Friday, September 25, 2009

Happy Birthday!

Glenn Gould, the greatest Canadian (and there are lots of them) of all!!

A nice Japanese B2 for the theatrical release of two NFB documentaries on Glenn.

sons of Lee Marvin AND Jack Palance

Waiting for the print of this to arrive so that I can swig some whiskey and fire my shotgun in the projection booth... Monte Walsh will be in the house! Also starring Bo Hopkins! Not to be confused with the Tom Selleck TV remake from 2003. That's a mustache of a lesser god.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

Genuine beauty

It gets so eerily quiet around this place when the Toronto International Film Festival gets going and 2/3 of the staff take off to hobnob with the glitterati and yours truly is left to just aimlessly drag a broom around the place and ceaselessly sing (I don't want to go to) Chelsea by Elvis Costello. You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's _________ so I guess glum me, misfit myself and unglamourous I will just keep on keeping on as though George Clooney meant nothing at all.

And why not just indulge myself a little here?

A recently acquired piece of gorgeousness in the form of a Japanese tatekan (or 2 panel) for Pier Paolo Passolini's fantastico 1968 art-film, Teorema, starring the unbelievably resplendent Silvana Mangano. Oh, and Terrence Stamp is in it someplace too.

Here she is enjoying some class privileges with husband Dino De Laurentiis and family and holding one of the cigarettes that would help her develop lung cancer, I'm sure.

A scene (that doesn't feature Silvana)...