Log24

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Plan 9 from Oz

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:13 AM

Image from a film review of “Eureka” (a 1983 film by Nicolas Roeg).
Note the date of the review — January 09, 2015.

Also on January 09, 2015 —

Related cinematic philosophy —

Final scene from 'Paths of Glory'

Note the number, 701, on the colonel’s collar.

Friday, July 3, 2020

The Hot Rock

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:38 PM

See also a different interpretation, by David Lynch,
of the “twin peaks” concept —

Midrash for Mayakofsky

Thursday, July 2, 2020

The Speed of Thought

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 5:49 PM

From the above search result — “0.69 seconds.”

See as well Theresa Russell and Rutger Hauer in Eureka .  . .

See also a different interpretation, by David Lynch,
of the “twin peaks” concept —

The Maxwell* Enticement

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 5:20 PM

[Update of Sunday morning, July 12, 2020 —

This July 2 post was suggested in part by the July 1 post Magic Child
and in part by the Sept. 15, 1984, date in the image below. For more
details about that date, possibly the death date of author Richard
Brautigan, see “The Life and Death of Richard Brautigan,” by
Lawrence Wright, in Rolling Stone  on April 11, 1985.

From that article:

Marcia called him the next night [Sept. 15, 1984]
in Bolinas. He asked if she liked his mind. “I said,
‘Yes, Richard, I like your mind. You have the ability
to jump in and out of spaces. It’s not linear thinking;
it’s exciting, catalytic, random thinking.’ “

Such thinking, though interesting, is not recommended for the
general public.  Sept. 15, 1984, was perhaps Brautigan’s last day alive.]

* See Maxwell in posts tagged Gods and Giants.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Magic Child

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 12:06 PM

Actress Descending a Staircase

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 3:25 AM

The above title was suggested by a scene in Body Double  (1984) . . .

Variations, starring Theresa Russell, on related themes —

The De Palma Balcony in Body Double , and “ready for my closeup” —

“Bing bang, I heard the whole gang!”

Summary — 

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Social Network

Filed under: General — Tags: , , , — m759 @ 5:27 PM

Writer Robert Avrech on director Brian De Palma —

“Both Brian and I greatly admire Alfred Hitchcock so we were
pretty much on the same page aesthetically. That’s how I came
to write Body Double , a superb thriller that immediately thrust
me into the Hollywood limelight.”

— https://www.opednews.com/populum/page.php?
f=Behind-the-Scenes-with-Hol-by-Joan-Brunwasser-
American-Jews_Hollywood_Interviews_Judaism-Jewish-
131219-897.html

 

Monday, June 29, 2020

The Same Page

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 4:54 PM

Writer Robert Avrech on director Brian De Palma —

“Both Brian and I greatly admire Alfred Hitchcock so we were
pretty much on the same page aesthetically. That’s how I came
to write Body Double , a superb thriller that immediately thrust
me into the Hollywood limelight.”

— https://www.opednews.com/populum/page.php?
f=Behind-the-Scenes-with-Hol-by-Joan-Brunwasser-
American-Jews_Hollywood_Interviews_Judaism-Jewish-
131219-897.html

See also Avrech in this  journal —

The De Palma Balcony

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 1:44 AM

The Demolished Man  was a novel that had fascinated De Palma
since the late 1950s and appealed to his background in mathematics
and avant-garde storytelling. Its unconventional unfolding of plot
(exemplified in its mathematical layout of dialogue) and its stress on
perception have analogs in De Palma’s filmmaking.”  — Wikipedia

This, together with the Cuernavaca balcony in Deschooling MIT, is
perhaps enough of a clue for mystified theologians on St. Peter’s Day.

Powered by WordPress