One reason it matters to me that Corey said nice things about this is that she wrote this.
“Far from being writers -founders of their own place, heirs of the peasants of earlier ages now working on the soil of language, diggers of wells and builders of houses- readers are travelers; they move across lands belonging to someone else, like nomads poaching their way across fields they did not write, despoiling the wealth of Egypt to enjoy it themselves. Writing accumulates, stocks up, resist time by the establishment of a place and multiplies its production through the expansionism of reproduction. Reading takes no measures against the erosion of time (one forgets oneself and also forgets), it does not keep with what it acquires, or it does so poorly, and each of the places through which it passes is a repetition of the lost paradise.”
-Michel de Certeau, The Practice of Everyday Life (via eideticfields)
My friend Dave Strick makes pretty amazing animations, in my opinion:
This is called “Boolean 2.” More are here.
|—||Flannery O’Connor, with what continues to strike me as an incredibly succinct and useful piece of plot advice. (via mttbll) That entire essay (“Writing Short Stories,” collected in Mystery and Manners), is the most refreshing tonic. (via sarahwrotethat)|
CHECK OUT MY IMPRESSIVE COLLECTION OF PHANTOM LIMBS NONE OF THEM ARE MINE
IM GOING TO RELEASE THEM INTO ORBIT AROUND THE MOON
Your Hand in Mine - Explosions in the Sky
A few days ago, I received out-of-print gem The Making of Kubrick’s 2001 (edited wonderfully by Jerome Agel, 1970). I’m still over the moon.
There have been countless words written about Stanley Kubrick’s visionary masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey — some good, some bad — but after 45 years, this superb book remains the only one you’ll ever really need. It is such a shame that this book is out-of-print. It is filled with everything you ever wanted to know about 2001. It leads off with Arthur C. Clarke’s short story “The Sentinel” and closes with a complete reprint of Stanley Kubrick’s interview with Playboy magazine. In between are profiles, interviews with technical advisors, effects secrets revealed, letters to Stanley from the moviegoing public, as well as reviews of the film, both good and bad. A fascinating snapshot of a moment in history when the world was caught off guard by a motion picture. Search your local used book stores, like I did. If you’re a Kubrick fan, it’s worth the effort.
Now you can join me, I’ll fly you to the moon!
The Making of Kubrick’s 2001
(NOTE: For educational purposes only)
With endless thanks to Matt DeGennaro