Thursday, December 27, 2012

They Live (1988)

They Live is a 1988 American science fiction-horror film directed by John Carpenter, who also wrote the screenplay under the pseudonym Frank Armitage (this is also the name of one of the characters in the movie). 

Part science fiction horror and part dark comedy, the film echoed contemporary fears of a declining economy, within a culture of greed and conspicuous consumption common among Americans. 

The film follows a nameless drifter referred to as "Nada", who discovers the ruling class within the moneyed elite are in fact aliens managing human social affairs through the use of a signal on top of the TV broadcast, concealing their appearance and subliminal messages in mass media.


The Fighting Termeraire by JMW Turner (1839)

Vincent Price Holidays Double Bill : The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) / Theatre of Blood (1973)

...and in this house...

lunch time

Louis Armstrong plays for his wife - Giza 1961

Hitchcock in Nashville

The British Film Institute has undertaken a major restoration of Hitchcock’s early silent films, set to tour the U.S. in 2013. Belcourt Theatre of Nashville close out this year and start the new one with a 23-day/24-film retrospective that surveys Hitchcock’s mammoth post-silent era. 

The series started on December 26 with VERTIGO—deemed the “Greatest Film of All Time” by the BFI’s long-running Sight & Sound poll (recently unseating CITIZEN KANE). Next up, more Jimmy Stewart in ROPE, REAR WINDOW and THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH, three of Hitchcock’s most loved films, made mid-career. From there, we’ll jump all the way back to BLACKMAIL and some of the key films from the early sound/British era. 

Then, we chart a path through the work informed by lead actors and muses— i.e., Joan Fontaine, Madeleine Carroll, Farley Granger, Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Tippi Hedren. Weekend filmgoers can spend nearly every Saturday and Sunday exploring Hitchcock’s work with an actor or within an era, and without a single repeat. 

And the above 18x24" limited edition screenprint will be for sale on site. Four colors on light grey French paper.


Friday, December 21, 2012

The Great Showdowns by Scott C


Dawn With Raven By Jens Ferm


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012