isabela: i keep telling you, kitten, get a pair of proper boots. like mine! merrill: i can’t, i just can’t. your boots go on forever, i’d get so lost in them. i’ve dropped marbles in them, they take an eternity to reach the bottom! isabela: …that’s the reason I’ve been finding marbles in my boots?
French artist Marc Giai-Miniet (Born in 1946 in Trappes) makes some of the most incredibly detailed (and disturbing!) dollhouses that we’ve ever seen. Marc started creating these disturbing shadowbox dioramas rather late in his career, recurring themes include libraries, furnaces, laboratories, submarines and intestine-like tubing in lonely, decaying spaces.
Under the Covers: #138 RASHOMON (dir. Akira Kurosawa) 1950
that Criterion was going to revisit Kurosawa’s truth-obliterating classic was inevitable, but i didn’t know they’d be doing it with such style. “pizazz,” if you will. or even if you won’t, really. they’re old DVD edition of Rashomon was nothing to sneeze at, but their new release is redesigned from the ground up and immensely beautiful, lined (and covered) with Kent Williams’ sensuously splintered illustrations. fans of the film (hint: that probably means you) should definitely pick this up if they can.
it’s out now! sorry bout that, i’m still a bit behind thanks to Hurricane Sandy… will hopefully get around to taking a peek inside WEEKEND and the Pasolini set soon.