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"He who does not at some time, with definite determination consent to the terribleness of life, or even exalt in it, never takes possession of the inexpressible fullness of the power of our existence."
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All colors, beams of
-- Akhenaton, "Hymn to the Sun"
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WHAT I'VE SEEN LATELY:
(r) = re-viewing
God Told Me To (1976, Cohen)
Whispering City (1947, Otsep)
Times and Winds (2006, Erdem)
Dirty Money (Un flic) (1972, Melville)
10th District Court (2004, Depardon)
RFK Must Die: The Assassination of Bobby Kennedy (2007, O'Sullivan)
The Furies (1950, Mann)
In a Lonely Place (1950, Ray)(r)
The Adjuster (1991, Egoyan)(r)
Mad Men The Buddha of Suburbia Intelligence (2006, Haddock) Family Guy
SUGGESTED VIEWING: The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear (2004, Curtis) [available for streaming/download here]
buncha flix on TCM this week i made note of at least:
The Boys in the Band Victim (1961) The Bigamist (1953, Lupino) Hard, Fast and Beautiful The Lady & The Mob Pillow to Post The Man I Love(all Lupino-related) The Fox (1967) The Killing of Sister George (Aldrich) The Most Dangerous Game A Walk in the Sun West of Zanzibar (Browning) Vampyr (even amputated still my favorite Dreyer)
A push from Congress and the White House for huge increases in biofuels, such as ethanol, is prompting the oil industry to scale back its plans for refinery expansions. That could keep gasoline prices high, possibly for years to come.
just read about this (he was killed on April 4th) as i once again start to clear my rss feeds of pop candy. not sure why i post about Clark's passing, as i was not a big fan -- though i liked Deathdream (Dead of Night) when i saw it years ago, and thought Murder By Decree was underrated, and a very nice update of the Sherlock Holmes franchise.
He's most famous for Porky's & A Christmas Story of course. Never got all the way through the latter, though i've always liked Darren McGavin.
One of the things I do regularly on the Net is monitor quake & solar activity; so early this morning I discovered an impressive swarm, as they say, of quakes on or near the Big Island of Hawaii, which I figured meant an ongoing or imminent eruption of Kilauea, but apparently it's only a "shallow intrusion of magma"
What comes through this 15-minute film [Un chien andalou] is the feeling that it would all make sense if its scenes were assembled in the right order. But of course it would not make sense, whatever the order, and I take this to be the point of the film. The reality we inhabit daily, our domestic interiors and their emotional dramas, the hands helplessly caressing a young woman's breasts, the tennis racket she uses to drive away her unwanted suitor (the surrealists were intensely middle class), the small section of space-time we blunder through, are all equally unreal, though meaning and sanity seem tantalisingly within our grasp.
Just too perfect an expression of how I feel most of the time not to rip.
I picked up a copy of Kingdom Come, b allard's latest for a ridiculous price on amazon marketplace recently and I like it so far, though the wistful landscapes of Vermilion Sands are nowhere to be found.
Everyone's so serious these days.
I remember when the end of the world was fun.
Maybe because it was a few more years off than it seems now.
But the whole point was that there were WORLDS to be created, being created all the time, in science fiction anyway.
I think perhaps it's time to take the long view again.
I am deemed a radical because I believe that partisan politics should be left to the wayside when hundreds of thousands of people are dying for a war based on lies that is supported by Democrats and Republican alike. It amazes me that people who are sharp on the issues and can zero in like a laser beam on lies, misrepresentations, and political expediency when it comes to one party refuse to recognize it in their own party. Blind party loyalty is dangerous whatever side it occurs on. People of the world look on us Americans as jokes because we allow our political leaders so much murderous latitude and if we don’t find alternatives to this corrupt “two” party system our Representative Republic will die and be replaced with what we are rapidly descending into with nary a check or balance: a fascist corporate wasteland. I am demonized because I don’t see party affiliation or nationality when I look at a person, I see that person’s heart. If someone looks, dresses, acts, talks and votes like a Republican, then why do they deserve support just because he/she calls him/herself a Democrat?
I've never thought in traditional patriotic terms myself, but I suspect in future years, Cindy Sheehan will be considered a true patriot.