at Miskatonic University
at Miskatonic University
I was talking to my brother about old films. Singing in the Rain and Roman Holiday in particular. How that there are scenes and bits in those films that are so good and that we don’t see those scenes/bits in films today. The skill/talent level seemed much higher then. i say “seemed” because that was the point of our talk. It “seemed” that way to us, in our opinions. Id also like to say that personally i feel that this still happens in modern films, but not often enough and not on such a grand scale due to the watering down of the industry as a whole which is in turn due to the ease of film making.
We came to the conclusion that in the past writers of those films were better character creationist. They created the characters and then the actors were able to rise to the challenge of those wonderful stories. The dumbing down of Hollywood has lead to less character driven stories and then when the story does come down from a writer, the talent of most actors cant rise to the level of writing.
So, in conclusion the ease of film making has destroyed the movie landscape. I am not speaking for my brother here, even though he may agree. Am I excited at the fact that i can go out and spend a very minimal amount of money and release a film? Yes. I love it. But on the other hand i admit that the ease of it has all but destroyed the chance of a great film to be made.
Gorgeous. Simply stunning.
Twins: Houses in Five Parts William O’brien jr.
#RuthFisher is ready to kick butt and chew bubblegum, and she is all out of bubblegum. #AmericanHorrorStory #Asylum (at Miskatonic University)
ain’t no Bojangles like free Bojangles cuz free Bojangles taste great! (at murfreesboro, tenn.)
This morning I am thinking of Nelson Mandela and a life (mainly) lived in support of Peace and racial harmony. And then on the other hand, remembering Pearl Harbor and one of the biggest war atrocities in history. This is the dichotomy that our world exists in. Although society has grown and become, at times, very tolerant, I also feel we have seen the intolerant become more vocal and militant.The contrast and lines between the two camps haven’t been this great in some time. And as a student of world history, I see some of the hardest and darkest parts of that history happen when the lines between these two belief systems becomes to great to reconcile.
So on this day, for me the Lords day, I pray and hope we can find familiar ground and reconcile before we see more actions that can’t be taken back. I, for my own self, promise to be not only more tolerant but to put that tolerance into action.
Mr. Alan Miller, a gentleman who I’ve known ever since I can remember remembering people. Always been a Godly man, leader and distant mentor. Only in the last year have I had the pleasure to get to know him as a Doctor Who, Fringe and overall Science Fiction fan. Just another instance where I am learning that you really should reach out and get to know those in your life a bit better. No man/woman is promised tomorrow. (at Believers Chapel)
If there was any reason to make huge amounts of money, Its this space. I want.
Ramat Hasharon House 13 Pitsou Kedem Architects
This. In my back yard. This. Please.
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As a child, Sound of Music had a bit of an elevated position in my families house hold. We loved the film and watched it, sang its songs and talked about it. Not only during the holidays, but through out the year. If I am to be honest with you, Julie Andrews was a hero of mine from a very young age. I enjoyed many of her characters. But especially Maria.
With that background being known, I was apprehensive about this live performance. First, I was brought up solely on the theatrical release. I had never seen the musical. So, even though I felt it was brave of some TV exec to want to do a musical, I was wary of it ruining my visions of it. But what really started the alarms in my head was when I heard Carrie Underwood was to play Maria. How could this ever be a good idea? Sure, she can sing, but TV is full of great voices. There was a spirit with Maria that needed a grand actress, not just a singer. So I felt mixed emotions about the broadcast from the very start. I was excited to see an old friend brought back to life, but was rather anxious that my old friend was going to be laughed at and their name besmirched.
Well, as you can read in the above article, it wasn’t quite as bad as I thought, but it wasn’t good either. And as I had predicted, Carrie Underwood was the problem. So moving on, I wouldn’t mind a theatrical re-imagining of this story, but lets get an actress next time.
Well. It took a while, but I finally finished my Star Cars follow up.
Synthespians. Robots. Cyborgs. Holograms. Computers.
66 famous Synthetic characters from movies and tv. Hope you all enjoy.
Prints available on Society6.
I’ll be adding mugs and cases and such a little later.
(also; free shipping this weekend!)
I want to go to all of these places. Now.
10 Amazing Abandoned Places Around the Globe
- Spree Park, Berlin, Germany
- Hotel del Salto in Colombia - featured previously on Curious History
- Gulliver’s Travels Park, Kawaguchi, Japan
- Abandoned mill in Sorrento, Italy
- Mirny (Mir) Mine is a former open pit diamond mine located in Mirny, Eastern Siberia, Russia - The second largest man-made hole in the world
- The abandoned flats in Keelung, Taiwan
- Holland Island in the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, United States
- Craco is an abandoned commune and Medieval village in Italy
- Dadipark Dadizel in Belgium
- Abandoned train depot in Czestochowa, Poland
Tis the Seasnon, come have a follow:
‘The Christmas Song’ by Mel Torme and Judy Garland
This is my favorite time of year. And this clip of Mel Torme and Judy Garland is from my favorite time in history for Christmas songs. Crooners always bring a special level of magic to Christmas carols and the like. Please do me a favor, take the time this year to put aside consumerism and find the warmth and love in your family and friends. Tell them what they mean to you. Thank God for their presence in your life. Because none of us are promised another day. And why put off tomorrow what can so easily be done today. So, to my loving wife, @heathercurtis.. I love you more than anything else in the whole world and I am thankful for being able to spend every day with you, and especially the Holidays that we love so dear. So, Merry Christmas to you all and a Happy New Year!
As promised, here are my picks for watching one Christmas movie a day for 25 days in December. You can switch them and even change them up, but Id encourage you to give each of these films a try. Everything from the classics of White Christmas and Charlie Brown to the weirdly fun and a little bloody Finnish Krampus story, Rare Exports. Not all of these are kid friendly, but all of them will bring a smile to your face and a bit of Christmas cheer to your heart. I give you:
<— !! WIZZARD’S 25 DAYS OF HOLIDAY CHEER !! —>
Merry Christmas from the Curtis Family and a Happy New Year!