rivers and roads,
rivers till I reach you.
A few days ago, I received out-of-print gem The Making of Kubrick’s 2001 (edited wonderfully by Jerome Agel, 1970). I’m still over the moon.
It is such a shame that this book is out-of-print. It is filled with everything you ever wanted to know about 2001. It leads off with Arthur C. Clarke’s short story “The Sentinel” and closes with a complete reprint of Stanley Kubrick’s interview with Playboy magazine. In between are profiles, interviews with technical advisors, effects secrets revealed, letters to Stanley from the moviegoing public, as well as reviews of the film, both good and bad. A fascinating snapshot of a moment in history when the world was caught off guard by a motion picture. Search your local used book stores, like I did. If you’re a Kubrick fan, it’s worth the effort.
Now you can join me, I’ll fly you to the moon!
With endless thanks to Matt Degennaro
never-ending list of favourite michael scott quotes ☓
Never forget: this character never won Steve Carell an Emmy. There is no such thing as justice.
I need to try this ASAP
This was magical.
If you ever needed a reason to follow @TheDailyShow, this is it.
Here’s the original segment, in case you missed it.
But when I was doing the scene, [director] Alex Graves said “When you say that last line, ‘I can be your family,’ say it like ‘I love you.’” And that’s the take that they used. (x)
next time, jorah
“Here’s the one thing I want to say, is that I grew up in Pakistan, and […]—look, Americans have this assumed sense of security, which is a huge privilege, it’s a luxury, and most of the people in the world do not have that. I know I didn’t have it. And there were bombs in Iraq today, and 42 people died. And I’m not saying this to make this [Boston’s] tragedy smaller, but when you read about a bomb happening in another part of the world…try to remember how it felt here.
You read about bombs all the time, like bombs in Syria, and it always just goes off of you, you think it’s like some other world—but that’s the world! People are living their lives there, and they love their kids, and they love food and have favorite ice cream flavors. So just remember how awful this [Boston bombing] is, and how even now you are so distant from it, and how it happens to people all over the world.”
|—||Kumail Nanjiani, Episode 53 of Harmontown (via loudfull-heartedbitching)|