This movie felt a lot like Cosmopolis in terms of some style points and the overall feeling, I liked this way more though.
Yeah. Cosmopolis, was… meh. Story wasn’t strong enough to drive it forward and the characters where superficial at best. (Too much concept?) Killing Them Softly had both. Plus the context of our ongoing depression. That little social commentary made it work. But ya’know I reckon Killing Them Softly had the edge in art and cine direction too. I’ll watch that again soon, not Cosmopolis.
Storm clouds standing tall in the atmosphere over Africa.
Not since Carl Sagan have I got the sense of the pale blue dot so clearly. This guy is humanizing space exploration in such a simple and humble way that we can all get excited about it. Again. I also believe I’ll have the chance to get up there in my lifetime.
‘A Tooth For An Eye’ deconstructs images of maleness, power and leadership. Who are the people we trust as our leaders and why? What do we have to learn from those we consider inferior? In a sport setting where one would traditionally consider a group of men as powerful and in charge, an unexpected leader emerges. A child enters and allows the men to let go of their hierarchies, machismo and fear of intimacy, as they follow her into a dance. Their lack of expertise and vulnerability shines through as they perform the choreography. Amateurs and skilled dancers alike express joy and a sense of freedom; There is no prestige in their performance. The child is powerful, tough and sweet all at once, roaring “I’m telling you stories, trust me”. There is no shame in her girliness, rather she possesses knowledge that the men lost a long time ago.
Only thing I can add (other than stating how awesome this is) is: Look! The knife put a description on one of their videos. Don’t they trust us anymore?
Inspired by the visual ‘style’ of Dieter Rams’ work. Minus his philosophy.
He’d never have put a faux speaker grill on a product (or faux anything). The buttons on his stereos were designed to fit your finger and secure your presses, irrelevant on a touch screen. Bezels are constraints of hardware and materials, and of dubious value to visual design of software.
I suspect an app designed by Rams would not look like his hardware products.
Hiking side-country with the locals. Took the t-bar up the Vorab Glacier. We then hiked out of the resort along the ridge lines to the peak in the center of the photos and rode back down into the resort. Then took the designed-by-porche-with-heated-racing-car-seats-that-rotates-45%-so-you-can-see-the-view chairlift back up into the resort..