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Films For Action

Films For Action
Just imagine what could become possible if an entire city had seen just one of the documentaries above. Just imagine what would be possible if everyone in the country was aware of how unhealthy the mainstream media was for our future and started turning to independent sources in droves. Creating a better world really does start with an informed citizenry, and there's lots of subject matter to cover. From all the documentaries above, it's evident that our society needs a new story to belong to. The old story of empire and dominion over the earth has to be looked at in the full light of day - all of our ambient cultural stories and values that we take for granted and which remain invisible must become visible. But most of all, we need to see the promise of the alternatives - we need to be able to imagine new exciting ways that people could live, better than anything that the old paradigm could ever dream of providing. So take this library of films and use it.

Twenty films that make men cry In response to the Magazine's discussion about why Toy Story 3 makes men cry male readers have been getting in touch with their emotional side and opening up about their own private tear-jerkers. Here is a selection. 1. Andy Bishop, Bromley, Kent 2. Chris Mattley, Lincoln 3. Steve, West Kelowna, British Columbia 4. Mike, Essex 5. Chris Hennessey, Manchester 6. Keith Aisthorpe, Colombo, Sri Lanka 7. Bob 8. Chris, Bromsgrove, UK 9. Anon, Westchester, USA 10. Lauren McConnell, Taunton 11. Ian Dickens, Beeston, UK 12. Anu, Helsinki, Finland 13. Joe Ross, Shoeburyness, England 14. Christopher, Milton Keynes 15. Mike Riley, Hampshire 16. Terence Fisher, Crawley, England 17. Ben Halstead, Leeds, UK 18. Ben, Hartlepool 19. Patrick, Newcastle upon Tyne 20. Simon, Horley, UK

1980's: How to Get the Look - by Emily Neelandposted on 1/18/13 Heading to an 80′s party or just looking to infuse your wardrobe with inspirations from wild 80′s fashions? Then you’re probably also looking for some 80′s makeup, hair and style tips to stay one step ahead of the other Breakfast Club wannabes! The 80′s was a new dawn filled with neon rays of light. Everything was bigger, brighter, and in-your-face-er. Some people think pulling off the 80’s look is easy, but if you follow our advice, you will outshine these simpletons and expose them for the fraudulent fashionistas they are. Hair 80’s hair relied heavily on hairspray, mousse and gels. Makeup Makeup in the 1980’s was a form of art! Step One: Apply liquid foundation and concealer and set it with a translucent loose powder. Step Two: Use blush and bronzer. Step Three: Apply highlighter. Step Four: Use strong accents on the eyes. Step Six: Play with glitters, but don’t go overboard. Step Eight: Finish off your look with some bright pink or purple lipstick.

Comedy Central Launches Stand Up App So You Can Watch All Your Favorite Comedians And Discover New Ones Comedy Central has released a standalone app for watching and discovering awesome stand-up comedians. The app, called CC:Standup, has more than 6,000 videos from 700 comedians. That will allow stand-up fans not just to find hilarious clips from their favorite comedians, but to find others that they might not have known about. The app takes advantage of a huge library of stand-up content that Comedy Central has stored in its vaults. Ben Hurst, VP of Mobile and Emerging Platforms at Comedy Central, told me that the app is just one way that Comedy Central is trying to expand its brand and engage with millennials. When you first open the app, you’re greeted with a curated playlist of standup material. To that end, the app has a search page that will let you search for individual comedians and let you just watch all their content. Anyway, the best part of the app is that it’s free.

skin tones for painting C olor mixing is one of the most difficult aspects of painting. Back in Holbein's day it wasn't too difficult simply because there were so few colors from which to chose. Today's huge spectrum of colors makes choosing colors difficult. Should I choose a red that stays warm when mixed with white or should I choose one that becomes cool when mixed with white? Confusing? Caucasian flesh tones are composed of yellows and reds with greys added to neutralize certain areas. The head can be divided into three areas: forehead, cheeks and jaw. The ears, cheeks and nose (as well as the mouth) have an ample blood supply that makes them red. The area under the nose - the jaw, has the most neutral color. The neck should be slightly neutralized. The accompanying illustrations were done to show those tonal transitions, thus all of the transitions are more obvious than they should be. The following illustrations were sketched out in gouache rather than oils but the same principles apply.

Most Controversial Films of All Time The Moon is Blue (1953) D. Otto Preminger Well-bred people in the 1950s didn't use words like "virgin," "seduce" and "mistress" in public, but this mild sex farce did and became a cause celebre. This daring sex farce and romantic comedy was the first major studio-produced film from Hollywood that was released without an approved code seal from the Production Code Administration (PCA). The PCA's Joseph Breen complained about the film's unacceptable, comedic "light and gay treatment of the subject of illicit sex and seduction." Following the Kansas Board of Review of Motion Picture's decision to ban the film, the Kansas State Supreme Court upheld the decision. After meeting Donald on the top of the Empire State Building (where he impulsively kissed her), they shared a taxi ride to his Madison Avenue apartment for drinks before dinner.

