Sunday, January 22, 2012

DIY Double Feature: "The Cool School" & "A Single Man"

First, watch The Cool School, and learn all about the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles (late 50s - early 60s).

Then, watch A Single Man, a story that focuses on an English professor planning his suicide in Los Angeles during the Cuban Missile Crisis (1962).

It's Mid-Century L.A. done up documentary style...




...  and then recreated by Tom Ford.




It's The Greatest Generation as you rarely see them - arty and/or gay.
(Technically, some of these folks are part of The Silent Generation, but you never hear from them so who knows what they're like).

It's L.A. as it will never be again, possibly never really was.

It's artistic and professorial lifestyles that appear to be going the way of the dinosaur, or are unicorns that never really were.

Together, these films should inspire you to live how you are and where you are.  Even if it seems to suck, make the most of it.  It might actually be better than you could possibly know.