"Terrence Malick’s new film is a form of prayer. It created within me a spiritual awareness, and made me more alert to the awe of existence. It functions to pull us back from the distractions of the moment, and focus us on mystery and gratitude."

Roger Ebert

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micdotcom:

Potent minimalist art sends a strong message about police and vigilante brutality in America

Journalist and artist Shirin Barghi has created a gripping, thought-provoking series of graphics that not only examines racial prejudice in today’s America, but also captures the sense of humanity that often gets lost in news coverage. Titled “Last Words,” the graphics illustrate the last recorded words by Brown and other young black people — Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant and others — who have been killed by police in recent years.

Let us not forget their voices

CARPENTER: I had a research screening of The Thing - I showed this film to a bunch of teenagers, and one teenage girl, fourteen years old, she said, ‘Well, what happened in the end? When the two men were sitting out in the snow?’ And I said, ‘Well, that’s part of the nature of the story, you have to use your imagination,’ and she says, ‘Oh, I hate that.’
ATKINS: I paid you five dollars for this—
TUTTLE: For you to tell me what to think!
CORMAN: The audience, whether it’s in a motion picture or a book, must participate with the artist. So part of it comes from the artist, and there is a feedback and a response from the audience. And that girl, I would hope, is a very minor point of the audience.
BARKER: I think she’s a growing part of the audience. I think that’s part of the banality of the culture, the spoonfed element of the culture. Young people are asked to use their imaginations less and less—and you know, in a way, we do a wretched thing to them. We teach them the reality of Santa Claus and Neverneverland up until the age of five, and then we tell them at the age of five, ‘That was all lies, here’s the gross natural product of Chile,’ and we’ve got this very bland, 1999 vision of the world, we’ve got a place in which imagination has been scoured, not just from the five-year-old, but from the whole culture.

John Carpenter, Pete Atkins, Lisa Tuttle, Roger Corman, Clive Barker, Horror Café, 1990.

at what level of regurgitation does this observation in itself become just another one of those banalities, i wonder …

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Production DesignBlade Runner (1982)

by Lawrence G. Paull

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Stunning. 

anestivega:

Rare photo of Bruce Lee, breaking boards with his son Brandon.

anestivega:

Rare photo of Bruce Lee, breaking boards with his son Brandon.

The Great Abyss from The Music Bed on Vimeo.

trecreative:

Salomon Ligthelm is not only a filmmaker I look up to, he’s a man I respect highly, a true artist in all forms of the word, a soul that I deeply admire. 

Enjoy this glimpse into the mind of a creator.
-Stephen

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wetheurban:

PHOTOGRAPHY: Dreamy Photography by Brooke DiDonato 

Today we’re delighted to showcase the work of NYC based 23-year-old fine art and portrait photographer Brooke DiDonato. Already earning her BA in photojournalism, DiDonato’s dreamy photos seamlessly blur the lines between fantasy and real-life.

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