FILM

crazy ass nuns

December 12, 2011

i hate the struggle of searching for netflix instant movies! all i want to do is just throw something on and zone out and it takes me half an hour to find something decent! a few nights ago we ended up watching black narcissus– really really good. if you’re into stories about nuns gone...
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thanksgiving ragamuffins

November 24, 2011

while looking for some thanksgiving images to share, i came across several photos of kids in costume dressed up as “ragamuffins” or “maskers”- ashy faces, oversized ragdoll clothes, their parents wallets and handbags- begging for pennies in the 1930s and 1940s. it seems like this tradition of dressing up like beggars was confined to...
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the moving image

November 22, 2011

first came photographs, then came film, and then along came a combination of still and moving images in a single picture!!! gjon mili was the first photographer to work with an electronic flash, capturing movement and action in a single photograph in a way no one had seen before. trained as an engineer at...
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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

October 31, 2011

best holiday ever! i had a cold all weekend but still managed to stay up late as cheech & chong with nico; be a zombified fashion blogger at the zombie nightlife party at the academy of sciences; watch the first season of the walking dead; make delicious vegan popcorn balls; and find these spooky halloweeeeeeen...
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ladies of the night

October 16, 2011

found a fantastic gem on netflix this weekend, fellini’s nights of cabiria. the 1957 film follows cabiria, a petite, snarky prostitute, on her adventures around rome with her hooker crew and abusive clientele. her searches for god, happiness, and most of all, true love, prove disappointing until she finally meets an eligible bachelor… starring...
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they’re here!

September 19, 2011

woah the poltergeist scared the shit out of me last night!!! a quiet suburban home is turned upside down by the undead in this 1982 spielberg horror classic! the entire poltergeist triology is said to be cursed after they used real human skeletons in the first film and four members of the cast died...
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it’s gonna blow!

August 4, 2011

VOLCANOES!!!!!!!!!! there’s really nothing better to geek out on!!! they’re mysterious, ancient, unpredictable, and absolutely breathtaking….but they can destroy everything so quickly! the recent work of british artist duo, semiconductor, brings us into the strange world of volcanologists and explores ideas of human interaction with the natural world, our relationship to scientific research, and...
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father & son

May 29, 2011

last night i finally got around to watching alamar. it’s about this time of year that i’m either traveling or preparing for a trip, and this just confirmed the fact that i will never, ever curb my itch to travel! a father and his young son, who lives with his mother in italy, embark...
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“what can be learned by catching a hurtling body?”

May 18, 2011

the interaction between bodies in steve paxton‘s “chute” is like no dance i have ever seen before!!! steve and his students are practicing his dance form, contact improvisation, at the john weber gallery in new york in 1972. experimenting with the act of falling, they remain connected and improvise their movements based on each...
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“I’m looking for the stunners.”

May 12, 2011

i haven’t been more invigorated by a movie, a person or their philosophy than i was tonight by bill cunningham new york, the documentary about this incredible man who has dedicated his entire life to clothes and how they’re worn on the street. it’s the story of a hard-working, honest, life-loving guy who just...
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