The Americans S1 | Elizabeth Jennings
Sometimes the smartest officers do the stupidest things.
"The Americans Nina Moments" - Besides the other wonderful offerings from Annet Mahendru’s videos on Vimeo, this one captures the essence of her wildly talented artistry, intensely. Embodying micro states of human experience and expressing them clearly, her work reminds me of the late Jerry Garcia’s (musician and ‘leader’ in the seminal decades spanning rock act the Grateful Dead) statement that what remained important for him during his performance was that each note was able to be heard "clearly". Mahendru’s ethos seems to be similar, the audience is invited (should it choose to) to descend into ever deeper states of appreciation, being rewarded with lucid effort and communication at each step. If the dream of every artist is to share, it is incumbent upon the artist and not the audience to make what is being shared available. Lacking clarity, both medium and message suffer. Ms. Mahendru’s talent, of course, does not solely lie in this facet of her skill set. Natural grace and allure is also transmitted. This means that as a performer she possesses great vitality. Television and film are mediums where missing the mark is painfully highlighted by the faithfulness of the archival and representation systems involved. Beyond the set / re-set / set, "stop and go" nature of production work, other considerations which actors have to navigate include the maintenance of personal energy, professional rigor, and group expectation… all of which she has handled with aplomb!
OUR WAR IS NOT SO COLD ANYMORE | A The Americans mix
i. no extended - nakagawa kotaro || ii. cold war transmissions - anberlin || iii. amerika - rammstein || iv. dance of the knights - sergei prokofiev || v. children of the revolution (cover) - bono, gavin friday and maurice seezer || vi. ruffians on parade - kaiser chiefs || vii. fury - muse || viii. terrible things - april smith || ix. ballad of a politician - regina spektor
You americans think everything is black and white. For us, everything is grey.
For Ebbs. Happy birthday!
GoldDerby’s Emmy contender chat with Nathan Barr, composer for The Americans
What we do—it’s for something greater than ourselves.