The Young Lord

From the childhood of the Restless Hungarian… The Hungarian word for motion picture theater, mozi, was coined in 1907. The American word movie came into usage one year later. Movies came early to Budapest. The pomp and circumstance of royalty was a popular topic in the first Hungarian newsreels.     Otto von Habsburg, the […]

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SNOWDEN ON ALCATRAZ

From time to time I share things here not related to the “Life an Times of Paul Weidlinger” but that come under the heading “Filmmaker’s Perspective.” This is one of them. I recently visited the seven installations of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz Island. The installations honor prisoners of conscience around the world. There […]

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NAKASHIMA’S ROOF

  When I went to interview Mira Nakashima, the daughter of the famous craftsman, George Nakashima, I had the sense of stepping into another world, completely removed from the bold urban sculptures and structures I had been documenting. A small woodland hamlet, informed by the Japanese aesthetic, is the site of the George Nakashima Woodworker […]

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SEASON’S GREETING

SNOWIN’ ALL OVER THE WORLD is offered to you an yours as a heartfelt season’s greeting. It has the eloquence of John Lennon’s IMAGINE and the intimacy of Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS. Music, lyrics and performance by my friend John Whitehead.

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REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG – FILM REVIEW

There is a frame in the new film, Regarding Susan Sontag, that is part photograph, part something else.   In the frame the black and white image of Sontag, stares intensely at the camera as first one eye and then the other is revealed by a curved shutter rotating across the right side of the screen. […]

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