Back to the Future in 1503

Originally posted on fashionarchaeology:

C.Tagliavini, 1503, Cecilia 2014

Christian Tagliavini, 1503 Cecilia, 2011

People sometimes ask me why I do what I do. Recently I found myself in a complex discussion where I was defending my line of work, ultimately justifying the hours spent by dress historians looking at a neckline, or the lining of a gown or the height of an eighteenth century heel. I was being challenged on the utility of it all – do we really need to know these minute details of everyday life of the past?

isn’t fashion projected into the future by its very essence? if so why do we need to teach young fashion or costume designers about their heritage?

Maybe the answers to the above are all here, in these mesmerizing and simply beautiful works of contemporary art.

For this post I have chosen to share the work of a very interesting – to me – young photographer. Especially…

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Guest Blogger invitation

Hi Everyone out there on the internet. Welcome to my site filmstvandlife. I am inviting anyone who would like to take up the chance to co contribute to my site.

Do you have an article or some music or a film or anything you would like to put up here?

Feel free to leave a comment or contact me at filmtvandlife@gmail.com

The 30 Harshest Filmmaker-on-Filmmaker Insults In History

Originally posted on writewhatyoudontknow:

Here’s a little Saturday fun via the wonderful Scott Sublett:

1. Francois Truffaut on Michelangelo Antonioni:

“Antonioni is the only important director I have nothing good to say about. He bores me; he’s so solemn and humorless.”

2. Ingmar Bergman on Michelangelo Antonioni:
“Fellini, Kurosawa, and Bunuel move in the same field as Tarkovsky. Antonioni was on his way, but expired, suffocated by his own tediousness.”
3. Ingmar Berman on Orson Welles:
“For me he’s just a hoax. It’s empty. It’s not interesting. It’s dead. Citizen Kane, which I have a copy of — is all the critics’ darling, always at the top of every poll taken, but I think it’s a total bore. Above all, the performances are worthless. The amount of respect that movie’s got is absolutely unbelievable.”
4. Ingmar Bergman on Jean-Luc Godard:
“I’ve never gotten anything out of his movies. They have felt constructed…

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Watch list Challenge

 

 

Errrmmm welllll…….. How about a battle of the watch list instead. I have a little challenge in mind fo my readers, assuming that more shakespearethan one reader (Davide) reads my blog :)

The rules for this challenge are :

Chose a film from my watch list that you haven’t previously watched.

Write a review of the film that is to be no shorter than 500 words

The reviews will all be posted on my site and a vote will determine the winner.

I may even make up a shitty gif as a reward.

Feel free to reblog this post on you site to get as many people involved as possible. I am interested to read their reviews.

Leave your comment below if you’re interested :)

 

 

 

The Right Kind of Wrong

Director:Jeremiah S. Chechik

Writers:Megan Martin (screenplay), Tim Sandlin (novel)

Stars:Ryan Kwanten, Kristen Hager, Ryan McPartlin | See full cast and crew »

The right kind of wrong is the wrong kind of all gone wrong. I am going to be honest, I’m not going to bother doing too much background research on this film. Obviously it has been adapted from a novel and hey wouldn’t it be cool if the story in the film were real.

Ryan Kwanten was fantastic in Griff the invisible, a novel little romantic comedy, but this film was something else altogether. It centers around Leo Palamino (Kwanten) and his failed relationship. The poor guy is hammered in the national press after his break up when his girlfriend publishes a blog about the reasons why she can no longer stand him.

He then falls in love with another woman, which is supposed to be funny but she is violent and punches him in the face numerous times. Even still this seems to fuel his attraction to her even more as he humiliates himself and is punished physically over and over again in pursuit of this woman.

The film itself is terrible, but the amount of mental and physical abuse that Leo suffers throughout the film is even worse. I have no idea what the creators were thinking but the whole thing was extremely off putting.

Anyway, I can’t recommend this film however feel free to check out Griff the Invisible or Punch drunk love if your looking for a rom com.

SORRY

Hey! I want to shout out to my beloved fellow bloggers. I haven’t forgotten that you have nominated me for awards, I will attend to them soon. I have been preoccupied of late. So I am looking forward to going through your sites to see what I have been missing out on.

Hopefully there will be some great media for me to get my hands on since I have been coming up dry lately.  The two new television shows that I am getting into are Transparent & Broadcity. Both are entertaining and make the time go by a little faster.

Will be posting soon

xx

Annie

 

Tony Abbott’s ‘Message from the PM’ removed by Youtube. What happens next?

Originally posted on Social Observant:

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When Abbott proudly posted his “Message from the PM – Delivering on Our Promises”, YouTube was quick to shut it down as “deceptive content”. What happens next is all too predictable…

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