Monthly archive: February 2014

Marion Cotillard by Craig McDean

Posted by on 26 Feb 2014 at 00:07 in People, Photography

Marion Cotillard by Craig McDdean for Interview

What do you get when you put together one of the most talented actresses and an amazing  photographer? Exactly, beautiful images! Craig McDean photographed french beauty Marion Cotillard for Interview Magazine (March 2014). In the magazine, the actress is interviewed by none other than John Cameron Mitchell. Head over to Interview site for more images and the actual conversation between the two actors.

Marion Cotillard by Craig McDean for Interview Marion Cotillard by Craig McDean for Interview

The Favours of the Moon

Posted by on 14 Feb 2014 at 23:22 in Art

The Favours of the Moon by Charles Baudelaire
Published 1869

THE MOON, who is caprice itself, looked through the window while you were sleeping in your cradle, and said to herself: ‘I like this child.’

And softly she decended her staircase of clouds and, noislessly, passed through the window-panes. Then she stretched herself out over you with the supple tenderness of a mother, and laid down her colors on your face. Ever since, the pupils of your eyes have remained green and your cheeks unusually pale. It was while comtemplating this vistor that your eyes became so strangely enlarged; and she clasped your neck so tenderly that you have retained for ever the desire to weep.

However, in the expansion of her joy, the Moon filled the whole room with phosphorescent vapour, like a luminous poison; and all the living light thought and said: ‘You shall suffer for ever the influence of my kiss. You shall be beautiful in my fashion. You shall love that which I love and that which loves me: water, clouds, silence and the night; the immense green sea; the formless and multiform streams; the place where you shall not be; the lover whom you shall not know; flowers of monstrous shape; perfumes that cause delirium; cats that shudder, swoon and curl up on pianos and groan like women, with a voice that is hoarse and gentle!

Dark half moon

‘And you shall be loved by my lovers, courted by my courtiers. You shall be the queen of all men that have green eyes, whose necks also I have clasped in my nocturnal caresses; of those who love the sea, the sea that is immense, tumultuous and green, the formless and multform streams, the place where they are not, the woman whom they do not know, sinister flowers that resemble the censers of a strange religion, perfumes that confound the will; and the savage and voluptuous animals which are the emblems of their dementia.’

And that, my dear, cursed, spoiled child, is why I am now lying at your feet, seeking in all your person the reflection of the formidable divinity, of the foreknowing godmother, the poisoning wet-nurse of all the lunatics.

Os Benefícios da Lua

Posted by on 14 Feb 2014 at 20:15 in Arte

Os Benefícios da Lua de Charles Baudelaire
Publicado em 1869

A Lua, que é a própria imagem do capricho, olhou pela janela enquanto dormias em teu berço, e disse consigo mesma: – “Esta criança me agrada.”

E desceu maciamente a sua escada de nuvens, e deslizou sem ruído através das vidraças. E pousou sobre ti com um suave carinho de mãe, e depôs as suas cores em tuas faces. Então, tuas pupilas se fizeram verdes, e tuas faces extraordináriamente pálidas. Foi contemplando essa visitante que teus olhos se dilataram de modo tão estranho, e ela com tão viva ternura te apertou a garganta que ficaste, para sempre, com vontade de chorar.

Entretanto, na expansão da sua alegria, a Lua invadia todo o quarto, como uma atmosfera fosfórica, como um peixe luminoso; e toda esta luz viva pensava e dizia:

– Tu sofrerás para sempre a influência do meu beijo. Serás bela à minha maneira. Amarás o que eu amo e o que me ama: a água, as nuvens, o silêncio e a noite; o mar imenso e verde; a água informe e multiforme; o lugar onde não estiveres; o amante que não conheceres; as flores monstruosas; os perfumes que fazem delirar; os gatos que desmaiam sobre pianos e gemem que nem as mulheres, com uma doce voz enrouquecida!

Dark half moon

“E tu serás amada pelos meus amantes, cortejada pelos meus cortejadores. Serás a rainha dos homens de olhos verdes a quem também estreitei a garganta em minhas carícias noturnas; daqueles que amam o mar, o mar imenso, tumultuoso e verde, a água informe e multiforme, o lugar onde não estão, a mulher que não conhecem, as flores sinistras que segurem incensórios de alguma religião ignota, os perfumes que turbam a vontade, e os animais selvagens e voluptuosos que são os emblemas de sua loucura.”

E é por isso, maldita e querida criança mimada, que estou agora prosternando a teus pés, buscando em toda a tua pessoa o reflexo da terrível Divindade, da fatídica madrinha, da ama-de-leite envenenadora de todos os lunáticos.

 

Florence Welch – Not Fade Away

Posted by on 06 Feb 2014 at 23:16 in Music

I absolutely adore, love Florence Welch. Her voice is magical, her songs addictive. I’ve seen Florence + the Machine twice live and wish I could hear her live at least once a month.

Found a link to this video on Pinterest and have seen it already 10 times. It’s called: Florence Welch in “Not Fade Away” by Tabitha Denholm and the song is a cover from Buddy Holly. Enjoy!

 

Florence Welch – Not Fade Away

Posted by on 06 Feb 2014 at 20:09 in Música

Eu adoro, amo a Florence Welch. A voz dela é mágica, suas músicas são viciantes.Tive a sorte de ver Florence + the Machine ao vivo duas vezes e, no meu mundo ideal, eu veria um show dela ao vivo uma vez por mês.

Eu achei o link para esse vídeo no Pinterest e já ví umas 10 vezes. O nome é: Florence Welch em “Not Fade Away” por Tabitha Denholm e essa música é um cover do Buddy Holly. Enjoy!

 

Review: American Splendor

Posted by on 04 Feb 2014 at 22:24 in Movies

American Splendor

American Splendor by Shari Springer Berman & Robert Pulcini

If you think Americans don’t know how to make good movies then you probably don’t know their their independent films. American Splendor,  title of the movie and also of Pekar’s original comics, is an excellent example of creativity. It is a mix of documentary and fiction, even adding a little comic book aesthetics. The film tells a little about Harvey Pekar’s story, a typical American looser who decides to turn his routine into a comic book. The actors are perfect in their roles, especially because we also get to see the real Pekar and the other characters on screen. The movie is just as sarcastic and ironic as Pekar’s. Highly recommend it.

Anti-herói Americano

Posted by on 04 Feb 2014 at 19:11 in Cinema

American Splendor

Anti-herói Americano de Shari Springer Berman & Robert Pulcini

Quem diz que americanos não sabem fazer bom cinema é pq não conhecem o cinema independente deles. American Splendor, título original e também dos quadrinhos de Pekar, é um excelente exemplo de criatividade. É um mix de ficção e documentário, adicionando ainda um pouco de quadrinhos. O filme conta um pouco da história de Harvey Pekar, um típico loser americano que decide transformar sua rotina em quadrinhos. Os atores estão perfeitos, principalmente pq temos em cena também o verdadeiro Pekar e os outros personagens. O filme é sarcástico e irônico assim como o humor de Pekar.

RIP: Philip Seymour Hoffman

Posted by on 03 Feb 2014 at 21:23 in People

Phillip Seymour Hoffman by Mark Abrahams

The world lost another great talent. Philip Seymour Hoffman delivered amazing and memorable performances in movies like Almost Famous, Magnolia, Boogie Nights, 25th Hour, Capote, Doubt and many others.

photo credit: Mark Abrahams