Scene4 - International Magazine of Arts and Culture

Scene4 Magazine May 2016

Volume 16, Issue 12

Scene4-Internationall Magazine of Arts and Media | May 2016 |

Scene4 Magazine inFocus -

Hail Caesar! l reviewed by Miles David Moore Scene4 Magazine | May 2016 |

Film — Movie Magic
Hail Caesar!, The Witch
It may be the fluffiest film from the Coens

Miles David Moore

We Took To The Woods | Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold | Scene4 Magazine | May 2016 |

We Took To The Woods
In the footsteps of
Louise Dickinson Rich
Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold

Swimmer | reviewed by Renate Stendhal | Scene4 Magazine - May 2016

Yuri Possokhov’s Multimedia Ballet
based on John Cheever

Renate Stendhal

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Michael Bettencourt-Scene4 Magazine
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Writing For A Living
What this means is
that I write every day
which for me is just great

Michael Bettencourt

C(Q)ue the Borgias
The harvest from 1500-years
Christian usurption of the glory and
putrefaction of the Roman Empire

Arthur Meiselman

Fear Itself-A Graduation Speech
The work is always there to be done.  And what is the measure of your art?  There is no yardstick for art
Nathan Thomas

Here’s Your Pizza
Imagine a world where you can order
a pizza and have it delivered without
any human interaction whatsoever

Les Marcott

Hollywood stars have the money to
throw around, but there are lots of
cheap ways of going off the rails...
Claudine Jones

The Many Arts Of Takeshi Kitano
This finale just floored me.
Its unexpectedness, its sheer
exuberance–I never saw it coming

Patrick Walsh

Scene4 Magazine inSight -

Scene4 Magazine | The Steiny Road To Operadom | Karren Lalonde Alenier

Gertrude Stein
 Once Loved a Man
And So Did The Steiny Road Poet

Karren LaLonde Alenier

Inson Wongsam/Tawee Ratchaneekorn - Arts of Thailand | Janine Yasovant | Scene4 Magazine | May 2016 |

Arts of Thailand
Inson Wongsam/Tawee Ratchaneekorn

80 Years of Creativity and still counting
Janine Yasovant

Scene4 Magazine - Patrick Nagel-it's in the eyes - May 2016 |

Patrick Nagel
A phenomenally successful commercial artist and painter, his work retains a strong influence on 21st century illustration
 and digital photography

TRUMPELSTILTSKIN | Elliot Feldman | Scene4 Magazine | May 2016 |

Do fairy tales
ever come true?

Elliot Feldman

The Art of David Wiley | Colors Of The Roundtable-Episode 1 | Scene4 Magazine | May 2016 |

Colors Of The Roundtable
Episode 1
Chaos In The Kingdom

David Wiley

Lesbos | Griselda Steiner | Scene4 Magazine | May 2016 |

How deep is hell
Where all secrets are stored
Like fertile pomegranate seeds

Griselda Steiner

Scene4 Magazine Perspectives -

Bunny Invasion  | The Photography of Jon Rendell | Scene4 Magazine | May 2016
painting and poetry
The Art of David Wiley | Memory of Mexico | Scene4 Magazine | May 2016 |

Bunny Invasion
The Photography of Jon Rendell
Giant rabbits have invaded San Francisco's Civic Center in front of City Hall

Painting - Memory of Mexico
Poetry - Mnemonic Strategies
The Art of David Wiley


The Beauty And The Grief
He is gone, gone into the wind and I am alone
With the memory of a face which troubles my mind

Martin Burke

Scene4 Magazine: Perspectives - Dialogue | Undress Me | Michael Bettencourt | April 2016 |

Undress Me  Michael Bettencourt
In a bar, Laura turns to Stefan and asks him to undress her by word of mouth, in his best mother tongue.

Scene4 Magazine: Perspectives - Dialogue | The Greed Gene | Michael Bettencourt | April 2016 |

The Greed Gene  Michael Bettencourt
A young couple is told by their genetic counselor — the "genie of genes" — that their child has the greed gene, and there is nothing they can do.

Scene4 Magazine: Perspectives - Audio | Theatre Thoughts  | Michael Bettencourt April 2016 |


An astute and entertaining array of audio essays on an array of topics by an astute and
entertaining essayist.


Scene4 Magazine Blogs -

Letters to the Editor
Recent Letters

Long & short reviews of theatre, film and more

Que Pasa
Notices, announcements and coming attractions

Karren LaLonde Alenier
The Dresser addresses what’s underneath the art

Miles David Moore Thoughts and observations from, to, for or against

Les Marcott
Dr. Barnabus T. Bynum's
Travelling Minstrel Show


Arthur Meiselman


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Scene4 Magazine inPrint -

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A Brief But Quirky History of the Arts
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The Rising Fall of the Arts
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The One
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Special Indexes
Scene4 Magazine - Karren Alenier - The Steiny Road To Operadom |

The Steiny Road to Operadom
A complete index of
Karren Alenier’s columns
in Scene4 with links.
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Scene4 Magazine  Comics with Elliot Feldman

A complete index of Elliot Feldman’s comics and cartoons in Scene4 with links.
Click Here for Access

Scene4 Magazine: Film Reviews | Miles David Moore |

Film Reviews
A complete index of all
reviews by Scene4’s Film
Critic, Miles David Moore

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Scene4 Magazine: Writings | Renate Stendhal |

A complete index of
Renate Stendhal’s articles and reviews in Scene4 with links.

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Scene4 Books at Aviarpress -

The authorized version of Lester Cole's HOLLYWOOD RED

Hollywood Red: The Autobiography of Lester Cole  ©2013 Scene4 Books

One of the founders of the Writers Guild of America and the most unrelenting and outspoken member of the blacklisted Hollywood Ten, Lester Cole was a protégé of the legendary Cecil B. De Mille, a roommate of Cary Grant, a pal of Humphrey Bogart, a gadfly to Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, and then there were... the women in his life.

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Scene4 Books is proud to offer the authorized reprint of this controversial autobiography. Timely! Provocative! Startling! Now, after 32 years, a witness to the nightmare of what we did and what we may be doing again.

Few Americans remember the dark days of the House Un -American Activities Committee. From 1938 to 1975 it traveled like a carnival throughout the country, breaking up families, turning friends into enemies, destroying reputations and lives. This is the intimate, inside story of one of the Hollywood Ten, screenwriters and directors jailed for defying HUAC's nightmare of enforced orthodoxy.

"...the best 'inside' book yet about Hollywood under HUAC, a book that brings the whole period, and what came before and after, into frightening clarity, but also a book that is moving, exciting, funny and blessed with humanity."

— Carl Foreman, Director and Screenwriter whose films include High Noon, The Bridge On The River Kwai, Guns of Navarone, Young Man With A Horn and others.

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The authorized edition of Julius Krinski’s NUDITY

Julius Krinski NUDITY - authorized edition -  Scene4 Books/Aviarpress

in all of its raw, unedited idiosyncrasy, Nudity is explicitly about sex and love. A mind's journey through life.

Enticing, surreal, provocative!

Special: First-Release Discount for Readers/Subscribers of Scene4.
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