Flick Review < Please Murder Me! | Peter Godfrey, 1956


"She isn't a woman, Myra's a disease."
Joe Leeds: [referring to Myra in a letter Joe wrote to Craig] 


Please Murder Me! (1956)
Director: Peter Godfrey
Writers: Al C. Ward, Donald Hyde (screenplay)- Ewald André Dupont (original story)
Cinematography: Alan Stensvold
Stars: Angela Lansbury, Raymond Burr, Dick Foran

Please Murder Me! (1956)


Evelyn Tripp | A Fashion Model of the 40's and 50's | Photos by Lillian Bassman / Horst P. Horst / John Rawlings / Erwin Blumenfeld / Irving Penn / William Klein / Louise Dahl-Wolfe / Frances McLaughlin-Gill

William Klein, Evelyn Tripp, 1956                                        Irving Penn, Evelyn Tripp, New York, 1949
Frances McLaughlin-Gill, Evelyn Tripp, Vogue 1951
Lillian Bassman, Evelyn Tripp, 1948
Lillian Bassman, Evelyn Tripp, Harper's Bazaar, Barbados, 1954
Lillian Bassman, Evelyn Tripp, Harper's Bazaar, 1954
Irving Penn, Evelyn Tripp, New York, 1949
Erwin Blumenfeld, Evelyn Tripp, 1952
John Rawlings, Evelyn Tripp, Vogue, November 1959
 William Klein, Evelyn Tripp (x3), Paris,1958                                             Horst P. Horst, Evelyn Tripp, Vogue 1951
Lillian Bassman, The Personal Touch, Evelyn Tripp, 1948
John Rawlings, Evelyn Tripp, Vogue, Jan 1953                             Horst P. Horst, Evelyn Tripp,Vogue, March 1953
Erwin Blumenfeld, Evelyn Tripp, 1950                      Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Evelyn Tripp, 1949


Evelyn Tripp was discovered by an assistant to Louise Dahl-Wolfe, the Harper's Bazaar 
photographer, whilst working as a clerical assistant when shopping on New York's
 Fifth Avenue.

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Alphabetarion # Rabbits | John Steinbeck / Margaret Atwood / Edith Sitwell / George Orwell / Confucius

 Lembesis Polychronis, Child with Rabbits, 1879


"Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them,
 and pretty soon you have a dozen." 

John Steinbeck, 1902-1968

"All fiction is about people, unless it's about rabbits pretending to be people. It's all 
essentially characters in action, which means characters moving through time and 
changes taking place, and that's what we call 'the plot'." 

Margaret Atwood, 1939-

"A great many people now reading and writing would 
be better employed keeping rabbits." 

Edith Sitwell, 1887-1964

"Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, 
he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough
 to catch rabbits. Yet he is lord of all the animals." 

George Orwell, Animal Farm, 1945

"If you chase two rabbits, you catch none."

Confucius, c. 551-479 BCE

Book//mark - The Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson Burnett, 1911

Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924)                                              The Secret Garden, 1911


“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”

“Is the spring coming?" he said. "What is it like?"...
"It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine...”

“At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done, then they begin to hope 
it can be done, then they see it can be done--then it is done and all the world wonders why it 
was not done centuries ago.”

“Much more surprising things can happen to anyone who, when a disagreeable or discouraged 
thought comes into his mind, just has the sense to remember in time and push it out by putting 
in an agreeable, determinedly courageous one. Two things cannot be in one place.

Where you tend a rose my lad, a thistle cannot grow.”

“Of course there must be lots of Magic in the world," he said wisely one day, "but people 
don't know what it is like or how to make it. Perhaps the beginning is just to say nice things 
are going to happen until you make them happen. I am going to try and experiment.”

“One of the strange things about living in the world is that it is only now and then one is quite sure 
one is going to live forever and ever and ever. One knows it sometimes when one gets up at the 
tender solemn dawn-time and goes out and stands out and throws one's head far back and looks 
up and up and watches the pale sky slowly changing and flushing and marvelous unknown things
 happening until the East almost makes one cry out and one's heart stands still at the strange
 unchanging majesty of the rising of the sun--which has been happening every morning for 
thousands and thousands and thousands of years. One knows it then for a moment or so. 
And one knows it sometimes when one stands by oneself in a wood at sunset and the
 mysterious deep gold stillness slanting through and under the branches seems to be saying 
slowly again and again something one cannot quite hear, however much one tries. Then
 sometimes the immense quiet of the dark blue at night with the millions of stars waiting
 and watching makes one sure; and sometimes a sound of far-off music makes it true; 
and sometimes a look in someone's eyes.”

“It made her think that it was curious how much nicer a person looked when he smiled. 
She had not thought of it before.”

“She made herself stronger by fighting with the wind.”

“She had begun to wonder why she had never seemed to belong to anyone”

“Sometimes since I've been in the garden I've looked up through the trees at the sky and I have
 had a strange feeling of being happy as if something was pushing and drawing in my chest and 
making me breathe fast. Magic is always pushing and drawing and making things out of nothing.
 Everything is made out of magic, leaves and trees, flowers and birds, badgers and foxes and 
squirrels and people. So it must be all around us. In this garden - in all the places.”

“As she came closer to him she noticed that there was a clean fresh scent of heather and grass 
and leaves about him, almost as if he were made of them. She liked it very much and when 
she looked into his funny face with the red cheeks and round blue eyes she forgot that 
she had felt shy.”

“In secret places we can think and imagine, we can feel angry or sad in peace. There is 
something to be said for just being, without worrying about offending anyone.”


Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden, 1911


Γυαλί | Ηλίας Κεφάλας, 2015

Elizabeth Gourlay,  Pinck 1, 2018


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Flick Review < Union City | Marcus Reichert, 1980





































Union City (1980)
Director: Marcus Reichert
Writers: Cornell Woolrich (short story “The Corpse Next Door”), Marcus Reichert (as Mark Reichert)
Cinematography: Edward Lachman
Stars: Dennis Lipscomb, Everett McGill, Sam McMurray, Debbie Harry

Union City (1980)                                                 Debbie Harry and Everett McGill 
Debbie Harry and Everett McGill 

The film was made and released about forty-three years after its source short story 
"The Corpse Next Door" by Cornell Woolrich had been first published in 1937.

"Before Twin Peaks (1990) there was Union City (1980)"

Everett McGill

Marcus Reichert and Deborah Harry on the set of Union City, March 1979

Debut leading role in a cinema movie for Debbie Harry.

"I refused to call Deborah Harry anything but that. Everyone called her Debbie. I said, I won't have
 a Debbie in my film. She laughed, and we got on fine together. Now she's universally Deborah. 
At the time, Blondie wasn't known in the States - Heart Of Glass only hit number one while we 
were filming. I'd already spent some time here in the UK and I knew she was worth taking a 
chance on. She put her soul into her screen test and it was very moving. Obviously, she had 
an edge, and she wasn't afraid to appear ridiculous or ugly. For a beautiful woman in cinema 
this is absolutely essential. I wrote the screenplay in November and we were filming in March. 
It all happened that fast."


Deborah Harry Screen Test - Union City
....
Blondie - Union City Blue, 1979

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