Tuesday, January 17
Friday, January 13
For a short while, he was at the very center of the American New Wave that I referred to in my piece on Movie-Making in the 1970s. Like his contemporaries, he wasn't looking for the cotton candy, happiness and Technicolor of the past, but rather a bitter look at truth, disillusionment and seemingly focusing on what folks were against rather than what they were for. When Bob Rafelson starting directing films, it was during a period of commercial and artistic revival. He and other brat-boy directors usually had a film school background, ventured freely into the counter-culture and were young and catered to them.
Tuesday, January 10
All these years later it doesn't really matter whether I saw Brad Davis or not but I am pretty sure I did... twice. Both occasions were fleeting and a few weeks apart at the same gay bar. It was late, the bar was dimly lit and most of us had probably had a few too many. Dancing was not a specialty at the bar but here was this shirtless person dancing around by himself with a crowd gathered around him.