A filmmaker who prefers ideas to images will never advance above the second rank because he is fighting the nature of his art.8 1/2 Movie Review & Film Summary (1963) | Roger Ebert (via merlin)
A great, fun explanation of what a differential gear is and why cars need them.
St. Peter’s Square in 2005 and 2013. What a difference 8 years makes.
One of these has a face.
No man really knows about other human beings. The best he can do is to suppose that they are like himself.John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent
“Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon. When we love a woman we don’t start measuring her limbs.”
Picasso checking Brigitte Bardot’s face with a light meter during the Cannes Film Festival, 1956. Photograph by Jerome Brierre/RDA/Getty.
When we approach objects as social relativists, they bear interest only as products or regulators of human behavior and society.Bogost, Ian. Alien Phenomenology, or What It’s Like to Be a Thing. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2012.