Peter Brook was an English theater and film director known for such dramatizations as Marat/Sade (1964) for the theater in 1965 and as a film in 1967.
Margaret Keane was an American artist known for her kitschy paintings of subjects with big eyes.
A resurgence of interest in Margaret Keane’s work followed the release of Tim Burton’s biopic Big Eyes (2014).
Patrick Adams was an American composer and record producer.
Adams is known for his 1970s and 1980s production, songwriting and engineering work on labels such as Salsoul, Prelude Records and P&P; his associations with recording artists such as Black Ivory, Inner Life, Jocelyn Brown, Loleatta Holloway and Leroy Burgess; and studio projects such as Cloud One, The Universal Robot Band, Logg Phreek, and Musique. He owned and operated PAPMUS (Patrick Adams Productions Music) in New York City.
“Love Bug” (1976), “Atmosphere Strut” (1976), “My Baby’s Got E.S.P.” (1976), “Making Love” (1977), “Keep On Jumpin'” (1978), “In the Bush” (1978), “Make It Last Forever” (1978), “Weekend (Tonight Is Party Time)” (1978), “I’m A Big Freak (R•U•1•2)” (1978), “I’m Caught Up (In a One Night Love Affair)” (1979), “Till You Surrender” (1981) and “Touch Me (All Night Long)” (1984).
Patrick Adams and Gregory Carmichael wrote and produced at least fifty composition which transcend disco as genre. Adams and Carmichael, and maybe August Darnell too, were in many ways the auteurs of disco, more so than Larry Levan, Walter Gibbons or Tom Moulton, who were primarily involved in post-production. The only one to rival Adams, Carmichael and Darnell was Arthur Russell, but his story is different altogether.
Although well-known for writing and producing his own material, one of his biggest successes was his 1981 reinterpretation of Ashford & Simpson’s “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” (1966) as Inner Life, with vocals by Jocelyn Brown and a remix by Larry Levan.Continue reading
This happened back in 2014 but I only found out today.Continue reading
Henri Garcin was a Belgian actor, born as Anton Albers in Antwerp to Dutch parents. In his twenties, he left for Paris to try his luck as an actor.
He found a place on the stage in several high-brow theatrical plays and went on to become a character actor in cinema, appearing in more than hundred French films.
In my universe he is of importance for playing in several Alex Van Warmerdam films: Abel, (1986), The Northerners, (1992) and The Dress, (1996), Grimm (2003) and Schneider vs. Bax (2015).
He also had parts in two films by fellow cult director Jos Stelling.
The first time that I saw Garcin was in 1986 in Cinema Cartoons in Antwerpen, when we went to see Warmerdam’s debut feature Abel.
In the clip above you can see the famous Christmas breakfast scene of that film, one of the best scenes of Dutch cinema by one of its most interesting filmmakers.Continue reading
Philip Baker Hall was an American actor.
A character actor, he was known for his collaborations with Paul Thomas Anderson in such films as Boogie Nights (1997) and Magnolia (1999).
Julee Cruise was an American musician, singer, songwriter and actress, best known for her interpretation of “Falling” (1989), a musical composition by Angelo Badalamenti and David Lynch.
Paula Rego (1935 – 2022) was a Portuguese-born artist known for such paintings as The Dance (1988), Nursery Rhymes (1989), Dog Woman (1994) and War (2003).
Her masculine women remind me of Fernando Botero, her depictions of loneliness remind me of Jean Rustin and her graphic work of Francisco Goya.
I found her Dog Woman on the internet in the early 2000s and immediately canonized her. Following this post, I will also canonize Jean Rustin.