Added by Stuart Alexander on March 31, 2009 at 8:16pm — No Comments
This is a great cult film by Jérôme Boivin. The narration of the film consists of the dog Baxter's thoughts. He manipulates everyone he comes in contact with. Try to find the DVD. I only saw it when it was released in France in 1989. I only found this one excerpt below. [Sorry, they have removed the video clip. Too bad, it is a delight and gives you a hint of how good the movie is. UPDATE: I have added at bottom a short trailer for the… Continue
Added by Stuart Alexander on March 29, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments
As you know from the story here, I imagined that my days would be filled with endless rodent carnage when I finally decided to put out traps after seeing a few too many signs of their presence, namely mouse droppings. If you have been following along with this blog you will also know that the mice never showed up for their extermination. I even put one of the furry fellas to work,… Continue
Added by Stuart Alexander on March 24, 2009 at 10:23pm — No Comments
Most of you think I am only obsessed with Robert Frank but there are other Franks I enjoy. Who doesn't like Paul Frank and his monkey Julius? But there is another Frank who is superb and little known. I have yet to meet anyone who knows what I am talking about when I begin to rave about Joe Frank and his radio program, yet he has been active for well over 20 years. I think many of you would recognize his voice, he was even a co-host of 'All Things… Continue
I came across this book at Gibert in Paris and instinctively bought it even though it has nothing to do with photography. It looks like a dealer's catalogue of surrealist books. It was not until I got it home and began to look closely that I realized it is a catalogue full of books that do not exist. All the covers and descriptions have been manufactured. It was the only copy in sight. I think it had strayed from where it was supposed to be shelved.… Continue
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In honor of member Patrick on his special holy day we pay tribute to his father George.
Added by Stuart Alexander on March 17, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments
Patrick, are you out there? Enjoy the celebration today! I have some extra mustard if you need it and some toothpicks for the bones.
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Olivier Mirguet made a feature for the French television program "Metropolis" on the exhibition "Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans" at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC and about Philippe Séclier's film, Un Voyage Américain.
Included are interviews with Séclier and with the exhibtion's curator Sarah Greenough.
Added by Stuart Alexander on March 14, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Philippe Séclier had a special screening of his film Un Voyage Américain at the beautiful cinema La Pagode.
The pagoda was built for the 1935 Exposition Coloniale and was later moved to the rue de Babylone and repurposed as a cinema.
Added by Stuart Alexander on March 10, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments
I was out watching the Semi-Marathon de Paris this morning.
There were nearly 25,000 running under a light rain.
I had just photographed the famous Pompiers de Paris.
And suddenly appeared this incongruously dressed woman.
She passed me, turned around and… Continue
Added by Stuart Alexander on March 8, 2009 at 9:53am — No Comments
[Shot off the screen]
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Lunch with John and Kristen chez… Continue
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