Color Photography from Russia in the Early 1900′s Posted Oct 21, 2009 Share This Gallery inShare58 The photographs of Russian chemist and photographer, Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii, show Russia on the eve of World War I and the coming of the revolution. View of the monastery from Svetlitsa Island, Saint Nil Stolbenskii Monastery, Lake Seliger; 1910 Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii Collection (Library of Congress) Peasant girls, Russian Empire. Trans-Siberian Railway metal truss bridge on stone piers, over the Kama River near Perm, Ural Mountains Region; ca. 1910 Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii Collection (Library of Congress) Cotton textile mill interior with machines producing cotton thread, probably in Tashkent; between 1905 and 1915 Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii Collection (Library of Congress) Man and camel loaded with packs; between 1905 and 1915 Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii Collection (Library of Congress) Bashkir switchman; 1910 Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii Collection (Library of Congress)

Top 10 Shocking Documentaries Movies and TV As a visual medium, documentaries frequently succeed in portraying the unimaginable far better then any book alone could do. Beaming everything from the consequences of child abuse to the horrors of nuclear warfare into the homes of millions, the following infamous documentaries shock the viewer and challenge perceptions. High on Crack Street Following the struggle of three crack addicts, ‘High on Crack Street’ digs deep into the complex daily lives of individuals striving to obtain their next fix. Aokigahara / Suicide Forest Lying at the base of Mount Fuji, Aokigahara Forest has a rather unsettling reputation as a suicide hotspot . Vicious, ruthless, remorseless, brutal, fearless, violent, disturbed and callous are just some of the words which can be used to describe serial contract killer Richard “The Iceman” Kuklinski. Nuit et Brouillard The Killing of America Interview with a Cannibal What drives a man to kill and cannibalize an innocent woman? Bulgaria’s Abandoned Children

The Absolute Worst Films of 2012 Middle East Maps - Perry-Castañeda Map Collection Middle East Maps The PCL Map Collection includes more than 250,000 maps, yet less than 30% of the collection is currently online. A $5, $15, or $25 contribution will help us fund the cost of acquiring and digitizing more maps for free online access. Click the SUPPORT US button to make your contribution today! The following maps were produced by the U.S. Middle East (Political) 2013 (370K) [pdf format] Middle East (Reference Map) 2013 (674K) [pdf format] Middle East Historical Maps Metaphilm ::: Donnie Darko A new theory to help the viewer unravel the cult classic. Erik A. Coburn n recent years, Donnie Darko, directed by Richard Kelly, has become a cult classic. While most people who watch this twisted film will love it, few will understand the intricate, multi-layered timeline residing within. Explaining the timeline This diagram summarizes Donnie’s travel, to and from the Tangent Universe, to and from the past and the future. The entire movie occurs between points B and C on the timeline, aside from the last five or ten minutes, which happen at point A. Before getting into the explanations, there are some phrases that need to be defined: With these terms in mind, we can now begin breaking down the timeline. At point A, the Tangent Universe appears. He’s been here before Take a deep breath, now. Now what does this mean? What is Frank’s story? Frank is not a supernatural being. But, if Donnie is saved by Frank at the beginning, what about his first trip through the Tangent Universe? Wake Up home page - Geography, climate, countries, Maps, Flags, Population John Wayne: 25 Free Western Films Online 32 years after his death, John Wayne (né Marion Morrison) remains a tremendously popular movie star. According to a Harris Poll taken earlier this month (January 2011), Americans still rank The Duke as their third most favorite actor, putting him right behind Johnny Depp and Denzel Washington. No doubt about it, the legend of John Wayne continues to grow. And happily you can find a gold mine of John Wayne Western films online – all free. Today, we have pulled together a list of 25 films that span five decades of work, moving from the 1930s to the 1970s. Angel and the Badman - Free - A black and white Western starring John Wayne and Gail Russell. Frontier Horizon - Free - The Three Mesqueteers try to prevent wholesale slaughter in this fine Republic Western. Would you like to support the mission of Open Culture?

1,200-year-old village with 17 residents - Lifestyle News 2011-10-21 17:35:39 GMT2011-10-22 01:35:39(Beijing Time) China Daily A village in Mengxian county, Yangquan city of North China's Shanxi province, has just 17 residents. The village is called Dapin by local residents. [Photo/CFP] Residents of Dapin village stand in front of a group of houses, Oct 15, 2011. [Photo/CFP] The 1,200-year-old Dapin village sits against a hill, Oct 15, 2011. A villager rests on a stone step in Dapin village, Oct 15, 2011. Stone steps connecting every household are paved in Dapin village, Oct 15, 2011. A man smokes outside his house in Dapin village, Oct 15, 2011. A village in Mengxian county, Yangquan city of North China's Shanxi province, has just 17 residents. The village is called Dapin by local residents. It has no doctors, pharmacies or shops and few people get sick, according to some local residents. The village residents range from 50 to 88 in age, as all the young people are working or living away.