theatlanticvideo: This is Your Brain on ‘Call Me Maybe’: The Scientific Power of Music Like food, sex, and drugs, music boosts dopamine levels to create addictive feelings of pleasure. In this short, scrappy video, the web series ASAP Science illustrates how it works. Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown, who produce the videos, talk about the making of the series in an interview with the...
Francis Picabia, The Procession, Seville, 1912 From the National Gallery of Art: Before establishing himself as a pioneering member of the dada movement during and after World War I, Picabia experimented with various forms of modernist painting. Procession, Seville belongs to a group of works from 1912 in which the artist demonstrates a sophisticated and highly idiosyncratic assimilation of recent...
From DVDBeaver.com’s review of the new Blu Ray of Don Siegel’s Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956). I have to admit, I’m starting to become addicted to Gary Tooze’s screen captures from Blu Ray discs. He has a knack for grabbing well-composed shots from the films he reviews. Credit here goes to director Don Siegel and cinematographer Ellsworth Fredericks. I’m posting a link to this shot...
Thank you, NBC. Thank you very, very much. ihadtochangemyurl: The Kinks | Waterloo Sunset
Screen shot from dvdbeaver.com’s
Screen shot from dvdbeaver.com’s review of Criterion’s Quadrophrenia blu-ray disc. (Review and screen shot by Gary Tooze; wonderful shot composition and photography by director Franc Roddam and cinematographer Brian Tufano)
Scrawl 11:59 (It’s January) (Album Version) 11:59 (It’s January) Scrawl (from Nature Film, 1998) It’s not January, but I’m feeling this. I’m feeling Scrawl-y right now. (Cross-posted on thisismyjam.com)
The Royal Tenenbaums in Print
“What characters? This is a bunch of little kids dressed up in animal costumes.” family is a many-splendored thing… well, it’s definitely *a* thing, anyhow. in honor of The Royal Tenenbaums’ impending blu-ray release, the folks over at Criterion assembled a gallery of the books and magazine covers that appear in the film.