30 April 2011

Chanting faint hymns to the cold fruitless moon ...

Hal-an-tow, jolly rumbelow,
We were out long before the day-o
To welcome in the summer time,
To welcome in the May-o,
Summer is a-coming in,
And winter’s gone away.

29 April 2011

The Book of Life (Hartley, 1998)

-Are you really the devil?
-Yes, I am.
-Would you like some soup?

It's a tragedy, but it's a beautiful thing never the less.

28 April 2011

Les temps sont durs pour les rêveurs.

Écrivain raté, destin raté. Comme j'aime ce mot, 'raté'. La destinée humaine ça conduit comme ça, en ratant. ... Et de ratage en ratage, on s'habitue à ne jamais dépasser le stade du brouillon. La vie n'est que l'interminable répétition d'une représentation qui n'aura jamais lieu.

Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain
dir Jeunet (2001)

27 April 2011

"Keith, isn't it lovely?"

Nuts in May
dir Mike Leigh, 1976

24 April 2011

Pépé le Moko

Mireille Balin et Jean Gabin

dir Duvivier, 1936

Le déjeuner des canotiers

22 April 2011

The office of Environmental Teach-In, Inc
April 8, 1970

17 April 2011

The new Harry Lime

"This Narrative advocates for [the United States of] America to pursue her enduring interests of prosperity and security through a strategy of sustainability that is build upon the solid foundations of our national values."

from A National Strategic Narrative (2011)

by Mr Y 


"... you and I aren't heroes. The world doesn't make any heroes outside of your stories."

"Victims? Don't be melodramatic. Look down there. Tell me. Would you really feel any pity if one of those dots stopped moving forever? If I offered you twenty thousand pounds for every dot that stopped, would you really, old man, tell me to keep my money, or would you calculate how many dots you could afford to spare?"

"Nobody thinks in terms of human beings. Governments don't. Why should we?"

Orson Welles inThe Third Man

dir Reed (1949)

15 April 2011

13 April 2011

"... born with a weak heart ..."

Rękopis znaleziony w Saragossie

Manuscrit trouvé à Saragosse

The Manuscript found in Saragossa

(dir Wojciech Has, 1964)

12 April 2011

Bring tea for the tillerman ...

"The weight of futility that our society places upon the individual is a meaningless illusion that disappears as soon as you realize that your own two hands can lift it away. Power exists within you as soon as you choose to use it."

BrokenFix (perpetrators of the Maine Labor Mural Projector Bomb)

11 April 2011

Brave New Education

NYC teacher on education reform:

'The high-stakes tests may be worthless as pedagogy but they are a brilliant mechanism for undermining the school systems, instilling fear and creating a rationale for corporate takeover. There is something grotesque about the fact that education reform is being lead not by educators but by financiers and speculators and billionaires.'


"The truly educated become conscious. They become self-aware. They do not lie to themselves. They do not pretend that fraud is moral or that corporate greed is good. They do not claim that the demands of the marketplace can morally justify the hunger of children or denial of medical care to the sick."

Why the United States is destroying its education system
Chris Hedges
April 10, 2011

09 April 2011

Modesty Blaise (dir Losey, 1966)


"I know we've come a long way, 
We're changing day to day, 
But tell me, where do the children play?"

Cat Stevens

from Tea for the Tillerman


05 April 2011

جوليانو مير خميس‎

לעולם אל תשכחו

امنحوا السلام فرصة للنجاح

in memoriam Juliano Mer-Khamis

02 April 2011

recuerdos del otro 11 de setiembre ... el de 1973

"Cuántos tienen que morir
para ver la libertad."

No puedes volver atrás

Víctor Lidio Jara Martínez (San Ignacio, 28 de septiembre de 1932 - Santiago, 16 de septiembre de 1973)
"The days of mere protest are over, and the days of separating war, and racism, and pollution of natural resources, and social injustice, and male chauvinism, into neat little compartments are over. I say this with the conviction—and if it sounds apocalyptic, o.k., it is apocalyptic—that unless all men and women of good will realize this very, very soon, and act on it, there will be no future, but an increasing horror followed by annihilation."

Denise Levertov
from a speech delivered at a rally
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
April 15, 1970