Tag Archives: film

Boyhood

I won’t be adding much to all the praise that has been heaped upon Boyhood. Indeed, it is a remarkable film. A fictional film that feels like a documentary. It was filmed over a 12 year period so you actually see … Continue reading

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“One Hundred Foot Journey” as comfort food

This is one more for the food movie list–The One Hundred Foot Journey. Though entirely predictable, this movie felt great to watch with its visual lingerings on fabulous Indian and French cuisine and on the gorgeous produce in the French market … Continue reading

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Gembaku no ko

Today is the 69th anniversary of the dropping of the bomb on Hiroshima. We visited there two years ago with our son who was teaching in Satsuma Sendai at the time. The many memorials and monuments to peace and nuclear … Continue reading

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History becoming liquid

David Turconi (1911-2005) was a film historian. In the late 60s, he came across the Josef Joye Collection in Switzerland of old films and found many of the nitrate films decomposing. He tried to get them reprinted on safety film … Continue reading

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Ray Harryhausen

Ray Harryhausen died today. He was an intrepid animator devoted to stop action. This is the tedious and painstaking technique of minutely moving parts of objects/models, taking a single frame, and then minutely moving them again, taking another single frame, … Continue reading

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Disney’s Taxi-Driver

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Michalek’s slow portraiture

David Michalek, a former commercial photographer, focuses on portraiture as inspiration for his art. The series, Portraits in Dramatic Time, feature actors in a dramatic sequence which lasts between 10 to 15 seconds. This 10 seconds is then slowed way … Continue reading

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