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Tuesday, 25 September 2012

maybe this time

3 absolutely fab versions. 3 differently damaged women. 4 if you count rachel berry.

Thursday, 20 September 2012


watched full metal jacket yesterday. i think it's the best war movie of all time. perhaps even the best movie. havent really stopped thinking about it. the expressions on various characters' faces. the duality of man. all that junk. but what makes it better than the rest? or specifically spielberg's saving private ryan. a movie that i found to be unnecessarily horrific. also incredibly sentimental. and the sentimental spielberg films are the ones i dont like so much (AI, amistad, the terminal.. ones i dig: jaws, munich, the adventures of tintin...). when he tells you exactly what to think, how to feel about something.

look! he must be a real boy because he's got a robot bear of his very own. 


Batty: That was irrational of you... not to mention unsportsmanlike.


where roy batty and david are just so obviously robotic but do human things like use sarcasm or are bitchy. there's room for you to make a judgement on how you feel about them. are they human? what is a machine? thought is possible beyond the manipulative doe eyes of haley joel osment.

it's the same with saving private ryan. look at those eyes? can you resist? do you want to cry?
I don’t know. Part of me thinks the kid’s right. What’s he done to deserve this? He wants to stay here, fine. Let’s leave him and go home. But another part of me thinks, what if we stay, and by some miracle we actually make it out of here alive? Someday we might look back on this and decide that saving Private Ryan was the one decent thing we were able to pull out of this whole godawful, shitty mess. 
—Tom Hanks
how about now?


Saturday, 15 September 2012

i don't dance. but in my head i do.

i am this girl, who cannot tango but soon will – with a blind man and have a ball :) (ASIDE: poor charlie, you will probably never her meet again! *sigh* she would be so good to you, and vice versa). i am a clumsy person who trips over everything and cannot do choreography (i know, i've tried classes). but boy do i love dance movies. musicals. tap. step up 2. you would think that watching people do well, what i cant do at all – would irritate me. but nope. just makes me sigh and fangirl and store-up moments of great dancing in my head. for the perfect moment. for the days when i need to feel good inside. brave. like i'm a star. like i can kick your ass. and show you a thing or two. make my point. save the day. generally be awesome. in my head, i see this:

or... the world is just that little bit better with dancing. i give you: jonathan groff.

...and the boy can sing.

Monday, 3 September 2012

XOXO or how i learned to loathe marian bantjes

back from designyatra 2012.
my favourite speakers:
ambrish arora • arunachalam muruganantham (SO BEST!) • paul barnes aka. @paulobarnesi • kentaro kimura • joachim sauter

marian got top billing, last day, last speaker. the headliner if you will. debbie millman's favourite person - marian bantjes. but marian is... shall we say the oprah of the design world. she has opinions on everything: the quality of her work, the sub-par-ness of others (everyone else).

...and you need to work to get on her valentine list. of about 400+ people? but even stefan sagmeister only got an "xoxo Marian". and poor david only got an "xo". i think where i'm going with this is... can you love 480 people? or is it inauthentic. now this is one of my favourite people - jason permenter with Good Morning, Annas:
in his words:
Turns out this is exactly the sort of thing, for us, that makes an eight-hour time difference that much more bearable.
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marian also has no qualms about slagging off typography students who make alphabet posters (because where is the deep meaning in that? only marian makes meaningful work). that's 3 of the other speakers insulted already. 
part of the conference freebies

marian being meaningful:
“Get up from this table and go make a contribution to Doctors Without Borders. Donate enough that it hurts a little. Then come back to this table and enjoy your meal. Really, really enjoy your meal.”
sure, it's beautiful. but does it mean anything at all?