Marcel Proust captured just in time

“A feeling of vertigo seized me as I looked down beneath me… at the long series of the years.” Continue reading

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Buster Keaton meets Samuel Beckett

The first public screening of a film took place in 1895, when Auguste and Louis Lumière hired the basement of Le Grand Café on the Boulevard des Capucines, Paris, to show La Sortie des Ouvriers de l’Usine Lumière (Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory). That same year, one of the great comedians of cinema was born in the tiny settlement of Piqua, Kansas, USA. Continue reading