i shall conquer this
Pam, australia, 20s
but i am slow thinking and full of interior rules that act as brakes on my desires
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

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escapekit:

Papers for Characters

Spanish design studio Atipo has created a collection of minimalistic movie posters that are made from paper. 

Awesome. 

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jedavu:

Movie Stars Revisit Their Famous Role

This is amazing

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The Princess Bride (1987)

Has it got any sports in it?
Are you kidding? Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles…
Doesn’t sound too bad. I’ll try to stay awake.

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if ever you feel a bit too proud about everything you’ve achieved in your life so far, just remember that orson welles directed, produced, wrote and starred in citizen kane when he was 25 years old

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nprfreshair:

Cinematographer Gordon Willis, who did the photography for The Godfather series and Woody Allen’s Annie Hall and Manhattan, has died. He was 82.

Also known as the Prince of Darkness, Willis was not afraid of shadows in his images, often letting certain parts of the image fall into darkness — something that was considered unusual by studios (why would you put a movie star like Marlon Brando in the dark?!).  He served as the cinematographer on influential 1970s films including  Klute, The Paper Chase, The Parallax View and All the President’s Men.

Roger Ebert wrote of Manhattan, “All of these locations and all of these songs would not have the effect they do without the widescreen black and white cinematography of Gordon Willis. This is one of the best-photographed movies ever made… Some of the scenes are famous just because of Willis’ lighting.” 

His images were deceptively simple. In a recent interview Willis said:

"We’re in a business where people perceive complexity as good. It’s not good. Complexity is not good. People don’t understand the elegance of simplicity. There are very few people left that do understand it. The whole idea is to take a sophisticated idea and reduce it to the simplest possible terms so that it’s accessible to everybody — and don’t get simple mixed up with simplistic. It’s how you mount and present something that makes it engaging…Simplistic is doing it badly…simple is your choices."

You can listen to the Fresh Air interview with Gordon Willis here.

Stills from Manhattan (1979, dir. Woody Allen), The Godfather (1972, dir. Francis Ford Coppola), and Gordon Willis with Francis Ford Coppola on the set of The Godfather Part III (1990)

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kendrajbean:

Norma Shearer classily congratulates Vivien Leigh on winning the role of Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With the Wind.

kendrajbean:

Norma Shearer classily congratulates Vivien Leigh on winning the role of Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With the Wind.

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[Marlon] Brando was an avid student and proponent of Stella Adler, from whom he learned the techniques of the Stanislavski System. This technique encouraged the actor to explore his own feelings and past experiences to fully realize the character being portrayed. Brando’s remarkable insight and sense of realism was evident early on. Adler used to recount that when teaching Brando, she had instructed the class to act like chickens, and added that a nuclear bomb was about to fall on them. Most of the class clucked and ran around wildly, but Brando sat calmly and pretended to lay an egg. Asked by Adler why he had chosen to react this way, he said, “I’m a chicken—What do I know about bombs?

i can’t stop laughing

Brando sat calmly and pretended to lay an egg

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