viernes, noviembre 02, 2007

Richard Estes: Pintór Hyperrealista

The Russian Stove

To the uninstructed stranger it promises nothing. It has a little bit of a door.. Which seems foolishly out of proportion to the rest of the edifice. Small sized fuel it used, and marvelously little of that. The process of firing is quick and simple. At half past seven on a cold morning the servant brings a small basketball of slender pine sticks and puts half of these in, lights them with a match, and closes the door. They burn out in ten or twelve minutes. He then puts in the rest and locks the door...The work is done.
All day long and until past midnight all parts of the room will be delightfully warm and's surface is not hot; you can put your hand on it anywhere and not get burnt.
Consider these things. One firing is enough for the day; the cost is next to nothing; the heat produced is the same all day, instead of too hot and too cold by turns..
America could adopt this stove, but does America do it? No, she sticks placidly to her own fearful and wonderful inventions in the stove line. The American wood stove, of whatever breed, is a terror. It requires more attention than a baby. It has to be fed every little while, it has to be watched all the time; and for all reward you are roasted half your time and frozen the other half... and when your wood bill comes in you think you have been supporting a volcano.
It is certainly strange that useful customs and devices do not spread from country to country with more facility and promptness than they do.
Mark Twain

miércoles, octubre 31, 2007

Pather Panchali.

La mirada (única) de Satyajit Ray.

lunes, octubre 29, 2007

In 1978, the organising committee of the Berlin Film Festival ranked Satyajit Ray as one of the three all-time best directors.

Lo que dijo Kurosawa...

Akira Kurosawa, Film Director"The quiet but deep observation, understanding and love of the human race, which are characteristic of all his films, have impressed me greatly. … I feel that he is a "giant" of the movie industry." … " Not to have seen the cinema of Ray means existing in the world without seeing the sun or the moon."

A 'Ray' of light!

Goopy and Bagha... los dos 'heroes' de este maravilloso film de Satyajit Ray

Permitanme... Leandro B.

Inspired by 'Glen and Glenda'
Bela Lugosi
and a touch of politics...
Gracias Lêa!

domingo, octubre 28, 2007

Lo voy a recordar con amor y admiración.

Héctor Grillo,
Escritór,Actor, Titeretero, Hombre de Teatro
sobre todo,
persona de gran calidad y calidez.