Thursday, January 28, 2010
"Google Maps, the quickest way to get from A to B without risking your life."
"C'etait un rendez-vous." is a short film made in 1976 by Claude Lelouch, showing a high speed drive through Paris.
"The film shows an eight-minute drive through Paris in the early hours of the morning (05:30hrs), accompanied by sounds of a high-reving engine, gear changes and squealing tires. It starts in a tunnel of the Paris Périphérique at Porte Dauphine, with an onboard view from an unseen car exiting up on a ramp to Avenue Foch. Well-known landmarks such as the Arc de Triomphe, Opéra Garnier, and Place de la Concorde with its obelisk are passed, as well as the Champs-Élysées. Pedestrians are passed, pigeons sitting on the streets are scattered, red lights are ignored, one-way streets are driven up the wrong way, center lines are crossed, the car drives on the sidewalk to avoid a garbage truck. The car is never seen as the camera seems to be attached below the front bumper (judging from the relative positions of other cars, the visible headlight beam and the final shot when the car is parked in front of a curb on Montmartre, with the famous Sacré Cœur Basilica behind, and out of shot). Here, the driver gets out and embraces a young blonde woman as bells ring in the background, with the famous backdrop of Paris.
A making-of-the-rendezvous documentary indicates that Lelouch himself was the driver, that the car driven was the Mercedes, although the sound track is from a Ferrari."
Publié par A.H à l'adresse 4:02 PM
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From: alice heart
Date: 28 January 2010 14:10
Subject: Nobuyoshi Araki In Conversation With Kohei Yoshiyuki
NOBUYOSHI ARAKI: I don't know you that well. I know who you are, but readers don't know much about you. Why don't you tell them about yourself? I'm sure they would like to know when you were born, for instance. How old are you? What interests you? What kind of work are you doing? I'll bet you're not in your twenties.
KOHEI YOSHIYUKI: I was born in 1946.
NA: As the genius of photography, I'd like to introduce Yoshiyuki Kohei to our readers. You created a huge sensation by taking voyeuristic photographs of people having sex, and of voyeurs - peepers - watching people having sex, with infrared film. A lot of people made a lot of noise about them, but my critique consisted of exactly one line: "These are what I call photographs" (laughter). After that we met and chatted now and then, but I haven't seen you for quite a while. Recently I received an invitation to your solo show. I couldn't go because I was busy, but I mentioned it to the editor of Weekend
Super, and heard later that he went to see it. When I asked him about
it, he said he liked the way the photographs were exhibited.
Publié par A.H à l'adresse 3:06 PM
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
From the film "Love in the afternoon":
"I dream of a life made only of first and everlasting loves; in other words I want what is impossible.
Lately in spare moments I delight in a daydream which gets more precise and complete every day. A childish day dream probably inspired by something I read at ten.
I imagine I own a device worn around the neck which gives off a magnetic fluid capable of destroying free will."
THANKS TO ERIC ROHMER.
Publié par A.H à l'adresse 4:13 PM