Monthly archive: February 2014

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.

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!

 

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.