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twitter.com/lewilliamnorth:

    "Ce qu’il y a d’assez fantastique dans cette vie, c’est que, quoi qu’on fasse, qu’on soit Jim ou un autre, on finit toujours assez vite par s’emmerder."
    Équatoria - Roman, Patrick Deville (2009) p.254
    — 13 hours ago
    #littérature 

    lwn-twoframenotebook:

    Faillir être flingué, Céline Minard (2013)

    How could you write some Western novel in 2013 from France? Western in the sense of frontier, cowboys & indians, gold rush and so on - a theme & genre so rich with images & past stories that it can sometimes feel synonymous of parody or post-modern treatment. Crank up your style, bring the old stories & some love stories and you may find success in the way of Christophe Blain’s comic books. In a sense, Celine Minard seemed the appropriate writer with her deep taste for myths twisting & stylishly-dense prose.

    In a sense, her style flows surprisingly simple in this book. The dense wit & over-clever word choice from “So long Louise” is not invited to explore the western frontier, the untouched nature & its wide open spaces are a setting for light sentences & direct words. Great stylists adapt their tools to the subject, and the depth comes from the various characters who are brought on board, initially scattered amongst the wide prairie: the moving family, the lonely shaman, the horse thief, the outlaw on the run, the Indian tribe, the chapters from the first half jumps seamlessly from one to another, building characters, carving anecdotes & episodes. The prairie feels so wide, so full of possibilities & so full of different people, still so far away one from another. Space & nature with some human spots drifting half lost.

    Without surprise but without too predictable means, they all find themselves together in the bud of a town: a saloon, a barber shop, an Irish stew stand, a whool-fanatic sheep breed, and not much more. The second half of the book show how the varied individuals try to build something together, the American-building myth in motion. Minard’s humor works at full speed to give life to the clever tricks, to little entrepreneur’s initiatives. Setting up some bath place where you could gamble & chat about love is an example of her hilarious ideas. The joy of reading highly comes from the joy you could feel from the writer, the sand box excitation where you can bring many toys & make up many stories. A fascinating sand box in the sense that episodes often brings strong ideas & visions. One of the most striking ones certainly happens when two farmers on the move discover, fully by chance, that trades & negotiation can feel an exciting process, “even better than poker”. USA: a nation where farmer landed and discovered their taste for trade & entrepreneurship. In those moments, Minard’s fantasy western gets to roots of the US mind as deep as “There will be blood”, with only more humor.

    — 3 days ago with 1 note
    #I read books  #French writer  #i read  #french novel  #novel  #western  #western novel  #contemporary literature  #literature  #reading in french 

    cinephiliabeyond:

    What happens to a hero once he finally manages to defeat his archenemy, save the damsel in distress and possibly the future of the world? How does he feel once the gunfire ceases? When his enemies are vanquished, is he equally capable of grappling with normal, every-day life? To put it as shortly as possible, Dylan Allen‘s Epilogue, produced by Amalgamated Picture‘s Eddy Vallante, is one hell of a film. This cleverly constructed story — put in the hands of a really good actor, whose inability to cope with normal existence is a joy to behold — is a high quality proof that the powers of filmmaking cannot be detained by any limits known to mankind, let alone financial ones. Skillman’s emptiness and sense of being lost upon reaching his ultimate goal are feelings familiar to anyone who ever lost sight of that one thing that guided them through life. Intelligent, moving and highly entertaining. Great job, Dylan.

    What does a hero do after he’s accomplished everything he set out to do? As a devoted fanatic of the blockbusters of my youth, I’ve always wondered what happens after the adventure is over. How does the good guy feel when there’s nothing left to find and no one left to kill? Good? Guilty? Bored? We know there has to be a break up if he’s single in the sequel. I wanted to see what that “happily ever after” might look like. Even heroes have to do laundry sometime.

    Since our film opens at the end of an epic adventure, one of the biggest challenges was figuring out how to hint at the spectacle of what’s come before without the budget to see any actual explosions, gunfire, sword fights or car crashes. Ultimately I decided to focus on the characters solving the final riddle and discovering the McGuffin they’ve been chasing. This helped us touch on a few more genre tropes while being considerably cheaper than blowing up a helicopter.

