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Hanging around…


Rothko, Grant Wood, and so many more:  Great Art in Ugly Rooms.  (C.f. also, Great Video in Ugly Rooms)


As we wonder if, in fact, context is all, we might recall that it was on this date in 1953 that the musical fantasy film The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T was released. The only film ever written by Theodor Geisel (better known, of course, as Dr. Seuss), it was an early disappointment: several attendees of the Hollywood premiere walked out after 15 minutes, and box-office receipts were sparse.  But in the years since, Dr. T has grown in both critical and popular estimation.  (Your correspondent admits to loving it.)  It is, in any case, surely the only children’s film that could comfortably be co-programmed with the work of David Lynch or Roman Polanski.



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June 19, 2013 at 1:01 am

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