1. 18:59 29th Aug 2014

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    Reblogged from tribecafilm

    I think you make three films in the course of making one movie. You write a film that you think is going to be the movie you make; then you shoot another film and that’s the movie. But actually the only movie is the third one that comes from the editing process.
    — 

    Ira Sachs

    We spoke to the Love is Strange filmmaker about storytelling, indie film and more

    (via tribecafilm)

     
  2. the is the Viewmaster disc that came with the Boyhood Viewmaster that I won from the IFC Center for renewing my membership

     
  3. I won a Boyhood Viewmaster signed by director Richard Linklater when I renewed my membership to the IFC Center in Manhattan.

    This is the Viewmaster and how it came in the box. The post will be shots of the Viewmaster disc

     
  4. 22:59 27th Aug 2014

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    Reblogged from archiemcphee

    archiemcphee:

    In 1972 an Italian pop star named Adriano Celentano composed a song that was an immediate hit in Italy despite the fact that the lyrics weren’t Italian. It’s an upbeat and catchy tune that has an irresistible beat and an awesome not-so-secret-secret: its lyrics aren’t written in any language at all. With the exception of the words “all right,” they’re complete and utter gibberish.

    The song is called “Prisencolinensinainciusol" and Celentano wrote it to mimic the way American English sounds to non-English speakers. Actually, he didn’t even write down the lyrics. They were improvised over a looped beat. Once you know this, the catchy tune becomes absolutely fascinating. This song was Celentano’s effort to explore language barriers and encourage people to communicate more.

    "Ever since I started singing, I was very influenced by American music and everything Americans did," he tells Guy Raz, host of weekends on All Things Considered, through interpreter Sim Smiley.

    "So at a certain point, because I like American slang — which, for a singer, is much easier to sing than Italian — I thought that I would write a song which would only have as its theme the inability to communicate," he says. "And to do this, I had to write a song where the lyrics didn’t mean anything."

    "Prisencolinensinainciusol" was recored by Adriano Celentano and his wife, performer-turned-producer Claudia Mori, but the wonderful performance seen in this video shows Celentano singing with showgirl Raffaella Carrà, who danced and lip-synched to Mori’s vocals.

    Now if you really want to mess with your brain, click here to watch a version of the song that’s been subtitled to make it seem as though the gibberish is actually English.

    [via Mark’s Scrapbook and NPR]

     
  5. 22:16 14th Aug 2014

    Notes: 7

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    comicsgirl:

Guitars are really understanding friends when you have to neglect them for stupid life stuff. But they’re always happy to hang out with you.Guitars also have a weird way of multiplying. Good luck just owning one. I thought one would be plenty and now I have three and a fourth that’s on permanent loan. I am scamming a way to get another soon. (I dream of an Ibanez Pro-Line PL2550 in the “cherry ice” finish but … ha ha ha ha.)This is a St. Blues 61 South from the period they were American-designed but made in Korea (they’re made in the U.S. now and the site reflects that price). I’m not a huge fan of hollow body guitars generally but I love this one.
I keep meaning to get serious about my music a bit more but you know, life. I’m glad my guitars still want to hang out with me though.

    comicsgirl:

    Guitars are really understanding friends when you have to neglect them for stupid life stuff. But they’re always happy to hang out with you.

    Guitars also have a weird way of multiplying. Good luck just owning one. I thought one would be plenty and now I have three and a fourth that’s on permanent loan. I am scamming a way to get another soon. (I dream of an Ibanez Pro-Line PL2550 in the “cherry ice” finish but … ha ha ha ha.)

    This is a St. Blues 61 South from the period they were American-designed but made in Korea (they’re made in the U.S. now and the site reflects that price). I’m not a huge fan of hollow body guitars generally but I love this one.

    I keep meaning to get serious about my music a bit more but you know, life. I’m glad my guitars still want to hang out with me though.

     
  6. 17:34 12th Aug 2014

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    thefinalimage:

"Thank you, boys.  Thank you."

    thefinalimage:

    "Thank you, boys.  Thank you."

     
  7. 21:49 9th Aug 2014

    Notes: 1

    Tags: douglaston

    Heading into Douglaston station on the LIRR

     
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    Father and daughter quality time 

    Father and daughter quality time 

     
  9. 21:39

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    Reblogged from shellytotter

    comicsoughtabefun:

How to Recognize Different Characters from the Marvel Universe from Quite a Long Way Away

    comicsoughtabefun:

    How to Recognize Different Characters from the Marvel Universe from Quite a Long Way Away

     
  10. 21:39

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    If Stuntmen from the old movies don’t have your full respect then I just don’t know what to say to you

    l tried really hard not to reblog this

    Yeah, it is indeed really hard not to reblog a fucking thing.

    Can we all agree that the man in the first gif is the manliest man in the world?

    Are we just going to all silently acknowledge that the last guy is clearly dead and that we just saw him die. 

