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3 things about Shirley Clarke’s PORTRAIT OF JASON

Portrait of Jason [1967] 1. I’ll never tell. 2. “I’ve fallen in love once many times.” 3. Reverse cigarette smoke. Ahead of its time, ahead of our time. 3 other things.

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3 things about Shirley Clarke’s THE CONNECTION

The Connection [1962] 1. On the floor against the wall, a reel to reel tape recorder silently running. 2. “It’s not the shit that does you in, it’s the lack of it.” 3. He clears away the broken cup and … Continue reading

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3 things about Shirley Clarke’s THE COOL WORLD

The Cool World [1963] 1. Pairs of shoes standing side by side on the sidewalk; and on the curb, a portable record player spinning a 45. 2. He gazes across the sand at the beach and says, “Look at all … Continue reading

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3 things about Shirley Clarke’s PORTRAIT OF JASON

Portrait of Jason [1967] 1. “I’ve suffered very expensively. I mean, extensively.” 2. The drag queens go downtown and suck in their lips. 3. He moves his hand away from his face, revealing a track of tears on his cheek. Stunning. Even 34 … Continue reading

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3 things about Shirley Clarke’s THE CONNECTION

The Connection [1962] 1. Jackie McLean: “This cat is corroded!” 2. The series of closeups of the peeling white paint on the bathroom door. 3. Sam is in the midst of a rambling monologue. The camera titlts upward, following a … Continue reading

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