Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Ira is Russian.
Ira May 2008"
Page 297 from Thomas Mann Diaries 1978-1939
Thursday April 14; Beverly Hills 1938
Got to sleep late, Phanodorm. Drank Coffee. Wrote a page and was stimulated. Outing to the beach with the Huxleys, the weather clearing rapidly and becoming warmer, where we got out and took a rather long walk along the glistening blue-and-white ocean at ebb tide. Many condoms on the beach. I did not see them, but Mrs. Huxley pointed them out to Katia. – Lunch in Palos Verdes Estate. Lovely view of the wide bay from the terrace. Soup, roast chicken (tough), ice-cream cake, and coffee. Spoke more English the usual. Came back at around three. Had tea at home after four. Colin brought a new report on negotiations with Goldwyn. Did better at expressing my gratitude to him. Rested a while. Went to the office of a woman notary concerning the extension of our visitors’ visa. Signatures. While we were out Erika arranged for our return trip via Chicago, Cleveland, and Toronto with thte assistant at the agency. – Tea with the ladies. – Dinner at home. Then with Edwin Knopf’s assistant to the MGM studios for a private screening of Night Must Fall, an excellen film with Robert Montgomery, who represents a good psychological type and has distinctly Joseph-like moments. Quite interested. – At home with Colin, who leaves tomorrow, pleased with what has been accomplished. Said good-bye to hi until New York.
German boy if you will;)
Garçons - "French Boy (Part 1)" (1979)
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Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Carmen & Celeste: May 2009 Godzilla still life ;-) Al Ferox - I would like to be a gigolo tonight
New Order - The Village
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a couple years ago...
Jumping around the chapter a bit…
Without ever confronting the issue in fully identified terms, the overwhelming majority of men begin retreating, very early in life, from the challenges of proper conceptual growth – and they die, never having actualized more than a small fraction of their potential intelligence. The self-esteem deficiency expressed in the felling of “Who am I to know? Who am I to judge? Who am I to decide?” is the consequence of too many retreats from the responsibility of thought and judgment in situations where the person did not have to retreat, where an effort could and should have been made but was not, where the disvalue of fear and uncertainty took precedence over the value of efficacy and knowledge. Page 174
If (in effect) a person rejects his distinctive form of consciousness, if he decides that thinking is too much effort and/or that choosing the values needed to guide his actions is too frightening a responsibility – then, if he wants to survive and to functions in the world, he can do so only by means of the minds of others: by means of their conclusions, their judgments, their values. Page 176
This is the phenomenon that I designate as “Social Metaphysics.” “Metaphysics” is one’s view of the nature of reality. To the psycho-epistemological dependent, reality (for all practical purposes) is people: in his mind, in thinking, in the automatic connections of his consciousness, people occupy the place which, in the mind of a rational man, is occupied by reality. Page 177
Social metaphysics is the psychological syndrome that characterizes a person who holds the minds of other men, not objective reality, as his ultimate psycho-epistemological frame of reference.
“The Psychology of Self-Esteem” A Revolutionary Approach to Self-Understanding That Launched a New Era in Modern Psychology Nathaniel Branden (32nd Anniversary Edition)
2 years ago;) I bought a couple extra books for my term paper that was going to deal with self-esteem issues; I was taking a course, Positive Psychology, taught at Harvard by Tal Ben-Shahar Ph.D. this was through the Harvard Extension School which offers a few online courses; it was awesome they upload the (video) lecture every day and you participate in weekly interactive breakout sections in small groups of a dozen or so via telephone conference… I highly recommend the course on Positive Psychology and the Harvard Extension School in general...
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Celeste: May 2009 "C & C" Godzilla still life ;-) Al Ferox - I would like to be a gigolo tonight"
pet shop boys - i dont know what you want but I can't give it anymore (thee madkatt mix)
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Monday, April 12, 2010
Anne;) A couple years ago also...
Ana - The Pixies
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Confessional by Tenessee Williams 1970 from Dragon Country
The scene is a somewhat nonrealistic evocation of a bar on the beach-front in one of those coastal towns between Los Angeles and San Diego. It attracts a group of regular patrons who are nearly all so well known to each other that it is like a community club, and most of these regulars spend the whole evening there. Ideally the walls of the bar, on all three sides, should have the effect of fog rolling in from the ocean. A blue neon outside the door says: "Monk's Place."....
Thursday, April 8, 2010
A couple years ago too...
First two paragraphs Chapter 1 from WOMEN AND FILM Both sides of the camera
E. Ann Kaplan 1983 Methuen & Co
1. Is the gaze male?
Since the beginning of the recent women’s movement, American feminists have been exploring the representation of female sexuality in the arts – in literature, painting, film, and television. As we struggle towards meaningful theory, it is important to note that feminist criticism, as a new way of reading texts, emerged form the daily, ongoing concerns of women re-evaluating the culture in which they had been socialized and educated. In this sense, feminist criticism differs in basic ways from earlier critical movements, which evolved out of reaction to dominant theoretical positions (i.e. out of a reaction which took place on an intellectual level). Feminism is unusual in its combination of the theoretical and (loosely speaking) the ideological (Marxist literary theory alone shares a similar dual focus, but from very different premises).
The first wave of feminist critics adopted a broadly sociological approach, looking at sex roles women occupied in various imaginative works, from high art to mass entertainment. They assessed roles as “positive” or “negative” according to some externally constructed criteria describing the fully autonomous, independent woman. While this work was important in initiating feminist criticism (Kate Millett’s Sexual Politics was a ground-breaking text), feminist film critics, influenced by developments taking place in film theory at the start of the 1970’s, were the first to point out its limitations. First, influenced by semiology, feminist theorists stressed the crucial role played by the artistic form as the medium for expression; second, influenced by psychoanalysis, they argued that Oedipal processes were central to the production of art works. That is, they gave increasing attention to how meaning is produced in films, rather than to the “content,” which had preoccupied sociological critics; and they stressed the links between the processes of psychoanalysis and cinema.
GRACE JONES-THIS IS LIFE
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Monday, April 5, 2010
A couple years ago...
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Friday, April 2, 2010
Thursday, April 1, 2010
My improvised enlarger and the print I made this afternoon...I had to use a really fast 3-second exposure at F 5.6 so I couldn't dodge and burn, anything tighter was causing shadows like that faint line tracing down the middle caused by the fluorescent desk lamp and it's parallel tubes. /// Holding the print in my hands; I think I'm hooked because the tones are so s-o-w-e nice...
scan from 8x10" silver print
scan from negative - CanoScan 5600F "a-hundred-dollar-scanner"
The Stranglers "Nice N' Sleazy"
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