Flick Review < Le deuxième souffle | Jean-Pierre Melville, 1966


Jean-Pierre Melville & Lino Ventura on the set of "Le Deuxième Souffle", 1966

During the shooting of the scene in which Lino Ventura runs after the freight train that he tries
 to jump in, director Jean-Pierre Melville asked the train conductor to speed the train up, making 
it more difficult for Ventura to successfully make the jump, and Melville wanted to see the pain on 
his face as he tried harder to catch the train. When Ventura heard about this, long after the shooting,
 he was so angry about it that he had a huge row with Melville. The two never spoke again. They 
did make another film together, The Army of Shadows (1969), but only spoke to each other through

Le deuxième souffle (1966)
Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Writers: José Giovanni, Jean-Pierre Melville
Cinematography: Marcel Combes
Stars: Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Raymond Pellegrin 

Santa Claus Shake | Γιώργος Κατσαρός, 1968

Mr Magoo Christmas poster, 1957
UPA poster, attributed to Fred Crippen.

Γιώργος Κατσαρός -  Santa Claus Shake, 1968

Ο χρόνος | Γιώργος Χειμωνάς, 1974

Jackson Pollock, Number 13, 1950

"Υπάρχει μια ακίνητη ηλικία εκεί στην φύτρα της κάθε ώρας και στιγμής. Ο κόσμος
 είναι αρχές που όλο αρχίζουν κι αδιάκοπα θα αρχίζουν στους αιώνες αδιάκοπα. 
Ο χρόνος δεν προορίζεται για ανθρώπους."

Γιώργος Χειμωνάς, Ο Γάμος, 1974


Alphabetarion # Listen | Igor Stravinsky, 1882-1971

Emiliano Ponzi, Where do the ducks go in the winter, 2014

"To listen is an effort, and just to hear is no merit. A duck hears also."

Igor Stravinsky, 1882-1971

Woman’s Nature is Like a Great House Full of Rooms | Edith Wharton, 1893

Karel Teige, Collage #366, 1949    

"I have sometimes thought that a woman’s nature is like a great house full of rooms: 
there is a hall, through which everyone passes, going in and out; the drawing room, 
where one receives formal visits; the sitting room, where members of the family 
come and go as they list; but beyond that, far beyond, are other rooms, the hands 
of whose doors are perhaps never touched; no one knows the way to them, no one
 knows whither they lead; and in the innermost room, the soul sits alone and waits."

Edith Wharton, The Fullness of Life, 1893


Actors Relaxing at Home | Bela Lugosi / Cary Grant / James Stewart / Errol Flynn / Humphrey Bogart / Lauren Bacall / Edward G. Robinson / Steve McQueen / Marilyn Monroe / James Dean, 1930s-1960s

James Dean relaxing in his New York City apartment in the early '50s
John Swope, Edward G. Robinson relaxing on sofa in his picture-filled study at home, 1940s
Bela Lugosi relaxing in his home in the 1930s. 
On the wall is his nude oil painting he had commissioned of actress Clara Bow
John Swope, Cary Grant lounging on sofa, reading, 1952
John Swope, James Stewart lying on couch, cracking walnuts, 1930s
Errol Flynn, 1935 
Marilyn Monroe relaxes on a sofa bed, 1951
 Steve McQueen and his wife, Philippines-born actress Neile Adams, dance to a record in the living 
room of their home in Palm Springs, 1963
Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart at home, 1940s

Every song | Lang Leav, 2013

Tekin Türe

"Do you remember the song that was playing the night we met? 
No, but I remember every song I have heard since you left."

Lang Leav, Love & Misadventure, 2013

Stop chasing Christmas | Zona Gale, 1912

Horace Pippin, Christmas Morning Breakfast, 1945

"I donno," said Mary, thoughtfully, "but what, when folks stop chasing after 
Christmas and driving it before them, Christmas may turn around 
and come to find them."

Zona Gale, Christmas: A Story, 1912

Christmas Days, 1900s - 1940s

Children carry Christmas trees home, December 1923
New York, early 1900's
New York, 1910
Henk Hilterman,  Holland, 1949                                       Anders Beer Wilse, Christmas preparations, Oslo, 1905
A little girl taking home her Christmas Tree, bought from Caledonian Road Market, London, 1929
A soldier carrying a christmas tree, December 1915   
A. R. Coster, A young sailor buys a Christmas tree in a queue of children, 24th Dec 1918 
Children carrying holly and mistletoe, December 1915
West End of London, December 1939 
Arthur Leipzig,  Children looking at Christmas toys, 1944
Going Caroling, December 1924                                Andre Kertesz, Homing Ship, Central Park. 1944
Boys of Ardingly School at the start of the Christmas holidays, 1926
Tony Vaccaro, Christmas tree picking, Germany, 1947

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