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Claire Helene

That's one of my favorite Hoppers. I have a postcard of it hanging in my cubicle.

Philipsturner

Nighthawks is a favorite Hopper of mine. BTW, my wife, an artist, wrote an interesting essay on Hopper some time ago. Here's a link: http://leftbankartblog.blogspot.com/2010/12/architecture-of-color-modern-life.html?spref=tw

M George Stevenson

I'm going to steal your choices and use them as a slideshow for my directing class to demonstrate framing.

Philipsturner

I neglected to add that the essay my wife focuses on a somewhat lesser known Hopper work, "The Barber Shop."

Gary Farber

I used to go to the Automat in Manhattan when I was young. I'm That Old.

Dave

I remember going to the Automat twice. I always regret not having the chance to have made Automat tomato soup.

If your students need to know about Sturges (and they do), show them "Remember the Night." It's everything "It's a Wonderful Life" wants to grow up to be and will never succeed.

willaful

I was reading this on Google reader, which did not show the clip, but the second you referred to a fight in the automat, I knew which movie it would be. :-)

Another suggestion for education: Robert Klein's automat bit on "Child of the Fifties."

I have the vaguest memories of automats from my childhood in Manhattan. And Chock Full o' Nuts.

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