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  • Citizen Kane-Welles (1941) -- Full Review & Analysis - PART 3 (IN PROGRESS)   4 weeks 6 days ago

    To clarify, I do have notes re-done for the rest of the film, but there is still a lot of work to do to compile them into the complete analysis.

  • Every animated movie ever created (alphabetical)   4 weeks 6 days ago

    This list helped me find a movie I've been searching for, for over 10 years! THANK YOU whoever made this list! :) :)

  • Comedy Central 100 Greatest Standups of all Time   4 weeks 6 days ago

    People who are or were able to be funny and make others laugh may be different than "pure" stand up comedians, who can be in front of an audience all alone. My list is based on degree of influence, and how often they worked in stand up.

    1. Jonathan Winters
    2. George Carlin
    3. Richard Pryor
    4. Robin Williams
    5. Shelly Berman
    6. Godfrey Cambridge
    7. Bill Cosby
    8. Phyllis Diller
    9. Red Foxx
    10. Robert Klein
    11. Bill Hicks
    12. George Burns
    13. Moms Mabley
    14. Jack E. Leonard
    15. Cheech & Chong

    Of course, I am thankful to everyone of the great talents, listed and unlisted who had the courage to make others laugh.

  • Greatest Paintings of All Time (in-progress)   4 weeks 6 days ago

    Also, Albright's "The Picture of Dorian Gray" http://scaruffi.com/art/history/mod103.pdf

  • Favorite Movies   4 weeks 6 days ago

    re:"the existence of corresponding shots and dialogues that mirror each other in the two halves of the film"...Ah yes, the "We met at Moke's" scenes come to mind. I also like how it comes full circle with "Dick Laurent is dead".

    Which other Lynch movies have you seen?

  • Favorite Movies   4 weeks 6 days ago

    Ebert I believe actually gave it two stars.

  • Top 10 Movies, Music & Miscellaneous Art of the Week (2014)   5 weeks 18 min ago

    Apart from I Just Want to See His Face. I just don't get that track yet! :/

  • Greatest Paintings of All Time (in-progress)   5 weeks 1 hour ago

    Looks like he has a separate, downloadable, more-revised version. Of what I recommended last year, he has also added:

    Sequeiros' "Collective Suicide" and Tchelitchew's "Phenomena" http://scaruffi.com/art/history/mod103.pdf
    Grosz' "Metropolis" http://scaruffi.com/art/history/mod101.pdf
    Bernard Heisig (though not the "Man, War & Old Painter" selection that I currently consider his best work and also recommended to him), Ernst Fuchs "Christ Before Pilate", Dia Al-Aziwa's "Sabra and Shitila Massacre", and Otto Rapp's "Bogomil's Court" http://scaruffi.com/art/history/mod301.pdf

    In addition to checking those out, I highly recommend reading through the whole thing. It's a relatively quick way to learn quite a bit about painting/visual arts.

  • Every animated movie ever created (alphabetical)   5 weeks 11 hours ago

    Hi all,
    I am looking for a short film that was shown on the cable channel pixl or a channel like it for a time.
    I don't remember much just that it was beautiful and the man was dressed in some type of armor and he loved this woman. They are standing on some type of bridge when they hug the whole place freezes. It's in space or something.
    I found the name of it right after I saw it but have forgotten. The short is less than 10 yrs old. Thank you for your help.

  • Greatest Paintings of All Time (in-progress)   5 weeks 13 hours ago

    Last December I posted:

    "A possible point of interest: Yesterday I emailed Scaruffi, recommending him about 15-20 paintings from the 8.8/10+ section of this list, and he appreciated it and said he'd take a look at them. Today he added paintings by Tchelitchew (including "Hide and Seek"), and the very unknown Petre Velicu (including "Gloria"). I am curious to see if he adds the rest, but either way it's cool to see him promoting these amazing works. Velicu in particular is VERY under recognized."

    Since then Scaruffi has added: Shalha Rosa and "The Triumph of Andre Breton and Surrealism", Joshua Hagler's "The Mind Recededs the Blood is Wise the Soundless Mouth is Open" and Zazie's "When the Eye of Pandora's Mask Screams" (including Zazie's real name which is Evi Moechel). Check out his whole history and series of works -- the scope of his work is, as usual, awe-inspiring -- but those I mention above are just the ones he's added from my recommendations.

    http://www.slideshare.net/scaruffi/a-visual-history-of-the-visual-arts-p...

