happy genius

Paris. 22. INFJ. Atlanta. Film student.
Amateur person. Professional person.


"If I when my wife is sleeping
and the baby and Kathleen
are sleeping
and the sun is a flame-white disc
in silken mists
above shining trees,--
if I in my north room
dance naked, grotesquely
before my mirror
waving my shirt round my head
and singing softly to myself:
"I am lonely, lonely.
I was born to be lonely,
I am best so!"
If I admire my arms, my face,
my shoulders, flanks, buttocks
again the yellow drawn shades,--

Who shall say I am not
the happy genius of my household?"

"Danse Russe" by William Carlos Williams


Two for the Road | Sandra Bullock & Ben Affleck by Patrick Demarchelier

We were not like the prior situation comedies about husbands and wives.  You know, where the housewife was vacuuming in a big flowered frock and I said ‘I’d really like to wear pants, because that’s what I wear as a housewife.’ And they let me do it, but they were very nervous.Mary Tyler Moore on The Dick Van Dyke Show

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Andy didn’t quite develop relationships with people, except with Edie… He liked people who were sort of vulnerable and needed help. He was so lame himself, and to him everybody was sort of better than he was. So when he found a sort of lost soul, he sort of took a little interest, and I think he did that with Edie.
-Paul Morrissey 

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Happy Birthday Harold Clayton Lloyd, Sr. 
April 20, 1893 - March 8, 1971

"Harold Lloyd was one of the most charismatic innovators of film comedy, an excellent actor, and a consummate filmmaker." - Jack Lemmon

Harold Lloyd was, and remains, one of the most iconic figures in film history. His films influenced genres, styles and techniques that are still very much alive today. His comedic genius and timing redefined the genre of film comedy, and gave life to many sub-genres including the romantic comedy, the college comedy and the football movie. Character minded, and technically adept, his films were filled with joy, heartbreak, action, social comment, stunts and most of all the roaring spirit of the 1920s. They are still as endearing and hilarious today as they were when they came out, over 80 years ago. Lloyd was truly a genius, operating at the same level as his contemporaries, Chaplin and Keaton, and offered an alternative to the ‘grotesque’ comedy character. Lloyd’s Glass character was the boy-next-door, the average american go-getter, a character so normal that anyone could identify with him. He was The Boy. 

Lloyd’s legacy has been criminally underrepresented in the annals of film history, and it’s about time he made a return to public consciousness. He was so much more than a pair of glasses. He was the living embodiment of the spirit of 1920s America, and truly a master of cinema. 

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the thing to realize here is that conservatives find the idea of paying workers a livable wage so absurd that they make hyperbolic comparisons like this

because fifteen dollars and hour and a hundred thousand dollars an hour both mean the same thing to them; more than you deserve

^That commentary is very important.

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New Wave Gum Cards pack

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Rosamund Pike for W Magazine May 2014, photographed by David Fincher

Rosamund Pike for W Magazine May 2014, photographed by David Fincher

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n. the strange wistfulness of used bookstores, which are somehow infused with the passage of time—filled with thousands of old books you’ll never have time to read, each of which is itself locked in its own era, bound and dated and papered over like an old room the author abandoned years ago, a hidden annex littered with thoughts left just as they were on the day they were captured.

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quote me out of context a lot after i die
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