There Is No Conspiracy

Frozen wetlands off Hoffman Road in Rochester, New York
Frozen wetlands off Hoffman Road in Rochester, New York

The Eastman House put up a mint copy of the 1974 political thriller “The Parallax View” with Warren Beatty last night. And it was free for members. Peggi and I both thought we had seen it back in the day but we hadn’t. We would have remembered the spectacular shots. Same cinematographer as the Godfather movies and it really looked good on the big screen, so good I was laughing at inappropriate times. The plot was delicious too. Just like the Warren Commission got to the bottom of the JFK assassination and George W.’s plan to hire Henry Kissinger to get to the bottom of the World Trade Center bombings we never really know who’s calling the shots but there is probably a multinational corporation behind it.

Graham Nash curated the Rock n’ Roll photography exhibit at the Eastman House and we’ve been trying to get there for a month or so. I’m hoping Anton Corbijn’s Beefheart portrait is in the show.

Don Van Vilet was a rock n’ roller and real painter. He told The Associated Press in 1991. “I don’t like getting out when I could be painting. And when I’m painting, I don’t want anybody else around.”

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  1. I absolutely love The Parallax View. I’m surprised you’ve never seen it because it seems to have been on late night cable a lot over the years. Warren Beatty under cover in the realm of hired assassins. A cool thriller. I remember being seriously disturbed by this montage the first time I saw it:

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