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notes on anvil! the story of anvil
although the film reads sweetly natural bordering on naive, i suspect the (spoiler alert) victorious ending was in place from the start with the emotional ups and downs leading up merely allowed to play out. that is, its all a tactical career intervention by the films producer/director (hollywood insider and original uk uber-fan) sacha gervasi. thus a career resurrected an injustice corrected. for instance: the rock star interviews, the lawyer in prauge, the influential japanese fan, the record producer signing on (for a fee) and finally the huge show in japan all results of the director making key phone calls. "hey, its sacha gervasi. i'm doing a documentary on anvil ...blah, blah, blah and we really need you on board." still, its a worthwhile film and a good watch (you laugh, you cringe, you cry). and its nice to see an injustice, if not fully corrected, at least nudged in the right direction. a quick check of their website indicates two festival bookings in the next couple of months. ImI ImI
nyc newspaper quoting government report gives sunny out look on oil spill damage
Dialectics becomes materialist when the primacy of the object is established; yet, Adorno warns, “the primacy of the object notwithstanding, the thingness of the world is also illusory. It tempts the subjects to ascribe to the things themselves the social conditions of their production. This is elaborated in Marx’s chapter on the fetish …”13 What is crucial for Adorno is to combine “tenacious opposition against that which exists: against its thingness,” with a staunch rejection of attempts to identify thingness as evil.14 “In thingness there is an intermingling of both the object’s unidentical side and the subjection of people under the prevailing forms of production—their own functional relations, which are obscure to them.”15 While, on the one hand, thingness (das Dinghafte) stands for the subjection of people under alienating and mystifying forms of production; on the other, the thing stands for the non-identical, for that which escapes the clutch of instrumental reason. It does so more fully than the object, which is “the positive face of the non-identical”; in other words, “a terminological mask.”16 Objecthood is thingness objectified, subjected to concepts in the same way that a subject is a person become concept, a legal-philosophical abstraction; a thing is to an object as a person is to a subject.via st fb
wireless crystal radio set
mt forge in the camp
making a cast iron wok
p levine (poet)
kiss gif via chuck n fb
jerry blavat is the geater with the heater
A Passion for Collecting [PORN]: Decorating with Art and Antiques [PORN]
By François Baudot, Jean Demachy
The Saragossa Manuscript
ordered on impulse from netflix, it turned out to be an incredible experience and a big surprise. i only looked it up afterwards.
The film was released in Poland  uncut at 182 minutes, but it was shortened for release in the U.S. and UK at 147 minutes and 125 minutes, respectively. During the 1990s Jerry Garcia, together with Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola, financed a restoration and subtitling of an uncut print of the film. The restored film, re-released in 2001, is commercially available in VHS and DVD formats.
Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Luis Buñuel, David Lynch, Lars von Trier, Harvey Keitel and Jerry Garcia have at various times described The Saragossa Manuscript as their favorite film. The film won the Golden Wolf at the 1965 Bucharest Film Festival.
beto y los fairlanes
austin - 70's?
reality tv notes
the 40's-50's - of the shows listed, only allen funt's ambush comedy project candid camera fit my definition
the 60's-70's - Seven Up!, Warhol films, An American Family - good examples
Chuck Barris: The Dating Game, The Newlywed Game, and The Gong Show - only the gong show counts. this is an exception to my game shows dont count rule.
the 80's-90's - COPS, The Real World, Americas Funniest Home Videos - prime examples
"...the producers of The Real World have stated that their direct inspiration was An American Family."
the 2000's - of all listed only: Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County.
Special Living Environment and Celebs dont count except anna nicole smith and the osbornes, also the one with flav a flav. sorry rev run, no go.
Occupational is close to Instructional. none listed count. see below.
Competitive and Game Shows dont count
Dating, Job Search, Sports dont count
Self Improvement/Makeovers dont count
Renovation - AH HA!!! i will broaden this to instructional, which begins with wgbh's 1963-73 the french chef. Russell Morash worked with julia childe and went on to produce the victory garden (1975-present) and this old house (1979-present) also for wgbh boston. this is the core of instructional or how-to reality tv.
Social, Dating, Talk, Hidden Camera (as here defined), Supernatural, Hoaxes - dont count
Prior elements in popular culture - good examples provided
also informing reality tv is documentary film (predating 1900 to present) and its subset cinema verite. both support my interpretation of good rtv.
the end of history beer
"I have earned the right to be on any road in the united states. I have become the road. You can’t kick a road off itself. I am the road."
hate the new google images format!