Let Your Soul Stand Cool and Composed

From the National Portrait Gallery in Washington comes an exhibition on one of my favorite subjects: the cool. “American Cool” offers up its representative icons of cool in portraits by renowned photographers, such as Avedon, Arbus, and Henri-Cartier Bresson, who are sure to add to the alure of the exhibit, but that I don’t  think necessarily give […]

CineFile: Elevator to the Gallows

What do you get when you put together Louis Malle, Miles Davis, Jeanne Moreau Maurice Ronet, Lino Ventura, film noir, the advent of the French New Wave, and the birth of the Cool? As this past week’s Jazz Is might have promised, even a trailer that is memorable. [ad#adsense] Related articles CineFile: The Birth of […]

Jazz Is: 20 – Elevator to the Gallows

Soundtrack by Miles Davis. Directed by Louis Malle, 1957. Starring Jeanne Moreau and Maurice Ronet. Why do I love Moreau’s shake of the head early on in her walk? [ad#adsense] Related articles Art – Miles Davis’s last addiction (guardian.co.uk) In Transit: The Art of Miles Davis, on Display in London (intransit.blogs.nytimes.com) Song Of The Day […]