Timothy Carey and Sterling Hayden. Carey’s mumbling assassin is my favorite noir character of all time. Still looking for a copy of Hayden’s autobiography, Wanderer.
In commemoration of the Criterion Collection’s release of The Killing this week.
Albert Maysles and I stand around in an odd, unfinished commercial space in downtown Hot Springs, Arkansas.
When I began shooting documentary work with Canon DSLR’s the conventional wisdom was that the 11 minute limit on file size made these cameras unsuitable for that purpose.
Every time I heard this claim made, I thought about Maysles changing reels of 35mm film stock while shooting Grey Gardens. Each reel was good for about 11 minutes of footage. Changing reels meant finding a dark closet in the Beale Mansion. Maybe the basement? I should have asked him…
Discovered this virtuosic gem from the United States War Department while trolling the Prelinger Archive for b-roll footage. Produced in the aftermath of World War II, Don’t Be a Sucker warns of the dangers posed by domestic extremists.