Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Failure The Secret To Success

This is a great short film from Honda company. Although it's about their world (engineering) it applies equally well to arts and crafts too, very cool 9min snippet, enjoy.

Monday, March 30, 2009

A song For The Ladies

The amazing Robi Draco Rosa. His CD "Mad Love" is one of my favorite CDs of all time, it's just incredible. Please listen and enjoy, and if you REALLY like it then BUY HIS CD!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

An Essay

This is a great essay I've found a long time ago and I still see it now and again and enjoy it, so why not share it among friends?

"English is a funny language!

There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple... English muffins were not invented in England or French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies, while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are meat.

We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square, and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

And why is it that writers write, but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce, and hammers don't ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So, one moose, 2 meese? One index, two indices? Is cheese the
plural of choose?

If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?

In what language do people recite at a play, and play at a recital?

Ship by truck, and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell? Park on driveways and drive on parkways?
How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites? How can the weather be hot as hell one day and cold as hell another?

When a house burns up, it burns down. You fill in a form by filling it out, and an alarm clock goes off by going on.

When the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible. And why, when I wind up my watch, I start it, but when I wind up this essay, I end it?

Saturday, March 28, 2009

The G-man

Perhaps one of the best villains EVER,
incl all types of entertainment (movies, books etc).
He is my favorite though, for sure.

"Time Dr. Freeman?
Is it really that time again?
It seems as if you have only just arrived."

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Soundtrack

The score in a film can either completely make or break a film for me. I mean to the point where I could take a shitty Paris Hilton film, put a brilliant soundtrack on it and... it would still be shit but it would be A LOT better still. It's just something about music that... I can't describe it, but say in a film, its EVERYTHING for me. A film just has to have a great soundtrack or fuck it, might as well delete the whole film it's no point. I don't care if its the Godfather or Titanic, no good score? No point. It just becomes so disappointing, I don't know how else to describe it.

Personally I feel the best soundtracks I have heard has definitively not come from any Hollywood film but rather video games and animes, FOR SURE. For anyone who has ever played any Final Fantasy game is virtually high fiving me at the moment, my love goes out to Nobuo Uematsu. Metal Gear Solid? Harry Gregson-Williams is a genius. Cowboy Bebop might have one of the best soundtracks out there, it's just nuts. The jazzy film noir feeling it gives... Max Payne... we gonna talk about max payne later, I'm saving it for it's own post. If I ever act in a film, or direct one, produce one etc, I am going to sit down FIRMLY with a (hopefully) amazing composer and we gonna sort out magic from crap mates.

Legend Of Zelda
? Brilliant. Oldboy OST? Brilliant. I suppose though it's all relative, since the best songs that one person likes is the one they have some sort of emotional connection to of some sort so even the most trivial piece can become amazing, fair enough. I love the trumpet though, lately it has taken the top stop for one of my favorite instruments, I also love strings, in a big orchestra, obviously.

Still so much more that can be said about a score but, gonna keep it relatively short today, so instead I'm going to leave you with this.

I was wondering, which one of these two do YOU like the most? I love em' both and can't make up my mind.

UPDATE: Jesus fuck, Can't believe I forgot one of the best soundtracks I have ever heard and own. GRIM FANDANGO of course, what else? What the hell was I smoking when I was writing this earlier today. Grim Fandango OST 5/5 easy, one of THE best. And whomever composes scores and stuff for Blizzard games. World of Warcraft soundtrack is just brilliant, I love Blizzard, but I've stated this before.

Muse - Feeling Good

Michael Bublé - Feeling Good


Friday, March 20, 2009

Vincent Cassel from La Haine.

This brilliant film is from 1995 with Vincent Cassel. I want to show you one of my favorite scenes of all times. I am not sure why I like it so much but, it's just so fucking brilliant. No overacting, believable, passionate etc. I just love it. Like the way I love small things in life, this is a small short wonderful amazing scene, enjoy bitches.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

You know what annoys me?

Birthdays. I mean who the fuck cares about birthdays unless you are under 21 or over 80 or something. People who take birthdays too seriously should be shot, like people who's friendship hinges on the fact if their friends show up for ones birthday or not. Let me tell ya, if that is the case with you then you didn't have much of a friendship to begin with mate. Fuck birthdays (and valentines day).

Another thing that annoys me. Unnecessary nudity in gym locker rooms. Who the fuck weighs them self completely nude? I am not a homophobic by ANY stretch of the imagination, in fact, I fucking love gays (no pun intended) but unless you are gonna take a ride on the space shuttle I recon you can pop on a pair of boxers and take of 100grams if you need to be so fucking specific. People who happily wander around naked, bending over like they are playing some volleyball game in the locker rooms, WTF? Put some clothes on mofos.

Completely random and from the top of my head. I have a lot more stuff to whine about, more on that later though. Stay Tuned.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Director William Friedkin on Fora.tv

Another amazing talkie talkie. This time from Fora.tv. It's basically like TED.com for all I know, bunch of videos with people who talk about amazing stuff.

You might know William Friedkin as the man who directed the infamous films The French Connection and The Exorcist. In this hour long interview he talks about his work as a director, how he came to be, how he made The French Connection and The Exorcist and so on. It was really fun and interesting, check it out.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Does school kill creativity?

Here is another very interesting TED talk that I have to share by Sir Ken Robinson. The fella makes some amazing points and not only is he hilarious but I am sure his maths is brilliant as well.

So, does school kill creativity? I was unfortunate to end up in the wrong type of school when I was younger and that is why I am in this mess now.

Please do check out this TED talk.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Current status

Alright, I'm going to write down my current status so one day I'll maybe look back and say "wow, come a long way since..."

a) Jobless - Doesn't REALLY bother me, would be nice to have a nice job to go to, I still refuse to take ANY job just to get cash because I refuse to work at a place I am not happy with. I am not talking about beeing CEO at a company or anything but say working at Mickey D's... forget it. Not that desperate YET.

b) Didn't graduate what you may call high school - Or it might be collage, not sure. Doesn't bother me either. I just wish that I had found out "what I want to do when I get older" thang when I was 15-16 (or of course even younger) instead of 22, but it's fine =). So I need to read up on a few things and get my degrees which shouldn't be hard at all to be honest. I don't wanna blow my self but I am pretty smart.

c) Haven't gone to any acting classes or schools - Of course, if you have "it" then you do but school is still brilliant, SO MUCH TO LEARN AND I CAN'T WAIT. Once I found an email in my inbox folder. Some casting agen't had found my old profile on a page where you can work as an extra on sets. He sent me a mail asking me if I would like to audition, so I did that. Just the fact that he found my profile that had been deactivated for 6+ months and he still found me and sent me a mail says to me "this is the job for you" "well thank you my alter ego I lurv you <3"

I think that's it about now. I Guess it could have been a lot worse. I am a lot happier then last year, I think it's pretty confirmed now. I had a depression during 2008. Glad to be over that shit. Time to get into school, get degrees, and whore myself out so I can get cash for either kulturama or Nyfa. A long way from the big screen innit. No rush. I keep writing down ideas I have for various film/tv stuff. Maybe one day... maybe babyl

That's it for now, but I aint leaving you without a tune.