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Edward Quinn: «Grace Kelly and Alfred Hitchcock»

13 Jul

Edward Quinn: «Grace Kelly and Alfred Hitchcock»; 1954

We cannot precisely say that Alfred Hitchcock was pretty much amused when his gold donkey («Goldesel» – as we say in Germany), carrying this marvellous name Grace Kelly around the globe and on her v-card, married Rainier Louis Henri Maxence Bertrand Grimaldi, Count of Polignac and the Prince of Monaco in 1956, an event which automatically ended her career as one of the most hottest and wanted Hollywood divas with a blimp of an eye.

Nevertheless, this photograph, taken by Edward Quinn in the year 1954, displays the basis of their harmoniously and perfectly working cooperating system: Our Full English Gentleman is celebrating High Tea with the later Her Serene Highness The Princess of Monaco. At that present moment they both were working on To Catch a Thief in Cannes.

Edward Quinn’s website provides us with some information about himself: «Born 1920 in Ireland, lived and worked since 1950 as a photographer on the French Riviera. During the “Golden Fifties” this was the favored playground retreat for celebrities from the world of show biz, art and business. The Edward Quinn Archive contains more then 100’000 photos from the 1950s up to the 1970s. It’s very likely that every famous person who visited the French Riviera at the time was photographed by Quinn. The most important part of the archive consists of about 10’000 photos of Picasso.»

We like to strongly recommend his two books: «Riviera Cocktail» and «Stars And Cars Of The ’50s».

At the very present moment the Hamburg based gallery Photography Monika Mohr Galerie shows «Edward Quinn: Pablo Picasso» from June 5th until October 9th 2012.

Website: Edward Quinn
via: Awesome People Hanging Out Together.

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Al Pacino And Christopher Walken Are «Stand Up Guys» In Los Angeles

22 May

The information goes like this: Actors Al Pacino and Christopher Walken walk down the streets as they film their new movie, «Stand Up Guys» on April 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

Please read the breathtaking interview with Al Pacino on Huffington Post why he injured his eye. Simply amazing!

Photo credit: PHOTOGRAPH BY AKM-GSI / Barcroft Media. UK Office, London.

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Best George Clooney Look-A-Like Contest ever!

18 Feb

Screenshot Huffington Post

Well, whatever matches, it matches. There are, however, some doubters. Here are some of their voices: «One wrote: “What criteria was used? Possibly just one? That he be male and have hair?” while another, perhaps cruelly, said: “Who judged this? Stevie Wonder?”»

Well, aren’t we all aware of a most beautiful thing called «British Humour»? And if so, what does it tell us? Well, there we go because we think that this is an outstanding masterpiece of British Humour!

And this very special British Humour continues: David James Glendon, who successfully pipped 782 other entrants, may attend the Academy Award Ceremony in late February this very same year in Hollywood! We wouldn’t wonder if he’s going to become the next James Bond.

David! Our warmest congrats! Very well done!

Read the full Monty on The Huffington Post

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AT&T Archives: «Robot»

9 Feb

«Jim Henson made this film in 1963 for The Bell System. Specifically, it was made for an elite seminar given for business owners, on the then-brand-new topic — Data Communications. The seminar itself involved a lot of films and multimedia presentations, and took place in Chicago. A lengthy description of the planning of the Bell Data Communications Seminar — without a mention of the Henson involvement — is on the blog of Inpro co-founder Jack Byrne. It later was renamed the Bell Business Communications Seminar.

The organizers of the seminar, Inpro, actually set the tone for the film in a three-page memo from one of Inpro’s principals, Ted Mills to Henson. Mills outlined the nascent, but growing relationship between man and machine: a relationship not without tension and resentment: “He [the robot] is sure that All Men Basically Want to Play Golf, and not run businesses — if he can do it better.” (Mills also later designed the ride for the Bell System at the 1964 World’s Fair.) Henson’s execution is not only true to Mills’ vision, but he also puts his own unique, irreverent spin on the material.

The robot narrator used in this film had previously starred in a skit for a food fair in Germany (video is silent), in 1961. It also may be the same robot that appeared on the Mike Douglas Show in 1966. Henson created a different — but similar — robot for the SKF Industries pavilion at the 1964 World’s Fair.

Henson created another film for the Seminar entitled Charlie Magnetico, which features the same robot, but also stars Henson collaborator Jerry Juhl.

This film was found in the AT&T Archives. Thanks go to Karen Falk of the Henson Archives for providing help and supporting documentation to prove that it was, indeed, a Henson production.»

