Category Archives: movies/photography

Thom Andersen on Modernist Architecture

Hollywood’s Anti-Modernism: An Update and Reconsideration at the Hollyhock House Barnsdall Gallery Theater some notes, from memory, since I forgot to take notes: Andersen begins by showing the architecture section from his 2003 documentary Los Angeles Plays Itself, then (after … Continue reading

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found photographs

The Found Photograph and the Limits of Meaning essay by Barry Mauer “Found photographs are media artifacts of a peculiar kind because they were never meant to be viewed and interpreted by total strangers. Because the original contexts that anchored … Continue reading

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baseball facts

I finally watched Eight Men Out Kenesaw Mountain Landis served as a federal judge then the first commissioner of Major League Baseball; kept baseball from integrating Jack Roosevelt “Jackie” Robinson became the first African-American major league baseball player of the … Continue reading

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Two 93-Minute Films Involving Euphoriants

The theme (Arthur Magazine‘s theme) at the Silent Movie Theatre on Tuesday was pretty precise: “93-Minute Films Involving Euphoriants.” Indeed they were and indeed they did. Work Is a 4-Letter Word (Peter Hall, 1968, 35mm, 93 min.) is about a … Continue reading

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songs in the movie High Fidelity

“You’re Gonna Miss Me” Written by Roky Erickson Performed by The Thirteenth Floor Elevators “I Want Candy” Written by Gerald Goldstein, Robert Feldman, Richard Gottehrer and Bert Berns Performed by Bow Wow Wow “Crocodile Rock” Written by Elton John and … Continue reading

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