1. The Last Laugh (1924), dir. FW Murnau

     
  2. (Source: theplanetofsound, via gillesdc)

     
  3. neotenybox:

    José Luis García-López

     

  4. "It is through such techniques that Bava communicates the violence of the impulse. Technicolor, for example, allows Bava to foreground colour as a form of expression in its own right. In such works as Whip and the Body and Blood and Black Lace, colour is experienced by the viewer as colour, the transmission of a specific quality or vibration, before (or beyond) its actualisation in characters and narrative events. Primary colours become manifestations of elemental forces, brute instincts. This is one reason why the flimsiness of the plot and the characters is easily overlooked in his best films: the plot and characters are insubstantial in contrast to the impulse itself."
    — Sam Ishii-Gonzalez on Mario Bava and color @ Senses of Cinema.
    Tagged #BAVA
     
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  6. Robin Williams - Live At the Met special. 

    Beast mode.

     
     
  7. kidsinthehallpics:

    THANK YOU SATAN!

    (via kidsinthehallpics)

     

  8. mercurialblonde:

    image

    I had been wanting to see Lav Diaz’s Melancholia for a minute, ever since stills from it came across my tumblr dashboard, and I was like “whoa, that looks like my kind of thing”—it was also my first Diaz film to see. I pretty much devoted my Tuesday to see the whole movie. Melancholia…

     
  9. Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991), dir. Lam Ngai Kai

    Most influential movies on Hype Williams, this or Scarface? Discuss amongst yourselves. 

    Tagged #LAM NGAI KAI
     
  10. knifepalace:

    Sun Tzu’s The Art of War Audiobook (set to Wu-Tang Instrumentals)

     
     
  11. fuckyeahdirectors:

    Renny Harlin and cast on the set of Deep Blue Sea (1999)

    Tagged #HARLIN
     
  12. Stereo (1969), dir. David Cronenberg

    Tagged #CRONENBERG
     
  13. zegas:

    RAX. COPRA 17. SOON.

     

  14. "I don’t like to promise shit, but we gon’ bring the drama, kid
    Just tell me who I gotta slap and where they mama live
    Yet and still, real recognize real
    And whoever don’t get recognized get killed
    Too many soldiers to jeopardize in the field
    I got throwaway niggas ready to die, and they will
    Jason as a youth: I turned into Satan in the booth
    First nigga with Daytons on the coupe
    I can drive, but a boss gets driven
    So I’m shotgun, higher than the cost of livin’
    My seat back, my gear black, my heat black
    Deserve whatever you got coming, so keep that
    Now all you do is turn the lights off
    And drive by slow, I’ma turn his life off
    And I’m good long as he bleeding
    Nann nigga never play me, long as I’m breathing"
    — 

    This is probably my favorite Al Qaeda Jada verse, off David Banner’s “Treat Me Like.” It’s so hard, just the gulliest thing ever. Each couplet is iller than the last, but I’m so partial to “I’m shotgun, higher than the cost of livin’.” But the rhythm, the picture he paints, it’s perfect. I’m envious. I can’t find this joint on youtube, otherwise I’d link it.

    Darryl Ayo is talking about Jada and writing over here, and he makes a very good point that rappers write constantly. You don’t get to have writers block, because then your career is over. You’ve got to be on for years, in 70 minute segments and then you have to be on in bunches of 0:30 to 1:30 in between those big segments. And you don’t just have to be on. You have to be on, you have to be more clever than you were last time (sorry Jeezy, TM103 is exactly as good as your last album, or maybe a lil worse), and you have to boil your whole steez down to 16 bars. I used to think I could rap in high school, but I got some good advice: “Stop writing raps, and go play volleyball.”

    If you put a gun to my head and asked me how I learned to write, where I take most of my inspiration from — either work ethic related (though that’s my grandfather + mom + rappers) or creatively — the answer would definitely be “hip-hop.” Even in content, sometimes. Give me half a chance and I’ll figure out how I can steal this verse Jada wrote for something prose-y.

    "Deserve whatever you got coming, so keep that."

    Hip-hop, you the love of my life.

    (via iamdavidbrothers)

     
  15. 1. Napoleon (1927), dir. Abel Gance.

    2. Suspiria (1977), dir. Dario Argento.