Hynkel, Garbitsch, and Herring

This past weekend I bought the Criterion Collection version of The Great Dictator, which, if you have not seen, I HIGHLY recommend. I think it might have just bumped out City Lights and become my favorite Charlie Chaplin movie. . . The Great Dictator is hilarious, thoughtful, clever, but above all, it’s a brave film.Continue reading “Hynkel, Garbitsch, and Herring”

What’s your Golden Age?

I recently watched Midnight in Paris for a second time and decided that it was definitely one of my favorite Woody Allen movies to date. Besides the amusement of Owen Wilson basically channeling Woody Allen’s rambly and neurotic behavior, this movie pretty much speaks directly to my own obsessions. In the movie, Gil is obsessedContinue reading “What’s your Golden Age?”

Old LA pics

Been looking at this website…lots of great old pics from campus! This one is dated May 19, 1970: LISTENING TO THE MUSIC OF PEACE–Throng of UCLA students in Royce Hall Quad as Los Angeles Philharmonic director Zubin Mehta, on podium at the lower right, conducts university’s music department in performance of peace music from Handel’sContinue reading “Old LA pics”