My Inspiration for June III

30 Jun

This month I’ve been inspired by lots of things; from Czech New Wave, Prague and Egon Schiele to La Belle Epoque, films by Ken Loach and books ‘Just Kids’ by Patti Smith and ‘The Incorrigible Optimists Club’ by Jean-Michel Guenassia.

I have quite a few films to recommend: Career Girls (1997) by Mike Leigh starring the always off-beat and interesting Katrin Cartlidge, Kes (1969), Looks and Smiles (1981) and Poor Cow (1967) by Ken Loach, Violette Noziere (1978) with Isabelle Huppert as a pretty prostitute and a cold murderer, Barefoot in the Park (1967) with Jane Fonda and Robert Redford, Georgy Girl (1966), and then the Czech ones: Daisies (1966), Valerie and her Week of Wonders (1970), Morgiana (1972) and Alice (1988) – these are the quirky ones I really loved, and The Loves of a Blonde (1965) by Milos Forman is a more kitchen sink drama style.

I also really loved the song ‘Working Class Hero’ by John Lennon, although I prefer the Marianne Faithfull version:

Keep you doped with religion and sex and TV,
And you think you’re so clever and classless and free,
But you’re still fucking peasents as far as I can see,
A working class hero is something to be…

Sedmikrasky (1966) 301918. Edge of Town (Krumau Town Crescent), 1918 Egon Schiele

Bruges at Dusk

1997. Career Girls - Katrin Cartlidge, Lynda Steadman 5 miss pandora 1035Source

1967. Poor Cow (1967), Ken Loach, Terence Stamp, Carol White 11

1967. Poor Cow (1967), Ken Loach, Terence Stamp, Carol White 10

1967. Poor Cow (1967), Ken Loach, Terence Stamp, Carol White 3

une femme est une femme 28

1967. Trafalgar Square, London in September, 1967.

1900. Pierrot And Colombina, Pablo Picasso (Pierrot et Colombine), 1900

1850s François Claudius Compte-Calix, Ladies in the Park, 19th century (date unknown)Eilean Donan Castle

1978. Violette Noziere (1978), director Claude Chabrol, Isabelle Huppert 2

1978. Violette Noziere (1978), director Claude Chabrol, Isabelle Huppert 3

1978. Violette Noziere (1978), director Claude Chabrol, Isabelle Huppert 1

Warsaw, town square

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Sourcevictorian interior my cup of tea1900s Two ladies in lace gowns

1970. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970), Jaromil Jires, Alena Stojakova 1prague 1

Sedmikrasky (1966) 51

Sedmikrasky (1966) 37

1970. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970), Jaromil Jires, Alena Stojakova 2

1970. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970), Jaromil Jires, Alena Stojakova 26Prague at Dusk

1972. Morgiana (1972) dir. Juraj Herz 2

1972. Morgiana (1972) dir. Juraj Herz 6

Alice (1988), Jan Švankmajer 1

Alice (1988), Jan Švankmajer 3

Alice (1988), Jan Švankmajer 4

1910s Beautiful lady 11969. Kes 3

1967. Jane Fonda & Robert Redford in Barefoot in the Park 61967. Jane Fonda & Robert Redford in Barefoot in the Park 2

1895. Lesser Ury - Im Café Bauer

1941. Phyllis Brooks The Shanghai Gesture (1941)

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