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Grace Kelly 1950s beach old hollywood
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Grace Kelly, c. 1950s.

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Gray Malin

'A La Plage', 2012.

Shooting from door-less helicopters, this series has been photographed from Europe to Australia. From above, people and objects become patterns, creating repetition, shape and form. Malin’s photographs are a visual celebration of color, light, shape—and summer bliss. On a trip to Las Vegas, looking from on one of the highest floors of a massive hotel, he became intrigued by the spectacle and the perspective of the beach below. For him this view captured the essence, the color and vibrancy, the elements of play and relaxation, and the beauty of water just perfectly.

"We are not now that strength which in old days moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are. One equal temper of heroic hearts, made weak by time and fate, but strong in will. To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

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Yeah I’m off for a vacation so I’ll be pretty radio silent over the next week and a half (no movies, alas) but I leave you with this lovely print from one of my favorite photographers, Gray Malin, to enjoy in the meantime along with some fun things in my queue. Any guess where I’m headed? ;)

2 weeks ago
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Roman Holiday guess where I am Audrey Hepburn Gregory Peck love

Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in Roman Holiday (1953)

Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in Roman Holiday (1953)

On travel and a fear of self

Every few months I fall into a spell where I miss London so much that I can’t bear it. Most often the pain strikes as I’m in motion and I find myself weeping uncontrollably in my car as I make the traffic crawl down Ventura Blvd. It’s a soul-deep ache that manifests in physical stress as I gag and physically hold my shuddering self together. The urges have become less frequent over the last few months as I’ve grown to love Los Angeles and they are less shattering when they do; coming forward as a dull heartache and few tears more than anything else. But the pain resides in the base of my heart, continuing to drive me abroad and toward home.

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3 weeks ago
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Spice World (#66)

This was… so much… more… than I imagined a movie was capable of being in the most depressing sense possible. There are lots of movies that are considered amongst “the worst” but this one really takes the cake. It is just atrocious. In fact “bad” isn’t even a sufficient enough term because there is NO MOVIE here. Really. Not even a semblance of an end goal and a plot and while the girls are who they are quite well it’s almost to the edge of not even being laughingly bad. The male guest stars are shockingly impressive - Elton John, Elvis Costello, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, BOB HOSKINS, ROGER MOORE, Alan Cumming - but even then it’s just jaw dropping. Not even worth it as a drinking game.

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The Recruit (#65)

I have a soft spot for the DC-spy thrillers of the late 90s/early 00s and this plops right into the category. It’s predictable but still entertaining. Colin Farrell is a strong presence even without his accent and he gives a good show against Al Pacino, who barely bothers to phone in his performance. I find Bridget Moynahan akin to watching a piece of driftwood (harsh criticism but true) but I was entertained anyway. That said, the extreme canted angles really got to me after a while and Roger Donaldson’s direction is pretty derivative but - again - it’s beside the point because the movie is fine. The best example of the genre? Nah. The most thrilling movie ever? Certainly not. But a fine way to use up two hours of a boring afternoon? Most certainly.

1 month ago
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Hollywood assistant advice High Quality

I studied film in college and after a series of internships during school breaks I moved to LA post-grad with the goal of working in development and writing in the evenings. Unfortunately I don’t get to write too much because I work 10-12 hour days but I work so hard because I love my job and give 110% to our projects. Some of the TV shows I work on are even on the air. :) The biggest advice I can give to anyone looking to work in Hollywood is that a) you have to be here (sorry NY); b) watch as many movies and TV shows as you can. Not only is it the only way to know the medium but then you can really discuss things with artists when you meet them; c) read the trades (Deadline, Hollywood Reporter, Variety) every day to learn the names of the people who are making deals.


"So I’m not the most adored person on the face of the earth. You have to know this. There are a lot of people who don’t like me at all, I’m very sure of that. But I wasn’t put on earth to be liked. I have my own reasons for being and my own sense of what is important and what isn’t, and I’m not going to change that.”

RIP Betty Joan Perske aka Lauren Bacall, a legend, an inspiration, and a dame in every sense of the word.  

1 month ago
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ask something
uselesschicharron asks: Are you really a Hollywood assistant?

I am indeed! The terribly glamorous profession of rolling calls, scheduling meetings, and working long hours. But I love my work and learn a ton every day. :)

Jiro Dreams of Sushi (#64)

When I pulled this up on Netflix on my computer at work literally every person who walked by paused and said “Awww Jiro?” and then proceeded to gush about the tuna and fish markets. The movie didn’t grab me at such a deep level (I tend to like slightly more complicated docs) but I still really enjoyed it. The photography is perfect as David Gelb captures just the right essence of every shot with a bright, clear lens. The characters are interesting and the sushi looks to die for. If I were ever in Tokyo I don’t think I could leave without dropping that $300 for a plate.

1 month ago
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The Theory of Everything looks phenomenal

Who’s already crying about The Theory of Everything? Just me?