Jean-Luc Godard Jean-Luc Godard (French: [ʒɑ̃lyk ɡɔdaʁ]; born 3 December 1930) is a French-Swiss film director, screenwriter and film critic. He is often identified with the 1960s French film movement La Nouvelle Vague, or "New Wave". Like his New Wave contemporaries, Godard criticized mainstream French cinema's "Tradition of Quality", which "emphasized craft over innovation, privileged established directors over new directors, and preferred the great works of the past to experimentation." In a 2002 Sight & Sound poll, Godard ranked third in the critics' top-ten directors of all time (which was put together by assembling the directors of the individual films for which the critics voted). He is said to have "created one of the largest bodies of critical analysis of any filmmaker since the mid-twentieth century." Early life Early career (1950–59) Film criticism In Paris, in the Latin Quarter just prior to 1950, ciné-clubs (film societies) were gaining prominence. Filmmaking
Harlan Ellison Harlan Ellison Harlan Ellison (1986) Born Harlan Jay Ellison ( 1934-05-27 ) May 27, 1934 (age 78) Cleveland , Ohio [ 1 ] Pen name Cordwainer Bird Nalrah Nosille Sley Harson [ 2 ] Paul Merchant Occupation Author, screenwriter Nationality American Genres Speculative fiction , Science fiction , Fantasy , Crime , Mystery , Horror , film and television criticism , essayist Literary movement New Wave Notable work(s) (Editor) A Boy and His Dog Spouse(s) Charlotte B. Billie Joyce Sanders (1960-1963; divorced) Loretta (Basham) Patrick (1966; divorced) Lori Horowitz (1976-c. 1977; divorced) Susan Anne Toth (m. 1986) harlanellison.com/home.htm (born May 27, 1934) is an American writer. His published works include over 1,700 short stories , novellas , screenplays , teleplays , essays , a wide range of criticism covering literature , film, television, and print media. [ edit ] Early life and career Ellison attended Ohio State University for 18 months (1951–53) before being expelled. [ edit ] Hollywood and beyond [ edit ]
David Lynch David Keith Lynch (born January 20, 1946) is an American film director, television director, visual artist, musician and occasional actor. Known for his surrealist films, he has developed a unique cinematic style, which has been dubbed "Lynchian", a style characterized by its dream imagery and meticulous sound design. The surreal, and in many cases, violent, elements contained within his films have been known to "disturb, offend or mystify" audiences. Over his career, Lynch has received three Academy Award nominations for Best Director and a nomination for best screenplay. Lynch has won France's César Award for Best Foreign Film twice, as well as the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and a Golden Lion award for lifetime achievement at the Venice Film Festival. Life and career Early life: 1946–1965 Philadelphia and short films: 1966–1970 Los Angeles and Eraserhead: 1971–1979 Lynch's Eraserhead, featuring Henry Spencer (Jack Nance).
Ho‘okuleana: Kyoto Gardens Driving down the Pali, after you pass Kapena Falls, off to the right are a number of cemeteries (including Mauna ʻAla, Oʻahu Cemetery and others – including Honolulu Memorial Park.) Part of the Honolulu Memorial Park, rising out of the foliage, is the Sanju Pagoda – it’s discernible and it’s deteriorating. With over 20-years of neglect, the neoprene roofing material has sprung leaks, exposing the reinforced concrete rafters to weakening moisture and decay. The pagoda is the only concrete pagoda outside of Japan and is built in the authentic fashion of a wood-constructed pagoda. The neoprene was supposed to be the best thing ever, but it turned out to be not so good. Located in the eastern half of the Honolulu Memorial Park, Kyoto Gardens consists of two large columbarium (a structure of vaults lined with recesses for urns holding a deceased’s cremated remains) structures and a Japanese garden. The inscription on the bell was written in both Japanese and English.
Michael Haneke In 2013 Haneke won the Prince of Asturias Award for the arts. Life and career Haneke was born in Munich, Germany, the son of the German actor and director Fritz Haneke and the Austrian actress Beatrix von Degenschild. His stepfather, the composer Alexander Steinbrecher (de), had later married the mother of actor Christoph Waltz. Haneke was raised in the city of Wiener Neustadt, Austria, and later attended the University of Vienna to study philosophy, psychology and drama after failing to achieve success in his early attempts in acting and music. After graduating, he became a film critic and from 1967 to 1970 he worked as editor and dramaturg at the southwestern German television station Südwestfunk. He made his debut as a television director in 1974. Haneke says that films should offer viewers more space for imagination and self-reflection. His next film will be entitled Flashmob. Stage work Quotes —From "Film as catharsis". Filmography Feature films
L. Frank Baum Childhood and early life Baum was born in Chittenango, New York, in 1856, into a devout Methodist family. He had German, Scots-Irish, and English ancestry, and was the seventh of nine children of Cynthia Ann (née Stanton) and Benjamin Ward Baum, only five of whom survived into adulthood. He was named "Lyman" after his father's brother, but always disliked this name, and preferred to go by his middle name, "Frank". Benjamin Baum was a wealthy businessman, a barrel maker who ultimately made a fortune in the Pennsylvania oil rush. Baum started writing at an early age, perhaps due to an early fascination with printing. Despite financial difficulties, Baum was always the spotlight of fun around the household. Career Theater The South Dakota years In July 1888, Baum and his wife moved to Aberdeen, Dakota Territory, where he opened a store, "Baum's Bazaar". Writing Promotional Poster for Baum's "Popular Books For Children", 1901. The Wizard of Oz: Fred R.
