✨ "No one expected me. Everything awaited me."
"Everything distracted me, but most of all myself." ✨
Reading is learning, experiencing, exploring, growing and much more. It helps us get to things we didn't even knew before, inside our mind and self or elsewhere outside, on the run. Words can be good. Books are great. As is this beautiful, beautiful piece of love and poetry.
Perfect autumn show: THE MINIATURIST. It’s 1686 Amsterdam and a tale of a merchant’s new young bride. Laced with secrecy, intrigue, and the supernatural. Now playing on @masterpiecepbs. #AnyaTaylorJoy (of The Witch) stars with #RomolaGarai as her very Mrs Danvers sister-in-law, all based on the splendid #JessieBurton novel and brought to life by costume designer #JoannaEatwell and incredible #productiondesign from #TaffBatley and Emmy/BAFTA winner #DavidRoger (of Dr Strange and Mr Norrell, Life in Squares, Great Expectations)
The first film to recieve an NC-17 rating, and only one of 3 to be nominated for an Oscar in spite of it, Henry & June (1990) explores the relationship Henry Miller, his wife and Anaïs Nin. It premieres tonight on HS90⠀
16 year old me just wedgied myself into buying this book. He was 100% right to do it, as @thatkevinsmith has entertained, influenced and inspired me since my early teens - and continues to do so, these days as well.
Especially since we both developed heart problems aproximately at the same time.
His resolve has shown me that life always goes on, as long as you keep moving forward. That's a simple fact that depression sometimes makes hard to see, so it's necessary with a reminder from time to time.
Banned Books Week week is Sept. 23-29. Our celebration primarily focuses on banned or challenged books that have been made into films. “The Color Purple,” “James and the Giant Peach,” and “A Wrinkle in Time” are some of the titles we’re highlighting.
Join us for the prom and a screening of “Carrie” (Sept. 25). And don’t miss the mini-concert, discussion, and screening of “American Psycho” (Sept. 26).
CALS is #DevotedtotheCurious . #bannedbooks#booksonfilm
Here's a cool pic of Stephen dancing in the Dance Baby Dance movie! 😃
#movie#film#dancemovie#dancefilm#dance#dancer#dancing#dancebabydancemovie#stephenkogon#Repost @dancebabydancemovie (@get_repost)
@stephen_kogon wrote a book about the making of the film, with nuggets about each scene... Below is a small part of what he wrote about this scene. The book is available via www.StephenKogon.com. And use link in bio to watch the film. "This is the 1st scene in the film. It was filmed on day 10 of our shoot and shot with two cameras. A Cam started on the feet and we used a Dolly to pull back. And B Cam mostly captured the full-body angle from the doorway.
The original intention was to use Michael Jackson's Don't Stop Til You Get Enough as the opening song. But when Stephen was told that it could cost a million dollars to use even 30 secs, he went and licensed the song used in the film, Can You Do It by Charles X." #dancebabydancemovie#behindthescenes#film#movie#filmmaking#moviemaking#indiemovie#indiefilm#supportIndiefilm#booksonfilm
Lovely to see this on a shelf in Seattle Public Library last week. I didn't edit it, but I remember very well sitting in Jim Hillier's office at Reading University discussing spending his summer in the US interviewing the subjects of this book. Jim changed my life through the films he taught me, through the way he opened my eyes, through the confidence he showed in me when I started teaching film studies under his guidance as Chief Examiner. He was instrumental in bringing film studies into mainstream education in the UK. I was lucky to have been taught by him, lucky to have stayed in touch with him, lucky to have known him. I miss him a great deal, and it made me smile to see his legacy living on. #jimhillier#thenewhollywood#americancinema#booksonfilm#filmbook#seattlepubliclibrary
After two weeks of sometimes-fascinating, sometimes-aggravating professional development, I wanted to spend one more weekend sitting around watching weird movies (and reading about them) before the students' first day. So I'm kicking back with my @88_films copy of Delirium and a book with an entire chapter dedicated to it.
"I think that one of the problems with cinema and also with cinema writers is that they ask you to judge the characters; I always feel tenderness for them, always. No matter what they do or no matter who they are I personally feel emotionally attached." Alejandro González Iñárritu, born on this day, in an interview with Jason Wood. "Talking Movies: Contemporary World Filmmakers in Interview" is a collection of interviews conducted by Jason Wood with some of the most creative and respected contemporary directors from all over the world. They are filmmakers in the pure sense of the word, not Hollywood commercial directors, not high public figures, who show us through their work that if you start to look beyond Hollywood, cinema is still very much a form of art. The book is now available on Classiq Shop (link in profile). #moviestoriesshop#talkingmovies#worldcinema