Rare Eft released into its natural habitat.
RIP Mr. Newt. He was already an adult when I got him in 2002, so he had reached a grand old age. I will miss him lots & plan to replant his aquarium with a glorious garden in his honor.
砂の女/'The Woman in the Dunes' (1964)
Illustrated production stills from the set of 2001: A Space Odyssey by Brian Sanders.
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Never seen these before. Gorgeous, gorgeous stuff.
Meshes of the Afternoon | Maya Deren | 1943
Oversize double weight photograph from Maya Deren’s 1943 short film, shot and struck later by the film’s still photographer and co-director Alexander Hammid. With Hammid’s signature in holograph pencil on the verso.
The only photograph we have ever seen associated with the monumental film. In his book, “The Most Typical Avant-Garde,” David E. James describes “Meshes of the Afternoon” as “one of cinema’s most crucial masterpieces, in which formal innovation is wedded to a radically original vision of the possibilities of cinema … [synthesizing] modernist strains in the American feature film…Hammid’s experience with the European avant-garde, and Deren’s knowledge of modernist poetry and dance.”
Deren’s first film, the work that launched her reputation in an art form populated almost exclusively by men. During the next few years, she would work with John Cage, Parker Tyler, and Hammid, publish her first book of essays, “An Anagram of Ideas,” gain the first Guggenheim fellowship ever to be awarded to a filmmaker, and win the Cannes Grand Prix International Prize for this film—four years after it was first shown in New York.