Home of the all-around movie/book/TV/music geek girl. 21 years old; college student majoring in Film with a minor in Art History. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Fan of (in alphabetical order): Woody Allen, Wes Anderson, Blackadder, The Blacklist, Doctor Who (and - to a lesser extent - Torchwood), Elementary, Freaks and Geeks, Grimm, Harry Potter, House, Indiana Jones, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Inspector Lewis, James Bond, Jane Eyre, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Law & Order (all kinds), Lost, LOTR, the Millennium trilogy (Stieg Larsson); Murder, She Wrote; The Nanny, Paul Newman, The Office, Once Upon a Time, Parks and Recreation, Project Runway, Pushing Daisies, Saturday Night Live, Sherlock, Three's Company (though I am usually laughed at for that), The Twilight Zone, Undeclared, Tom Waits, The Who, movies in general (especially older movies but not exclusively), analyzing movies via a blog (http://theironcupcake.wordpress.com) and many other awesome things. I think I'm an INTJ, if you know about MBTI.
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serenepristine:

atpfestival:

That moment when Nick Cave ran into Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood on the streets of NYC captured by twitter user @huntingowls 

this is everything

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oneweekoneband:

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds “Henry Lee”

PJ Harvey has worked with several artists through the course of her career, including Tricky, Josh Homme, and the late Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse. Nevertheless, her most important collaboration of all was arguably with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds for its mythology alone. Their duet on Murder Ballads single “Henry Lee” turned an old folk song into modern rock legend after the music video just so happened to catch them falling in love in the span of four minutes. Cave describes filming “Henry Lee” in a 2008 interview with Guardian:

“Fucking hell! That’s a one-take video. Nothing is rehearsed at all except we sit on this ‘love seat’. We didn’t know each other well, and this thing happens while we’re making the video. There’s a certain awkwardness, and afterwards it’s like, oh…” So you were beginning the relationship in this three-minute video? “Yeah, exactly.”

The incoming storm this video managed to capture puts it on par with one-take classics like Sinead O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” and D’Angelo’s “Untitled,” such an unbelievably rare and pure portrait of new love that I’m surprised it’s not on more all-time lists. Nothing seems to look quite as perfect as these two do with each other, almost mirror images attempting to conceal their growing nerves until they become comfortable and affectionate before climaxing in a meek kiss that somehow says more than a televised make-out session ever could. It is like watching all of the emotions involved in an entire romance occur in just four minutes.

Nevertheless, turmoil lurked beneath such seeming perfection, and the passion of Nick and PJ’s affair led both to depression. While Nick’s despair coaxed him into heavy heroin usage, PJ contemplated leaving the music industry entirely to become a nurse in Africa (see James R. Blandford’s Siren Rising for more). Fortunately, she did not, instead using the pain to create the beautifully solemn Is This Desire?— a record she and I both believe to be her masterpiece.

“I do think Is This Desire? is the best record I ever made—maybe ever will make—and I feel that that was probably the highlight of my career. I gave 100 per cent of myself to that record. Maybe that was detrimental to my health at the same time.”
—Nov. 2004, The Sunday Telegraph

Nick also used the lows of their affair to hit one of his all-time creative highs in his stark classic The Boatman’s Call. As music ignited their romance, it also gave them a sense of closure by leading them to artistic peaks. Through bringing each other to their worst, Nick and PJ inspired one another to reach their personal best.

Because of this, Nick and PJ are still one of the most sublime pairings in music history, and the proof is right here on tape. If watching this video doesn’t break your heart, I’m not entirely sure you have one.

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1910-again:

Wojciech Weiss, A Kiss on the Grass c.1900

1910-again:

Wojciech Weiss, A Kiss on the Grass c.1900

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wehadfacesthen:

Fabulous photo of Rita Hayworth
via beauty-of-classique-cinema

wehadfacesthen:

Fabulous photo of Rita Hayworth

via beauty-of-classique-cinema

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wehadfacesthen:

Katharine Hepburn, 1960s
via kwdayboise

wehadfacesthen:

Katharine Hepburn, 1960s

via kwdayboise

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oldtobegin:

dear-travis:

kenyatta:

As a 4 year old, this was the funniest thing I’d ever seen. I think I talked about it for days.

