The Baltic Notebooks of Anthony Blunt
4 Jun 2010 at 18:00, CAC, Vilnius
Sex, Death and Cinema: A Lesson on Sneezing by Aaron Schuster
"If a man sneezes during a meal, some person present calls on him to name his birthplace."
William Crooke, Religion and Folklore of Northern India (1926)
In this talk, Aaron Schuster traces the philosophy and aesthetics of sneezing through the history of cinema, including the first ever copyrighted film, Hitchcock’s missing sneeze gag, Harpo Marx’s only onscreen line, and Edie Sedgwick’s sniffles, as well as one of most enigmatic constructions by Marcel Duchamp, Why Not Sneeze Rose Sélavy?
Friday 4 June at the CAC Reading Room
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Bonnie Scotland (1935), directed by James W. Horne
Bonnie Scotland (1935), directed by James W. Horne