During last nights (awkward and confused) Academy Awards ceremony, I was glad to see Kevin Brownlow get some long due recognition for all the work he's done to preserve and document silent films.
I've been a huge fan for a few years now after I came across his amazing book The Parade's Gone By... which is a collection of interviews and recollections by those who lived, worked, and starred in the films of the silent era. There is also an amazing 13 part documentary he made on the silent era of Hollywood, which is available on youtube, that I would highly recommend to any film fan. (actually it looks like it is no longer available on youtube!!)
Here is his acceptance speech for the 2010 Governors Awards, and following that a clip from Hollywood...
Unfortunately I can not embed the acceptance speech but you can watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCOub1qMdsY
Saturday, February 26, 2011
"I'm the whippoorwill that cries in the night. I'm the soft morning breeze that caresses your lovely face."
"Hear that lonesome whippoorwill,
He sounds too blue to fly."
"Whippoorwill in the willow
sings a sweet melody
Riding to Amarillo
just my rifle pony and me"
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"What I think I do as an artist is make negatives I walk in the street and make 36 pictures and then make these negatives," said Cohen. "I put these negatives on a light table and I go right from the negative to the print. It's like the shortest way to the realization of the art but the art is on the streets with the camera." - mark cohen, from this great piece on newsworks.org
(photo: family walking, 1977 © mark cohen)
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Thursday, February 24, 2011
via: horses think.
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Monday, February 21, 2011
Recently had a chance to take a short but sweet vacation in tobyhanna, pennsylvania, with some friends. These are some photographs i took. It's been awhile since i've had the camera out and about, and it was nice to finally take some photographs again. I still have maybe 10 rolls of undeveloped film from recent trips. They will hopefully be developed and scanned soon. Maybe this week even...
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Monday, February 7, 2011
31 Days of Oscar has started on TCM. And it's got me glued to the TV.
'The Heiress' was on the other night. And wow was it good! If you haven't seen this movie, please do yourself a favor and watch it. Seems like a stuffy boring period piece but ends up being this remarkably twisted and sad story.
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Tuesday, February 1, 2011
I recently came across (via: greg.org) the flickr page of the Otis Historical Archives, which is an unofficial archive of the National Museum of Health and Medicine. They have been posting photographs and clinical descriptions of the wounds suffered by soldiers during the Civil War.
As we are coming upon the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War, I have really been getting into the history of the Civil War and I can't get enough! I just got Battle Cry of Freedom in the mail today and have been loving the Disunion blog on the NYtimes.
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