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Revisiting Gordon Parks

Recently TCM played two of the Gordon Parks films, Shaft (1971) and The Super Cops (1974). Both held up very well and you could see many creative influences they had on other early 70’s movies like Dog Day Afternoon and French Connection. Among his other talents he also wrote songs and poetry. Like Stanley Kubrick […]

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Walter Becker

RIP Walter Becker. Photos of Walter Becker and Donald Fagen of Steely Dan that I took in Las Vegas, 2016.    

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Peter Bogdanovich Interviews Orson Welles (Audio)

More on photographer Bob Willoughby here.  In the late ’60s and early ’70s, filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich had conducted extensive interviews with Welles, but a number of circumstances–including the director’s decision to compose an autobiography that he never got around to writing–kept the interviews out of the public eye. Finally edited and annotated by Jonathan Rosenbaum, […]


Photo from World’s Largest Pinhole Camera on Display at the National Air and Space Museum

The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum will exhibit “The Great Picture” . The 3,375-square-foot photograph of an abandoned Marine Corps air station in Southern California was taken by the largest pinhole camera in the world.

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Fireworks filmed with a drone.

UPDATE: It is illegal to do this.