It’s not so much that we’re afraid of change or so in love with the old ways,...– Marilyn Ferguson (via onherway) (via unicornology)
the code of the samurai
Every Thursday I attended a film screening series lecture where we watch some of the best foreign films made in the last century. I was really digging the films our lecturer Sian had chosen, not only did it have some seminal classics from directors such as Kurosawa, Godard and Wenders, but also had some films which are highly regarded but little seen/known by mainstream audience (Ozu,...
To predict the behavior of ordinary people in advance, you only have to assume...– Friedrich Nietzsche (via enquotations)
A little advice from William Goldman
On adapting stories for the big screen: (1) WHAT’S THE STORY ABOUT? (Plot/storyline) eg: “Da Vinci” is about a guy who loses a job. (2) WHAT’S THE STORY REALLY ABOUT? (Themes/Subtext) eg: There is now place for the artist in the modern world. (3) WHAT ABOUT TIME? (Period of story, the duration) (4) WHO TELLS THE STORY? (5) WHERE DOES THE STORY TAKE PLACE? (6) WHAT...
Nobody knows anything.– William Goldman (Screenwriter of All the President’s Men, Misery and Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid)
DAKAFE diary →
This is the sort of family photos I want to take. I’ve tried, but they never turn out as great as these shots. Maybe my new lens will do the trick :)
Days With My Father →
I brought my TLR and 35mm SLR to Lynhs birthday bash last week. I rarely used both. It’s been far too long since I’ve gone photographing, I’ve lost the groove. Maybe once I buy the 50mm f/1.8 lens for my Canon 400D DSLR, things may change.
I watched 3 films today: Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden? Harold and Kumar escape from Guantanemo Bay The Manchurian Candidate (2004) Funny how all 3 films delve into American politics to a certain extent. Anyway got so many films I need to watch, so much to see but so little time.
What came first, the music or the misery? People worry about kids playing with...– Rob Gordon in “High Fidelity” written by Nick Hornby (via annarchy)
That’s the problem with drinking, I thought, as I poured myself a drink. If...– Charles Bukowski (via into) (via unicornology) (via bon-bon) (via fletter) (via somethingmeaningful)
the state of Australian films
Apologies for lack of updates, guess you could say I’ve been ridiculously busy coming back to uni. Watching movies, eating, sleeping and uni is pretty much what makes up my life at the moment. I have a class called Managing Design (for film students), which we’re basically learning about producing and all that stuff. Quite interesting, most people hate producing because it’s...
smitten kitchen →
i love foodblogs!
Reading Philip Wang’s blog (Wong Fu Productions), his latest entry struck a chord with me: Always on time Time machines do exist,in the form of music. So easily a song can take you to a time in your past, and make you feel like you’re there again. He pretty much summed up in a few lines what took me a few paragraphs to explain. The more I think about it, I would rather be blind then...
Many of us are not capable of releasing the past, of releasing the suffering of...– Thich Nhat Hanh, Letting go of Suffering
I’ve been looking for this song for a LONG...
Blanket Magazine →
Yay one of my photos is in the latest issue of Blanket Magazine! Confessions Issue.
I sincerely believe in the hope that there’s somebody out there for everybody,”...– Craig Robinson, The 36-Year-Old Virgin
Love the people who give you what you need. Be careful of the people who give...– (via sleepanddream)
Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple,...– Charles Mingus (via affremblequotes)
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate...– Walt Disney
If you think about this week, what they’ve been good at is distraction. You’ve...– Barack Obama, For Obama, Challenge Is Getting Through - The Caucus - Politics - New York Times Blog (via robot-heart) (via antoinetta)
There’s no point in getting 30 free sms’ If you’ve got noone to message…
Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang...– Henry Van Dyke (via affremblequotes)
New Spider Species Named For Colbert →
Oh how I love Stephen Colbert :D
Director Tran Anh Hung to Adapt Murakami's... →
Tran Anh Hung, director of films like ‘The Scent of the Green Papaya’, ‘Cyclo’ and ‘The Vertical Ray of the Sun’ is now adapting Haruki Murakami’s coming of age novel ‘Norwegian Wood’ to the big screen. This is great new as I am both a fan of Anh Hung’s films, and a HUGE fan of Murakami’s novels. I remember his short story...
Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really...– Sydney J. Harris (via riotrepublic)
For the last 30 minutes, I’ve been checking out horoscopes/starsigns on wikipedia. All this to help create a better dimensionalised character. Trying to determine their star sign was much harder then I thought, but after making my choice it seems to have paid off as my character’s starsign seem to represent the kind of behaviour/personalities which I had visualised for my main...
The first draft of anything is shit.– Ernest Hemingway
It’s thanks mainly to these three screenwriting blogs (TDK aside) that have allowed me to really get excited about scriptwriting again. I never saw myself as one to write scripts, because I knew most of the one I’ve written previously were shit. But it’s so fascinating to see how so many elements add up to make a great script. I mean there’s so many other areas that apply...