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There are 16 shots in Lars von Trier’s hauntingly beautiful prelude to “Melancholia,” a movie about love, family and the apocalypse. The soundtrack for the overture to “Melancholia” is the exquisite prelude to Wagner’s 1859 opera, “Tristan and Isolde,” an opera Wagner described as “one of endless yearning, longing, the bliss and wretchedness of love; world, power, fame, honor, chivalry, loyalty and friendship all blown away like an insubstantial dream,” for which there is “one sole redemption-death, finality, a sleep without awakening.”
The movie, among Mr. von Trier’s greatest, stars Kirsten Dunst as Justine, a young advertising copywriter who, shortly after she gets married endures two separate yet related catastrophes. A wedding party at an oceanside golf resort owned by Justine’s brother-in-law ends with her new husband leaving, which in turn brings on the depression that overtakes her and seems to inaugurate the end of the world or her dream of the same. Many of the movie’s themes are introduced in the overture’s first eight minutes, a masterpiece in miniature that presents a deep reflection of literary, artistic and cinematic allusions.
“Melancholia” was named Best Picture at The 2011 European Film Awards in Berlin; the film also won awards for cinematography and production design. Previously, Kirsten Dunst won the Best Actress Award at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival for her performance in “Melancholia.” Last week, The National Society of Film Critics named Lars Von Trier’s end-of-the-world drama “Melancholia” Best Picture, and Best Actress honors went to Kirsten Dunst for her performance in the film.
This piece includes photographs, an HD video of “Prelude to Melancholia” and the Official HD Trailer for “Melancholia.”
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2012/01/12/prelude-to-melancholia-this-is-how-the-end-begins/There are 16 shots in Lars von Trier’s hauntingly beautiful prelude to... more
Eve Arnold, who came to be regarded as a grande dame of postwar photojournalism for her bold, revealing images of subjects as diverse as Marilyn Monroe and migratory potato pickers, died on Wednesday in London at the age of 99. Born in Philadelphia on April 21, 1912, Ms. Arnold had lived in Great Britain since 1961.
Her death was announced by Magnum Photos, the photography cooperative to which she had belonged for more than a half-century. She was among the first women Magnum hired to make pictures. Ms. Arnold was a leading light in what is considered to be the golden age of news photography, when magazines like “Life” and “Look” commanded attention with big, arresting pictures provided by photographers who included Henri Cartier-Bresson, Gordon Parks, Robert Capa and Margaret Bourke-White.
Acclaimed for capturing celebrities in intimate moments after winning their trust, Ms. Arnold developed a particular rapport with Marilyn Monroe, the subject of a book of Arnold photographs. Foreshadowing the celebrity portfolios of photographers like Annie Leibovitz, Ms. Arnold captured Joan Crawford squirming into a girdle, Malcolm X collecting fistfuls of dollars at a rally in Washington and James Cagney and his wife doing an impromptu dance in a barn.
But other pictures, just as memorable, were of the unfamous. Among the more than 750,000 Ms. Arnold made were pictures in a South African shantytown, a Havana brothel and a Moscow psychiatric hospital. She documented a small Long Island town, Miller Place, and the first minutes of a baby’s life. She was an official photographer on 40 movie sets.
Her many honors include the Order of the British Empire and the Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Society of Magazine Photographers. She was a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and named a “Master Photographer” by the International Center of Photography in New York, considered by many to be the world’s most prestigious photographic honor.
This piece includes a number of high-resolution black-and-white photographs, as well as two documentary short films.
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2012/01/06/eve-arnold-legendary-photographer-of-illuminating-images-dies-at-99/Eve Arnold, who came to be regarded as a grande dame of postwar photojournalism for... more
Chuck's beautiful spy gal, Yvonne Strahovski, lowers her standards to spend 10 minutes with Mr. Media!Audio interview with Yvonne Strahovski, beautiful star of NBC TV show "Chuck," conducted by Mr. Media, Bob Andelman. http://www.mrmedia.com/?p=1011Audio interview with Yvonne Strahovski, beautiful star of NBC TV show... more
This post showcases beautiful photographs that have won photo contests such as National Geographic Contest, Nikon Technology, Energizer, Sony, Smithsonian Mag, Nature Conservancy, National Wildlife Refuge Association, etc. Photography is always been a fun activity and as a profession it is the job of creative people. You can express your feeling, your observations, and your imagination in very creative and appealing ways by using your camera. We hope that this showcase will inspire you to get out and shoot more.
