Chantal Akerman on Pierrot le fou – YouTube

Chantal Akerman describes the effect of seeing Jean-Luc Godard’s PIERROT LE FOU for the first time in this 2009 interview for the Criterion Collection.

Out now on DVD: http://www.criterion.com/films/302-je…

Comments:

– She describes perfectly the feeling of watching the film for the first time.
– I had precisely the same experience at the same age the first time i watched ‘pierrot le fou.’ it was the first film to make me see cinema as a form of art and not simply a medium of entertainment.
– Heh. I felt the same watching Jeanne Dielman! And, of course, also felt that way after watching Pierrot le fou.

Chantal Akerman

History of cycling: California Map of possible routes.

This map was sold as a folded-in illustration in an 1896 Cycler’s Guide and Road Book of California, which also included seven smaller sectional maps, a list of hoteliers prepared to offer cyclists’ rates, and a directory of “agents and repairers” who might furnish up-to-date information on road conditions.

Alain de Botton’s ‘Art as Therapy’ Will Change How You View Art – The Fox Is Black

Alain de Botton’s ‘Art as Therapy’ Will Change How You View ArtAlain de Botton’s ‘Art as Therapy. When a bestselling philosopher tells you that art is the most important thing in culture today, you’d best listen up. But which philosopher would ever make such a bold statement? Alain de Botton. I’ve been a fan of his writing for years now, but his most recent project is quickly becoming a favorite. Art As Therapy asks (and answers) the question “why art?”