Videodrome. Hi reader in Canada, it seems you use Wikipedia a lot; I think that's great and hope you find it useful. It's a little awkward to ask, but this Tuesday we need your help. We depend on donations averaging $15, but fewer than 1% of readers give. If you donate just $3, you would keep Wikipedia thriving. The price of your Tuesday coffee is all I ask. Time is running out to help in 2017. Please take a minute to keep Wikipedia growing. Thank you. — Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia Founder Maybe later Thank you! Close Videodrome is a 1983 Canadian science fiction horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg, and starring James Woods, Sonja Smits, and singer Deborah Harry.
Plot Max Renn is the president of CIVIC-TV, a Toronto UHF television station specializing in sensationalistic programming. Max experiences a hallucination, the first of many. Max is contacted by Videodrome's producer, the Spectacular Optical Corporation; an eyeglasses company that acts as a front for a weapons manufacturer. How Society Kills Your Creativity In An Award Winning Pixar-esque Short Film. When it comes to our modern day society, there is no doubt that we are being told how to live and what our lives are supposed to look like. When we are born we have our parents imposing their ideas and beliefs onto us about what is right and what is wrong and then from there we are usually enrolled into the public school system.
Here is where a lot of our natural, inherent creative abilities unfortunately come to die. In many cases, the school system doesn’t celebrate gifts in the realm of art, music, poetry etc. Rather, the more logical analytical ways of knowledge are celebrated, such as math, science, and memorization. Sure, these are important gifts as well and they should be celebrated, but not all people fit into that mould.
This film also touches on parenthood and how important it is to let go of the idea of a desired outcome for your children and to let them figure out for themselves what it is they would like to do. Source: Collective Evolution. Crimson Peak - Wikipedia. Crimson Peak premiered at Fantastic Fest on September 25, 2015, and was released in the United States on October 16, 2015 in standard and IMAX formats. The film received generally positive reviews from critics, with many praising the production values, performances and direction, but criticized the plot and characters.
It grossed $74 million worldwide against its $55 million budget. The film received three nominations at the 21st Empire Awards, including Best Horror. It received nine nominations at the 42nd Saturn Awards, winning three, including Best Horror Film, Best Supporting Actress for Chastain and Best Production Design for Thomas E. Sanders. Plot In Buffalo, New York, 1887, American heiress Edith Cushing, the young daughter of wealthy businessman Carter Cushing, is visited by her deceased mother's black, disfigured ghost who warns her, "Beware of Crimson Peak.
" When Thomas and Edith become romantically involved, both Edith's father and her childhood friend, Dr. Cast Double - Wikipedia. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Double may refer to: Look-alike, a person who closely resembles another personBody double, someone who substitutes for the credited actor of a characterDoppelgänger, ghostly double of a living personPolish Enigma doubles, replicating the function of Nazi Germany's cipher machinesDouble, a bet which combines two selections; see Glossary of bets offered by UK bookmakers#DoubleDouble, a former fraction of the Guernsey poundDouble, a former rank of a liturgical feast in the Roman RiteDouble-flowered form of plants People Baron Emile Double (1869–1938), vigneron who established the vineyard at the Château de Beaupré in Saint-Cannat in 1890François-Joseph Double (1776–1842), French physicianMarie-Louise Double de Saint-Lambert (1891–1974), French philanthropist later known as Countess Lily PastréSteve Double (born 1966), British Conservative Party politician, Member of Parliament (MP) for St Austell and Newquay since 2015 Mathematics and computing
Only Lovers Left Alive (2013) - Trivia. Jan-Michael Vincent - Wikipedia. Jan-Michael Vincent (born July 15, 1944) is a retired American actor best known for his role as helicopter pilot Stringfellow Hawke on the 1980s U.S. television series Airwolf (1984–86) and as the protagonist of John Milius’s 1978 surfing epic Big Wednesday. Early life Vincent was born July 15, 1944, in Denver, Colorado, to Doris and Lloyd Vincent. His family moved to Hanford, California, when Jan-Michael was young. Vincent attended Ventura College in Ventura, California. Career 1960s Vincent was finishing a stint in the California Army National Guard when a talent scout was struck by his looks. 1970s 1980s 1990s and 2000s In 1997, he had a small guest role on Nash Bridges, playing the title character's long-lost brother, and in 1998 he had a cameo in the independent film Buffalo '66. His most recent movie roles included the independent film White Boy, also titled Menace (for the U.S. video version), released in March 2002.