Footage courtesy of AT&T Archives and History Center, Warren, NJ

via: AT&T Techchannel

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The Day I Met Dave

26 Jan

Eigentlich ein schicker Plot für einen Naßrasiererwerbespot. Wiedemauchsei: Es sind lohnens- und sehenswerte anderthalb Minuten.

via: Geekosystem

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Rare Exports: «Hunting Santa Claus»

17 Dec

Dieses irre Filmchen ist beinahe schon ein YouTubeKlassiker. Vom großen Erfolg ob ihrer Story über das illegale Schmuggeln von Weihnachtsmännern beflügelt brachte das Produktionsteam Ende 2010 sogar einen kompletten Kinofilm an den Start, womit die beiden schönen Urfilmchen aus dem Netz und von der YouTubePlattform verschwanden.

Vor einigen Tagen lud ein Wagemutiger den ersten der beiden Teile nochmal – leider mit schlechter Tonspur und spanischen Untertiteln – hoch. So sehet, staunet und erinnert Euch – solange der Streifen noch dort steht wo er jetzt steht…

Eine ausführliche Besprechung gibt es hier zu lesen.

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«Go And Make Your Call!»

3 Dec

Wir hatten im Meerschweinchenreport schon mal die Geschichte einer Frau, die der Gefängnisleitung jener Justizvollzugsanstalt, in dem ihr Mann einsaß, gefälschte Entlassungspapiere zufaxte – und er daraufhin tatsächlich entlassen wurde. Gleich zweimal gelang ihr dieser Coup.

Dieser junge Mann geht gleich einen Schritt weiter bzw. zurück, und klärt die Situation mittels eines einzigen Telefonates. Ganz nach der Devise: Schmiede Dein Eisen solange es heiß ist. Ein irres Filmchen.

Written by Luke Barats

Performed by Dan Oster
The producers say «Huge thanks to Dan, check out his comedy».

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Zeitmaschinengeistesblitz

21 Nov

Was wäre, wenn H.G. Wells in seinem Werk «Die Zeitmaschine» die Morlocks etwas verklausuliert als nichts anderes als Arbeitgeber darstellt, die danach trachten, Ihre Arbeitstiere Elois mittels Wecker und Signalton dahingehend soo zu paralysieren, daß sie millionenfach tagtäglich in die hungrigen Mäuler von Bahnhofseingangstoren einfahren, um sich am Arbeitsplatz den zermalmenden Geräuschen hochmoderner IBM-Kugelkopfschreibmaschinen unterwürfig hinzugeben? Wäre diese Erkenntnis dann der Grundstein zur kommenden Weltrevolution? Wäre ja mal ganz uninteressant, dieses in Erfahrung zu bringen.

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Chewbacca’s Family

26 Sep

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George Clooney (not in pic) in: «Ocean’s Five»

23 Sep

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Nancy Moran: «Christopher Walken»

25 Aug

American actor Christopher Walken on the set of the James Bond 007 film «A View to a Kill», directed by John Glen. Time line: October 1984 — Image by © Nancy Moran/Sygma/Corbis

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Michelle Pfeiffer

9 Aug

Photographer unknown

That’s her.

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Joker Forever

3 Aug

I couldn’t imagine that there is a cool joke around Jack Nicholson wouldn’t find funny …

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Keegan Wilcox: «Porcelain Unicorn»

3 Aug

Entrants in the Philips-sponsored constrained cinema competition «Tell It Your Way» were restricted to just six lines of dialogue: «What is that?,» «It’s a unicorn,» «Never seen one up close before,» «Beautiful,» «Get away, get away,» and «I’m sorry.»

Keegan Wilcox’s stunning «Porcelain Unicorn» was hand-picked as the Grand Prize Winner by director Ridley Scott.

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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: «Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.»

20 Jul

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Szene mit Klaus Kinski aus dem Film «Five For Hell».

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Woody Allen: «Love is the answer, but while you’re waiting for the answer, sex raises some pretty interesting questions.»

19 Jul

via: This Is Not Porn

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«It Doesn’t Have To Be Beautiful: Unless It’s Beautiful.»

12 Apr

Go to Stardust Memories

By the way: Die Filmkomödie «Midnight in Paris» von Woody Allen wird das diesjährige Filmfestival in Cannes eröffnen. Präsident der Jury ist Robert De Niro.

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The Pulp Fiction’s Action Figure Collection

22 Mar

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Maxim Dalton writes: «I found this Pulp Fiction’s Action Figure Collection poster a nice way to go back to business after my break. It will be part of the next Spoke Art’s Quentin vs. Cohen show at Bold Hype Gallery in New York City this April 7th, 8th and 9th. Some copies will be available during the show and online after that. Go take a look if you’re around!»

via: The Diary of Maxim Dalton

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If Woody Allen had made «Taxi Driver»

16 Mar

Woody Allen’s dialog from «Hannah and Her Sisters» is inserted into this scene from «Taxi Driver», with Robert De Niro and Cybill Shepherd and it works brilliantly.

via (1): Nag on the Lake
via (2): Dangerous Minds

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The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy (1981) – Babel Fish

11 Feb

Just to remind you of one of the greatest things that has ever been created.

All about the TV series here.
Babelfish Translations here.

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