    We rented a huge five bedroom house where we housed the entire crew. We held nightly meetings in the living room, cooked all our meals in the kitchen and staged props and costumes on the wrap-around porch. With multiple outdoor locations and virtually no flexibility in our shooting schedule, we were often completely at the mercy of the weather. Day one at the location of our opening sequence was about as bad as we could have expected. Clouds turned to mist turned to near-freezing rain. By lunch, my high school friends who had agreed to play dead henchmen were near hypothermic. By five o’clock, we were standing in a dripping cave, down in a gorge, losing light, cast and crew ankle deep in mud, with a dead microphone and two pages of dialogue left to shoot. Fortunately, I realized I could cut those two pages to a single line, get everyone the hell out of there and improve the scene in the process. In the end, the weather added an ambience to the sequence we couldn’t have planned for or ever afforded. We then filmed our indoor motel scenes with the sun shining peacefully outside.

    We’ll be releasing another short later this summer, and I’m finishing the script for our first feature, a rock and roll sci-fi adventure set in Nashville, TN. –Dylan Allen, director

    2013 Official Selections:

    Tribeca Film Festival
    Austin Film Festival
    Flyway Film Festival
    New Hampshire Film Festival
    HollyShorts Film Festival
    Northside Film Festival
    Greenpoint Film Festival
    Calgary Film Festival
    Nitehawk Cinema Shorts
    2014 Official Selections:
    3rd New York International Short Film Festival (NY Shorts Fest)

    2014 Online Premieres:

    Vimeo Staff Pick
    Short of the Week
    NoBudge
    Film Shortage
    Tribeca Films + United Airlines in-flight series

    Currently streaming on IndieFlix and Hulu

    Written and Directed by Dylan Allen
    Produced by Eddy Vallante, Rebecca Brice and Dylan Allen
    Starring Chris Henry Coffey and Lucy Walters
    Director of Photography / Edited by Evan Jake Cohen
    Music and Poster by Sam’s Myth

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    Amalgamated Picture Co.
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    — 3 days ago with 74 notes
    humansofnewyork:

"I’d had five operations on my uterus, and after the last one, the doctor sat me down and told me that I would never have a child. He scheduled a surgery to have my uterus completely removed. I wanted a baby so much, so it was almost like hearing that my life was over. One week later, I started feeling strange. I started craving bread and falling asleep early, but I’ve always had problems with my hormone levels, so I thought it was nothing. My friends would joke that I was pregnant, but it was too hurtful for me to even joke about. Then after three months, I felt so bad that I had to spend a day in bed, and after that my friend drove me to the pharmacy and forced me to take a pregnancy test. I came home and laid the test on the counter without even looking at it. I didn’t want to be let down again. Then right before I went to bed, I finally looked, and there it was. After all these years, I still have that test. One month before they were going to remove my uterus, I’d finally gotten pregnant."
(Mexico City, Mexico)

    humansofnewyork:

    "I’d had five operations on my uterus, and after the last one, the doctor sat me down and told me that I would never have a child. He scheduled a surgery to have my uterus completely removed. I wanted a baby so much, so it was almost like hearing that my life was over. One week later, I started feeling strange. I started craving bread and falling asleep early, but I’ve always had problems with my hormone levels, so I thought it was nothing. My friends would joke that I was pregnant, but it was too hurtful for me to even joke about. Then after three months, I felt so bad that I had to spend a day in bed, and after that my friend drove me to the pharmacy and forced me to take a pregnancy test. I came home and laid the test on the counter without even looking at it. I didn’t want to be let down again. Then right before I went to bed, I finally looked, and there it was. After all these years, I still have that test. One month before they were going to remove my uterus, I’d finally gotten pregnant."

    (Mexico City, Mexico)

    — 4 days ago with 6080 notes
    colin-vian:

 Willem De Kooning (1904 - 1997) Landscape I, 1968

    colin-vian:

     Willem De Kooning (1904 - 1997) Landscape I, 1968

    — 4 days ago with 6 notes
    Nicolas Batum : « Je commence à m’installer comme leader des Bleus »

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    Le Monde.fr version mobile - De passage à Rouen pour le « match des champions », l’ailier des Bleus revient sur le parcours et les atouts de l’équipe de France, 3e au Mondial de basket en Espagne.

