Saturday, April 10, 2010

Shelby Furber

From my vaults: Diane Arbus


Jasmine Yan

New York

Charlotte Goussin

First Lines: William Burroughs - The Naked Lunch

I can feel the heat closing in, feel them out there making their moves, setting up their devil doll stool pigeons, crooning over my spoon and dropper I throw at Washington Square Station, vault a turnstile and two flights down the iron stairs, catch an A train...

Dovile Virsilaite

New Stuff: Insectopedia

Once again the review in the New York Times convinced me to get this book.

Flor Guerreiro

Il conquistatore di Atlantide (1965)


Conqueror of Atlantis USA
Kampf um Atlantis Germany (DVD title)
Kingdom in the Sand UK

After a nightly assault Princess Virna disappears, and Hercules starts to search her and finally finds her in Atlantis where she has been selected to become the new heires after the current Queen Ming.

Silly plot and risible performances, but this fantasy flic does have some spectacular costumes and settings.

Who's That Girl?

Illustrator : Max Furbringer

Max Fürbringer (January 30, 1846–March 6, 1920) was a German anatomist. He studied with Karl Gegenbaur and published his studies in comparative anatomy in Untersuchungen zur Morphologie und Systematik der Vögel, 1888.

Mak Weinman

Juliana Biedrzicki

From my vaults: Roscoe Conkling "Fatty" Arbuckle

Maud Welzen

New York

Iza Olak

Friday, April 9, 2010

William S. Burroughs: The Cat Inside

Ruski hated the little cats. He was the cute little cat. They were interlopers. The one time I slapped Ruski was for attacking one of the kittens, and I have seen the mother drive him out of the barn when the kittens were there. And Ruski was terrified of Horatio. One evening on the back porch Horatio walked over to Ruski. (He wasn't Ruski then. I didn't yet know he was a Russian Blue. I called him Smoky.) He walked over in a casual but determined manner and lit into Smoke, who ran under the table.

Anais Pouliot

Shutter Island (2010)

A U.S. Marshal is investigating the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is presumed to be hiding on the remote Shutter Island.

Above average psychological thriller, however, you'd expect a bit more from its director.

Michelle Alves

ph: Matt Jones

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Omayra Ventura

From my vaults: Marco Arbani

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Lesley Wasson

ph: Sylvie Malfray

New Stuff: Scott Walker

Unmistakably I'm currently quite addicted to Scott Walker's music.

Felicity Gilbert

Miniatures #21

Before I started running cinemas my pals and I were avid record collectors. We had our own mail order, traveled around Europe (especially England) to find rare stuff and organized regular exchange markets with collectors coming from all over Germany. Of course, you got to know a lot of people and soon you knew what they were searching for.
One day at one of the markets a fanatic collector of Rolling Stones records came to our booth and asked about something completely different. I helped him out, then asked him about his Stones collecting. "Nope, I'm out of that for good. After 70 live versions of Honky Tonk Woman I realized that I must be out of my mind."

Elin Skoghagen

New Stuff: John Zorn

The most recent addition to my rapidly growing John Zorn collection.

Minke Boot

New York

Barbara Pirih

New Stuff: Eraserhead

A classic and a favourite, finally getting this as a DVD, I was ching to study its soundtrack once again.

Cassandra Smith

First Lines: Emily Brontë - Wuthering Heights

1801. - I have just returned from a visit to my landlord - the
solitary neighbour that I shall be troubled with.

New Stuff: Vic Chesnutt

I'm slowly re-discovering Vic Chesnutt's work and am curious about this tribute album.

Who's That Girl?

Illustrator: Eric Orchard

Find more at:


Amber Heard

ph: Guy Aroch

New Stuff: Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation

Since this is a family favourite I have seen it very often, but unfortunately never in the original version, only the dubbed German one. So I decided to change that.