The searchable fortress

This is Misa Uehara, the archetype for Carrie Fisher Princess Leia of Star Wars

This is Misa Uehara, the archetype for Carrie Fisher Princess Leia of Star Wars

I found your blog and this post because “The Hidden Fortress” plays tonite in Palo Alto, California, at the Stanford Theatre, a non-profit film museum
kurosawa still

kurosawa still

under-written and subsidized (tickets are $7, pop corn only $1) by the Packard Foundation, related to Hewelett-Packard, or more precisely (and excuse the run-on) the son of the founder, David Packard. I too am just learning of the Princess Yuki – Princess Leia connection. Oddly or uniquely, I am also mulling over how to tie this in with an article I am writing about ethnicity and gender and tennis.

The film series here featured two other Kurosawa films that I recognized nearly shot by shot from their influence on the more familiar (at least to me) Clint Eastwood “spaghetti westerns”.

Nothing new under the sun….

Also: I am curious about the photo on your masthead, of the toy wagon and figure. Does it depict a Hollywood scene? (I have a running riff on Southwest Arts versus faux versions, I sometimes call “Indians-Schmindians”). Your work recalls Chris Burden, David Levinthal.
(post to Tim Neath’s blog)

David Levinthal editorial

David Levinthal editorial

About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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