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William Horberg
My name is William Horberg and I was born in Chicago. I currently live and work as a Film Producer in Los Angeles, California. I am married to artist Elsa Mora and I am the father of three children, Miro, Natalie and Diego..
Interests: family, independent film, jazz, blues, poetry, animation, photography, literature, progressive politics, space, nature, chicago, cuba, haiti, autism, comic books, outsider art, 78 rpm records, flute, vintage paperback books, film noir, travel, children's books, illustration, sports, truth, language, learning
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Remember the fate of Sixto Rodriguez in "Searching For Sugar Man"? How he discovered a distant land, an alternate universe almost, where his work was understood and appreciated and celebrated as meaningful? Such was the sublime fate of "Disconnect" recently,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at William Horberg
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Diego tried his hand at street art this morning, as part of the Street Painting Fair in Tivoli. While not as anonymous and surreptitious as the more famous Banksy, he was rocking his hoodie and chalk and of course managed... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2014 at William Horberg
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It's November 1936. The Depression got you depressed? Perhaps a night out on the town is the antidote you've been looking for? The Dance of the Forbidden Necklace sounds promising...although Tania clearly faced some stiff competition from Yvette and her... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2014 at William Horberg
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More fun characters hot off the pencil tip today from D (iego) C (omics)!! This new super group is called The High Five. Which one is your favorite? I'm secretly hoping that Ska-doosh gets his own series (and maybe even... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at William Horberg
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Move over, Stan Lee. There is a new kid in town, with a vivid imagination and a seemingly endless supply of new superheroes and super villains to people his own cartoon universe. Today's all-star team up is called The Nova... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at William Horberg
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From the archive, here are a few stills I found in an old Kodak box in the garage taken on location in 2001 in Vietnam during the filming of The Quiet American. This one is from the river in Da... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2014 at William Horberg
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Near Brasov, Romania 2002 Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2014 at William Horberg
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I first visited LA's famous Farmer's Market on Fairfax and 3rd Street in the mid-70's and it had already been going strong for almost 40 years at that point. It remains one of our favorite places in town and although... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2014 at William Horberg
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The holidays were a fun escape for many reasons, but one of the pleasures of the season was the discovery of the 60's channel on the XM radio in our rental car. At Elsa and Natalie's insistence, we stayed tuned... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2014 at William Horberg
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I found this old travel brochure of a State Park near Ithaca, N.Y. at a vintage store in Woodstock. I loved the black and white photographs of nature inside. It reminded me of my own childhood exploration of the Starved... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2014 at William Horberg
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Me: That's amazing. Who is that a drawing of? Natalie: That's a picture of Diego's best friend. Me: Diego, who is your best friend? Diego: Natalie! william Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2014 at William Horberg
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Looking back on 2013, among many adventures and highlights, this will always be a year defined by the special privilege I had to be able to take my ten year old daughter on her first trip to Paris! With a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2014 at William Horberg
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Natalie is amazing. For Christmas she made a series of small original drawings with color markers for Elsa and me. Each one is the cat dressing up in costume as different characters. We love them! Can you name them all?... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2013 at William Horberg
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I recently returned from Havana and a screening of "Disconnect" at the 35th Festival of Latin American Cinema. It was a fascinating trip, as I was able to meet and talk with local and international filmmakers and producers, as well... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2013 at William Horberg
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Natalie had quite a day today as we maxed out on Beatlemania opportunities locally. Starting at the Beatles US label - the old Capitol Records building in Hollywood. Where she found Paul McCartney's star on the Walk of Fame right... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2013 at William Horberg
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France. 1975. Godard releases Numero Deux. Truffaut is making The Story of Adele H. A bomb explodes in the Paris office of the Springer Press. The Baader-Meinhof group claim responsibility. And the latest edition of STRANGE comics hits the newstands.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2013 at William Horberg
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Just back from a wonderful week in Paris with Natalie! Lots of walking, both at our option and by necessity. Have any of you had this experience? Enjoy! william Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2013 at William Horberg
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I found this picture of Roger Ebert standing on Dearborn Street in front of the marquee of the old Playboy Theatre. After the demise of the Playboy, the theatre was taken over and renamed the Sandburg Theatre, and then closed... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2013 at William Horberg
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If we are lucky, we all have had that teacher or mentor who touched our core and gave us inspiration or direction or a good old fashioned kick in the butt at some crucial moment in our lives. I used... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2013 at William Horberg
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There was something both surprising and ultimately gratifying when I stumbled across this pop culture artifact at the Japan/LA store this week - a Ryan Gosling coloring book! And lo and behold, a drawing from one of my favorite movies... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2013 at William Horberg
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Being something of a post-post modernist himself, Diego thoroughly enjoyed hamming it up on his visit to New York's famous Museum of Modern Art on his recent visit for the winter holidays. With his natural delight in non-sequitors, incongruous juxtapositions,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2013 at William Horberg
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Christmas was literally spectacular this year as we joined thousands of other tourists and native New Yorkers for the holiday ritual known as the Christmas Spectacular at the Radio City Music Hall. While we were prepared for dancing Rockettes, who... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2012 at William Horberg
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Elsa, Natalie and Diego are here to visit for winter break, and it almost snowed last night. But Christmas is multi-colored and multi-ethnic in the vibrant village of Harlem in 2012, and the kids are having a blast riding subway... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2012 at William Horberg
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Of all the cool stories in Chicago-based cartoonist Chris Ware's amazing new big over-sized box collection of "Building Stories", this one in particular jumped out at me: Our film of the same general theme and title but different story "Disconnect"... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2012 at William Horberg
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Good luck to all my East Coast friends today. Comic genius Basil Wolverton inked these images of the last biblical size storm!! william Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2012 at William Horberg