Classical Records
Emily tolan/filmmaker

What's your secret?
Classical Records
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-eliesaab:

Elie Saab Haute Couture F/W 2011 (x)
-eliesaab:

Elie Saab Haute Couture F/W 2011 (x)
-eliesaab:

Elie Saab Haute Couture F/W 2011 (x)
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turianbatman:

Do you expect me to talk?No, Ms. Bond. I expect you to die!
turianbatman:

Do you expect me to talk?No, Ms. Bond. I expect you to die!
turianbatman:

Do you expect me to talk?No, Ms. Bond. I expect you to die!
turianbatman:

Do you expect me to talk?No, Ms. Bond. I expect you to die!
turianbatman:

Do you expect me to talk?No, Ms. Bond. I expect you to die!
turianbatman:

Do you expect me to talk?No, Ms. Bond. I expect you to die!
turianbatman:

Do you expect me to talk?No, Ms. Bond. I expect you to die!
turianbatman:

Do you expect me to talk?No, Ms. Bond. I expect you to die!
turianbatman:

Do you expect me to talk?No, Ms. Bond. I expect you to die!
turianbatman:

Do you expect me to talk?No, Ms. Bond. I expect you to die!
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tylekurner:


I have a strange soft spot for incredibly cynical movie musicals; films that deconstruct the very idealism that the genre set out to peddle. From a deep appreciation of Lars von Trier’s Dancer in the Dark, to an abiding love for Bob Fosse’s Cabaret, to even tolerance for Baz Lurhmann’s Moulin Rouge!– such disillusionment gives me a strange sense of pleasure. Maybe it’s because I’m slightly (ha) cynical myself, but there has to be a certain ambition to use a genre that is often associated with blind joy and subvert those very notions. That isn’t to say I don’t love a happy musical by any means (Singin’ in the Rain is celluloid joy), it’s just more interesting when a genre film is unusually, and thanklessly, honest about its subject matter.
Such is Herbert Ross’ Pennies from Heaven (1981), a film that is both deeply jaded and yet incredibly frank about its emotions, essentially becoming a commentary on escapism and the painful compromise between reality and fantasy.
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- Lavish Cynicism: Herbert Ross’s Pennies from Heaven // The Black Maria
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mymodernmet:

Toronto-based illustrator Rebecca Yanovskaya uses ballpoint pens to create gorgeously detailed, fantasy illustrations inspired by mythological stories, natural forces, and the beauty of the human figure.
mymodernmet:

Toronto-based illustrator Rebecca Yanovskaya uses ballpoint pens to create gorgeously detailed, fantasy illustrations inspired by mythological stories, natural forces, and the beauty of the human figure.
mymodernmet:

Toronto-based illustrator Rebecca Yanovskaya uses ballpoint pens to create gorgeously detailed, fantasy illustrations inspired by mythological stories, natural forces, and the beauty of the human figure.
mymodernmet:

Toronto-based illustrator Rebecca Yanovskaya uses ballpoint pens to create gorgeously detailed, fantasy illustrations inspired by mythological stories, natural forces, and the beauty of the human figure.
mymodernmet:

Toronto-based illustrator Rebecca Yanovskaya uses ballpoint pens to create gorgeously detailed, fantasy illustrations inspired by mythological stories, natural forces, and the beauty of the human figure.
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tanaquil:

OPHELIA: THE PASSIVE DEATH

Derived from Greek όφελος (ophelos) meaning “help” … Through Ophelia we witness Hamlet’s evolution, or de-evolution into a man convinced that all women are whores; that the women who seem most pure are inside black with corruption and sexual desire … (x)

(BLOG AWARD WINNER’S EDIT: the magnificent ophelies)
tanaquil:

OPHELIA: THE PASSIVE DEATH

Derived from Greek όφελος (ophelos) meaning “help” … Through Ophelia we witness Hamlet’s evolution, or de-evolution into a man convinced that all women are whores; that the women who seem most pure are inside black with corruption and sexual desire … (x)

(BLOG AWARD WINNER’S EDIT: the magnificent ophelies)
tanaquil:

