My sister is in Canada now and I’m worried for her safety. Snidely Whiplash could be anywhere.
I felt very strongly that Lawrence was just completely different from all the stuff that he was surrounded by, and that it was that simple. That he was an outsider. This is what stands out in Seven Pillars: the fact that he felt so completely and totally different from all these people, as outsiders do. And he just felt total alienation. You know Heidegger’s phrase, ’ the triviality of everydayness’, seems to me to be the essence of what outsiders are against. They’re trapped in it, they find themselves being swept along by it, and hate it, and they don’t quite know how to overcome it.
Watching “The Gold Rush” - I am always mesmerized by this scene.
The music he used - Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty Waltz just beautiful.
I can never say enough how beautifully he framed this shot, looks like the tramp is looking through a window. In a room full of people he seems to be the loneliest soul in the world
Apollo 11 Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin make the first moonwalk, on July 20, 1969.
In these clips they can been seen planting the U.S. Flag on the lunar surface and experimenting with various types of movement in the Moon’s lower gravity, including loping strides and kangaroo hops.
From the series: Headquarters’ Films Relating to Aeronautics, 1962 - 1981. Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1903 - 2006
What is the optimal balance between social immersion and creative solitude? Why does interpersonal conflict so often coincide with innovation? Looking at pairs allows us to grapple with these questions, which are as basic to the human experience as the push and pull of love itself. As a culture, we’ve long been preoccupied with romance. But we should also take seriously something just as important, but long overlooked — creative intimacy.
Joshua Wolf Shenk, author of Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs, considers the end of the sole genius myth in a New York Times op-ed. (Hemingway, of course, would disagree – in his short and spectacular 1954 Nobel Prize acceptance speech, he spoke to the creative value of working alone.)
A side observation: The op-ed seems to be the new-old book trailer. Shenk recently wrote a similar piece for The Atlantic.
So I get on the bus to Gresham, right? Have rolls of film that need processing. Guy looks up, sees me, and I think he calls my name but he says something else too, so I ask him to repeat himself. Goes something like this:
He: [unintelligible] [Dylan]?
He: [unintelligible] Dillinger?
He (mildly exasperated) Capone or Dillinger?
It was at this point that I realized he was asking who I was dressed as.
So saddle up your horses boys
And keep your powder dry
'cause the truth is you won't be here long, yes,
Soon you’re going to die
To the heart!
To the heart!
There’s no time for you to waste
You won’t find you precious answers by standing in one place
Yeah, by giving up the chase…
I thought I was hearing wind, but I looked out the window and all was still…