Monthly Archives: January 2014

Pete Seeger’s letter.

It’s a weird coincidence that Pete Seeger has passed away at the very moment I’m resuming work on Pause of the Clock. One of his songs served as an early creative spark for the movie. I dug out the letter … Continue reading

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Pete Seeger.

What an amazing guy. I have my own story about him, which I will save until I have more time to write it out properly. Till then, just drop what you’re doing and listen to The Bells of Rhymney.

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“His book is like viewers’ advisory: a book filled with extraordinary and eclectic films to whet your cinematic appetite.”

Check out the rest of the book review at Reel Librarians.

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3 things about John Huston’s THE AFRICAN QUEEN

The African Queen [1951] 1. “‘What an absurd idea.’ ‘What an absurd idea.’ Lady, you got ten absurd ideas for my one.” 2. Leeches. Salt. 3. A flock of empty gin bottles bobbing in the river.

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3 things about Todd Haynes’ VELVET GOLDMINE

Velvet Goldmine [1998] 1. Gatefold sleeve. Wrapped from the waist down in crushed red velvet. 2. “It’s funny how beautiful people are when they’re walking out the door.” 3. Coils of microphone cable on the stage’s scuffed wood floor. He … Continue reading

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End of film. End of film?

Paramount has just become the first studio to announce that it will no longer distribute film prints. This means that each forthcoming movie from Paramount, regardless of whether it was produced on film or video, will only be shown digitally … Continue reading

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3 things about Rouben Mamoulian’s LOVE ME TONIGHT

Love Me Tonight [1932] 1. Three mirrored panels, each displaying a unique angle of Maurice. 2. “Don’t you think about anything but men?” “Why sure.” “What?” “Schoolboys.” 3. Slow motion horseback ride.

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