shoomlah:

Juuuust now realizing I can show my piece for the Iron Giant tribute show as well!  Judging from this and my Bioshock piece, I’m really into trompe l’oeil and obscure references right now.
The Iron Giant is still one of my favourite animated films, and Dean is still one of my favourite animated hotties. Mmmm boy.

shoomlah:

Juuuust now realizing I can show my piece for the Iron Giant tribute show as well!  Judging from this and my Bioshock piece, I’m really into trompe l’oeil and obscure references right now.

The Iron Giant is still one of my favourite animated films, and Dean is still one of my favourite animated hotties. Mmmm boy.

7. Excerpts of films will be discussed, which could include your submitted films; they may be shown and discussed as well. Depending on the materials, the attention will revolve around essential questions: how does music function in film? How do you narrate a story? (This will certainly depart from the brainless teachings of three-act-screenplays). How do you sensitize an audience? How is space created and understood by an audience? How do you produce and edit a film? How do you create illumination and an ecstasy of truth?

8. Related, but more practical subjects, will be the art of lockpicking. Traveling on foot. The exhilaration of being shot at unsuccessfully. The athletic side of filmmaking. The creation of your own shooting permits. The neutralization of bureaucracy. Guerrilla tactics. Self reliance.

9. Censorship will be enforced. There will be no talk of shamans, of yoga classes, nutritional values, herbal teas, discovering your Boundaries, and Inner Growth.

10. Related, but more reflective, will be a reading list. Required reading: Virgil’s “Georgics”, Ernest Hemingway’s “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber”, and Baker’s “The Peregrine” (New York Review Books Edition published by HarperCollins). Suggested reading: The Warren Commission Report, “The Poetic Edda”, translated by Lee M. Hollander (in particular The Prophecy of the Seeress), Bernal Diaz del Castillo “True History of the Conquest of New Spain”.

11. Required film viewing list: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948, dir. John Huston), Viva Zapata (1952, dir. Elia Kazan), The Battle of Algiers (1966, dir. Gillo Pontecorvo), the Apu trilogy (1955-1959, dir. Satyajit Ray), and, if available, “Where is the Friend’s Home?” (1987, dir. Abbas Kiarostami).

12. Follow your vision. Form secretive Rogue Cells everywhere. At the same time, be not afraid of solitude.

a selection of Werner Herzog’s rules for his Rogue Film School

An undertaker in Elizabeth [NJ] has appropriately framed and hung up in his coffin ware rooms the motto, ‘The Lord will Provide.’

Trenton State Gazette, Trenton, NJ, March 2, 1876

(via fetch-the-undertaker)

Newly Made Widow- ‘He is a fashionable undertaker, but even his charges are far below what I can afford, and I want to give my husband the most expensive funeral I can, you know.’

The Friend- ‘Why don’t you get a plumber to bury him then?’

The Atchison Daily Globe, Atchison, Kansas, September 4, 1891 (via fetch-the-undertaker)

GUYS. My most amazing friend Kelly started a blog basically about all the weird things she’s found writing her dissertation on 19th c. morticians (officially called: “Men of Sorrow, Markets of Grief: A History of the American Funeral Industry, 1780-1930.”) She’s just getting started, but please give her a warm welcome to Tumblr! 

paging, in particular: whineandbeer shoomlah fearsomebeast