Sunday, October 31, 2010
This clip from the documentary Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work displays two ways that Rivers organizes her jokes: a card catalog and binders. Imagine creating a finding aid for this joke collection--just look at the categories on the cabinets!
Monday, October 18, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
TASCHEN has released a book of images from Taxi Driver, my favorite movie!
From the TASCHEN website: Taxi Driver has long been regarded as a cinematic milestone, and Robert DeNiro's portrait of a trigger-happy psychopath with a mohawk is widely believed to be one of the greatest performances ever filmed. Time magazine includes the film in its list of 100 Greatest Movies, saying: "The power of Scorsese's filmmaking grows ever more punishing with the passage of time."
Steve Schapiro—whose photographs were featured in TASCHEN's Godfather Family Album—was the special photographer on the set of Taxi Driver, capturing the film's most intense and violent moments from behind the scenes. This book—more than a film still book but a pure photo book on its own—features hundreds of unseen images selected from Schapiro's archives, painting a chilling portrait of a deranged gunman in the angry climate of the post-Vietnam era.