Monthly Archives: June 2011

kurosawa directs

Akira Kurosawa demonstrates to Toshirō Mifune how to handle a telephone in High and Low. 1963.

Toshirō Mifune on the phone.

on your sleeve

The Many Moods of Murry Wilson. Murry Wilson. 1967.

f for fields

Fields and Rosemary Theby as Mr. and Mrs. Snavely in The Fatal Glass of Beer. Clyde Bruckman. 1933.

land of silence and darkness

Werner Herzog. 1971.

cover art

record labels

With yesterday’s reissue of the two McCartney solo “debuts”, today seems as good a day as any to look at various editions of McCartney and McCartney II.

McCartney on Apple. 1970.

McCartney on Capitol. 1970.

McCartney. Hear Music reissue. 2011. The version of Women Kind included is the same one that’s on The Piano Tape bootleg. I did not see that coming.

McCartney. Brazilian edition in glorious monophonic sound. 1970.

McCartney II. Side 2 of U.S. edition. 1980.

McCartney II. Side 2 of the Japanese edition.

McCartney II. Detail of inner sleeve/lyric sheet.

Detail of insert/ Japanese language lyric sheet. I wonder why Paul was so eager to ingratiate himself with the Japanese.

Check My Machine. The B Side to Waterfalls 45. 1980.

Today’s ephemera: the McCartney download card.


White Dog. Samuel Fuller. 1982.

anderson directs

Lindsay Anderson falls in front of the army while directing If….. 1968.

museum piece

Item: Odalisque in Grisaille, ca. 1824–34
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (French, 1780–1867) and Workshop
Oil on canvas

Where: Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.

bande à part

Anna Karina in Band of Outsiders. Jean-Luc Godard. 1964.