Daily Archives: September 13, 2013

Isaiah Washington and Tequan Richmond in film ‘Blue Caprice’

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Isaiah Washington and Tequan Richmond, Blue Caprice

Rather than highlighting the act of brutality itself, Moor’s film plays out as a symbolic meditation on the psychology of violence, attempting to understand and uncover its tangled roots.

Starring Isaiah Washington and Tequan Richmond, Blue Caprice is a film of ambiguities. Named for the 1990 Chevrolet Caprice in which Muhammad and Malvo traveled in, the film was written with R.F.I. Porto who, alongside Moors, dug heavily into the court cases and examinations that followed the attacks, yet, crafted a film that exists in the intimate moments where one can only surmise what truly occurred between these people. Moor gives us a chilling portrait focused on the interior of his characters, allowing for a deeper awareness into their lives and their existence as people before they were murderers. Through Moor’s use of muffed sound and setting the camera at a distance, you experience an incredibly unnerving sensation while taking in the film—one that lingers far longer than had you only been exposed to a recollection of historical news coverage. It’s the notion of the capacity for violence and how the ability of carry out terror can be inherited or impressed upon us so easily that sends a chill down our spine and makes the atmosphere of Blue Caprice film so heavy.
Director Alexandre Moors on His Chilling Debut ‘Blue Caprice

The “Lost Archive” of Norman Seeff.

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norman nOver the past 45 years, photographer and filmmaker Norman Seeff has captured some of the world’s most recognizable faces—Ray Charles, Patti Smith, Carly Simon, Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Dennis Hopper, Andy Warhol, and more—in their most unguarded moments. Though his images have graced some of the most iconic covers of albums and magazines, the authentic connections and conversations sparked by the photo sessions are as artful and important to Seeff as the images themselves. The end result? A vast collection of images from more than 500 photo sessions, some of which he recently rediscovered for “Photographs by Norman Seeff: The Lost Archive”—a selection of 50 photographs that will be auctioned online by Christie’s from September 27 to October 9. Below, Seeff recalls the priceless moments from his most memorable sessions. Plus: Carly Simon on what loosened her up while working with the lensman.