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bajablastthirstblog:

Modern Vampires of the City VHS edits: Side A

(Side B: x)

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canyon-cinema:

Images taken from light boxes made by Peter Tscherkassky for a 2008 exhibition at the Galerie Nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder. Each light box was large enough to display approximately 40 meters (90 seconds) of film; the works represented here are, in order, L’Arrivee, Dream Work (For Man Ray), Outer Space, and Instructions for a Light and Sound Machine. A full press release is available here.

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supervillain:

The Last Laugh (1924), dir. FW Murnau

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What matters to me is that the feeling excited by my films should be universal. An artistic image is capable of arousing identical feelings in viewers, while the thoughts that come later may be very different. If you start to search for a meaning during the film you will miss everything that happens. The ideal viewer is someone who watches a film like a traveler watching the country he is passing through: because the effect of an artistic image is an extra-mental type of communication. There are some artists who attach symbolic meaning to their images, but that is not possible for me. Zen poets have a good way of dealing with this: they work to eliminate any possibility of interpretation, and in the process a parallel arises between the real world and what the artist creates in his work…It seems to me that the purpose of art is to prepare the human soul for the perception of good. The soul opens up under the influence of an artistic image, and it is for this reason that we say it helps us to communicate—but it is communication in the highest sense of the word…My purpose as far as possible is to make films that will help people to live, even if they sometimes cause unhappiness…art can reach to the depths of the human soul and leave man defenseless against good.
Andrei Tarkovsky

What matters to me is that the feeling excited by my films should be universal. An artistic image is capable of arousing identical feelings in viewers, while the thoughts that come later may be very different. If you start to search for a meaning during the film you will miss everything that happens. The ideal viewer is someone who watches a film like a traveler watching the country he is passing through: because the effect of an artistic image is an extra-mental type of communication. There are some artists who attach symbolic meaning to their images, but that is not possible for me. Zen poets have a good way of dealing with this: they work to eliminate any possibility of interpretation, and in the process a parallel arises between the real world and what the artist creates in his work…It seems to me that the purpose of art is to prepare the human soul for the perception of good. The soul opens up under the influence of an artistic image, and it is for this reason that we say it helps us to communicate—but it is communication in the highest sense of the word…My purpose as far as possible is to make films that will help people to live, even if they sometimes cause unhappiness…art can reach to the depths of the human soul and leave man defenseless against good.

Andrei Tarkovsky

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conversationparade:

tokomon:

this is perfect because rihanna already has no soul

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thefilmstage:

Another image from Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice has arrived, along with new details.
See them here.

thefilmstage:

Another image from Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice has arrived, along with new details.

See them here.

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jamescrywank:

I wait at the science fair.
Thought that I would see you there.
Grapevine tells me you’re at another school,
Thelonious’s hands all over you.

These fleeting loves of yours,
I come to expect.

Heard you made plans.
See him again, hold hands.
Tear my hair out.
At school time I can’t follow you about.

These fleeting loves of yours,
I come to expect.
I will find them all.
I will break their necks.

When you reach high school,
Thelonious won’t move.

Taken from ‘Following The Lizard Queen’ by Langdon Alger, a concept album about a never-developed Simpsons character who stalks Lisa Simpson.

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jamescrywank:

Stop hitting myself, I’ve not had my lunch in weeks.
I’ve been held by my ankles and laughed at in two sour bleets.
How could a boy so cruel take the only girl I love?
He says he’ll change for her but I’m still beaten up!

Oh, do you not see his hands around my neck?
He says ‘Nuke The Whales, and I scream ‘Free Tibet’.

A note passed in class to declare your love,
I’m surprised it still held credence when he bet your big sister up.
Vulnerable, embarrassed, never felt so small.
It feels like I’m wearing nothing at all.

Taken from ‘Following The Lizard Queen’ by Langdon Alger, a concept album about a never-developed Simpsons character who stalks Lisa Simpson.

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