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Friday December 18, 2015

Merry Christmas

Minnesota winter, 1970

Minnesota winter, 1970

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Posted at 07:26 AM on Dec 18, 2015 in category Photo of the Day
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Saturday September 26, 2015

Screenshot of the Day

Any guesses who this is? Which movie character? Hint: He was in three of this series' movies:

Mickey Goldmill gravestone

Answer. 

No tagsPosted at 03:19 PM on Sep 26, 2015 in category Photo of the Day
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Tuesday January 06, 2015

Birdman Unmasked

How great is this photo?

Alejandro G. Inarritu and Michael Keaton on the Birdman set

It's from the Sunday New York Times interview with Alejandro G. Iñárritu, the man who needs to lose some accents in his last name for the sake of movie critics everywhere. (Thank God for cut and paste.)

The Q&A is interesting, even if Iñárritu neglects to credit F. Scott Fitzgerald here:

I think [being] intelligent creatures is to have two ideas at the same time — you can have happiness and depression simultaneously. I think that’s what really this guy is battling; it’s the duality we all have. Sometimes you can feel the king of world and 30 minutes later, you are a dead piece of [expletive]. 

Or maybe he got it from someone else. Or from his own deep thoughts.

Among the other revelations? The stark drum soundtrack owes a lot to Gene Krupa, Mike Nichols unsuccessfully warned him away from the “single shot” experiment, and Iñárritu hangs with Michael Mann.

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Posted at 05:25 PM on Jan 06, 2015 in category Photo of the Day
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Thursday October 30, 2014

#tbt for Halloween

I think these shots are from 1968 or '69. My older brother Chris is the wolf/bear/whatever creature, and I'm the devil, of  course. Years later, I noticed the “Daredevil” logo on the chest and belt, but that's not why I got it. I wasn't into superheroes then. I assume my mom got both costumes for us, although, who knows, maybe we were allowed to pick them out. But one wonders about the weird amalgamation of new Marvel superhero and oldest villain of western civilization. I guess this was BBM: Before Brand Managers. It's like Marvel was Krusty the Clown: lending out images of its superheroes to any crappy merchandise that came along.

Chris and I are with our grandfather, Bedstefar, who was born in Schleswig-Holstein in the late 19th century, went to military school in Denmark, became a ship's architect in Copenhagen, and then moved to the U.S. in the early 1920s. He was one of the more fun, charming men I've known in my life. He was great with adults and even better with kids. Which is good because he had a mountain of grandkids. 

Mouse over the photo to see us tamed. 

Halloween with Bedstefar

Whenever we showed slides, and the moused-over image came on, with Chris and I, wearing these frightening masks, sitting politely on the steps with our hands folded in our laps, my father would burst out laughing. 

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Posted at 06:52 AM on Oct 30, 2014 in category Photo of the Day
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Wednesday September 10, 2014

Screenshot of the Day

Just an ordinary shot from “The Immigrant,” which isn't a particularly good movie even if Ms. Cotillard is excellent in it. I post it midweek for anyone with sore eyes.  

Marion Cotillard in "The Immigrant"

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Posted at 06:40 AM on Sep 10, 2014 in category Photo of the Day
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