she despises to help get her get out of this annoying mess...
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