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Peter Crimmins

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Peter Crimmins appears in the following:

The Passion of the Painter

Saturday, April 23, 2005

When Mel Gibson was making The Passion of the Christ, he modeled the Crucifixion scene on paintings by Caravaggio. Caravaggio, the Baroque master, made the sufferings of Jesus and the saints vividly believable. But Caravaggio didn't live like a saint — or even like Mel Gibson. Peter Crimmins learned how ...

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The Church

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Barcelona is filled with historic landmarks, but one of the most popular tourist destinations is a 120 year old construction site — the church of the Sagrada Familia, designed mostly by Antonio Gaudí. The maverick architect got the commission when he was a young hotshot, but when Gaudí died at 74, ...

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Teatro Campesino

Saturday, November 27, 2004

Luis Valdez has written and directed such films as La Bamba and Zoot Suit for Hollywood. But in the late 1960's he didn't even have a theater, just a flatbed truck, a few costume moustaches, and the drive to bring theater to Mexican-American laborers. Valdez founded Teatro Campesino — the ...

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The Dive

Saturday, November 29, 2003

The filmmaker Kia Simon wanted to pay tribute her late stepfather Dan Skarry and his passion for skydiving. Her video is called The Dive and she figured out a way to complete it without ever boarding an airplane. Produced by Peter Crimmins.

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Decasia

Saturday, August 02, 2003

Technology continues to develop sophisticated recording equipment that allows us to capture and save pictures and sound, perhaps to immortalize them. That sense of immortality is betrayed in a new multimedia performance called Decasia. Its creators use de-tuned instruments and deteriorating celluloid to orchestrate the aesthetics of ...

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Pet Sounds

Saturday, May 24, 2003

In 1966 — at the height of the Beach Boys' popularity — the band released a record called Pet Sounds. But their record label, Capitol, buried it because nobody knew what to do with its strange arrangements and harmonies. Then, in the 1990s Pet Sounds began building a new following ...

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Decasia: The Aesthetics of Decay

Saturday, December 07, 2002

Technology continues to develop sophisticated recording equipment that allows us to capture and save pictures and sound, perhaps to immortalize them. That sense of immortality is betrayed in a new multimedia performance called Decasia. Its creators use de-tuned instruments and deteriorating celluloid to orchestrate the aesthetics of decay.

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