Bruce Bickford was an American animator, who worked primarily in clay animation. From 1974 to 1980, he collaborated with Frank Zappa.
Bickford’s animation was featured extensively in the Frank Zappa videos
and Baby Snakes . The Dub Room Special
Zappa also released a video titled
, which was entirely composed of Bickford animations set to a soundtrack of Zappa’s orchestral music. The Amazing Mr. Bickford
Jean-Pierre Marielle was a French actor.
I have very warm recollections of the film
(1981). Coup de Torchon
In the scene above Marielle is shot by Noiret.
There is a complete version of the film
(1977), a period piece of 1970s French mores. … Comme la lune
Dave Samuels was an American percussionist known for his work with the jazz fusion group Spyro Gyra.
His composition “
New Math” (1988) was included on Joe Claussell’s compilation (2001). Music… A Reason To Celebrate
He is one of those unsung heroes like
Daniel Ponce, another percussionist who died in 2013 but whose death only came to my attention this February. 
Ryszard Kaja was a Polish painter, poster artist, stage designer, and costume designer.
Kaja was new to me, but his work seems like it comes straight of the post-war era, the height of the
Polish film poster age.
John McEnery was an English actor and writer. He played the clerk Bartleby in the 1970 film version of Melville’s . Bartleby
You can scroll to 3:06 to hear McEnery utter the immortal words: “
I would prefer not to.”
Bibi Andersson was a Swedish actress known for films such as (1957), The Seventh Seal (1957) and Wild Strawberries (1966). Persona
Trailer for Persona
Trailer for The Seventh Seal
Trailer for Wild Strawberries
Excerpt from The Dick Cavett Show (1971) with Ingmar Bergman and Bibi Andersson
Dick Cavett: “It’s always said that Ingmar Berman [sitting next to her] understands women. Would you say that’s true?”
Bibi Andersson [hesitating, then nodding]: “Eeehh yes.”
Dance scene and funny mirrors scene in (1968), set to an unidentified tune. Flickorna
Seymour Cassel was an American actor known for his many collaborations with John Cassavetes.
Minnie and Moskowitz (1971
Above is the full version of
(1971). It’s quite a wonderful film, reminiscent of the film Minnie and Moskowitz Harold and Maude (1971), which also deals with an unlikely romance.
Full version of ‘Q’
Larry Cohen was an American film director and screenwriter.
He is best known as a B-movie auteur of horror and science-fiction films such as
(1974), It’s Alive (1976), God Told Me To (1982), Q (1984) and Special Effects (1985), which were full of The Stuff satirical social commentary.
Later in his career, he concentrated mainly on screenwriting, most successfully with the very clever
(2002). Phone Booth
Andre Williams was an American musician best known for the hit records “Jail Bait,” “Greasy Chicken,” “Bacon Fat” (1956) and “Cadillac Jack” (1966).
He was also the co-author of the R&B hit “Shake a Tail Feather”.
Surprisingly, his track “Bacon Fat” can also be found on the DJ Mix album
(2004). How to Kill the DJ Part 2
Dick Dale was an American guitarist best-known for his 1962 arrangement of the Eastern Mediterranean classic “ Misirlou“, the use of which in the 1994 Quentin Tarantino film Pulp Fiction gained him a new audience.
“Miserlou” was originally a hit for Jan August in 1946 …
… but is believed to be first recorded in 1927.