Thursday, May 22, 2008

Eno Art

"What do people want from Art? I don't know the full answer, but one thing I'm increasingly sure of is that they want life....It's a misunderstanding to think that the traces of human activity — brushstrokes, tuning drift, arrhythmia — are not part of the work. They are the fundamental texture of the work, the fine grain of it." - Brian Eno

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

No Country for Little Caeser

From "No Country For Old Men" [2008] to "Little Caesar" [1931] via directors and cinematographers.

No Country for Old Men was shot by Roger Deakins
Roger Deakins shot Sid & Nancy
Sid & Nancy was directed by Alex Cox
Alex Cox directed Repo Man
Repo Man was shot by Robby Muller
Robby Muller shot They All Laughed
They All Laughed was directed by Peter Bogdanovitch
Peter Bogdanovitch directed The Last Picture Show
The Last Picture Show was shot by Robert Surtees
Robert Surtees shot Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo was directed by Mervyn LeRoy
Mervyn LeRoy directed Little Caesar

Friday, May 09, 2008

I'm Not There to Cocteau

From "I'm Not There" [2007] to "Beauty and The Beast" [1946] via directors and cinematographers.

I'm Not There was shot by Ed Lachman
Ed Lachman shot Tokyo-Ga
Tokyo-Ga was directed by Wim Wenders
Wim Wenders directed Wings of Desire
Wings of Desire was shot by Henri Alekan
Henri Alekan shot Beauty and The Beast
Beauty and The Beast was directed by Jean Cocteau

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Star Wars to Buster Keaton

From "Star Wars" [1977] to Buster Keaton [1920's] via directors and cinematographers.

Star Wars was shot by Gilbert Taylor
Gilbert Taylor shot Circle of Danger
Circle of Danger was directed by Jacques Tourneur
Jacques Tourneur directed Cat People
Cat People was shot by Nicholas Musuraca
Nicholas Musuraca shot Cracked Nuts
Cracked Nuts was directed by Edward Kline
Edward Kline co-directed a dozen Buster Keaton shorts including Cops.

Monday, May 05, 2008


Livermore's bulb has burned for nearly a million hours.
In 1901, when the tiny bulb was first screwed into place inside a so-called hose cart house, it cast its light on a simpler era.
Even now, in its old age, [they] will stack it against any New Age fluorescent, halogen or high-pressure sodium bulb out there.