Thoughts

Playtime

Architecture
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Since its release almost four decades ago, Jacques Tati’s Playtime (1967) has aged like a fine wine. It start­ed life as a crit­i­cal punch­ing bag and slow­ly gained recog­ni­tion as an exquis­ite­ly detailed (and very fun­ny) vision of a bland and ulti­mate­ly bleak mod­ern distopia.

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Baby you can buzz my hair

Writing
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For sev­er­al years now, I’ve refused to let any­one cut my hair.

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Easy Rider

Film
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I was sad­dened to read that Dennis Hopper died today at the age of 74. Obituaries are start­ing to appear here and there, and most share a view of his career as errat­ic and uneven.

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Mulholland Drive

Film
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I first saw Mulholland Drive with my friend Rana in her tiny Tokyo apart­ment. The film end­ed at mid­night and by the time we grew tired of ana­lyz­ing its many twists and turns, we real­ized day­light had already crept in through her cur­tains.

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Biography

Family
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My friends and busi­ness part­ners have been egging me on to update my port­fo­lio and web­site, and today Samsam remind­ed me that I owe my copy­writer Hala a bio out­line.

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City of Gaps

Architecture
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On a sun­ny day in Tokyo, what­ev­er the sea­son, a strange phe­nom­e­non can reg­u­lar­ly be observed: for a moment a streak of light will pierce into a street which has been shroud­ed all day in the shad­ows of dense­ly-packed build­ings.

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