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

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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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