Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Hi and Lois watch

[Hi and Lois, July 13, 2011.]

I think of the great lines from Out of the Past (dir. Jacques Tourneur, 1947): “All I can see is the frame. I’m going in there now to look at the picture.” But there is no picture: how noir can you get?

I’m not sure how to account for today’s Hi and Lois. The not-so-still-life bowl and its contents may have jumped from canvas to table. Or the Flagstons may have traded their Twombly for a Rauschenberg. Or someone may have been careless. I just don’t know.

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comments: 3

Elaine Fine said...

It could be a mirror (with no reflection!), or a flat screen TV mounted on the wall.

Michael Leddy said...

I didn’t think of a TV. If it is one, it’s a new addition.

Michael Leddy said...

Wait a second — TV screens are dark. Maybe it’s a TV showing a Rauschenberg documentary.

Here’s a working version of the link.