May 9, 2013 |
Every filmmaker in Hollywood worth his final cut has a signature visual flourish that functions something like a filmic fingerprint. For Martin Scorsese, it's the long, uninterrupted tracking shot. For John Woo, the balletic deployment of two-handed gun violence. Wes Anderson never met a painterly tableau he didn't like. And Steven Spielberg favors the slow zoom in just about every one of his movies. J.J. Abrams , meanwhile, tends toward a cinematographic trope that looks, at first glance, like a screw-up -- lens flare -- i.e. intentionally flooding the camera frame with light to deliberately wash out or obscure the imagery on-screen.
August 28, 2013 |
In an interesting twist for those watching the empty chair in the director's office at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam director Ann Goldstein has resigned from that position. Goldstein has been identified as a possible successor to departing MOCA director Jeffery Deitch. Goldstein, who was senior curator at MOCA before she left to direct the Stedelijk, will leave the Amsterdam museum's top job Dec. 1. She has been director since January 2010. Goldstein led the Stedelijk through the final years of a massive renovation -- altogether it had been closed for nine years.
February 26, 2013 |
The inimitable Zagat has just released its 2013 "30 Under 30" awards, honoring the top young culinary talents in the Los Angeles area. The 30 honorees were feted Monday night at a cocktail party at the Emerson Theatre with Zagat founders Tim and Nina Zagat on hand to do the honors. The Zagat survey, which started as a homemade newsletter and morphed over the years into a publishing juggernaut, has embraced the digital age. The guides are now online, and coverage of this event included a live feed and a Google+ Live Hangout.
October 26, 1986 |
Sir Peter Grundy, director of the London auction house, Williams, has made a great coup, he has snatched the sale of a great Velasquez from both Sotheby's and Christie's. Thus begins the first novel by the former director of the Metropolitan Museum, Thomas Hoving, with Sir Peter running over in his mind the roster of museum directors and collectors who will vie for the painting in a competition that will be an exercise in guile and power.
July 24, 1991 |
Tom McLean, director of the athletic fund at Monmouth College in New Jersey, was named director of operations for The Athletics Congress.
January 8, 1986
Ira A. Rosenbaum has been appointed director of operations development for Aerojet General. David H. Strode joined Aerojet General as director of risk management.
April 30, 1987
El Monte-based Birtcher Corp. named Ronald McAdams chairman and CEO, succeeding Ernest V. Jarvis, who was reelected a director. Four new elected directors include David B. Jones, Birtcher President Richard E. Maya, CEO McAdams and James R. Weersing.
April 18, 1989
Philip L. Walling has been named director of planning at Nasland Engineering.
May 9, 1989
Carl Mandley has been appointed director of VAR marketing at Bluebird Systems.