frustrating because I can't do this right now but I did want to
pursue this thread in Tarentino's film. If the movie depends on
the "inversion" of Jews with Nazis, as Daniel Mendelsohn
proposes, what is suggested by the "Fredrick Zoller" character (played by Daniel Bruhl) who is
compared to the concurrent "Sargent York" in the story? For me, the more
explicit and complicated reference is to the biography and career of
decorated war hero/actor, Audie Murphy. Baby-faced Murphy, of course,
played himself and reenacted his war exploits in his film biography
and went on to act in many movies mostly in the western and war genres.
IB inverts film history proposing that UFA developed a Nazi "Audie
Murphy" several years before Hollywood. I find this reference really
interesting--more so than "Sgt. York"
(a Gary Cooper vehicle I intensely dislike but feel I should
revisit). I also think this lends IB a bit more moral(?) complexity
than I originally perceived. More later I hope...
Parsons The New School for Design, School of Design Strategies is celebrating the creativity of the faculty with a small works show in the cases on the 9th floor. My fellow NYFA recipient Carter Hodgkin and I are featured and will present our work.
Monday September 14th 5.45pm to 7pm 9th Floor, 2 W13th Street
This event and exhibit is geared primarily to the Parson's community (you need an id!) but I did want to let you know about it--I'm very happy to show some of the new collage and video work that I produced this summer!