Tuesday, December 17, 2013

This is pretty dang wonderful.

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Holy everything that is holy.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Producing 'The Sandman,' May Star and Direct


I can totally get behind JGL starring, though both Trevor and I think my boyfriend would make an even more excellent Dream.

Now, how do we cast the rest of The Endless?

Tilda Swinton as Desire. TRUST.
Bearded Eric Northman as Destruction?
Carey Mulligan as Delirium?


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Thursday, December 12, 2013

This is a VERY good, in-depth read:

Steve McQueen on 12 Years a Slave

I love Steve McQueen, and having seen all three of his major films, I think he is a gifted director. While IMO each of his films suffer from the exact same flaw -- always with the scene that hits you over the head with such force that you are pulled out of the film momentarily -- taken as a whole they are consistently crazy well-done.

[frequent McQueen collaborator Michael] Fassbender told me that McQueen “loves human beings,” even terrible ones. “The great thing about Steve, in terms of looking at characters and telling stories, is that he doesn’t judge any of it. It all is what it is. Through observation you try to gain some kind of understanding, as opposed to judgment.” He calls McQueen’s approach “almost journalistic.”

Fassbender famously portrayed Bobby Sands in McQueen's first major film, Hunger. I was talking with a couple of friends the other night about this film, and they were a bit condemning of it as a sympathetic portrayal of Sands, leading one toward a sympathetic portrayal of the IRA. What I tried to convey in that conversation Fassbender says so well. The aim of McQueen's depiction of not only Sands, but both Fassbender's tragic character in Shame and his monstrous Edwin Epps in 12 Years..., is observation -- terrible, magnified observation -- that we can hope leads to some kind of self-reflection about what lurks inside us, our multifaceted humanity.

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I die.

Fan-made and fantastic.

2:40 to around the three minute mark, I had goosebumps THE WHOLE TIME, and I don't even like Matt Smith's Doctor.

Moffat, make it so!

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Monday, December 09, 2013

1964 Jaguar E-Type Roadster

This is a great little story, and reminded me of my dad's stories of picking up a Mercedes wagon off the assembly line in Stuttgart in the early 60s, and one of the very first (bright red!) Toyota Sprinters off the assembly line in Japan in 1968.

While I appreciate this gorgeous Roadster, the Jaguar E-Type Coupe from the 60s is my personal dream car, ever since I saw one on the freeway in Oakland a couple of years ago. Oy vey, thems were the days for automobiles...

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Monday, December 02, 2013

Americans! Hope your long Thanksgiving weekend was awesome. Mine was filled with this.

Church of Misery and Saviours at Thee Parkside and Oakland Metro

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