A Brief History of Time: Rare 1991 Errol Morris Documentary About Stephen Hawking | Brain Pickings

In 1992, Errol Morris finished “A Brief History of Time,” about the life and work of Stephen Hawking, the physicist who is often compared to Einstein and who is paralyzed and has spent much of his life in a wheelchair. In this film adaptation of Hawking’s book about the origins of the universe, Morris has woven together graphics, interviews and archival material in a story about both Hawking’s life and science. David Ansen in Newsweek has called it, “an elegant, inspirational and mysterious movie. Morris turns abstract ideas into haunting images, and keeps them spinning in the air with the finesse, and playfulness, of a master juggler”.

Original Music …. Philip Glass

http://www.errolmorris.com/film/bhot.html

1 year ago

Nov. 29, 1971: In time for the holidays, the O of the famous “Love” sculpture, by Robert Indiana, was lowered into place — at Fifth Avenue and 60th Street — on a cold day that foreshadowed rain. Photo: Don Hogan Charles/The New York Times

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Ferrari Pierpaolo and Cattelan Maurizio : photographers

The most recent collaboration between italians (both based in milan
and new york) artist maurizio cattelan and photographer pierpaolo ferrari has resulted in a self-proclaimed ‘new generation’ magazine by the name of ‘toilet paper’. the magazine’s sophomore release was in january and is comprised entirely of photographs that combine high commercial production value with challengingly ambiguous narratives and a troubling imagination. In an interview with vogue italy, ferrari described the project as a ‘mental outburst’ of shared ideas between the two collaborators’ passion / obsession. the result is a fascinating collection of visual tableaux, though not for the squeamish.

1 year ago

Could you describe somehow the way he has influenced your life?

Well, it has been 40 years. He is the father of my child. He was my best friend, and we shared so much, because I was his actress. And after all, I was directing some of his scripts. We had a lot of fun together, we laughed a lot. As I said, because he always took his work seriously, he made it possible for all of us who worked with him to take the work seriously too. It wasn’t for money, but commitment. (…) I have worked with good directors, especially in the theatre. But working with Ingmar was special. He allowed me to use everything creative within me, as much as I know about my craft. There are no secrets left, that haven’t been challenged. He was there just as an inspiration. - Liv Ullmann

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Fellini, je suis un grand menteur est un essai documentaire sur et avec le cinéaste italien Federico Fellini, réalisé par Damian Pettigrew et produit par Olivier Gal pour Arte France en 2002

"Le Testament Spirituel" (Tullio Kezich)

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Don’t miss John Malkovich, in… “J’accuzi”…

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Fondu au noir - Coeur de pirate

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Let’s dance little stranger
Show me secret sins
Love can be like bondage
Seduce me once again

Burning like an angel
Who has heaven in reprieve
Burning like the voodoo man
With devils on his sleeve

Won’t you dance with me
In my world of fantasy
Won’t you dance with me
Ritual fertility

Like an apparition
You don’t seem real at all
Like a premonition
Of curses on my soul

The way I want to love you
Well it could be against the law
I’ve seen you in a thousand minds
You’ve made the angels fall

Won’t you dance with me
In my world of fantasy
Won’t you dance with me
Ritual fertility

Come on little stranger
There’s only one last dance
Soon the music’s over
Let’s give it one more chance

Won’t you dance with me
In my world of fantasy
Won’t you dance with me
Ritual fertility

Take a chance with me
In my world of fantasy
Won’t you dance with me
Ritual fertility

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Rose Potpourri: Vivre Sa Vie

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Some grammatical rules can be thought of like cancellation rules in algebra. For example here, the word Chocolate becomes a noun phrase once after cancelling with the noun phrase Biscuits on its right. The words Likes and Quite are more complicated, but constructed so that in the end after all cancellations we have derived a sentence. Adjectives absorb noun phrases, returning new ones. This has lead to some computational linguists treating adjectives as functions of nouns [nouns are often modelled as vectors which encapsulate what contexts they occur in, so adjectives could be matrices which multiply them giving new vectors]

Some grammatical rules can be thought of like cancellation rules in algebra. For example here, the word Chocolate becomes a noun phrase once after cancelling with the noun phrase Biscuits on its right. The words Likes and Quite are more complicated, but constructed so that in the end after all cancellations we have derived a sentence. Adjectives absorb noun phrases, returning new ones. This has lead to some computational linguists treating adjectives as functions of nouns [nouns are often modelled as vectors which encapsulate what contexts they occur in, so adjectives could be matrices which multiply them giving new vectors]

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The Snail on the Slope is a generative movie based on a book of the same title by Strugatsky brothers.

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RIP Boris Strugatsky

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1 year ago - 4
Isabelle Adjani, Isabelle Huppert and Marie-France Pisier in Le souers Brontë

Isabelle Adjani, Isabelle Huppert and Marie-France Pisier in Le souers Brontë

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Dissecting Table - My DNA


Dissecting Table is the musical project of Japanese musician Ichiro Tsuji. His work can best be described as a mix of industrial music and noise, with elements of other genres such as death metal and various forms of electronica.

track from work “unexaggerated existence”.