Majka made no attempt to disguise his delight about becoming the king of the mountains, which comes with a polka dot jersey.
5:33 pm • 24 July 2014
“To be close to all those employees would be amazing. You want to be, like, the first mover.”
— The Condé Nast Entourage Heads to 1 World Trade Center
5:07 pm • 24 July 2014
“With his bushy white beard, and wearing a black T-shirt ornamented by the death-metal band Cannibal Corpse, Barney looked like anything but a refined cineaste. But his charge was much the same. “Pour it a little more aggressively,” he said through a mouthpiece to a production designer wetting the set with a strange, unidentified liquid. To the actress Ellen Burstyn, in the midst of a stubborn scene, he suggested, “I think we should not smile.” He was right: the eerie Burstyn’s version of not-smiling makes for an effect not to be forgotten.”
— Paris Review – River of Fundament, Andy Battaglia
5:04 pm • 24 July 2014
Russian missile systems are named for trees.
2:01 pm • 17 July 2014 • 1 note
“We have all these fantasies of the shebeen life, of jazz clubs, the showgirls and writers, and there is this certain romance that Drum produced, but also a nostalgia, that in a sense may seem to be antithetical to the very radicality we ascribe to it. So how do we tease these things apart? How do we look at the layers of ambivalence that surround the entire enterprise of the Apartheid visual production?”
— Rise and Fall of Apartheid: In Conversation with Okwui Enwezor
6:08 pm • 16 July 2014 • 1 note
“What struck me was the film’s incredible elegance and visual power,” said the curator Okwui Enwezor, who saw the piece in a London gallery in 1996 and promptly put Mr. McQueen in the 1997 Johannesburg Biennial. “Here was this artist I’d never heard of, but with an incredible self-assurance in his own capacities and his own intellectual exploration of cinema.”
— Steve McQueen, Intense Seeker of Powerful Elegance - NYTimes.com
10:16 am • 16 July 2014