Finally. I can announce the titles I programmed with fellow Co-Director of Telluride, Guy Maddin.
Here they are:
CALIFORNIA SPLIT (d. Robert Altman, U.S., 1974)
IL GRIDO (d. Michelangelo Antonioni, Italy, 1957)
M (d. Joseph Losey, U.S., 1951)
MAN’S CASTLE (d. Frank Borzage, U.S., 1933)
The ROAD TO GLORY (d. Howard Hawks, U.S., 1936)
WICKED WOMAN (d. Russell Rouse, U.S., 1953
I will write up each on Sunset Gun. Stay tuned….
Telluride. Look a these faces! Kenneth Anger and the forever-ravishing Gloria Swanson at the festival in 1974. I’m guest director this year and have been sworn to secrecy but soon, very soon, the cat will be out of the bag and in the river. Here’s my brief piece.
Warren Oates in Monte Hellman’s The Shooting.
RIP Richard Attenborough.
Jimi Hendrix by Baron Wolman. 1968.
Anderson’s Inherent Vice. Incredibly excited for this movie, more than any other upcoming film. Also, I love this photo and how it looks like a much more artful picture my Dad snapped in the 70s of his cop friend Carl — a guy who ate blocks of cheese like candy bars.
More about Inherent Vice, Paul Thomas Anderson’s take on Thomas Pynchon and more at Cigarettes and Red Vines.
Bacall & Hawks, Bacall & Von Trier
Oh no… A legend, gone. “Looking at yourself in a mirror isn’t exactly a study of life.” RIP Lauren Bacall. Farewell, you magnificent woman.
From photographer Carinthia West: “This was taken after Christmas lunch in Suffolk, 1980. Robin had spent a lot of time on the sofa prostrate with jet lag after flying in from America, straight off a comedy tour. I had met him and his first wife, Valerie, during the shoot of Robert Altman’s film Popeye in Malta, and we had all become great friends. So I invited them to England for Christmas. This shot was taken just after he had woken up and began telling funny stories to the little boy and Sheba, the Great Dane.”