Many see this as Billy Wilder‘s greatest film and a classic for all time. It stars William Holden as Joe Gillis, an unsuccessful screenwriter, and Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond, a faded silent film star who draws him into her fantasy world where she dreams of making a triumphant return to the screen, with Erich von Stroheim as Max von Mayerling, her devoted servant. In the movie, Norma Desmond’s address is 10086 Sunset Boulevard in the film but in reality, the filming location was 641 S. Irving Blvd at the corner of Irving and Wilshire. …
William Eggleston (biography) is credited of turning color photography into an accepted form of art photography.
His images grow on you. Things which appear as “nothing special” grow (usually within a few seconds) into concepts, metaphors and simply great photography:
Vatican City is one of the most unique places in the world thanks to the fact that it is the only nation state that is located within the boundaries of another nation — Italy. It is the main hub of the Roman Catholic Church and the home of the Pope.
As a tourist destination, Vatican City is one of the most culturally rich places in Europe and is an important stop on your tour of Italy even if you are not a Catholic. …
What was it that made the late 70’s and early 80’s music so great? Something magical where — finally, for the first time in history — black, gay, straight, white, … In short everyone was united on a dance floor with music full of joy!
La transmission de la MEMOIRE COLLECTIVE depuis les temps les plus anciens, nous a fait parvenir des idées, des inspirations, des convictions, des espoirs, des rêves personnels d’un temps meilleur, des preuves de bravoure, des mythes, le savoir et le souvenir de la jeunesse.
Le monde, d’une manière collective — de génération à génération- a entendu la valeur de cette tradition.
La perte de celle-ci est un phéomène nouveau et peut-être dû (entre autre) socialement à une peur générale de la maladie, de la vie en elle-même, de l’inconnu, de la mort, de la perte de religion, du processus analytique en lui-même, et la rapidité de notre mode de vie. …
Many people keep hidden away odd rituals and childhood friends. Mine are shared now!
If you come to my office in Palo Alto, in a closet there sit 3 stuffed animals. They seem to be fine. I store wires and cables and extra keyboards near them and wonder at times about their needs. Do they have any? Am I insane?
If I want to fall asleep fast I go to a safe place — a memory of an event that no doubt did not really take place; days when these animals helped me build forts.
Once the castle was secured with smurfs at the lookout towers I would move to my bed, I was 5 or 6. The bed was huge and my boat. We could set sail! And we all sat about munching salmon and toasted cheese sandwiches as the wind blew us towards a new land. …