19 7 / 2014

cinecat:

Interviewer: What are your plans when this movie [Fitzcarraldo] is all over?

From the Fitzcarraldo production documentary, Burden of Dreams (1982)

06 7 / 2014

sirmitchell:

The arm folding intros for the World Cup always keep me entertained. Enjoy the best one, and some of the worst ones. 

"How does I fold arms?"

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06 7 / 2014

posthawk:

Hotel Chevalier (2007)

(via cinecat)

06 7 / 2014

nationalfilmsociety:

James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender.

(Source: mcavoyclub)

30 5 / 2014

kermenka:

Alternative posters of Nymphomaniac by Lars von Trier

(via cinecat)

30 5 / 2014

a-bittersweet-life:

An awareness of film history leads to a richer understanding of your art and further matures how you envision your film and how you approach the technical and artistic elements of filmmaking while staying true to your filmmaker’s style. Stanley Kubrick reinvents a visual sequence from Victor Sjöström’s The Phantom Carriage (1921) for The Shining (1980). He substitutes the croquet mallet in Stephen King’s novel to an axe and draws upon the film’s simple but emotionally effective editing and cinematography. Sometimes pieces of great films echo in others, and though there may be many reasons for it, certainly one must be in order to share in the timeless experiences that cinema offers. - How Emerging Filmmakers Can Change Hollywood

(via manos-the-hands-of-fate)

30 5 / 2014

archiemcphee:

Last time we visited the Department of Awesome Natural Wonders we drank in the majesty of one of the oldest, tallest trees in the world. Today we’d like to direct your attention to the forest floor. Photographer Steve Axford lives in the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales, Australia and spends his time seeking out and photographing rare plants, animals, fungi, and sometimes even people. Axford has traveled to remote locations in order to document - sometimes for the very first time - some of the world’s strangest and most diverse mushrooms and other fungi. His stunning photos capture their incredibly varied and alien forms as well as their astonishing beauty.

We can only share a small sample of Steve’s work in a single post, so be sure to visit his Flickr and SmugMug accounts to view more of his photos.

Visit Colossal to learn more about Steve Axford and the fantastic fungi pictured here.

30 5 / 2014

archiemcphee:

Scottish artist Jessica Harrison created a beautiful new series of exquisitely rendered porcelain figures entitled The Painted Ladies. Each piece depicts an elegant woman with delicate features, dressed in a lovely ball gown, whose skin is covered in traditional tattoos.

The Painted Ladies are part of Harrison’s first solo exhibition, FLASH, currently showing at the Galerie L.J. in Paris through June 24, 2014.

[via My Modern Metropolis and Arrested Motion]

30 5 / 2014

James, take me home.

James, take me home.

(Source: myspiritanimalischuck, via cinecat)

30 5 / 2014

hifructosemag:

Os Gemeos painted a Boeing 737 to carry Brazil’s team to the World Cup. Read more on Hi-Fructose.