Abandoned Star Wars Set in the Desert
“No More Stars” showcases the backdrop of Luke Skywalker’s home on the fictional desert planet Tatooine.
what?? they just left it in the desert? can we please go there???
For a second there I read Peggy Orenstein as Peggy Olson from Mad Men.
Making her… more awesome
The American Dreamer (1971), a documentary portrait of Dennis Hopper is one of the great lost films of the early seventies. Made in 1971, as Hopper was basking in the glory of his Cannes winning film Easy Rider, and before the release of his second film The Last Movie (which would turn out to be a colossal bomb), The American Dreamer was filmed mostly around Hopper’s ranch in New Mexico and finds the bearded director (who could have strayed from the cover of The Band’s second album) baring his soul (and his ass) for the camera. Hopper’s musings on art, filmmaking, photography, sex and politics are wonderfully pretentious, including an incredible sequence where Hopper, with the need to feel “self conscious” strips off his clothes and walks down a sleepy LA suburban neighbourhood, balls naked. In between bouts of Hopper firing off various hand guns and rifles, and indulging in some softcore grappling with 2 girls in a bathtub, we see a pensive Hopper overseeing the endless editing on The Last Movie, while trying to stave off Universal who are anxious to see what Hopper did in Peru with all their money.
Dennis Hopper went insane in Peru. The results, The Last Movie, is fascinating and a better movie than the last Indiana Jones movie.
Twin Peaks at MOHAI
4/6/13 ▪ Seattle, WA
Well I like Easter even more now! :-)
And if she ever asks you if you are a god, you say, “Yes!”
Yes! We do have all 3 seasons of Downton Abbey!
Looking north on 4th Avenue across Pike Street.
Silent films are always a unique experience when viewed in the comfort of your own home. They’re even more unique when viewed in the milieu of a modern audience at one of the rare screenings of a silent, where the “connected” audience has already internalized every technique that was pioneered…