Posts Tagged ‘orson welles’

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Monday, October 8th, 2012

David Fishkind recently asked “Are You Afraid of Politics?“, and a lot of people, myself included, chimed in. Since then I’ve realized I have much more to say on the subject.

I normally don’t think of politics in Democrat/Republican/presidential election terms. I’m registered as an independent, and I prefer to live my politics on a daily basis—which is why I don’t drive, buy organic food when I can, and support local businesses run by people I know, etc. But it would be damn foolish of me to not recognize that “the political is personal” (to invert a phrase), and that the gentle people elected to the state and federal levels regularly impact both my daily life and my career as a writer. Specifically:

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“PAY FOR SOUP / BUILD A FORT / SET IT ON FIRE”

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

If one were so inclined, one could buy The Whole Livery Line, 1987, by “Jean-Michel-Basquiat [sic] faithfully recreated by hand using the finest art quality linen canvas and Winsor and Newton oil paints” for just $255 from either of these companies – judging from the templates, presumably run by the same “on the fringes of legality ethics” mo-fos. I wonder if people will openly sell forgeries of Rammellzee pieces in ten or fifteen years, when people realize, maybe, that he was, like, really important, and dead. Probably not.

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“To Be Natural Is Such A Difficult Pose To Keep Up”

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Salvador Dali and Gala Dali (1936)

Blockquotes excerpted from Susan Sontag’s “Notes on Camp,” dedicated to Oscar Wilde.

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OH, THIS IS DEPRESSING AND I CAN’T LOOK AWAY FROM IT

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nvxwf1jxdaM

And in ever so slightly better times…

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V14PfDDwxlE

Back from Turkeyland w/ F for Fake

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Hope everybody is fatter now. Crawling back into the void this week, last night rewatched most of Orson Welles’s last completed feature film, F for Fake, a documentary about fakes and fakers, which in itself does a little trickery and deceit, making a nice little cakebox of weird. Criterion put it out a couple years ago, but it’s also now on YouTube in a few pieces. Here’s part one, then follow the links…