Winter 2, Patrick Lane
In the album he holds in his thin hands are the thousand photographs he has made of winter. Each one is perfectly exposed, each one a pure white with sometimes only the barest of shadows; a fleeting, ephemeral grey that betrays the image of who or what it was he took. It pleases him to go through it slowly and remember.
In cinema—as in life—the text, the words, are refracted in everything apart from...– Andrei Tarkovsky
Top Five Mid-Nineties Sci-Fi Blockbusters
Independence Day Jurassic Park Waterworld Stargate an additional thought regarding 1997: while technically falling within ‘mid-ninties,’ as I have set to begin it at ‘93 with Jurassic Park, in my opinion 1997 exists outside the ethos of mid-ninties films, relying too heavily on computer animation and too self-aware of the market for popcorn blockbusters. This isn’t to say...
Bill Pullman's Speech from ID4 →
Beautiful. I recommend, if you haven’t seen Independence Day, that you do not watch this. You need to see the whole thing. With me.
The entire quote-unquote ‘pro blogging’ industry is predicated on the notion...– John Gruber (via tmblg)
I'm About to Do Something Disgusting
I won’t tell you what it is, but I’ll tell you how I’m preparing: change into more comfortable pants. chug a beer (if there’s a beer). if there is no beer, it’ll have to be vodka. I’m not happy about it, but there it is. suck it up. my wallet is so empty these days, but what is life for? minutes before, I will wash my face. it’s in vein, because...
I Didn't Know there was a Sequel to Rocky Horror... →
I really like Richard O’brien.
'Where The Wild Things Are' trailer →
Tolkien Influence in Rupert the Bear →
ELVES et all.
It seemed to me almost that my father had got where he was by climbing on my...– Christopher Robin Milne
A Part of Our Heritage - Superman →
Fly? No… But he can leap over tall buildings… Ohh, wow, yeah!
A Part of Our Heritage - Bluenose →
Angus should never have agreed to this last race. She’s too old!!
Dan Dennett Link List
Dan Dennett is a philosopher dealing with consciousness and the brain. He phrases things in satisfying ways. one two three
Here's To Failed Concepts
fuckeverything: “When these students do less than grade-A work, tears will flow; when they do grade-C work, they hit a depression so deep that some cannot recover. (Let’s not even talk about grade-F work, which stirs a panic attack beyond anything George Costanza ever experienced.) Rather than learn from the critiques and repeated suggestions to change one thing or another, they leave for another...
Where the Wild Things Are Trailer - Soon. →
The source adds that it’s a full length, 3-minute trailer set to Arcade Fire’s “Wake Up”, and it looks “beyond the most grandiose superlatives.”
Gainsbourg et Bardot, Bonnie and Clyde
Eat Me Daily →
I famously read no blogs, though this one would be on the list if I did.
Bresson (On Cinema) →
A really good Robert Bresson interview. There are plenty of Bresson interviews out there, but few carry with them this sort of biting skepticism of his method. He’s treated as a sort of alien. I feel this is best listened to with the previous post’s track playing in the background. Do you think today’s films will be forgotten in 20 years? I really can’t say. Do you feel...
Megafaun - Where You belong. A sprawling, epic,...
one small, precise, poetic, spiraling mixture: math plus poetry yields the...– Gregory Pincus. Poetry using the Fibonacci sequence.
I'm stuck on that fucking island
I didn’t know exactly where Alex was (she was off communing with the deer or something). I was going to wait on this log, in this lagoon, for the damned sun to set. I woke up to Alex telling me how red I was, and the sun still hanging there. I’m stuck.
Everybody enjoys a good horse ride!
8-bit Hip Hop Medley →
Someone needs to make the game. With one reblog, this probably would have made it to me. So thanks to the eight thousand reblogs, just the same! And hey, I’m part of the problem!
I am Isaac Asimov.– Isaac Asimov’s final words, according to his wife, Janet, who later claimed his final words were “I love you Janet.” Hm.
Mary Virginia Carmack →
If you like stuff with paper, you might like Mary Virginia Carmack (I’m lookin’ at you, ‘bluebrown).
Destroyer - Goddess of Drought
I find that I can love nature no matter how distant the individual organisms are...– Thomas Eisner.
The point of being done is not to finish but to get other things done.– from The Cult of Done Manifesto, via Caroline.
Tangelo Tasting Notes
Skin smells of pumpkin. May not be the tangelo’s fault. Tastes entirely like sour candy. Unlike a lemon, the citrus blast is undone by the cheapness of that undeniable similarity. I feel like a tool eating this.