Friday, March 27, 2015


Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:32 PM

See also Sequel, Lumet's "a full half-hour" and Tribute.

Thursday, July 10, 2014


Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 PM

“Paradigm Talent Agency are supporting with casting.

Emperor  is described as a look at a debauched world
of wealth, sex, manipulation and treason.”

The Hollywood Reporter : “Cannes: Adrien Brody
to play Charles V in Lee Tamahori‘s ‘Emperor,'”
2:54 AM PST May 19, 2014, by Scott Roxborough

Related material from Santa Cruz, California:

On or about or between 11/22/2013 and 11/24/2013….

Related material from this journal:

Fiction,” a post of St. Cecilia’s Day, 11/22/2013.

See, too, yesterday’s noon post “Nowhere” and
the April 27-28, 2013, posts tagged Around the Clock.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Jersey Girl

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:33 AM

“Oh, pretty baby…” — Frankie Valli at A Capitol Fourth  last night.

Related material — Mira Sorvino in The Great Gatsby .

“Jersey girls are tough.” — Garfield.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

A Princeton Half-Hour

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:00 PM

"May you be in heaven a full half-hour
before the devil knows you're dead ."

Related material:
Yesterday's posts of 12 PM and 8 PM,
and the life of Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Monday, March 10, 2014

God’s Architecture

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:19 PM

Part I:

The sermon, “God’s Architecture,” at Nassau Presbyterian
Church in Princeton on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.  (This is the
“sermon” link in last Sunday’s 11 AM ET Log24 post.)

An excerpt:

“I wonder what God sees when God looks at our church.
Bear with me here because I’d like to do a little architectural
redesign. I look up at our sanctuary ceiling and I see buttons.
In those large round lights, I see buttons. I wonder what would
happen if we unbutton the ceiling, Then I wonder if we were to
unzip the ceiling, pull back the rooftop, and God were to look in
from above – What does God see? What pattern, what design,
what shape takes place?” — Rev. Lauren J. McFeaters

Related material —  All About Eve: 

A. The Adam and Eve sketch from the March 8 “Saturday Night Live”

B. “Katniss, get away from that tree!” —

C. Deconstructing God in last evening’s online New York Times .

Part II:

Heavensbee!” in the above video, as well as Cartier’s Groundhog Day
and Say It With Flowers.

Part III:

Humans’  architecture, as described (for instance) by architecture
theorist Anne Tyng, who reportedly died at 91 on Dec. 27, 2011.
See as well Past Tense and a post from the date of Tyng’s death.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Occupy Wall

Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:00 AM

Moss on the Wall  (Continued)

Tom Cruise at the Vatican in Mission: Impossible III  (2006) —

Starring Tom Cruise as Ezekiel Moss, "a mysterious drifter
with the divine ability to channel and physically inhabit
the spirits of the dead."

— The quote is from "Philip Seymour Hoffman
Project 'Ezekiel Moss' Will Not Be Sold In Berlin
at Deadline.com.

See also Hereafter + Damon in this journal, as well as
the upload date for the above clip: Oct. 6, 2011.

* Here "Berlin" refers to the upcoming
    European Film Market, Feb. 6-14

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Say It With Flowers

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 6:30 PM

The title is a reference to the Jan. 4 post "Learning Guide."

Update of 7:59 PM ET Feb. 2 —

"… they entered the apartment together around 11:30 a.m."

— NY Times  today on the discovery of Hoffman's body.

Synchronicity:  Today's 11 AM (ET) Log24 post, as well as
a 2007 Hoffman film involving drugs, jewels, and a planned
​escape to Brazil —

"May you be in heaven a full half-hour
 before the devil knows you're dead ."

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Learning Guide

Filed under: General — m759 @ 6:08 PM

The late Adam Smith:

"Assume a can opener."


"The festival opened with The Great Gatsby
directed by Baz Luhrmann."

Midrash on an earlier film version (Mira Sorvino's, 2000):

"Daisy, when she comes to tea at Nick's house,
refers to the flowers brought by Gatsby as being
appropriate for a funeral and asks 'Where's the corpse?' 
Gatsby enters immediately thereafter. This foreshadows
what will happen to Gatsby. The dialogue is not in the novel…."

Learning Guide to The Great Gatsby

Correction to the midrash: 

Sorvino actually says, when there is a knock at the door,

"That must be the corpse."

Jersey girls are tough.

Update of Candlemas, 2014, in memory of Philip Seymour Hoffman

Friday, November 22, 2013


Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 7:59 AM

From David Lavery's weblog today—

IMAGE- '...final belief must be in a fiction.'- Wallace Stevens

It is?  Then a check of the rest of the poem seems in order.

In the poem, Stevens speaks of

The impossible possible philosophers' man,
The man who has had the time to think enough,
The central man, the human globe, responsive
As a mirror with a voice, the man of glass,
Who in a million diamonds sums us up.

Compare and contrast with a rather silly recent music video—

Perhaps Stevens's "human globe" could be portrayed by the
versatile Philip Seymour Hoffman, who stars in a new film directed
by Anton Corbijn, the perpetrator of the above Arcade Fire video.

See also Log24 posts on and just before the video's upload date.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Master Class

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 8:00 PM

Philip Seymour Hoffman in "Doubt"—

and in "A Late Quartet"—

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