07 November 2007

Mary Poppins (Original 1964 Theatrical Trailer)

Scary Mary Trailer


Cruising - (1980) Trailer

Lots And Lots Of Stupid People

Lots of stupid people responding to Carl Andre's "Equivalent VIII" (yet again) and Leigh Bowery, on an old telly show Pt1

Lots of stupid people responding to Carl Andre's "Equivalent VIII" (yet again) and Leigh Bowery, on an old telly show Pt2

Diana Dors in 'Queenie's Castle' opening titles

Hammerhead (1968) Opening Sequence

28 October 2007

19 September 2007

Trailer: "GUERRILLA- The Taking of Patty Hearst"

Death to the Fascist Insect that Preys on the Life of the People

Patty Hearst is the granddaughter of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst,

in 1974 following her kidnapping by the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA), Patty Hearst then joined her captors in furthering their cause.

When the attempt to swap Patty Hearst for jailed SLA members failed, the SLA demanded that the captive's family distribute $70 worth of food to every needy Californian—an operation that would cost an estimated $400 million.

In response, Patty Hearst's father arranged the immediate donation of $6 million worth of food to the poor of the Bay Area.

After the distribution of food, the SLA refused to release Patty Hearst because they deemed the food to have been of poor quality. (In a subsequent tape recording released to the press, Patty Hearst commented that her father could have done better.)

On April 15, 1974, she was photographed wielding an assault rifle while robbing the Sunset District branch of the Hibernia Bank in San Francisco.

Later communications from her were issued under the her new name Tania. A warrant was issued for her arrest and in September 1975, she was arrested in a San Francisco apartment with other SLA members.

10 September 2007



"pièce touchée", "passage a l'acte", and "Alone, Life wastes Andy Hardy",


01 September 2007

Masculinity in Disney Films

the portrayal of masculinity offered in Disney films

27 August 2007

Dziga Vertov 1929

Chelovek s kino-apparatom

"A cameraman travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling inventiveness."

22 June 2007



During one of the longest political trials of English history thousands of badges were sold saying "I'm in the Angry Brigade".

"We attack property not people."

"Sit in the drugstore, look distant, empty, bored, drinking some tasteless
coffee? or perhaps BLOW IT UP OR BURN IT DOWN." (Communique 8)

during the early 1970s the Angry Brigade launched a string of bombing attacks against the heart of the British Establishment. No one was killed.

In the series of 25 bombings attributed to them no one was killed (one person was slightly injured), but they were a serious embarrassment to Edward Heath's government. For a brief period between August 1970 and August 1971, the authorities were unable to stop a group of left-wing adventurers bombing the homes of Tory politicians, as well as government and corporate offices.

"I'm not ashamed of anything I have done." says Hilary Creek

plus John Barker reviews Tom Vague's book "The Angry Brigade"

"Angry of Stoke Newington"
article from North London magazine

bbc: the angry brigade bomb British government minister's home

25 March 2007

20 February 2007



18 February 2007


A film by Mark Ther

16 February 2007

the Pleasure Of Finding Things Out


40 min documentary interview with RP Feynman

14 February 2007




"My new line is, In fifteen minutes everybody will be famous."
(....Andy Warhol's Exposures -1979-)



the Weather Underground

‘‘Everything was absolutely ideal on the day I bombed the Pentagon. The sky was blue. The birds were singing. And the bastards were finally going to get what was coming to them."
'fugitive Days', the memoir of weatherman Bill Ayers.

''I don't regret setting bombs,' Bill Ayers said. 'I feel we didn't do enough.'

in the late 60s a radical splinter group broke off from SDS (Students for a Democratic Society), convinced that only militant action could end racism, U.S. complicity in atrocities at home (assassinations) and abroad (Vietnam), an end to monogamy and the inequalities they felt inherent in a capitalist society. The Weather Underground engaged in numerous bombings that landed them on the FBI’s Most Wanted list.

in a new yorker article, the Weather Underground is depicted as a group that found murder "cool" and violence "hip." members were charismatic, provocative, articulate, and intelligent. They commanded news media attention with their brash rhetoric, violent actions, and, in the eyes of many, romantic allure. Chic radicals, they seemed to treat their violence at once as very serious business and as kind of a lark. they blew up a statue of a policeman. they even busted timothy leary out of jail.

"When you feel that you have right on your side," says Weatherman Brian Flanagan, "you can do some pretty horrific things."

weatherman Naomi Jaffe argues that to have watched passively in the face of the U.S. government's own violence itself constituted a form of violence, or at least an endorsement of it. “Doing nothing in a period of violence is a form of violence,”

the weathermen were bringing the war home.

at the end of Sam Green and Bill Siegel's documentary "The Weather Underground" Naomi Jaffe, older, married with children, reflects that her beliefs haven't changed so much as the times; if not for her family, she tells us, sure, she'd do it all over again.

Interview With Mark Rudd Former Weatherman
What are your thoughts when you see your younger self in The Weather Underground documentary?

Mark Rudd: "It's a mixture, of a certain kind of pride. You know, that I stood up. ..... standing up against U.S. imperialism, I think it's something that needed to be done then, and something that needs to be done now."

pdf Full text of book Weatherman,
ed. by Harold Jacobs, a collection of documents by and about SDS/Weatherman. This book was published in 1970 and deals only with WUO's early period. Out of print

pdf Full text of book The Way The Wind Blew
A History Of The Weather Underground

The Weather Underground
Official site for the 2002 documentary directed and produced by Sam Green, Bill Siegel and Carrie Lozano