Festival Fashion at Pitchfork
Down to Earth (1947) - Rita Hayworth as Terpsichore wearing an Empire-line gold dress and a Joseff of Hollywood gold snake necklace with diamonds, emerald and rubies. She also wore a snake tiara and bracelet.
The costumes were designed by Jean Louis.
Alexander Calder was born today in 1898. The existentialist philosopher Jean–Paul Sartre praised Calder’s mobiles, describing them as “lyrical invention.”
[Alexander Calder. Untitled. 1939.]
That dog is me
If you’re not familiar with “Monkey Kung Fu” aka “Stroke of Death,” you should really try to get your hands on it.
Not only does it feature some of the greatest monkey kung fu ever filmed, but the finale is one of the best two-on-one fights ever. Kwan Fung is a BEAST with the pole and, in my opinion, it’s one of the few two-on-one fights that feels as though the villain really needs two people to beat him.
Sadly, it never got a US DVD release and the Hong Kong print has gone out of print in most places.
You can still get the UK DVD though. It’s on Amazon for as cheap as one penny (used). That’s about three cents.
Sadly, that version is pretty horribly cropped and is missing a massive chunk of the final fight. Still, it might be worth picking up just get your hands on this underrated gem.
“The economy’s tough. They say that to stay relevant in the job market, you’re supposed to reinvent yourself every five years. What the hell is that supposed to mean? I haven’t invented myself once!”
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