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Introduce a little anarchy. Upset the established order, and everything becomes chaos.
The Dark Knight was released in cinemas 10 years ago today.
Seventeen years ago, ice rinks in Kazakhstan were only opened in the winter, because they were all outdoors. And let me tell you, it gets pretty cold in Kazakhstan in the winter. That’s one reason why we have lots and lots of real snow. Eventually, the first shopping mall in Kazakhstan was built, and included an indoor skating rink. For the first time, we didn’t have to wear snowsuits to practice ice skating. In those first years, I didn’t even have competition ice skates. I had a pair of old side skates with no support at all for jumps. To make them better, my Dad cut plastic water bottles in half, and attached them to each side so I could actually do jumps. Then, at age 8, I attended my first international competition in Omsk, Russia. It took us 3 days to get there by train. I was still wearing my plastic water bottle skates, I trained in a shopping mall, and I had little to no professional coaching. Yet, there I was competing in the qualifying round. I remember being amazed to even be there. But I also remember being ashamed of my skates, commpared to the Russian kids’ skates. And guess what? I won the competition, and the rest as they say is history. This is a long way to explain why Almaty 2022 is important to me and for Kazakhstan. Today is not seventeen years ago, but we still need better resources to develop our young athletes. So, why am I telling you all of this? Why is my story important? It is important because it is a real example of what our country can achieve in winter sports and what the whole region is capable of if we have the right resources and opportunities. That is the reason I agreed to participate in this campaign. I am not here for myself. I’m already living my Olympic dream. I am here for thousands of young Kazakh athletes dreaming their own Olympic dreams. And I am also here for that little kid out there, alone, skating around somewhere on a frozen lake, with skates supported by plastic water bottles.
RIP Denis Ten 13 June 1993 – 19 July 2018 x
Carrie Fisher on the set of the Rebel Base of Hoth, filming The Empire Strikes Back (1979).
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
dir. Joe and Anthony Russo
I miss you more than I can bear, but… we had our time together. And I have to let go… I have to let you go.
Inception (2010) dir. Christopher Nolan
The Dark Knight (2008)
From Vertigo to Psycho, how Hitchcock changed the role of architecture in film.
As a director Alfred Hitchcock was responsible for some of the most seminal moments in cinematic history. His career in film began as a production manager and set-designer, formative experiences that would later help to develop his unique visual style when in charge of the camera. For each of his films he would sketch pages of storyboards and layouts, often based on real locations, that his design teams would then build. For Hitchcock, a film set was never simply a background for the actors, each acts as a supporting character within the plot and is used to channel the psychological mood of the scene.
The influence and legacy of Hitchcock is visible throughout cinema history. His masterful use of architectural space can be seen in the empty yet haunting corridors of the Overlook Hotel in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, and the rainy, future-noir Los Angeles portrayed in Ridley Scott’s Bladerunner, a city of cavernous monolithic structures rising above crumbling street level apartments. More recently the enfolding architectural mazes created for the multiple dream levels of Christopher Nolan’s Inception and Wes Anderson’s obsessive interior styling in The Grand Budapest Hotel both owe a debt to Hitchcock’s ability to make architecture speak as loudly as the actors.
Rear Window by Ollaway
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Charles Frederick Worth | c. 1898
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This relatively simple and modern velvet gown was designed for Edith Kingdon Gould. While on a trip to Paris she found the claret colored velvet and brought it to Worth’s atelier. She requested a gown to be made before she left for New York 48 hours later. She wore the gown for her portrait by Théobald Chartran.
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier - Created by Dakota Randall
“A man doesn’t tell a woman what to do. She tells herself.”
Notorious (1946), dir. Alfred Hitchcock.
Newest update: Focus Features has confirmed Jarmusch’s new film is titled “The Dead Don’t Die.” Focus and Universal Pictures International will distribute the film worldwide. Additional cast members include Tilda Swinton, Rosie Perez, and Steve Buscemi.
Jim Jarmusch is embracing his “Only Lovers Left Alive” genre side for his next feature. Following the introspective character drama of “Paterson,” Jarmusch is taking on the zombie genre for a new film reportedly titled “The Dead Don’t Die” (via The Film Stage). The project is currently filming in upstate New York with a star-studded cast, including Adam Driver, Selena Gomez, Bill Murray, Chloë Sevigny, and Austin Butler.
Read the full article here.
Little Women (1994) dir. Gillian Armstrong
“I’m not scared of them ghosts…are you?”
Sharp Objects ep.1 (2018) dir. Jean-Marc Vallée
To Catch a Thief (1955) dir. Alfred Hitchcock
A tribute to Alfred Hitchock’s films by Annie Leibovitz (& others), 2008.
My great-great-grandmother’s portrait hung in the university up until the Revolution. By then, the truth of their romance had been reduced to a simple fairy tale. And, while Cinderella and her prince did live happily ever after, the point, gentlemen, is that they lived.