OPHELIA: THE PASSIVE DEATH

Derived from Greek όφελος (ophelos) meaning “help” … Through Ophelia we witness Hamlet’s evolution, or de-evolution into a man convinced that all women are whores; that the women who seem most pure are inside black with corruption and sexual desire … (x)

(BLOG AWARD WINNER’S EDIT: the magnificent ophelies)
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suammetuit:

mythology meme: мέδουσα x пοσειδῶν [medusa x poseidon]
Medusa was a beautiful maiden but was a high priestess in the Temple of Athena in Athens, sworn to be a virgin. However, but when she was caught being raped by the Lord of the Sea, Poseidon, while worshiping in Athena’s temple, the enraged Athena transformed Medusa’s beautiful hair to serpents and made her face so terrible to behold that the mere sight of it would turn onlookers to stone. She would sometimes be described as the “living personification of death.”
suammetuit:

mythology meme: мέδουσα x пοσειδῶν [medusa x poseidon]
Medusa was a beautiful maiden but was a high priestess in the Temple of Athena in Athens, sworn to be a virgin. However, but when she was caught being raped by the Lord of the Sea, Poseidon, while worshiping in Athena’s temple, the enraged Athena transformed Medusa’s beautiful hair to serpents and made her face so terrible to behold that the mere sight of it would turn onlookers to stone. She would sometimes be described as the “living personification of death.”
suammetuit:

mythology meme: мέδουσα x пοσειδῶν [medusa x poseidon]
Medusa was a beautiful maiden but was a high priestess in the Temple of Athena in Athens, sworn to be a virgin. However, but when she was caught being raped by the Lord of the Sea, Poseidon, while worshiping in Athena’s temple, the enraged Athena transformed Medusa’s beautiful hair to serpents and made her face so terrible to behold that the mere sight of it would turn onlookers to stone. She would sometimes be described as the “living personification of death.”
suammetuit:

mythology meme: мέδουσα x пοσειδῶν [medusa x poseidon]
Medusa was a beautiful maiden but was a high priestess in the Temple of Athena in Athens, sworn to be a virgin. However, but when she was caught being raped by the Lord of the Sea, Poseidon, while worshiping in Athena’s temple, the enraged Athena transformed Medusa’s beautiful hair to serpents and made her face so terrible to behold that the mere sight of it would turn onlookers to stone. She would sometimes be described as the “living personification of death.”
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leighton meester and ed westwick for elle korea

leighton meester and ed westwick for elle korea
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Joanna Kamińska wears an intricately beaded top by Polish designer Łucja Zając in “Sacrum Profanum” photographed by Vertebrae
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observando:

–George Orwell
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bobbycaputo:

Chicago Skylines and Thick Fog Make For Surreal Urban Landscape Photos
Photographer Michael Salisbury is a determined Chicagoan with a desire to slow down and capture the world around him in the most vivid and compositional of ways. It was last month, after a string of severe storms, that he had the opportunity to combine his love for the Windy City’s architecture with some surreal fog that coated the beaches and skyscrapers of Chicago like a blanket. The series is titled June Fog, and the results are astounding.
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bobbycaputo:

Chicago Skylines and Thick Fog Make For Surreal Urban Landscape Photos
Photographer Michael Salisbury is a determined Chicagoan with a desire to slow down and capture the world around him in the most vivid and compositional of ways. It was last month, after a string of severe storms, that he had the opportunity to combine his love for the Windy City’s architecture with some surreal fog that coated the beaches and skyscrapers of Chicago like a blanket. The series is titled June Fog, and the results are astounding.
(Continue Reading)
bobbycaputo:

Chicago Skylines and Thick Fog Make For Surreal Urban Landscape Photos
Photographer Michael Salisbury is a determined Chicagoan with a desire to slow down and capture the world around him in the most vivid and compositional of ways. It was last month, after a string of severe storms, that he had the opportunity to combine his love for the Windy City’s architecture with some surreal fog that coated the beaches and skyscrapers of Chicago like a blanket. The series is titled June Fog, and the results are astounding.
(Continue Reading)
bobbycaputo:

