Michael (1958-2009)

Published by Iris in Inspired by, Movies, People, R.I.P.,
Published on 07/07/09 at 09:33:50 pm using 780 words.
I hadn’t planned on writing anything about Michael Jackson (always making a conscious effort to steer away from the masses, from anything already done to exhaustion) but I had a Jane moment this morning with the name Michael, which made writing… more »

Kiko (199? - 2009)

Published on 06/15/09 at 05:13:44 pm using 380 words.
[Click on the thumbnail for a larger view] Life is lost to us on a daily basis. Microscopic slivers of it, unnoticeably shaven off. Millimeters of width sanded into a miniature heap of grains. This and that opportunity. A given person, a broken tie, a… more »

Fourteen Years Later

Published on 05/03/09 at 07:57:33 pm using 154 words.
Fourteen years ago today I was on Westwood Boulevard standing outside Tower Records waiting to see an in-store performance by Jeff Buckley. He’d just come onto the music scene and I’d just become captivated by his unique sound and stunning… more »

Harold Pinter (1930-2008)

Published on 12/30/08 at 08:32:04 am using 89 words.
The speech we hear is an indication of that which we don’t hear. It is a necessary avoidance, a violent, sly, and anguished or mocking smoke screen which keeps the other in its true place. When true silence falls we are left with echo but are… more »

A month without Sydney Pollack (1934-2008)

Published by Iris in Inspired by, Movies, People, R.I.P.,
Published on 06/26/08 at 10:03:53 pm using 1942 words.
“Sydney made the world a little better, movies a little better and even dinner a little better. A tip of the hat to a class act,” George Clooney said in a statement from his publicist. “He’ll be missed terribly,” Clooney… more »

Anthony Minghella (1954-2008)

Published on 03/19/08 at 09:44:53 am using 740 words.
Back in 1996, he taught me the word uxoriousness and the memory of that brought a stunted, warm and dry smile to my face yesterday as I learned of his passing. I had once sat at Borders Westwood in Los Angeles and heard him read from his screenplay… more »

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