pure unadulterated genius.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, dir. Stanley Kubrick)
“Film operates on a level much closer to music and to painting than to the printed word, and, of course, movies present the opportunity to convey complex concepts and abstractions without the traditional reliance on words. I think that 2001, like music, succeeds in short-circuiting the rigid surface cultural blocks that shackle our consciousness to narrowly limited areas of experience and is able to cut directly through to areas of emotional comprehension. In two hours and twenty minutes of film there are only forty minutes of dialogue.
I think one of the areas where 2001 succeeds is in stimulating thoughts about man’s destiny and role in the universe in the minds of people who in the normal course of their lives would never have considered such matters. Here again, you’ve got the resemblance to music; an Alabama truck driver, whose views in every other respect would be extremely narrow, is able to listen to a Beatles record on the same level of appreciation and perception as a young Cambridge intellectual, because their emotions and subconscious are far more similar than their intellects. The common bond is their subconscious emotional reaction; and I think that a film which can communicate on this level can have a more profound spectrum of impact than any form of traditional verbal communication.
The problem with movies is that since the talkies the film industry has historically been conservative and word-oriented. The three-act play has been the model. It’s time to abandon the conventional view of the movie as an extension of the three-act play.”
-Kubrick, quoted in Stanley Kubrick: Interviews (1970)
eyevanrudas asked: ahhh a 365 idk man might as well right?
is your 365 done yet?
and if i do do this 365 any tips? lol
today is 260 lol i haven’t updated the blog in almost two weeks though, i’ve been super busy. after finals it’ll be all caught up.
and if you’re going to do it just commit to it. it’s really easy to give up, especially when you’re busy and you don’t have time to take pictures that you’re happy with. you just need to know that not every one will be a winner and be stoked with the ones that you’re happy with lol
i’m slipping into a ska/punk phase again, it always seems to happens around finals time. i’m in love with this song right now, a streetlight manifesto cover of a classic nofx song.
—Linus and Lucy
Vince Guaraldi Trio - Linus and Lucy (via A Boy Named Charlie Brown: The Original Sound Track Recording)
you hear this and you immediately know what it is. and i find that amazing.
thanks dez lol