    See on mobile.lemonde.fr
    — 6 days ago

    nnmprv:

    Wasted light by Stephen Connell.

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    — 6 days ago with 353 notes

    lwn-twoframenotebook:

    Blonde Redhead, concert at Trianon, Paris (September, 22nde, 2014)

    Intensity.
    A word I use often & overuse often almost as much.
    Still - an intense night.
    In the sense of deep, electric, moving, layered, noisy loud, full of sensuality, warming, mesmerizing.
    In a way, a full list of adjectives I would overuse too often.

    But the night was meant to overuse some of my favorite words in a concert context. Blonde Redhead has nicely seduced for quite some years, some distant but real seduction, the seduction of the man-deeply-enjoying-the-music, but also the man-never-taking-the-time-to-listen-to-all-the-albums. Some mix of hidden treasure & casual fan, some really good friend you don’t contact that regularly, still some really good friend. The atmosphere was perfect to erase the word casual from the casual-fan expression, with smoke & haze & colored light & fantastic sound settings, an atmosphere for Blonde Redhead to offer their music the way they feel it: electric, sensual, loud, covered with smoke to hide shy eye movements.

    The night brought their full power & intensity one many songs, when the music flow carried their body & made them shakes their hips while carving guitar sounds, made them shake their head & knees while the sound of their poetry grasped its way to the mic. The joy from a band enjoying their music & their time together, their time with the crowd, jumping from electric carved rushes to slower & layered songs. The on-and-off taste of the song alternate program shook me as well, shook enough so that their full-speed blasts left me even more fascinated, left me eager to catch some of their vibrating haze on blurry pictures.

    I need to listen more. I need to dive deeper on my own.

    — 1 week ago with 2 notes
    #blonde redhead  #paris concert  #concert pictures  #smoke  #smoky concert  #rock  #rock concert 
    Cannot stop watching the invisible show (red & deep red & deep) #blonderedhead #concert  (à Le Trianon Paris)

    Cannot stop watching the invisible show (red & deep red & deep) #blonderedhead #concert (à Le Trianon Paris)

    — 1 week ago
    #concert  #blonderedhead 
    Nothing much too see but much enough overall (three people in blue) #blonderedhead #concert #blue (à Le Trianon Paris)

    Nothing much too see but much enough overall (three people in blue) #blonderedhead #concert #blue (à Le Trianon Paris)

    — 1 week ago
    #blue  #concert  #blonderedhead 
    Music is sound & electricity & voice. Music is presence (White dress under smoky lights) #blonderedhead #concert #smoke (à Le Trianon Paris)

    Music is sound & electricity & voice. Music is presence (White dress under smoky lights) #blonderedhead #concert #smoke (à Le Trianon Paris)

    — 1 week ago
    #smoke  #concert  #blonderedhead 
    Music, music, sound & dance for your inner self only (red smoke to the left corner) #blonderedhead #concert #redsmoke  (à Le Trianon Paris)

    Music, music, sound & dance for your inner self only (red smoke to the left corner) #blonderedhead #concert #redsmoke (à Le Trianon Paris)

    — 1 week ago
    #redsmoke  #concert  #blonderedhead 
    L’os de la semaine : notre problème avec Nicolas Sarkozy - Rue89

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    Nicolas Sarkozy nous pose un problème. Un problème politique, bien sûr, mais aussi un problème professionnel. Il revient sur la scène politique, et avec lui revient la tentation d’en parler. Parce que les autres en parlent, parce qu’un ancien Président battu qui retourne au combat, c’est inédit, parce que Nicolas Sarkozy a une manière d’être et de formuler les choses qui fait réagir, parce que la politique a besoin d’événements – même minimes – et que lui a l’art d’en créer – même minimes. Mais.

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    — 1 week ago
    Good rock is smoke & sound & noise in blurred black’n’white (standing in the beam light) #bnw #blonderedhead #concert  (à Le Trianon Paris)

    Good rock is smoke & sound & noise in blurred black’n’white (standing in the beam light) #bnw #blonderedhead #concert (à Le Trianon Paris)

    — 1 week ago
    #bnw  #concert  #blonderedhead  #blonde redhead