explore-blog:

Vintage Soviet animated film from 1967 about the extinction of dinosaurs predicts the end of humanity. Add to this 5 seminal vintage Russian animation shorts.

( The Atlantic)

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"In many ways writing is the act of saying I, of imposing oneself upon other people, of saying listen to me, see it my way, change your mind. It’s an aggressive, even a hostile act. You can disguise its qualifiers and tentative subjunctives, with ellipses and evasions — with the whole manner of intimating rather than claiming, of alluding rather than stating — but there’s no getting around the fact that setting words on paper is the tactic of a secret bully, an invasion, an imposition of the writer’s sensibility on the reader’s most private space."

Joan Didion, “Why I Write”

Orson Welles Remembers his Stormy Friendship with Ernest Hemingway

"In this fascinating clip from a 1974 interview by Michael Parkinson of the BBC, Orson Welles describes his “very strange relationship” with Ernest Hemingway, casting himself in a story of their first meeting as a torero opposed to Hemingway’s bull." (Open Culture)

Happy Birthday to legendary footballer and amateur filmmaker Jacques Tati!

Happy Birthday to legendary footballer and amateur filmmaker Jacques Tati!

"Books are, let’s face it, better than everything else. If we played cultural Fantasy Boxing League, and made books go 15 rounds in the ring against the best that any other art form had to offer, then books would win pretty much every time. Go on, try it. The Magic Flute v. Middlemarch? Middlemarch in six. The Last Supper v. Crime and Punishment? Fyodor on point. And every now and again you’d get a shock, because that happens in sport, so Back to the Future III might land a lucky punch on Rabbit, Run; but I’m still backing literature 29 times out of 30."

Nick Hornby

10 Essential Books for Book Nerds

Edward Gorey illustrates three classic fairy tales

“For ten years we had all been told to go out and die for freedom and democracy; but now the war was over, The Red Shoes told us to go out and die for art.” — Michael Powell

“For ten years we had all been told to go out and die for freedom and democracy; but now the war was over, The Red Shoes told us to go out and die for art.” — Michael Powell

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vintageanchor:

William Faulkner resigns from his job at the post office...October, 1924As long as I live under the capitalistic system, I expect to have my life influenced by the demands of moneyed people. But I will be damned if I propose to be at the beck and call of every itinerant scoundrel who has two cents to invest in a postage stamp.This, sir, is my resignation.(Signed by Faulkner)
Source.

vintageanchor:

William Faulkner resigns from his job at the post office...

October, 1924

As long as I live under the capitalistic system, I expect to have my life influenced by the demands of moneyed people. But I will be damned if I propose to be at the beck and call of every itinerant scoundrel who has two cents to invest in a postage stamp.

This, sir, is my resignation.

(Signed by Faulkner)

Source.

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soxiam:

Once in a while you come across a YouTube video with “No description available” and you just go… “You’re goddamn right, no description available.

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missingozu:

Peanuts & Ozu

missingozu:

Peanuts & Ozu

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braiker:

NPR’s Lost and Found slide show of old color photos dating back to the 1930s taken by Charles Cushman is magical. Grade A internet. 

braiker:

NPR’s Lost and Found slide show of old color photos dating back to the 1930s taken by Charles Cushman is magical. Grade A internet