Starlets and Their Early Films

Gweneth Paltrow in “Hard Eight” in 1996 when she was around about 24.

Christina Ricci in “Buffalo 66” in 1998.

Liv Tyler in “Empire Records” in 1995

Alicia Silverstone in “Clueless” in 1995

Heather Graham as Rollergirl in “Boogie Nights” in 1997

Jennifer Lawrence in “Winter’s Bone” in 2010.

Kristen Stewart during the “Twilight” years after 2008.

I Film de Fernando Di Leo

A list of films directed by Fernando Di Leo:

Gli eroi di ieri… oggi… e domani (1964)
Rose rosse per il führer (it) (Red Roses for the Führer, 1968)
I ragazzi del massacro (Naked Violence, 1969)
Brucia, ragazzo, brucia (A Woman on Fire, 1969)
Amarsi male (A Wrong Way to Love, 1969)
Slaughter Hotel, also known as The Beast Kills in Cold Blood, 1971)
Milano calibro 9 (Caliber 9, 1972)
La mala ordina (Manhunt, 1972)
Il Boss (The Boss, 1973)
La seduzione (Seduction, 1973)
Il poliziotto è marcio (Shoot First, Die Later, 1974)
Colpo in canna (Loaded Guns, 1975)
La città sconvolta: caccia spietata ai rapitori (Kidnap Syndicate, 1975)
Gli amici di Nick Hezard (Nick the Sting, 1976)
I padroni della città (Rulers of the City, also known as Mister Scarface, 1976)
Diamanti sporchi di sangue (Blood and Diamonds, 1977)
Avere vent’anni (To Be Twenty, 1978)
Vacanze per un massacro (Madness, 1980)
Razza violenta (The Violent Breed, 1984)
Killer Contro Killers (Killer Vs Killers, 1985)

Henri Matisse, Still Life with Goldfish (1912)

Henri Matisse’s use of bold, brilliant color, varied textures, and tranquil scenes has captured the minds of many art appreciators for decades. During certain periods in his life he was drawn to one subject over another, and one of these fascinations developed while on a trip to Morocco, where he encountered the populace daydreaming by bowls of goldfish.

This led to a fascination with the idea of contemplation, and it showed up in a total of nine of his works, some painted years after his time spent in Morocco. This particular painting, Still Life with Goldfish, was completed in 1912, and continued his search for a way to invite his audience into a relaxed state, much like the Moroccans experienced with their goldfish encased in glass.

That yearning for quiet tranquility, paired with the bright, sometimes crowded interiors so prevalent in his work make Matisse an artist worth studying. One could spend months on a single painting and still have more to explore. If you ever get the chance, you can see some of his paintings up close and personal at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

If you’d like to learn more about this specific painting, there is an excellent, in depth write up by Charlotte Wilkins for Khan Academy in the Modern and Contemporary Art section. If you’d like to learn more about the artist, you can read more on Henri Matisse here.

Henri Matisse, Still Life with Goldfish (1912)