Tag Archives: Surrealism

Soft Spots

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I have a soft spot for secret passageways, bookshelves that open into silence, staircases that go down into a void, and hidden safes. I even have one myself, but I won’t tell you where. At the … Continue reading

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Betty Boop Shorts

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: And to think folks in the ’60s thought they were being wild and trippy . . . Related Now available on DVD from Olive Films. See here and here. I wrote a bit about popular surrealism … Continue reading

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Overlooked Oeuvres: Winsor McCay (1867-1934)

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Winsor McCay strikes me as an underappreciated artist. Oh, he’s pretty well kown for his comic strips, all-time classics like “Little Nemo” and “Dream of the Rarebit Fiend.” But as a maker of movies he’s often dismissed as … Continue reading

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Douglas Fairbanks and “When the Clouds Roll By”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: This Douglas Fairbanks project, the first directing effort of Victor Fleming, stands at the nexus of a number of popular art traditions. It dates from 1919, a year prior to Fairbanks’ swashbuckling debut in “The Mark … Continue reading

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