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Tag Archives: Film
Buster Keaton in Samuel Beckett’s Film (1965). The film is silent, except for the single admonishment “shhhhhhh.” It was Beckett’s only screenplay; Keaton died the following year.
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1950: Rumble at the Café des Poètes
Stolen poems incite a rumble in Jean Cocteau’s Orpheus (1950).
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1979: Westside Dreams
Daniel Salazar: Westside Dreams (1979) This photo shows the National Chicano Dance Theater posing in front of the Denver skyline in 1979, I think probably as part of a promotional shoot for Daniel Valdez’s play Zoot Suit, which debuted that … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged 1940's, 1970's, 20th Century, Art, Cars, Daniel Salazar, Daniel Valdez, Film, Latino/as/x, Photography, Theater, USA 2 Comments
1926: The Black Pirate
Advertisements in The Hochi-Shimbun, October 15, 1926.
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1967: Alice in Wonderland
The 1967 report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders opens with a now-famous conclusion: “Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white–separate and unequal.” The closing of the report is less well known: One of … Continue reading
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1915: Children of Eve
Capitalist Henry Clay Madison is unmoved by the specter of a child laborer in John H. Collins’s Children of Eve (1915).
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1946: Beauty and the Beast
Jean Cocteau, director: La Belle et la Bête (1946)
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1994: An Insane Premise
In an afterword to the 25th anniversary edition of Portnoy’s Complaint, Philip Roth tells a story about the first lines of his novels. When he was living in Chicago in the late 1950’s, he says, he once went to a … Continue reading
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1973: La Planète sauvage
René Laloux, director: La Planète sauvage (1973). Released as Fantastic Planet in the USA. (In French, “sauvage” means “wild” in the sense of “untamed.” Wildflowers are fleurs sauvages, for example.)
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