Friday, July 17, 2009

Back to the Wastelands

Back to the, back to the, back to the... (hip hop)

Sunday April 18, 2010: Found this abandoned post that was started but never published. Two pictures from one of my favorite movies (Rocketship XM) and a line from a classic hip hop track.

July 7, 2009, a Tuesday, following the 3 day 4th of July weekend. Probably felt the need to publish after the high expectations of a long weekend.

Scenes in front of matte paintings. My memory is crammed with mattes. Like painting on glass to create environments otherwise impossible to film, these images seem fragile and static yet to do so much work.

Sunday usually means errands through morning overcast to farmers markets, neighborhood shops, buying food and stocking up for the week. Today I enjoyed a freshly shucked Luna oyster while we were exiting the Hollywood's Farmers market, our bags loaded with lettuce, squash, potatoes, 2 tubs of Dave's Gourmet Korean, a quart of apple juice, and 3 boxes on strawberries.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Happy New Year 2009

1713, originally uploaded by Poletti.

What's the hurry - this is still the first post of the year. And in this case the first still of the year.

Professor Quatermass and colleague surveil a matte of the mysterious biochemical complex and hub of a sinister alien conspiracy in Enemy From Space (aka Quatermass II).

Q: Why this still?

A: One of my favorite films (and franchises) and somehow staring meaningfully at a matte landscape, sinister or not, resonates with facing the coming year with all the determination we can summon.

I have a daunting queue of books and recipes to share, including completing my post from December on the "well of fortitude" and Bryan McCoy's primer The Passion of Command. I'll be posting and editing as I can - and keeping my eye on the enemy from space as I fight the good fight against the enemies from my time.