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Three Poems for Sot Floating on Water


i can feel the beery breath

sitting on one ass across a mirage

of breaking waves of light.

the red splotches that mar

what confronts me now

is passion clogged in tiny looks of triumph.

as you swim across this pool

of unreal light

i feel…

Stop giving people power to control your smile, your worth, and your attitude.

—Mandy Hale (via themilkywhiteway)

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Let’s Talk About Movies:

Color: A Storytelling Device
because the eyes never lies.

Color is a powerful communication tool. It affected our emotion, mood and behavior. In films, color is one of the most important visual device to tell a story. Adding color to films is was one of the first major development in cinema. Take a look at some of the creative use of colors in filmmaking.

In both La Vita e Bella (1997) and Titanic (1997), the color narrates the story. It marks the dramatic change of the story line. In the beginning we see the colors are bright, warm and sunny but as the movie comes to painful end, the colors are getting colder, darker and more desperate.

For a fantasy movie genre, color represent different period of time or different world. In Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), Guilermo Del Toro decided he is going to do a contamination process as the 2 worlds in the movie start to come together. "We found the language we needed to help the audience understand the complexity of the movie.”

Red is a color that’s often linked with sex, but the dramatic context determines whether the red (and the sex) is seductive or repellent. In American Beauty (1999), the unhappily married protagonist (Spacey) escapes the banality of his suburban hell by fantasizing about a flirtatious teenager (Suvari). He often imagines her nude, covered with red rose petals— a symbol of his fiercely aroused sexuality, his reawakening manhood.

Spike Jonze collaboration with production designer K.K Barret in Her (2013) also focus on the color of red, it is to underscore a bright future ambience in the film setting. The key color motif is blood-orange red with a blue-less color palette. We see red in almost every frame of the movie. "It seemed to fit Theo’s temperament—his passion, compassion, loneliness, and hopefulness. Red was the perfect thing to use in the movie and we did it every which way we could." says Barrett.

Alfred Hitchcock uses the color of clothes symbolically. In Psycho (1960), Marion Crane is wearing a white underwear the moment she was introduce on screen. We can’t help but sees her as this pure, angelic, romantic woman who is in love. Once she has stolen money she wears a black bra. Our view of her shifted, Marion is not as sweet as we think we are, she is also dark, sly and her life is about to get an evil turn.

Oscar winner Steven Soderbergh’s Traffic (2000) has a complex story line with several different characters and settings. So he uses color filters to help to distinguish between these groups and colour is a purposeful narrative function.

for more of history and science in color films, check out this video
1, 2, 3, and Louis Giannetti’s Understanding Movies (Ninth Edition).

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Wow. Thank you. Thank you very much. This is an amazing moment. I appreciate it. I have 42 seconds to speak, so I better hurry. I’m not up here alone. I’m up here with all of my friends and family who support me and help me make what we make. Everybody… Many of them in the room. But they’re all up here in this room, up on the stage with me right now. And I appreciate everyone. There’s Hoyte, he’s over there laughing next to Robert De Niro. There’s Natalie crying, Bryan smiling. Megan Ellison, who’s very shy. She’s hiding in the back. It’s all of my friends. Everyone that I love. We made a movie about relationships and intimacy and that’s what we share together, and so this is for all of us up here. And thank you guys for this.

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I tried to delete my tumblr.

I failed miserably. Reblogging things I will never see otherwise is just too fun.

And RIP to all the poetry I’ve tried to post on here. Seemed like a buzzkill, even for me, and I’m the one who wrote it.

For more buzzkills, here is the real deal: www.larissagamalinda.com 

You hold an absence
at your center,
as if it were a life.

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When someone is crying, of course, the noble thing to do is to comfort them. But if someone is trying to hide their tears, it may also be noble to pretend you do not notice them.

Lemony Snicket (via meisquared)

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You are, at once, both the quiet and the confusion of my heart.

—Franz Kafka  (via kafkaesque-world)

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Someone once told me that human beings have three dimensions: how you see yourself, how others see you, and how you want others to see you. The closer the distance between the three dimensions, the more at peace you are and the more stable you become.

Marwa Rakha (The Poison Tree)

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