Flight 401 was the plane I mentioned that went down in the Florida Everglades in 1972. There were human survivors of that crash, but also parts of the plane itself were salvaged and reused. In 1974, Airport 1975 was released (pictured below). This was the first sequel to the successful 1970 film Airport. It starred Karen Black as a stewardess who is forced to pilot a Boeing 747 after the flight crew are all either killed or injured severely in a head-on crash with a twin-engine piston aircraft. Encouraged by the success of the Airport films, there will be two made-for-television films created about Flight 401. Crash will star William Shatner and will focus on the crash and the investigation that followed. The other, shown here in its entirety, focuses on the sightings of the ghost of the pilot on subsequent Eastern Airlines flights. This later film, The Ghost of Flight 401, is directed by Steven Hilliard Stern and stars Ernest Borgnine, Gary Lockwood, Tina Chen, and Kim Basinger.
Chris Burden, arranging for his friend to shoot him in the arm in 1971, then calling it art. Then arranging ... More
On view in San Francisco for just a few more days are two major photography exhibitions: Ralph Eugene Meatyard at the de Young and Francesca Woodman at SFMOMA. On January 26th, Julian Cox, Founding Curator of Photography for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and Chief Curator at the de Young, and Corey Keller, Associate Curator of Photography at SFMOMA, talked to each other via G-chat, and discussed the two artists, their work, and their place in the history of photography.
Though I first encountered Ana Mendieta and Francesca Woodman when I was barely 20, few artists since have made as strong ... More
When I was 22 I couldn’t imagine life going on any longer. It wasn’t because I was sad or depressed, ... More
It is unusual to think of an artist as contemporary, of our own moment, years after her death. Even more ... More