Sunday, November 18, 2012

Speed of Sound scans

Sound scan 1
sound scan 2
sound scan 3

Greta Garbo postcard from 1930

Greta Garbo

I found this postcard at an antique show centered on film, at a bowling alley in Milwaukee. Thought I lost it until today when I found it wrapped in newspaper in my basement. What a gaze. I've never seen a 1930's movie star look like someone who skateboards. I think this postcard is German.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Letters From Anon -- Trailer

Milwaukee Films -- Trailer

Milwaukee Films -- Stills

I've been working on making my 16mm films available on DVD (also "Letters From Anon", more on that later). Below are some stills from the films "The Confetti Maker" (2002), "Apartments" (2003), "A Quiet Violent Place" (2003), and "The Red Fox" (2004)

Red Fox still
apartments still 2
apartments still
confetti maker still
quiet violent place still 2
quiet violent place still
red fox still 2
red fox still 3

Saturday, August 18, 2012

The Muppet Show -- Puppet Man

Been hearing this Fifth Dimension song at work and while looking it up, discovered this little guy.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Daisies (Sedmikrásky) Newspaper Still

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This was from a recent NY Times article on Věra Chytilová's Daisies. Read it here.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Monster Poem from Special Treats 2


We had a Special Treats screening in Portland on Saturday and Shantel set up a typewriter for guests to contribute lines to a "monster poem", in connection with our poetic monster movie, You Poor Thing. Below, the paper we found in the morning. Its hard to read even when you're holding the paper.

monster poem 2

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Rose Hobart (1936) -- Joseph Cornell

Seeing Rose Hobart's name on the poster made me want to revisit this gem. The famous story goes that Salvador Dali broke Joseph Cornell's projector after seeing this film, out of jealousy that Cornell had made it.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde transformation (1931)

I once read that they did this transformation by removing red filters from the lens, gradually making his skin more monstrous. So simple and brilliant.

Dr. Jeckyll And Mr. Hyde Swedish Poster Art (1931)


Sunday, July 15, 2012

New You Poor Thing Promo Artwork

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Soon I'll be starting a separate You Poor Thing blog that will follow the production on that film. I've been putting together some new art for it (above). Stay tuned! 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Italian Horror Films Poster Art


Profondo Rosso (Deep Red) (1975)


Suspiria (1977)
Art by Mario De Berardinis
La Maschera Del Demonio (Black Sunday) (1960)
Art by Guiliano Nistri

Monday, July 9, 2012

Nosferatu Czech Poster (1922)


Like this one for instance. Czech poster art is incredible. I'm crying. Tears of joy. Just look at those rats! And his teeth. I love it.

Horrific Poster Art


I just got these books from the library today. And they are full of super great imagery. I've been looking at horror film posters lately for you poor thing design, and I'll share some favorites in the coming days...



Monday, July 2, 2012

Italo Calvino: Se un giorno d'estate un narratore

Okay. So here's an interview with Italo Calvino in Italian with no English subtitles. But there are reasons to watch this even if you, like me, don't understand Italian. I don't want to spoil the neat stuff. It's relatively short.

Health & Growth 4

Health & Growth 4

Sunday, July 1, 2012

The eye talks to the brain in a dotlike language

This morning I was working on some new collages for Special Treats posters and came across these neat images...
Eye talks to
eye talks too

Friday, June 29, 2012

Len Lye -- "Free Radicals" (1958)

The Seventh Victim (1943) -- Trailer

This is a creepy and morbid Val Lewton production in which the message seems to be death is good because life is too scary. It stands out, even among Lewton's films.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Special Treats: The Program


Yesterday I watched a bunch of films with Gem at the Northwest Film Forum. We found some pretty awesome and eclectic films. (And some pretty boring, didactic stuff, I'm not showing those) I'm really pleased with the selection. The program for Special Treats this Saturday consists of four films, starting with…

"The Universe" -- a beautiful, black and white documentary about the cosmos

"The Dream of the Wild Horses" -- insanity

"Crystals" -- microscopic footage of crystals forming

"Safety in the Dining Room" -- apparently for showing people who are new to restaurants