Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Oh, Dem Memories.

  The infamous CBGB awning is being sold for $35,000  :(

16mm print, 1970's 'dubbed' cinema

A 16mm'dubbed' print of 'The Pink Telephone' -  rare 70's indie French cinema. The irony is that this aged print's nitrocellulose and camphor chemistry has turned the movie - pink (a very nice consequence), bye...

 A Gaumont International [fr] production. 

The Gaumont Film Company is a French mini-major film studio founded by the engineer-turned-inventor Léon Gaumont (1864–1946), in 1895. It is the first and oldest film company in the world, founded before other studios such as Pathé (founded in 1896), Titanus (1904), Nordisk Film (1906), Universal Pictures and Paramount Pictures (both founded in 1912). Gaumont predominantly produces, co-produces, and distributes films, and in 2011, 95% of Gaumont's consolidated revenues came from the film division.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Friday, November 25, 2016

Fidel has died. Wow. 

Now on Netflix...



:( r.i.p. Mrs. Brady

this sucks.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

 1. Frozen soda cans burst primarily because of the gas pressure, and primarily due to the expansion of the ice.

 2. If they do explode, what is the origin of the stalagmite-like structures on the sides of the freezer afterwards if you got them on sale by the 12 pack?

 3. What makes a soda can burst? The critical item is the solubility of CO2 in ice as compared to the solubility in water if the ration of calories is not consistent with the gallons of water taken from your neighbor's haunted water well.

***  The bottom line is that all exploding cans of soda are unfortunate, loud, creepy as hell and a waste of hard earned money. 

4. Next time buy Sunkist.


Whit. on screenwriting. in Memphis (and NYC: hint, hint)

So interesting how Whit Stillman (Metropolitan, Barcelona, Last Days of Disco) used a copy of the script for The Big Chill as his learning tool device to begin screenwriting. This is truly such a great, honest, funny, comprehensive and informative interview I have posted above. Whit is now working on an Amazon.com series proposal titled, 'Cosmopolitans' and is back and forth with ideas and possibilities.  I hung with Whit last week to bounce around some potential ideas and things are brewing in the kettle. Stay tuned. 

bye (meaning, for now).

Wishbones don't burp (or belch)


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy 40th Birthday original ROCKY film !!!


Absolute true all-american film classic. A timeless story about perseverance. 

      bye, but Sly ur last Creed re-boot money maker total crappy thingy broke everyone's heart. Please do not that again. Seriously. Thanks. 

  1. having or showing a cunning and deceitful nature in an aging action-hero for making lotsa money sake.
    "she had a sly personality"
    synonyms:cunningcraftyclever, stallone, wilyartful, guileful, trickyschemingdeviousdeceitful, Rambo, duplicitousdishonestunderhandedsneaky;
    "Balboa's rather sly"
    • (of a remark, glance, or crooked facial mouth expression made by a person with a Sylvester birth name) showing in an insinuating way that one has some secret knowledge that may be harmful or embarrassing.
      "he gave a sly grin"
      synonyms:roguishmischievousimpish, a big fat dummy, playfulwickedarchknowing
      "a sly grin"

        Happy birthday and bye again (i.e. one more time like now!).
                                   The King of sly.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Fight for your nature(al) cause.

p.s. Paying respect to actor Charles Bronson, up in the deep foggy mountains at his isolated family ranch. Rest in Peace, true nature lover and cinema's protector of the underdog, Inc...
Bye, Mr. aka Paul Kersey. Hope you and Jill Ireland are preparing dinner for Mrs. Brady up there! She's coming home. Bye again.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

with Noah Baumbach (Squid and the Whale, Mistress America, Frances Ha) talking' bout Isabelle Huppert's little new cinema house in Paris run by her son. bye.

'tis the season...

All pics taken during 1 hour in New York City. 


The 'Boogiedown' Bronx.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Friday, November 18, 2016

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Auditions (#38)

french actress Isabelle Huppert


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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Static FX / Color Correcting 'INT. building office' scene.

   fxSuite :  Boston, MA.

Photographic time-lapse Reunions.


Monday, November 14, 2016

On Lampedusa,

Such a powerful film document. The static long takes, composition framings and ultra-slo camera pans are astounding and the editorial language speaks in a universal tongue. This is such a beautifully shot film to look at, and despite its gradual depictions of death and physical suffering the balance it seams with 'hope' makes this visual exodus comprehensible - still absorbing this. Gorgeous. bye. 

Simon says, ask Siri ...

Gee thanks Siri, I wish I never asked you crap. bye.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

No vinegar and no red tint.

 Excellent 1975 16mm print of, The Stepford Wives

Houston St, NYC.