    HOLD UP FOR A SECOND

    ALL OF THESE GIFS ARE ONE MAN

    THE SINGULAR BUSTER KEATON

    WHILE FILMING THE GENERAL

    HE SNAPPED HIS NECK ON THE RAILROAD TIES AND WENT HOME AND ICED HIS BODY

    AND CAME BACK FOR WORK THE NEXT DAY

    HE ONCE GOT HIS HIP RIPPED OUT OF ITS SOCKET BY A MALFUNCTIONING ELEVATOR AND WAS DISAPPOINTED WITH HIMSELF FOR BEING INJURED

    HE ONCE HAD TO FALL 100 FEET DOWN A WATERFALL INTO A NET

    A STUNTMAN TESTED IT AND BROKE BOTH LEGS AND DISLOCATED HIS SHOULDER

    BUSTER DID THE STUNT ANYWAY AND LANDED WITHOUT A SCRATCH

    IN ‘THE HIGH DIVE’

    BUSTER DID A TRICK DIVE THROUGH A CARDBOARD DECK THAT WAS CAMOUFLAGED TO LOOK LIKE THE REAL DECK

    ONLY HE COULDN’T TELL FROM 100 FEET UP WHERE THE CARDBOARD STOPPED AND THE REAL DECK STARTED AND THERE WAS ONLY LIKE A THREE FOOT MARGIN FOR ERROR

    AND WHEN HE HESITATED A SUDDEN BREEZE LITERALLY KNOCKED HIM OFF THE DIVING BOARD AND HE HAD TO JUMP ANYWAY

    AND HE MISSED THE REAL DECK BY LESS THAN A FOOT BUT HE MADE IT

    IN THE SECOND GIF HE’S RECREATING SOMETHING THAT THE ACTUAL GENERAL PURSUERS HAD TO DO IN THE CIVIL WAR

    IF HE MISSES THAT TIE

    THE TRAIN WILL BE DERAILED AND HE WILL DIE IN THE EXPLOSION

    IN THE THIRD GIF AN ENTIRE HOUSE IS FALLING HE HAS ONE TAKE AND IF HE HAS NOT DONE THE CALCULATIONS CORRECTLY HE WILL BE CRUSHED

    HE HAS AN INCH-WIDE MARGIN ON EACH SIDE

    AND THE HOUSE LITERALLY BRUSHES HIS LEFT SHOULDER ON THE WAY DOWN

    YOU CAN SEE HIS LEFT ARM JUMP BECAUSE HE’S FLINCHING FROM THE PAIN

    THAT LAST GIF

    HE WAS SUPPOSED TO MAKE THAT JUMP

    HE WAS NOT SUPPOSED TO FALL AND THEY HADNT PLANNED FOR IT

    BUT HE SURVIVED

    BUSTER KEATON SURVIVED 100% OF THINGS THAT WOULD HAVE KILLED LESSER MEN INCLUDING WWI, TORNADOS, HOUSEFIRES, ALCOHOLISM, BROKEN NETS, CRUSHING DEPRESSION, THE DEPRESSION ITSELF, THE MCCARTHY WITCHHUNTS, THE END OF SILENT CINEMA, AND ABOUT 900 MORE OF THE STUNTS YOU SEE ABOVE

    BUSTER LIVED TO BE 70 YEARS OLD

    FATHERED LIKE FOUR KIDS AND EIGHT GRANDKIDS

    HE CAME OUT THE OTHER SIDE OF ALL THAT

    THINKING THAT LIFE WAS GOOD AND PEOPLE WERE WONDERFUL

    BUSTER KEATON IS NOT JUST A STUNTMAN

    HE IS A GODDAMN SAINT

    BUSTER KEATON’S PARENTS WERE PART OF A TRAVELING SHOW.

    THEY WERE ACROBATS.

    THEY TOOK BABY BUSTER UP HIGH IN THE AIR WITH THEM.

    THEY DROPPED HIM.

    LUCKILY SOMEONE WHO WAS STANDING UNDER THEM CAUGHT BABY BUSTER.

    THAT MAN WAS HARRY HOUDINI. 

    HARRY HOUDINI SAVED BUSTER KEATON’S LIFE.

    if you don’t think that’s the coolest shit you can get right out.

    I AM SO HAPPY TO SEE BUSTER KEATON LOVE ON MY DASH YOU GUYS HAVE NO IDEA
    WHERE IS THE BUSTER KEATON FANDOM SHOW ME THE WAY

    Ven, I’ll always remember the afternoon we spent watching The General and you realized the Buster Keaton solves all his problems WITH AN AXE.

    i started reading this thread and thought “what’s wrong with you mooks, that’s Buster Keaton not some rando Stunt Bro” and then everyone got it and there was some Buster Keaton gospel preaching and yeah, Buster was the shit, still is the shit and thank goodness there are people like that. (Also, he, you know, directed and wrote pretty much everything he did)

    Yes he did things before he ran around the Seven Hill of Rome in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Paul Merton tried translating Keaton’s appeal to a modern audience, and short of watching the TCM doc series it’s a fairly good primer.