As an audience, we have learned to expect standard portions of plot, characters, and action when we go to the movies. These elements, coupled with the logic of the satisfying (if not happy) ending, have become the criteria by which we evaluate our experiences as film consumers. Perhaps this is why An
Recognized as a comic genius equal to Chaplin, Keaton had a style that assembled as much mechanical grace and Rube Goldberg gags as the Tramp's, but without the sentimentality or didacticism. His final visual pun in "The General" -- kissing his sweetheart while they use the horizontal wheel-joints of
Credited as a founding father of Pop, Minimalism, and Conceptual art, Jasper Johns was one of the first painters to use everyday objects and commonplace images in his art, thus paving the way for artists like Warhol and Oldenburg.
Beginning in the mid-'50s, Johns painted canvases that depict, or s