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dead man

for abby's beautiful film week

jim jarmusch is an all time favorite director and Dead Man is full of such amazing imagery.... i love the scene on the right - i've never seen a dead person look so hauntingly beautiful. plus the plaid suit johnny depp wears is beyond perfect. this is a movie that i'm glad was not made in color.

i was just "talking" to someone about how i tend to remember/like movies that aren't happy. i like darker, sadder, slice of life movies.... not sure what this says about me but it seems to be true.

mama i'm tired

please think good thoughts for my little tonka. he had surgery today. i will miss his snoring in bed tonight.... i hope you get to come home tomorrow.... i'm sorry you'll have to wear an e-collar yet again. sigh

and a few links....
i haven't met viola yet, but i hope to. she just launched her website chewing the cud . very sweet

sarajo frieden updated her website. she'll have a show at little bird soon.....

and ... did you know the library of congress is on flickr ?!?!?!?!

happy mid week.

Comments

wendy said…
love that photo of tonka.
hope surgery went well.
xoxo
Nicole said…
LOVE JJ films. Love them. Big get well wishes to Tonka. Ted sends lots and lots of annoying puppy licks and kisses and nutty playing.
Kathleen said…
much love to little tonka. cooper and i will be sending good thoughts for a speedy recovery!
alyssa said…
I hope Tonka gets better soon.
I love sad movies, too.
anne said…
thank you for sharing those links! i just got a little lost in the stream of the LoC on flickr and marveled at the quality of those photos. after seeing some of them, you just want to throw all the digital crap out the window and just hump around with a large format camera.

good thoughts go to little tonka.
pat said…
positive thoughts from this corner, too, for the Tonka man!
gracia said…
Sending hugs to your little one... sleeping without those familiar snores and snuffles sounds so lonely.

Beautifully sad films attract me, too. Aki Kaurismäki's self titled loser trilogy will always hold dear.

take care, g xo
UNIFORM Studio said…
thinking good thoughts for tonka:)
I love Dead Man. Funny, most people I know didn't like it....
bugheart said…
thinking
of tonka...
hope all
went well.
i am with
M.
my friends
either
hated it
or
loved it.
i also
adored
mystery train.
i think
that one's
my fav
but you know
me and color.
xoxo
muertoderisa said…
i hope you feel better soon dear tonka! i'm sending you a hug and a rub and some kisses.
I just bought that movie and plan to watch it to night :)

Rufus and I send Tonka and you god luck thoughts. Rufus had to go to the emergency room last year and it was no fun at all.

Luckily dogs tent to recover fast.
Julie said…
i too feel bad that he has to wear that collar, too! my little pug was miserable in that thing after he got surgery on his nose. feel better, tonka! (that's an awesome photo of him!)
Babelfish said…
Aww..hope your little tonka get well soon (loving the photo, and those chairs? swoon!) Thank you for the cool links.
cally said…
well wishes for tonka, little soul xxx
Bea said…
Sending good thoughts Tonka's way! Gus and Abby send some bulldog good luck for him. And a couple of pants and a snort!
stuffed said…
I saw that film in a tiny, rotting, red velvet slathered, old theater with a smelly balcony and creaky everything. It was great.

Kisses for the adorable Tonka!
Karen said…
Good thoughts go out to Tonka indeed! I am so out of the loop...

xok
jenifer74 said…
*love* that movie. good wishes for tonka. have sweet dreams mr t.
amydawnrose said…
much love to tonka and his worried owners. don't get used to that extra room in bed! haven't seen dead man, but down by law is an all-time fave.
Molly said…
I watched Dead Man as a part of my American Indian cinema course. Very interesting!

Thinking good thoughts for your puppy... I know when ours went in for their girl-and-boy-parts surgery, my husband and I talked about "busting them out." Poor little turkeys.
life in yonder said…
Positive energy is sent to Tonka and yoy from Norway! I hope post surgery goes like a dream and that he is back in you bed snoring as soon as posible! Wishing you the best for 2008!
simple me said…
just a quick hello!...

I hope you are doing well Lisa.
It must have been fun to meet Shari. you are lucky to be able to meet each other in person. how fantastic!

thank you for your little card and notebook you sent me over for christmas... sorry for this late thank you.
I'm already using the notebook :)

I hope Tonka is on a speedy recovery. he should be alright soon.

have a great weekend!
:)*

... I need to check that film and here is a suggestion from me... I saw "the russian ark" by Alexander Sokurov recently and it is absolutely great.
andrea (scout) said…
oh tonka! that face! i will be sending the healthiest of thoughts his way. and from one sad-bastard film lover to another...marvelous choice. :)
sally said…
Hope Tonka has a speedy recovery!!!
Anke said…
Get well little Tonka - lots of love, my best wishes and get-well vibes!

Thank you thank you so much sweetest Lisa - I just got your wonderful xmas surprise!!! So stunning and much appreciated!!!
XXXOOO
amisha said…
hope tonka is healing up well...
xoxo
karin said…
Dead man is a great movie. Wonderful minimalistic and I love the humour.

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