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LA SONATE À KREUTZER (1956, Eric Rohmer) / WOMAN ON THE BEACH (2006, Hong Sang-soo)

Sade / Renata AdlerSade / Renata Adler

Sade / Renata Adler

From Elvira ‘t Hart, a lasercut jacket whose design emulates the lines of sketchesFrom Elvira ‘t Hart, a lasercut jacket whose design emulates the lines of sketches

From Elvira ‘t Hart, a lasercut jacket whose design emulates the lines of sketches

From designer Mathilde Lesueur, an intricate chart of the relationships inEric Rohmer's great PAULINE AT THE BEACH.From designer Mathilde Lesueur, an intricate chart of the relationships inEric Rohmer's great PAULINE AT THE BEACH.

From designer Mathilde Lesueur, an intricate chart of the relationships inEric Rohmer's great PAULINE AT THE BEACH.

Note from the late filmmaker Tony Scott to New York Times critic Manohla Dargis.Note from the late filmmaker Tony Scott to New York Times critic Manohla Dargis.

Note from the late filmmaker Tony Scott to New York Times critic Manohla Dargis.

From How To Create Cartoons (1952), a charming and riotous instructional book by the legendary Frank Tashlin.From How To Create Cartoons (1952), a charming and riotous instructional book by the legendary Frank Tashlin.

From How To Create Cartoons (1952), a charming and riotous instructional book by the legendary Frank Tashlin.

From Ron Miller, original concept art for David Cronenberg’s version of TOTAL RECALL, a project that was aborted and later given to Paul VerhoevenFrom Ron Miller, original concept art for David Cronenberg’s version of TOTAL RECALL, a project that was aborted and later given to Paul Verhoeven

From Ron Miller, original concept art for David Cronenberg’s version of TOTAL RECALL, a project that was aborted and later given to Paul Verhoeven

25 kinds of men’s shirt collars, from famed Hong Kong shirtmakers Ascot Chang25 kinds of men’s shirt collars, from famed Hong Kong shirtmakers Ascot Chang

25 kinds of men’s shirt collars, from famed Hong Kong shirtmakers Ascot Chang

The contract signed by Dr. Aldo Santorum and Catherine D. Santorum (Rick’s parents!) to help fund Shirley Clarke’s seminal independent film THE CONNECTION (1962).The contract signed by Dr. Aldo Santorum and Catherine D. Santorum (Rick’s parents!) to help fund Shirley Clarke’s seminal independent film THE CONNECTION (1962).

The contract signed by Dr. Aldo Santorum and Catherine D. Santorum (Rick’s parents!) to help fund Shirley Clarke’s seminal independent film THE CONNECTION (1962).

Inspiration board for the great menswear designer/retailer Sid MashburnInspiration board for the great menswear designer/retailer Sid Mashburn

Inspiration board for the great menswear designer/retailer Sid Mashburn

Comment card from a test screening for David Cronenberg’s brilliant VIDEODROMEComment card from a test screening for David Cronenberg’s brilliant VIDEODROME

Comment card from a test screening for David Cronenberg’s brilliant VIDEODROME

Elmore Leonard’s 10 rules of writing, via The TradElmore Leonard’s 10 rules of writing, via The Trad

Elmore Leonard’s 10 rules of writing, via The Trad

Between 1980 and 1984, photographer Barbara Crane used a Super Speed Graphic camera and Polaroid film to document the summer festivals in Chicago. The snapshots don’t provide the same nostalgia trip as Michael Galinsky’s mall photos, but instead focus on small intimate moments in tightly cropped, intense close-up, dynamic portraits of arms and hands and bodies conjoined in the summer heat.Between 1980 and 1984, photographer Barbara Crane used a Super Speed Graphic camera and Polaroid film to document the summer festivals in Chicago. The snapshots don’t provide the same nostalgia trip as Michael Galinsky’s mall photos, but instead focus on small intimate moments in tightly cropped, intense close-up, dynamic portraits of arms and hands and bodies conjoined in the summer heat.

Between 1980 and 1984, photographer Barbara Crane used a Super Speed Graphic camera and Polaroid film to document the summer festivals in Chicago. The snapshots don’t provide the same nostalgia trip as Michael Galinsky’s mall photos, but instead focus on small intimate moments in tightly cropped, intense close-up, dynamic portraits of arms and hands and bodies conjoined in the summer heat.

After the infamous failure of his film maudit musical AT LONG LAST LOVE, Peter Bogdanovich took out the above half-page open letter in the Hollywood Reporter. It’s (understandably) the stuff of legend. Thanks to Joseph Pomp for digging it up.After the infamous failure of his film maudit musical AT LONG LAST LOVE, Peter Bogdanovich took out the above half-page open letter in the Hollywood Reporter. It’s (understandably) the stuff of legend. Thanks to Joseph Pomp for digging it up.

After the infamous failure of his film maudit musical AT LONG LAST LOVE, Peter Bogdanovich took out the above half-page open letter in the Hollywood Reporter. It’s (understandably) the stuff of legend. Thanks to Joseph Pomp for digging it up.