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I watched the movie Educating Rita for the first time. Sooooo good.

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I recently re-watched my copy of the documentary William Eggleston in the Real World. Years and years ago I was heavily influenced by an exhibition of his work that I saw in Paris. I went home and tried to make my photos look like they they were from the 70’s. I guess that is why I like Instagram, I can get the Eggleston feel without working in the darkroom for hours.

more photos here

I’ve been watching the 1991-94 BBC series House of Eliott on YouTube and, although the second season is not as good as the first so far, I am drooling over the 1920’s era costumes. Here are some screen shots from season 2, episode 5. If you are into the Jeremy Irons version of Brideshed Revisited or Downton Abbey, you will probably enjoy this.

Rabbit on a Chair. I love this 1944 pencil and crayon image by Lucian Freud.

This weekend:

SF Flea, a flea market in SF at Fort Mason. I wish I could go but I am helping out with an estate sale.

Oddball Films showing films of Charles and Ray Eames.

Mark Bradford at SFMOMA and YBCA

I watched F for Fake over the weekend and I can’t believe I have never seen it before. Orson Wells is pure genius. It is impossible to watch it and not talk about it endlessly for days afterward. I would love to get my hands on a copy of the Autobiography of Howard Hughes by Clifford Irving. I would also like to see the original documentary of Elmyr de Hory. And, by the way, I watched this after reading about Exit Through the Gift Shop. The parallels are significant!

*images from here and here and criterion and p.s. isn’t Elmyr’s necklace awesome?