Tag Archives: Edward Hopper

“At some point, you have to set down the past. At some point, you have to accept that everyone was doing their best. At some point, you have to gather yourself up, and go onward into your life.” — Olivia Laing

It’s her birthday today. Laing is one of the most exciting writers to come along in a long LONG time. Every generation needs someone who plays by her own rules, who brings her unique perspective, interrogates/meditates on art in a … Continue reading

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“If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.” Happy Birthday, Edward Hopper

I wrote about Edward Hopper quite a bit in my Present Tense column at Film Comment, detailing the Hopper-y vibe of Tom Noonan’s great film about urban loneliness, What Happened Was… In fact, I have a sneaking suspicion that Karen … Continue reading

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The apartment in What Happened Was…

This is a companion piece to my latest Present Tense column. I wanted to get even more into the apartment and its decor – Daniel Ouellette’s was production designer and Andras Kanegson did the set decoration. The apartment is part … Continue reading

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Present Tense: On What Happened Was…, one of the great films about loneliness

For my next “Present Tense” column at Film Comment, I wrote about Tom Noonan’s award-winning 1994 film What Happened Was… It was impossible to see the film for a good 10 years too (it was never released on DVD. If … Continue reading

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Edward Hopper’s Usherette

From David Thomson’s The Whole Equation: A History of Hollywood: She is not watching the movie. She is not that kind of usherette bursting to get into pictures, a would-be actress studying every tiny gesture on the screen. No, she … Continue reading

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Edward Hopper

Totally transportive. He’s one of my favorites.

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