Personal life Charles Rocket - Wikipedia. Early life Rocket was born in Bangor, Maine, the son of Mary Aurelia (Fogler) and Sumner Abbott "Ham" Claverie. He attended the Rhode Island School of Design in the late 1960s and was part of the Rhode Island underground culture scene in the 1970s that also included Talking Heads frontman David Byrne and film director Gus Van Sant. Career Rocket appeared from time to time with his friend Dan Gosch as superheroes "Captain Packard" and his faithful sidekick "Lobo". In an RISD yearbook, the dynamic duo appeared in a photo at the Rhode Island State House with then-Governor Frank Licht.
 Rocket made several short films and fronted his band, the Fabulous Motels, on accordion (which he used in an SNL skit about a crazed criminal who uses an accordion to kill his dates and is killed himself by a bagpipe band). Saturday Night Live Firing Post-SNL career Personal life Death Filmography Television Music videos Inception (2010) - Synopsis. Arts and Crafts movement. The Arts and Crafts movement was an international design movement that flourished between 1860 and 1910, especially in the second half of that period, continuing its influence until the 1930s. It was led by the artist and writer William Morris (1834–1896) during the 1860s, and was inspired by the writings of John Ruskin (1819–1900) and Augustus Pugin (1812–1852), although the term "Arts and Crafts" was not coined until 1887, when it was first used by T.
J. Cobden-Sanderson at a preliminary meeting of the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society. The movement developed first and most fully in the British Isles, but spread across the British Empire and to the rest of Europe and North America. It was largely a reaction against the perceived impoverished state of the decorative arts at the time and the conditions in which they were produced. It stood for traditional craftsmanship using simple forms and often applied medieval, romantic or folk styles of decoration. Manic Pixie Dream Girl. The "Manic Pixie Dream Girl" has been compared to another stock character, the "Magical Negro", a black character who seems to exist only to provide spiritual or mystical help to the (white) protagonist.
In both cases, the stock character has no discernible inner life, and usually only exists to provide the protagonist some important life lessons. Examples Counterexamples Kate Winslet's character Clementine in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind acknowledges the trope of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl and rejects the type, in a remark to Jim Carrey's Joel: "Too many guys think I'm a concept, or I complete them, or I'm gonna make them alive. But I'm just a fucked-up girl who's lookin' for my own peace of mind; don't assign me yours.
Although Zooey Deschanel's Summer is often identified as an MPDG, the movie can be seen as a deconstruction of the trope because it shows the dangers of idealizing women. Criticism and debate See also References External links We Got the Dune We Deserved: Jodorowsky’s Dune. Mathew Brady. Mathew B. Brady (May 18, 1822 – January 15, 1896) was one of the first American photographers, best known for his scenes of the Civil War. He studied under inventor Samuel F. B. Morse, who pioneered the daguerreotype technique in America.
Brady opened his own studio in New York in 1844, and photographed Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams, among other celebrities. When the Civil War started, his use of a mobile studio and darkroom enabled vivid battlefield photographs that brought home the reality of war to the public. After the war, these pictures went out of fashion, and the government did not purchase the master-copies, as he had anticipated. Early years In 1856 Brady placed an ad in the New York Herald paper offering to produce "photographs, ambrotypes and daguerreotypes Civil War documentation At first, the effect of the Civil War on Brady's business was a brisk increase in sales of cartes de visite to transient soldiers. Later years and death Related images Alejandro González Iñárritu. Colonial Pagans and Sleepy Hollow Part II. Welcome to the second installment in my examination of Tim Burton's 1999 opus Sleepy Hollow. Sleepy Hollow was of course an adaptation of Washington Irving's legendary short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, which first introduced the American public to figure that would eventually become a pop culture staple: the Headless Horseman.
As was briefly addressed in the first installment of this series, the Headless Horseman is in fact a very old figure with origins in ancient European mythology and fairy tales. Also noted in that installment were several compelling archetypes (including the Triple Goddess, the Wandering Prince and the Evil Stepmother) that appear in the film as well as an underlining spiritual dilemma Burton's Ichabod Crane (Johnny Depp), a character deeply scarred by both fundamentalist Christianity and modern rationalism, finds himself confronted with. With that out of the way I shall begin to examine the film's plot line. (The Book of Thoth, Aleister Crowley, pgs. 54-55) Rise of the Google ghosts: Artist pastes eerie life-size images of pedestrians captured on Street View in exactly the same location in the real world. By Kieran Corcoran Published: 00:13 GMT, 18 September 2013 | Updated: 06:55 GMT, 18 September 2013 The artist who brings Google Street View to life by fixing life-size photos of pedestrians caught by Google cameras to the side of buildings has given a glimpse into the way he works.
