From the archives

Tour of Italy: Archival Musette

Thanks to Archival friend Ryan Schoeck for sending along these snaps of an original Archival Flap Musette on tour in Italy. I know many of our musettes are still in circulation traveling around the world by foot, bike, and motorcycle. If you have a photo of your Archival bag on tour, please send it my …

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Archival Eyewear: 8½ (Fellini 1963)

I haven’t seen 8½ in ten years and my memory of the film (filtered through Stardust Memories and the Simpsons) boils down to three set pieces: the spa, the rhumba and the rocket. Screening a new Criterion Blu-ray edition, I enjoyed revisiting the film’s small transitional scenes and secondary characters. I was further amazed by …

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Archival Bicycles

From The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (Vittorio De Sica 1971) Addendum: Flashback with bicycle and plus fours Away from the estate (bad news activates the plot) I haven’t seen Vittorio DeSica’s The Garden of the Finzi-Continis in over ten years. What I remember about the film (aside from its grim ending) is the opening sequence …

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