  • Citizen Kane-Welles (1941) -- Full Review & Analysis - PART 3 (IN PROGRESS)   5 weeks 14 hours ago

    I am hoping to get around to this during my current round of film viewings, when I re-watch Kane. The barrier is just how time consuming doing such a complete analysis on C Kane is. If my original draft from here to the end of the film hadn't been erased when my laptop shut down, then I would've been done a long time ago. That took hours to put together and the idea of having to re-assemble it, virtually shot-to-shot, isn't exactly my idea of a great time... ;)

  • Most Invigorating Albums (Rock/Jazz) [in-progress]   5 weeks 14 hours ago

    Yes, they should probably be on here. I've only added films from my 8.8+ list so far, but of course, there are several lesser rated albums that deserve to placed among those. I'll add in the below-8.8's starting soon.

  • Best Films of the 1980's   5 weeks 14 hours ago

    Re-added Tarr's Damnation. Not sure where it had gone off to...

  • Top 10 Movies, Music & Miscellaneous Art of the Week (2014)   5 weeks 14 hours ago

    I agree on all counts. The whole damn album! :-)

  • Top 10 Movies, Music & Miscellaneous Art of the Week (2014)   5 weeks 22 hours ago

    I'd mention Sweet Virginia, Torn and Frayed and the last three tracks of the album as highlights too :D

  • Citizen Kane-Welles (1941) -- Full Review & Analysis - PART 3 (IN PROGRESS)   5 weeks 23 hours ago

    Come on dude :/

  • Most Invigorating Albums (Rock/Jazz) [in-progress]   5 weeks 1 day ago

    I'd suggest Fun House and Surfer Rosa for this list, the former probably top 10 at least. Perhaps Future Days and Tago Mago as well.

  • Favorite Movies   5 weeks 2 days ago

    I love it more every time I watch it. Off the top of my head, one of my favorite things about Lost Highway is the the existence of corresponding shots and dialogues that mirror each other in the two halves of the film. It's like witnessing both the reality and the parallel hallucination of the reality that takes place in the protagonist's mind. I think the violently pornographic nature of many scenes combined with their twisted logic provides some strangely cathartic moments. Also, I believe Slavoy Zizek's The Art of the Ridiculous Sublime: On David Lynch's Lost Highway is a very intriguing analysis of the film.

  • My Favorite Albums (8.3+/10)   5 weeks 3 days ago

    Thanks for that, I've only listened to parts of it before!

  • Favorite Music   5 weeks 3 days ago

    Honestly, I don‘t remember. I‘m more familiar with Wowee Zowee (awesome album). I have listened to Summer Babe over and over in the past few weeks but not many other Slanted and Enchanted songs (though that‘s about to change very soon)

  • My Favorite Albums (8.3+/10)   5 weeks 3 days ago

    Listen to Space Ritual by Hawkwind.

  • Greatest Paintings of All Time (in-progress)   5 weeks 4 days ago

    NOTE: I'll update my paintings (images) lists once I've made a full round through re-analyzing all the 8.8+ works (soon). For now, I'm just updating the text (non-image) paintings list. So, once I've got that settled...

  • Top 10 Movies, Music & Miscellaneous Art of the Week (2014)   5 weeks 4 days ago

    NOTE: I'll update my paintings (images) lists once I've made a full round through re-analyzing all the 8.8+ works (soon). For now, I'm just updating the text (non-image) paintings list. So, once I've got that settled...

  • Greatest Albums Extended List [rated 7.8/10+] (in progress)   5 weeks 5 days ago

    Not a bad idea, but I doubt I'll do that... or, if I ever do, it would be a much later project.

  • Every animated movie ever created (alphabetical)   5 weeks 5 days ago

    hi. seeking an animation for a long time.
    the STORY IS AMAZING:
    about a guy (or a robot, not sure) who wakes up every morning hearing "go to work", he exits to play cello and you notice everyday is God talking to him, building the world, the plants rise, the animals show, etc...
    every morning he looks to a window and notices a female. after the 7th day everything is done and you notice "God forgot about love"...

    can anyone HELP me find this? thanks in advance...