March 16, 2006

Camille Paglia in black and white.

Christopher Althouse Cohen frames the shot in Austin, Texas.

Camille Paglia in black and white

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11 comments:

Truly said...

Is that at Book People?

Scott Ferguson said...

That's a very nice picture.

I've always admired Camille. She would be great as the chancellor of a small liberal arts college.

lindsey said...

Did anyone else listen to her and Cintra's Oscar commentary? She has the most awful laugh! I got to the point where I winced every time Camille laughed.

Goesh said...

What a glistening dome! I so want to take a black magic marker and draw a jack-o-lantern face on the back of that man's head.

Ann Althouse said...

Goesh said..."What a glistening dome!"

I find the neck-level folds more impressive.

bearbee said...

"..draw a jack-o-lantern face on the back of that man's head."

"I find the neck-level folds more impressive."

Draw 2 eyes and a nose. The folds make the mouth. Lipstick??

Tyler Simons said...

Did Paglia yell at Christopher for taking pictures? That's kinda her thing, isn't it? I do think she's a badass, though.

Christopher Althouse said...

Camille Paglia did not yell at me for taking her picture, because I had the flash off. Incidentally, that guy's head is the reason the picture is in black and white.

Ricardo said...

This is a little off topic, but I recently bought a copy of the Director's Cut of the Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone movie "Basic Instinct". I bought this version specifically because it has Camille Paglia doing a complete-film "commentary" of the movie. Although the film is sometimes considered sexist, for a variety of reasons, Camille says that it's one of her favorite movies, and her commentary is very enlightening.

PatCA said...

Thanks for the tip on Basic Instinct. Paglia writes on film (although she is discounted by the academy), and BFI's little book by Paglia on Hitchcock is great. She is not a PC prude on portrayal of women and has some interesting thoughts.

Ricardo said...

PatCa: The DVD is available on Amazon, used, starting at about $12. It's an older edition, and you can find it by entering "Basic Instinct Collector's Edition Unrated" as a search on Amazon. To the best of my knowledge, this is the only version that has the commentary by Camille Paglia. The newer versions don't have it. It specifically says (if you're on the right Amazon page) that Camille Paglia is on the DVD. Her commentary runs for the full length of the movie (129 minutes).