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Night Tide – Typography

Night Tide, Directed by Curtis Harrington. US 1961, 35mm, b/w, 84 min. – I start with the typography of Night Tide, not because it is special in itself or a beautiful execution of script, but, more for its clumsy portentous attempt to sell the melodrama of the action. Acting like a petulant child incapable of not giving away the ending, these titles just spell it out. And lucky for us because the story line of boy meets girl and girl turns out to be mermaid under the spell of the dreaded "Sea People", probably needs all the help it can get. The more time I spend with Night Tide, Curtis Harrington's iconoclast Art Film, the more I find a sincere ardent cinefile hard at work. Shot on the Santa Monica pier (and adjacent Venice … [Read more...]

Vacation Break

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New Yorker Yoga

From The New Yorker, May 4, 2009 — Illustrations by Anders Wenngren This is an animation and takes a minute to run. So please be patient and enjoy the fabulous yoga demonstration!  … [Read more...]