I have a bit of Olympics fever right now. Watching Stephane Lambiel’s spins the other night reminded me of a great great spinner – someone I remember even now after having watched her as a child – Lucinda Ruh. I still can’t get over how beautiful her spins are. Just amazing.
”We’d often go to the movies. We’d shiver as the screen lit up. But more often we’d be disappointed. The images flickered. Marilyn Monroe looked terribly old. It saddened us. It wasn’t the film we dreamed, the film we all carried in our hearts; the film we wanted to make, and, secretly, wanted to live.”
Goddard:: Masculine, Feminine
Miller :: Tropic of Cancer
I love the way he makes the simplest, most ordinary things magical.
Mia Doi Todd “Open Your Heart” dir. Michel Gondry from Viewers Like You on Vimeo.
Often times when I’m sick in body or in spirit, I’ll put on one of John Barry’s film scores. (I realize this sounds completely dorky, but I swear it makes me well again!) It’s the best medicine I know of. He has composed some of the most devastatingly romantic themes I’ve ever heard.
Here’s a favorite – from Somewhere in Time:
Another set of beautiful photos in Vanity Fair courtesy of Annie Leibovitz.
These shirts with famous book cover designs on them from Out of Print are pretty awesome. I honestly want every. single. one. I am in serious trouble. (thanks, joan.)