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October!

Posted in Art, Dreams, Film with tags , , on October 10, 2017 by kozmicdogz

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Tampopo

Posted in Art, Film, Food with tags , , , , on August 12, 2017 by kozmicdogz

This 1985 Japanese film by Juzo Itami has eluded me for years. When if first came out, it even played at a movie theatre I was working at, but for various reasons I was not able to see it. Years later when looking for it at video stores it was not available or out. The VHS copy we had at the library I work at has been damaged for years and again for unknown reasons it was never replaced. Fast forward to 2017, a newly restored version of the film has been released by Criterion & Janus Films and I have finally seen it.

It was worth the wait. Funny, refreshing, and beautiful. An unlikely group of characters help Tampopo to re-imagine her noodle restaurant from a lack luster establishment into the best in town. Lots of food and film references, this was a joy to watch and even after 30 years holds up to today’s palates.

Enjoy.

Itami was an actor, writer, and director. My next search is for his 1984 film, The Funeral.

Itami died a mysterious death in 1997.

 

Tom & Marty Band

Posted in Art, Film, Music with tags , , , on July 11, 2017 by kozmicdogz

In the winter of 2002 the Tom and Marty Band played live at the Firehouse Theatre in Richmond Va to silent films by Georges Melies & Zecca. As of today, this was the last time they played publicly.

James River Short Films

Posted in Film with tags , on May 23, 2017 by kozmicdogz

Futuropolis

Posted in Film with tags on December 12, 2016 by kozmicdogz

The 1984 Futuropolis is once again available on YouTube. Nine years in the making, this 38 minute science fiction animation extravaganza spoof, has been billed as the worlds smallest animated epic!

From the fertile minds of Steve Segal and Phil Trumbo. Enjoy!

Richmond Zombiewalk ~ Today

Posted in Art, Film, Richmond, Zombies with tags on October 29, 2016 by kozmicdogz

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The Richmond Zombiewalk in Richmond takes place today, October 29, 2016. The 12th annual event. 2:30pm starts at the old Sugar Shack Donuts shop and heads west. Meetup at Swan Lake in Byrd Park at 1pm.

Photos from last year HERE!

Lunch

Posted in Film, Richmond, Writers & Writing on September 21, 2016 by kozmicdogz

Yesterday I had lunch in a building that I had not been inside of in 30 years.

I used to dream of going inside this building again and tell the young people working there, that I had worked there once. In my dream they were excited. In real life not so much.

The ceiling was the same.
The stairway painted but underneath the same.
The bathrooms were in the same place with an additional oneĀ  added and now open spaces with tables that were once closed off spaces with doors.

Large windows where we watched the world go by were still there, but the world outside had changed even though the sidewalk was the same.

The marquee had a new sign screwed on top of it. I image a few letters may still be hanging on to the old one underneath.

Now you enter through the exit doors and the candy counter is gone.
The blue and red carpet is also gone exposing the original concrete floor while the roof still leaks.

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