Chicago Skylines and Thick Fog Make For Surreal Urban Landscape Photos
Photographer Michael Salisbury is a determined Chicagoan with a desire to slow down and capture the world around him in the most vivid and compositional of ways. It was last month, after a string of severe storms, that he had the opportunity to combine his love for the Windy City’s architecture with some surreal fog that coated the beaches and skyscrapers of Chicago like a blanket. The series is titled June Fog, and the results are astounding.
(Continue Reading)
bobbycaputo:

Chicago Skylines and Thick Fog Make For Surreal Urban Landscape Photos
Photographer Michael Salisbury is a determined Chicagoan with a desire to slow down and capture the world around him in the most vivid and compositional of ways. It was last month, after a string of severe storms, that he had the opportunity to combine his love for the Windy City’s architecture with some surreal fog that coated the beaches and skyscrapers of Chicago like a blanket. The series is titled June Fog, and the results are astounding.
(Continue Reading)
bobbycaputo:

Chicago Skylines and Thick Fog Make For Surreal Urban Landscape Photos
Photographer Michael Salisbury is a determined Chicagoan with a desire to slow down and capture the world around him in the most vivid and compositional of ways. It was last month, after a string of severe storms, that he had the opportunity to combine his love for the Windy City’s architecture with some surreal fog that coated the beaches and skyscrapers of Chicago like a blanket. The series is titled June Fog, and the results are astounding.
(Continue Reading)
bobbycaputo:

Chicago Skylines and Thick Fog Make For Surreal Urban Landscape Photos
Photographer Michael Salisbury is a determined Chicagoan with a desire to slow down and capture the world around him in the most vivid and compositional of ways. It was last month, after a string of severe storms, that he had the opportunity to combine his love for the Windy City’s architecture with some surreal fog that coated the beaches and skyscrapers of Chicago like a blanket. The series is titled June Fog, and the results are astounding.
(Continue Reading)
bobbycaputo:

Chicago Skylines and Thick Fog Make For Surreal Urban Landscape Photos
Photographer Michael Salisbury is a determined Chicagoan with a desire to slow down and capture the world around him in the most vivid and compositional of ways. It was last month, after a string of severe storms, that he had the opportunity to combine his love for the Windy City’s architecture with some surreal fog that coated the beaches and skyscrapers of Chicago like a blanket. The series is titled June Fog, and the results are astounding.
(Continue Reading)
bobbycaputo:

Chicago Skylines and Thick Fog Make For Surreal Urban Landscape Photos
Photographer Michael Salisbury is a determined Chicagoan with a desire to slow down and capture the world around him in the most vivid and compositional of ways. It was last month, after a string of severe storms, that he had the opportunity to combine his love for the Windy City’s architecture with some surreal fog that coated the beaches and skyscrapers of Chicago like a blanket. The series is titled June Fog, and the results are astounding.
(Continue Reading)
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Marilyn Monroe in River of No Return, 1954
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A great sorrow, and one that I am only beginning to understand: we don’t get to choose our own hearts. We can’t make ourselves want what’s good for us or what’s good for other people. We don’t get to choose the people we are (…) 
How do we know what’s right for us? Every shrink, every career counselor, every Disney princess knows the answer: “Be yourself.” “Follow your heart.”     Only here’s what I really, really want someone to explain to me. What if one happens to be possessed of a heart that can’t be trusted—?
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A great sorrow, and one that I am only beginning to understand: we don’t get to choose our own hearts. We can’t make ourselves want what’s good for us or what’s good for other people. We don’t get to choose the people we are (…) 
How do we know what’s right for us? Every shrink, every career counselor, every Disney princess knows the answer: “Be yourself.” “Follow your heart.”     Only here’s what I really, really want someone to explain to me. What if one happens to be possessed of a heart that can’t be trusted—?
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A great sorrow, and one that I am only beginning to understand: we don’t get to choose our own hearts. We can’t make ourselves want what’s good for us or what’s good for other people. We don’t get to choose the people we are (…) 
How do we know what’s right for us? Every shrink, every career counselor, every Disney princess knows the answer: “Be yourself.” “Follow your heart.”     Only here’s what I really, really want someone to explain to me. What if one happens to be possessed of a heart that can’t be trusted—?
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"Life’s not a paragraph
And death i think is no parenthesis."
e.e. cummings (via observando)