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Abstract shapes in black and red collide in empty space.

knaggs

He transformed physical dissonance into spiritual beauty.

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He created beautiful, humane “ethnofictions.”

Von Sternberg, Josef

Dedicated to pursuing the truth about sex and desire.

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His career recapitulated the mystery of the blues in miniature.

luc

New York, Belgium, the Symbolists, Dylan, Tintin, vice, punk.

tarantino

Seventies soul, eloquent monsters, Talmudic etiquette-parsing, Samuel L. Jackson.

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A rebel who fought injustice with the promise of utopia.

frampton

His films are pentagrams for the conjuration of narrative.

Witkiewicz_Quadruple

He spurned all avant-gardes but his own.

jarman

He was part of the bad old post­modernism, in a good way.

He wanted to break the hegemony of Indo-European linguistics.

The first to see laughter as a weapon of the oppressed.

“An indescribable gamut of colors!” said the first cosmonaut.

He persuaded cannibals to confess their dreams.

svejka

He invented a funny avatar of passive resistance.