Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Marihuana Story (1950)

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The Marihuana Story (1950)The Marihuana Story (Spanish: Marihuana) is a 1950 Argentine film directed by León Klimovsky. It was entered into the 1951 Cannes Film Festival.

León Klimovsky (16 October 1906–8 April 1996) was an Argentine film director. A trained dentist, born in Buenos Aires, his real passion was always the cinema. He pioneered Argentine cultural movement known as cineclub and financed the first movie theater to show art movies. He also founded Argentina’s first film club in 1929. After participating as scriptwriter and assistant director of 1944’s Se abre el abismo, he filmed his first movie, an adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky‘s The Player. Other highlights from this time period include the adaptations of Alexandre DumasThe Count of Monte Cristo and Ernesto Sabato‘s The Tunnel.

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FIRST LOOK: New Premiere Posters

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Stunning New Posters for Tim Sutton’s Memphis Premiering in Venice This Week

Edvard Munch, The Kiss, 1897

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Edvard Munch, The Kiss, 1897Edvard Munch (Norwegian pronunciation[ˈmʉŋk]) is a 1974 biographical film about the Norwegian Expressionist painter Edvard Munch, written and directed by Peter Watkins. It was originally created as a three-part miniseries co-produced by the Norwegian and Swedish state television networks NRK and SVT, but subsequently gained an American theatrical release in a three-hour version in 1976. The film covers about thirty years of Munch’s life, focusing on the influences that shaped his art, particularly the prevalence of disease and death in his family and his youthful affair with a married woman. The film was screened at the 1976 Cannes Film Festival, but wasn’t entered into the main competition. – – Info ©ourtesy of Wikipedia

Scandal-O-Matic: Obama Edition

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Scandal-O-Matic. The Obama Administration EditionObama’s Administration Edition

This is your 10-step guide to the entirely predictable outcome of the unpleasantness in Washington. – – By Bruce Feirstein | Illustrations by Walter C. Baumann

Fear of a Black TMZ …Holla !

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Fear of a Black TMZThe most intimidating man in hip-hop isn’t Jay-Z, or Weezy, or some hustling exec at Interscope. It’s a former lawyer named Fred, whose comically sleazy gossip website MediaTakeout has been denounced onstage by Kanye, slapped with a cease-and-desist order by Ochocinco, and bookmarked by everyone in the world of black entertainment. Because if MediaTakeout sets its sights on you, whatever it publishes probably isn’t true, but it does mean you’ve made it in the game:

La La has a second, more important question that Fred does know the answer to. She doesn’t really care about Honey Nut Cheerios. The cereal was a pretext. What she really wants to know is: Has Fred heard about anything involving Melo and women who are not named La La Anthony? Tabloid stories have a way of begetting more tabloid stories. Groupies, girls, that kind of thing—just look at Tiger Woods, whose one VIP hostess quickly turned into a dozen after news of his infidelities went public. Once she’s on the front page of the Daily News next to a stranger’s quote about her vagina, La La says, “that’s when people feel like, ‘That’s my chance to start something up or to make something up.’ “

Fred nods sympathetically. On this subject, he says, he can help: “No bullshit came out.”

“Good,” La La says, as somewhere far away from here a chill shoots down the spine of the NBA’s reigning scoring champion. “Because I’ll cut a motherfucker’s dick off, okay? And that’ll be the next story.

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Futuria Fantasia: by Ray Bradbury.

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Futuria Fantasia

Futuria Fantasia, the science-fiction fanzine Ray Bradbury published as a teenager. Released shortly after Bradbury graduated from high school in 1939, the first issue included Bradbury’s short stories “Don’t Get Technatal” (under pseudonym Ron Reynolds) and the poem “Thought and Space.” Bradbury published four issues between 1939 and 1940.

Listen to the first issue read out loud here.

Writer Elmore Leonard passed away this morning

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Writer Elmore Leonard, who passed away this morning at 87

The Writer, Elmore Leonard passed away this morning at the age of 87, took V.F.’s signature Proust Questionnaire last December. Here are some of his responses:

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Being with my best friend, who’s a girl.

What is your favorite journey?
Gathering scenes in my head for a book.

If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be?
Charlie Sheen.

What is it that you most dislike?
Someone telling me about his dog.

How would you like to die?
Does it make a difference? You’re dead.

What is your motto?
“Keep it simple.”

Read more here.

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‘Doon’, the new YA novel based on the musical ‘Brigadoon’

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Attention, musical theater lovers! Doon, a YA novel loosely based on the premise of the musical Brigadoon, hits shelves Aug. 20. The first in a four-book series by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon, Doon follows best friends Veronica and Mackenna as they spend their summer vacation in Scotland. But things take a turn for the fairy tale when the girls find themselves in the mysterious land of Doon. Read on for an exclusive excerpt from Doon and a chat with co-authors Corp and Langdon.

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Milos Rajkovic commin’ atChuh

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How Cool is this?

lookoutIn some traditions as Hinduism the third eye is said to be located around the middle of the forehead, slightly above the junction of the eyebrows. In other traditions, as in Theosophy, it is believed to be connected with the pineal gland. According to this theory, humans had in far ancient times an actual third eye in the back of the head with a physical and spiritual function. Over time, as humans evolved, this eye atrophied and sunk into what today is known as the pineal gland. Dr. Rick Strassman has controversially suggested that the pineal gland, which maintains light sensitivity, is responsible for the production and release of DMT (dimethyltryptamine), a psychedelic drug which he believes to be excreted in large quantities at the moments of birth and death. — from Wikipedia