Louis Kahn From 1957 until his death, he was a professor of architecture at the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania. Kahn created a style that was monumental and monolithic; his heavy buildings do not hide their weight, their materials, or the way they are assembled. Louis Kahn's works are considered as monumental beyond modernism. Biography Early life Jesse Oser House, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania (1940) Louis Kahn, whose original name was Itze-Leib (Leiser-Itze) Schmuilowsky (Schmalowski), was born into a poor Jewish family in Pärnu, Estonia and spent his early childhood in Kuressaare on the island of Saaremaa. In 1906, his family emigrated to the United States, as they feared that his father would be recalled into the military during the Russo-Japanese War. Career Kahn trained at the University of Pennsylvania in a rigorous Beaux-Arts tradition, with its emphasis on drawing. Louis Kahn's Salk Institute Legacy and honors Death Designs
40 Best Small Living Room Ideas 2018 | Living Room A big challenge is creating a small living room ideas with modern methods to exploit the space well. But we should be thinking in this situation is to find an appropriate solution! For small living room Ideas. The use of optical illusions is essential in decoration to show some room bigger and wider than it is. So we offer you today through this article some tricks for small living rooms ideas decoration: 1. choose colors: in order to seem more living room decor should focus on the bright color choices rather than dark colors. 2. lighting: when choosing a living room decor you should pay attention to is the lighting that has a significant impact on the appearance of widening or narrowing it down. 3. color: no color diversity abound in a small living room because it would jeopardize its size than to that which was adopted by the uniform color and, of course, you can color gradients that you chose to paint his room. Are you looking for small living room ideas? The mirrors The corners
Werner Herzog Werner Herzog Stipetić (German: [ˈʋɛɐ̯nɐ ˈhɛɐ̯tsoːk ˈstɪpɛtɪt͡ʃ]; born 5 September 1942), known as Werner Herzog, is a German film director, producer, screenwriter, author, actor and opera director. Herzog is considered one of the greatest figures of the New German Cinema, along with Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Margarethe von Trotta, Volker Schlöndorff, Werner Schröter, and Wim Wenders. Herzog's films often feature heroes with impossible dreams, people with unique talents in obscure fields, or individuals who are in conflict with nature. French filmmaker François Truffaut once called Herzog "the most important film director alive. Early life Herzog was born Werner Herzog Stipetić in Munich, to a German father, Dietrich Herzog, and a Croatian mother, Elizabeth Stipetić. In the early 1960s, Herzog worked nightshifts as a welder in a steel factory to help fund his first films. Career Werner Herzog's star in Boulevard der Stars in Berlin. Film theory Collaborations
Will Eisner William Erwin "Will" Eisner (March 6, 1917 – January 3, 2005) was an American cartoonist, writer, and entrepreneur. He was one of the earliest cartoonists to work in the American comic book industry, and his series The Spirit (1940–1952) was noted for its experiments in content and form. In 1978, he popularized the term "graphic novel" with the publication of his book A Contract with God. Biography Family background Eisner's father Shmuel "Samuel" Eisner was born March 6, 1886, in Kollmei, Austria-Hungary, and was one of eleven children. Eisner's mother, Fannie Ingber, was born to Jewish parents from Romania April 25, 1891, on a ship bound for the US. Family introduced Shmul and Fannie, who were distant relatives. Early life Wow, What a Magazine! Eisner was born in Brooklyn, New York City. Young Eisner was tall and of sturdy build, but lacked athletic skills. Eisner attended DeWitt Clinton High School. Eisner & Iger The Spirit World War II and Joe Dope
Philosophy Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems, such as those connected with reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. Philosophy is distinguished from other ways of addressing such problems by its critical, generally systematic approach and its reliance on rational argument. In more casual speech, by extension, "philosophy" can refer to "the most basic beliefs, concepts, and attitudes of an individual or group". The word "philosophy" comes from the Ancient Greek φιλοσοφία (philosophia), which literally means "love of wisdom". The introduction of the terms "philosopher" and "philosophy" has been ascribed to the Greek thinker Pythagoras. Areas of inquiry Philosophy is divided into many sub-fields. These include epistemology, logic, metaphysics, ethics, and aesthetics. Some of the major areas of study are considered individually below. Epistemology Rationalism is the emphasis on reasoning as a source of knowledge. Logic
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Kim Jee-woon Kim Jee-woon (born May 27, 1964) is a South Korean film director and screenwriter. Kim Jee-woon has a history of successfully tackling a wide range of film genres, garnering a cult following among fans of Asian cinema. Career Summary Kim started out directing theater, but has worked with increasing levels of success in cinema, showing accomplished acting and a detailed stylization in his films. Kim also pays careful attention to the release of his films on DVD and goes to greater than usual lengths to package them with extensive documentary materials and revealing commentary tracks. Kim is growing substantially both as a director and a visual stylist as demonstrated by two of his most recent films A Tale of Two Sisters and A Bittersweet Life both of which were received as critical and commercial successes. The Quiet Family The Foul King In 2000, Kim directed and wrote his second feature film, The Foul King (2000), re-uniting again with Song Kang-ho.
Albert Camus Albert Camus (French: [albɛʁ kamy] ( Camus did not consider himself to be an existentialist despite usually being classified as one, even during his own lifetime. In an interview in 1945, Camus rejected any ideological associations: "No, I am not an existentialist. Sartre and I are always surprised to see our names linked...". Camus was born in French Algeria to a Pied-Noir family, and studied at the University of Algiers. Camus was awarded the 1957 Nobel Prize for Literature "for his important literary production, which with clear-sighted earnestness illuminates the problems of the human conscience in our times". Early years Camus joined the French Communist Party in the spring of 1935, seeing it as a way to "fight inequalities between Europeans and 'natives' in Algeria." Marriages In 1934, Camus married Simone Hié, but the marriage ended as a consequence of infidelities on both sides.  Revolutionary Union Movement and Europe Death Literary career