This is still funny to me.

never forget

(Source: gameraboy)

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Jessica Chastain photographed by David Slijper for Harpers Bazaar UK, November 2014.
Jessica Chastain photographed by David Slijper for Harpers Bazaar UK, November 2014.

(Source: missavagardner)

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jamesdeandaily:


I’ve direct eight pictures. I’ve worked with a lot of young people.I’ve never met anyone with the ability of Dean. He cannot be compared with any actor, present or past. - Nicholas Ray
I liken it to a kind of star or a comet that fell through the sky and everybody still talks about it. They say ‘Ah, remember the night when you saw that shooting star?’ - Julie Harris
We cannot speak of cinema without mentioning the name of James Dean, the freshly plucked fleur du mal, James Dean, who is cinema, in the same sense as Lillian Gish, Chaplin, Ingrid Bergman, etc. - Francois Truffaut
We are as caught up by James Dean as was the first generation, experiencing that tender, romantic, marvelously masochistic identification with the boy who does everything wrong because he cares so much. And because Dean died young and hard, he is not just another actor who outlived his myth and became ordinary in stale roles. He is the symbol of misunderstood youth. - Pauline Kael
Jimmy stands clear and unique in a world where much is synthetic and dishonest and drab. He came and rearranged our molecules. - Stewart Stern.

James Byron Dean [Feb. 8, 1931 - Sept. 30, 1955]

jamesdeandaily:

I’ve direct eight pictures. I’ve worked with a lot of young people.I’ve never met anyone with the ability of Dean. He cannot be compared with any actor, present or past. - Nicholas Ray

I liken it to a kind of star or a comet that fell through the sky and everybody still talks about it. They say ‘Ah, remember the night when you saw that shooting star?’ - Julie Harris

We cannot speak of cinema without mentioning the name of James Dean, the freshly plucked fleur du mal, James Dean, who is cinema, in the same sense as Lillian Gish, Chaplin, Ingrid Bergman, etc. - Francois Truffaut

We are as caught up by James Dean as was the first generation, experiencing that tender, romantic, marvelously masochistic identification with the boy who does everything wrong because he cares so much. And because Dean died young and hard, he is not just another actor who outlived his myth and became ordinary in stale roles. He is the symbol of misunderstood youth. - Pauline Kael

Jimmy stands clear and unique in a world where much is synthetic and dishonest and drab. He came and rearranged our molecules. - Stewart Stern.

James Byron Dean [Feb. 8, 1931 - Sept. 30, 1955]

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wehadfacesthen:

Ava Gardner in a 1943 photo by Eric Carpenter [detail]

wehadfacesthen:

Ava Gardner in a 1943 photo by Eric Carpenter [detail]

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creepingirrelevance:

Simone Simon

creepingirrelevance:

Simone Simon

(Source: valentinovamp)

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why do I always feel a little dirty when I switch Spotify to “private session”?

29/9

Delightful news: 20,000 Days on Earth has been held over so it won’t be ending tomorrow! You can still catch the best movie of the year thus far! (Though I don’t know how long that will be.) Go to the Film Forum ASAP like the cool person that you are. (http://filmforum.org/film/20000-days-on-earth-film-page)

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allthroughthenightb:

Lizabeth Scott.

allthroughthenightb:

Lizabeth Scott.

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a-moment-in-time-87:

Happy 92nd Birthday and many, many happy returns, Lizabeth Scott, (my) queen of film noir! Born on this day in 1922!

May the coming years be full of health, happiness, sunshine and joy for her!


Funny thing, the first time I saw her wasn’t in any film noir, bu
t in ‘Scared Stiff’ alongside Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. Her performance, on-screen-presence and of course her voice completely enthralled me. You could say it was love at first sight. ;)