"Stanley Kubrick draws a pair of heart-shaped sunglasses under the title ‘Lolita’ on the end of a prop bomb while on the set of his film Dr. Strangelove."
My Muse said this was one of her favorite parts of the 90's "Lolita" movie. Humbert and Annabel.
On this picture Elle reminds me of a young Emma Frost. If X-men: First Class had been kept completely young all around , she would of been a great White Queen. In the begining of Ultimate X-men, Profesor X was aged 24, which was a good age to give him in relation to him being in Love with Jean aged around 17. Anyways, in that series Emma was his ex-girlfriend which I found interesting.
Catwoman. I loved every scene with her. When I saw this in the movie:
it felt like a homage to this Adam Hughes cover...
+ The New York Times, July 04, 1989: 'Batman' Sets Sales Record: $100 Million in 10 Days : " In just 10 days, the movie, from Warner Brothers, has sold $100.2 million worth of tickets, breaking the record of ''Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,'' which reached $100 million on its 19th day. "
thecharminginnocence / Total Magazine
I've seen the above picture many times but never knew that it came from a movie called Notre Jour Viendra
This Fucking movie. When I saw this movie there was no google or IMDB. I went into it not knowing much more than what the VHS box said. I was making my way through all the foreign films that looked interesting at the local independent rental place. It is Almost 4 hours long. Mostly this artist working a painting. A painting that we don't get to see when the movie ends! He hides it inside a wall. I was a teenager and not interested in metaphors and meaning at this particular time. I was just incensed. I wanted to see the stupid painting. I just read that it was based on a Balzac, hadn't heard that before.
The only love that lasts is unrequited love.
Woody Allen, Shadows and Fog
Kaufman Astoria Studios, New York 1991 mary ellen mark
“One day about a month ago, I really hit bottom. Ya know I just felt that in a Godless universe I didn’t wanna go on living. Now I happen to own this rifle, which I loaded believe it or not, and pressed it to my forehead. And I remember thinking, I’m gonna kill myself. Then I thought, what if I’m wrong, what if there is a God. I mean, after all nobody really knows that. Then I thought no, ya know maybe is not good enough, I want certainty or nothing. And I remember very clearly, the clock was ticking, and I was sitting there frozen with the gun to my head, debating whether to shoot. All of a sudden the gun went off. I had been so tense my finger squeezed the trigger inadvertently. But I was perspiring so much the gun had slid off my forehead and missed me. Suddenly neighbors were pounding on the door, and I dunno the whole scene was just pandemonium. I ran to the door, I didn’t know what to say. I was embarrassed and confused and my mind was racing a mile a minute. And I just knew one thing I had to get out of that house, I had to just get out in the fresh air and clear my head. I remember very clearly I walked the streets, I walked and I walked I didn’t know what was going through my mind, it all seemed so violent and unreal to me. I wandered for a long time on the upper west side, it must have been hours. My feet hurt, my head was pounding, and I had to sit down I went into a movie house. I didn’t know what was playing or anything I just needed a moment to gather my thoughts and be logical and put the world back into rational perspective. And I went upstairs to the balcony, and I sat down, and the movie was a film that I’d seen many times in my life since I was a kid, and I always loved it. I’m watching these people up on the screen and I started getting hooked on the film. I started to feel, how can you even think of killing yourself, I mean isn’t it so stupid. Look at all the people up there on the screen, they’re real funny, and what if the worst is true. What if there is no God and you only go around once and that’s it. Well, ya know, don’t you wanna be part of the experience? You know, what the hell it’s not all a drag. And I’m thinking to myself, Jeez, I should stop ruining my life searching for answers I’m never gonna get, and just enjoy it while it lasts. And after who knows, I mean maybe there is something, nobody really knows. I know maybe is a very slim reed to hang your whole life on, but that’s the best we have. And then I started to sit back, and I actually began to enjoy myself.”
— Hannah and Her Sisters, Woody Allen
I've seen "THE AVENGERS" twice in 24 hours. It is fanfuckingtastic. The second time I watched it there were a bunch of kids and they were having su much fun, this was their Star Wars, I could tell. Not only did I stay through the credits for the scene after them but also to look for two names: Bryan Hitch and Mark Millar.
Instead of writing a whole diatribe about how much their Avengers re-imagination "The Ultimates" influenced certain aspects of this movie, I'll just illustrate. For fun.
And so on and so on it goes for other characters.
Considering Joss Whendon wrote an introduction for an art book by Bryan HItch, I'm sure I just missed his name in the credits somewhere.
+ taschen: The Pedro Almodóvar Archives
My great book acquisitions of 2012 continue with the arrival of this book. I have the Kubrick Archives from a few years ago but it's the smaller re-print. This one is the actual huge 16.2 x 11.8 inches Hardback. Being that "All About My Mother/ Todo Sobre My Made" is one of my favorite films, and he's one of my favorite Directors, I HAD to get it. I fucking love Taschen books. Now, if only Woody Allen would do one.
You have the lovers,
they are nameless, their histories only for each other,
and you have the room, the bed, and the windows.
Pretend it is a ritual.
Unfurl the bed, bury the lovers, blacken the windows,
let them live in that house for a generation or two.
No one dares disturb them.
Visitors in the corridor tip-toe past the long closed door,
they listen for sounds, for a moan, for a song:
nothing is heard, not even breathing.
You know they are not dead,
you can feel the presence of their intense love.
I've always noticed how much Almodovar loves using Red in his production design, but it was jumping at me more than usual when watching "The Skin I Live In"
Well, this US Remake of one of the grestest anime movies ever, could come out to be one of the worst adaptations, going by the "why even bother" Movie Synopsis:
Kaneda (Garret Hedlund) is a bar owner in Neo-Manhattan who is stunned when his brother, Tetsuo, is abducted by government agents led by The Colonel (Ken Watanabe). Desperate to get his brother back, Kaneda agrees to join with Ky Reed (Kristen Stewart) and her underground movement who are intent on revealing to the world what truly happened to New York City thirty years ago when it was destroyed. Kaneda believes their theories to be ludicrous but after finding his brother again, is shocked when he displays telekinetic powers. Ky believes Tetsuo is headed to release a young boy, Akira, who has taken control of Tetsuo's mind. Kaneda clashes with The Colonel's troops on his way to stop Tetsuo from releasing Akira but arrives too late. Akira soon emerges from his prison courtesy of Tetsuo as Kaneda races in to save his brother bfore Akira once again destroys Manhattan island, as he did thirty years ago.
+ 'Akira' Movie Update
Some songs featured in the movie were substitutes for songs which the makers wanted but were denied the rights to. The dance performance was performed to "West End Girls" by the Pet Shop Boys, and Duran Duran's "Notorious" was re-dubbed in post-production. U2's "MLK" in the final scene is substituted with Gary Jules' cover of the Tears for Fears song "Mad World" instead.