Archives for the month of: September, 2017

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PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES. West Bank. Near Ramallah. May 11, 2017. A Palestinian protester uses a sling to hurl stones towards Israeli troops during clashes at a protest in support of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails.

Photograph: Mohamad Torokman/Reuters

surrealismart:

Salvador Dali book signing

1963

Philippe Halsman

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“What set Harry Dean Stanton apart from his peers who excelled at supporting roles was the deep authenticity and heartbroken feeling he was able to bring to every single role he played. And a kind of unpredictable recklessness too.”

Allison Anders remembers the late Harry Dean Stanton

electronicsquid:

Doll used in demonstration of flammable infant clothes 

(Ralph Morse. 1972)

photo-reactive:

Michael Caine by Douglas Kirkland (1966)

scan-lines:

Bruce Conner “CHILD”

1959-60

Click here for a recent article on Bruce Conner.

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Michael Haneke’s The Piano Teacher (2001) arrives today on Blu-ray & DVD! 

In this riveting study of the dynamics of control, Academy Award–winning director Michael Haneke takes on Nobel laureate Elfriede Jelinek’s controversial 1983 novel about perverse female sexuality and the world of classical music. Haneke finds his match in Isabelle Huppert, who delivers an icy but quietly seething performance as Erika, a piano professor at a Viennese conservatory who lives with her mother in a claustrophobically codepen­dent relation­ship. Severely repressed, she satisfies her mas­ochistic urges only voyeuristically until she meets Walter (Benoît Magimel), a student whose desire for Erika leads to a destructive infatuation that upsets the careful equilibrium of her life. A critical breakthrough for Haneke, The Piano Teacher—which won the Grand Prix as well as dual acting awards for its stars at Cannes—is a formalist masterwork that remains a shocking sensation.