Paolo Cirio made headlines last year with his project, called Street Ghosts, which involves transferring the blurry images of pedestrians seen on the internet giant's mapping service to the real world. The Italian artist, who has taken his work to New York, London and Berlin, let a photographer accompany him as he fixed the images to the streets of Brooklyn, New York, at night. In action: Paolo Cirio has been pictured bringing his 'street ghosts' to life.
Part of the landscape: Once affixed, the 'ghosts' become a normal part of the city landscape, such as this hooded figure pictured in New York's Bedford Avenue Quick and easy: He then uses wallpaper paste to fix the figure to the wall Viola! Rock star? ‘Birdman’ Ending Explained - Page 3. Birdman Ending Explained: What Really Matters Iñárritu has been reluctant to share his interpretation of the ending and, instead, has actually championed open-ended debate over Birdman‘s finale. Speaking to the Tampa Bay Times, the director made it clear: there is not one correct way to interpret the ending: “At the ending of the film, (it) can be interpreted as many ways as there are seats in the theater.” For that reason, any of the theories presented above could be true (as well as others that have not been mentioned). Just like Inception or Life of Pi (read our ending explanations for Inception and Life of Pi), the takeaway isn’t a matter of what happens – it’s a matter of what it all means.
Whether Riggan died on stage, on the pavement below the hospital, or flew off to act/write/direct another day, every ending comes back to a single thematic point: Riggan succeeds in earning the admiration of his fans and detractors as well as the love of his family. Riggan: Listen to me. Werner Herzog Hypnotizes Chickens.
An Artist Considers Levels in Matter — Art by Myrrh. Fig. 6. Reductionism ad Absurdum, scratchboard, 8 x 10-in, 1983 However, the notion that "events are nothing until they are observed" struck me as being similar to reductionist statements I had heard all my life. I laughed. Just as one might think about the expanding universe backward to arrive at the Big Bang, so I ran my strange loop structure in reverse with respect to this observation to see what would result. The structure that I devised (Fig. 6) is similar to Fig. 5, but it illustrates a paradox I had noticed; consequently, the categories are a little different. This loop assigns an order to several assumptions that have been fruitful for scientific inquiry. The reductionist assertions fit together in my loop as follows: Man is nothing but an animal; an animal is nothing but matter; matter is nothing but atoms; atoms are nothing but particles; particles are nothing but events. Conjecture is based on the hierarchy of the structure of matter.
References and Notes 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. The Legend of William Tell. The Legend of William Tell is a 16-part television fantasy/drama series produced in 1998 by Cloud 9 Productions in New Zealand. The basic premise of the series — a crossbow-wielding rebel defies a corrupt governor — and the name of the title character were adopted from the traditional story, but the series was set in a fantasy world and featured supernatural themes. Described by executive producer Raymond Thompson as "Star Wars on the planet Earth", this is a fantasy saga of bravery, magic, myth and romance.
William Tell is the youthful leader of a band of young, ‘brat pack' outlaws, forever hunted by the forces of darkness, led by Xax and Kreel, who have usurped power in their homeland. The series of self-contained stories follows Will's quest to restore young Princess Vara to her rightful place on the royal throne and defeat Xax and Kreel's forces — and by doing so, bring back peace and order to the Kingdom of Kale. Cast Episodes Season 1 (1998–1999)
They Live. They Live is a 1988 American satirical science fiction horror film written and directed by John Carpenter. The film stars Roddy Piper, Keith David, and Meg Foster. It follows an unnamed drifter (referred to as "John Nada" in the film's credits) who discovers the ruling class are in fact aliens concealing their appearance and manipulating people to spend money, breed, and accept the status quo with subliminal messages in mass media. They Live is based on the 1963 short story, "Eight O'Clock in the Morning" by Ray Nelson. At release it was number one in the box office, but sales soon suffered, though the film was nominated for two Saturn Awards. They Live has since become a cult film.
The film has had a lasting impact on street art, particularly that of Shepard Fairey; its quotations have entered the popular culture, and it makes appearances on all-time lists for best fight scenes. Plot At the meeting, Nada and Frank are given special contact lenses to replace their sunglasses. Growing the Beard. Black Star. Limitless (2011) Madonnina (painting) The True Story Behind 'Madonnina' - January 2000 Issue of St. Anthony Messenger Magazine Online. Robert Rauschenberg. Alberte Pagán » PETER KUBELKA interviewed. The True Story Behind 'Madonnina' - January 2000 Issue of St. Anthony Messenger Magazine Online. “On Robert Rauschenberg, Artist, and His Work” (1961) | A YEAR FROM MONDAY.