October 2009 Blog Posts (11)

Czech Movie Posters VII

Added by Stuart Alexander on October 31, 2009 at 2:16pm — No Comments

World's First Digital Camera

Steven Sasson, of Eastman Kodak, was the co-inventor of the digital camera in 1975. Here he shows off the prototype for his invention. Unfortunately for Kodak, they did not think it would amount to much.

Added by Stuart Alexander on October 29, 2009 at 11:14pm — No Comments

Roy DeCarava (1919-2009)

Photo by Jason Artiga from Flickr

Added by Stuart Alexander on October 28, 2009 at 11:55pm — No Comments

Brooklyn Movie Posters XXIV

Below is the original trailer for the film. Poor Dick Powell, he's the cowboy from Brooklyn who is afraid of horses. And yes, that is Ronald Reagan before he took on his most sinister role as President of the United States.

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Added by Stuart Alexander on October 24, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Czech Movie Posters VI

If you ever spend any time with a European out West, they will inevitably get very excited at some point and begin saying things that you don't understand. They will talk about larger-than-life heroes with funny names you never heard before and they will be shocked with disbelief that you don't know who they are. Meet 'Winnetou' and 'Old Shatterhand', the great heroes of the American West. These are the characters of novels written by Karl May… Continue

Added by Stuart Alexander on October 22, 2009 at 1:30am — No Comments

Brooklyn Movie Posters XXIII

Added by Stuart Alexander on October 19, 2009 at 11:09pm — No Comments

Czech Movie Posters V

This is the Czech poster for Gian Luigi Polidoro's 1968 film La moglie giapponese (The Japanese Wife) with the actress Mishiko Iwasaki. It made me think of the 16th-century image of the Virgin Mary known as Our Lady of Guadalupe which is enormously popular in Mexico.

Added by Stuart Alexander on October 15, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

W. Eugene Smith Awards Ceremony Tonight

Photo by Gjon Mili. © Life Inc.

Tonight is the ceremony for the 30th W. Eugene Smith Awards. It is hard to believe it is 31 years since he died in Tucson.

Added by Stuart Alexander on October 14, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Brooklyn Movie Posters XXII

Added by Stuart Alexander on October 11, 2009 at 10:16pm — No Comments

Irving Penn (1917-2009)

Mr. Penn died today.

Added by Stuart Alexander on October 7, 2009 at 11:32pm — No Comments

Czech Movie Posters IV

I really liked this movie. The English and Czech trailers are below. In addition to the theme the trailer stresses, it is also about the passing of an era - the dehumanizing aspects of modern life. What happens when the man who used to take the empty bottles at the grocery store is replaced by a machine. The Czech title is Vratné láhve (2007).…

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Added by Stuart Alexander on October 5, 2009 at 8:08am — No Comments

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