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http://www.noupe.com/photography/40-outstanding-award-winning-photos-around-the-world.htmlThis post showcases beautiful photographs that have won photo contests such as... more
Originally created in support of charity, the popularity of the Dieux Du Stade Calendars has been credited for the increased fame of the Stade Français rugby team, as well as for rugby in general, in France. During the calendar’s 10 years, the basic concept hasn’t changed: the calendar features nude and semi-nude photographs of members of Stade Français, the Paris-based domestic French rugby team, and in more recent years, it includes players from other rugby union clubs. Photographed by Francois Rousseau, in his 3rd collaboration with Dieux Du Stade, the theme for 2012 tells the story of “survivors of a lost world, trying to get on board a ship.”
This piece includes a number of high-resolution color photographs, a photo-gallery and a two-minute documentary short film.
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2012/01/02/calendar-dieux-du-stade-2012-nude-athletes-for-a-cause/Originally created in support of charity, the popularity of the Dieux Du Stade... more
Please only watch this if Your 18 and over | Don Taiga - She Loves My Dick
Well, this sexy picture shows one really great way to celebrate the New Year! Plus the two-minute short holiday video that goes along with it is sure to give you some chuckles, just to cool you down a bit!
This piece includes the hot high-res. photograph and the humorous 2-minute short film.
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2011/12/29/happy-new-year-sexy-joy/Well, this sexy picture shows one really great way to celebrate the New Year! Plus the... more
Thirty Seconds To Mars has just released the video album of its award-winning 30-minute MTV acoustic concert, “Unplugged: Thirty Seconds To Mars,” which was shot live in New York City. The set includes never before seen additional footage, plus acoustic performances of “Hurricane,” “Kings & Queens,” “Night Of The Hunter “and their inspiring rendition of the U2 classic “Where The Streets Have No Name.”
This piece includes the full concert music video in HD.
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2011/12/29/thirty-seconds-to-mars-unplugged-returning-to-the-beginning/Thirty Seconds To Mars has just released the video album of its award-winning... more
Simple Things G - Pure Grime Bars in UK 2011 FLuxscuzz / DJ Prayut / Don Taiga
I went to London about a week ago, and met couple other artist also Mr Ashley Abigo and decided to throw this bars cuz i aint gonna lie "When it comes to Grime: Crazy Titch is the ShiT
Majority of the lyrics on this track are from "Crazy Titch" Grime Lyrics.. Rcorded over by FLuxscuzz / Don Taiga DJ Prayut. Copyright To Grime Records in Conjunction with RMRE-RainMan Records/Entertainment 2011.
Music by Don Taiga. (C) 2011 under exclusive license to RainMan Records/EntertainmentDonTaigaOnlne Simple Things G - Pure Grime Bars in UK 2011 FLuxscuzz / DJ Prayut /... more
“White” is a beautiful three-minute black-and-white short film by Luxembourg filmmaker Vitùc, with background music by Max Richter. “White” is full of wonderful inspirational imagery of a lot of snow, a lot of fun, peace and pleasure. Even if it’s raining and quite warm outside where you live, this little film is sure to make you feel like it’s beginning to be a “White Christmas.” Here’s wishing you and your family a happy holiday season!
This piece includes a number of stunning high-resolution photographs and the inspirational short film.
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2011/12/24/white-a-holiday-winter-wonderland/“White” is a beautiful three-minute black-and-white short film by... more
These are the first pictures of the People's Court in London where the 1% will be tried. Through these doors the bankers of London may for the first time be tried for their crimes. Suspects will be charged and tried in fair trails where evidence will be presented and challenged by defence lawyers. Another World Exclusive: first picture of the court chamber where the banking executives will face the people's law. Nearly four years after the crisis exploded not a single banker anywhere in the world has faced justice. http://www.freeturbine.com/index.php/news/recent-politic/item/first-photos-of-people-s-court-where-bankers-will-be-tried-in-londonThese are the first pictures of the People's Court in London where the 1% will be... more
Santa's sitting on a pretzel stick? Oh goodness me...I never heard of anything so bizarre such as this before. But it's absolutely true, and here's a great high-resolution color photograph of happy old Santa sittin' right there on a pretzel stick. Looks like he could be on some street vendor's old food cart, somewhere in the middle of New York City.
This piece includes the wonderful high-resolution photograph of Santa sitting on a pretzel stick, as well as the cheerful one-minute animated short film, “Joyeux Noël!”
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2011/12/21/happy-holidays-santas-sitting-on-a-pretzel-stick/Santa's sitting on a pretzel stick? Oh goodness me...I never heard of anything so... more
Imagine flipping through the television channels and you turned on Glee’s “Extraordinary Merry Christmas,” expecting a group of rambunctious teenagers covering a number of holiday pop songs, but instead you get a black-and-white homage to Judy Garland’s 1963 Christmas Special, complete with laugh tracks, a Luke Skywalker lookalike (including a lightsaber) and an Irish holiday elf!
Well, this year’s Glee Christmas program was every bit as strange as it sounds, but maybe in today’s times it takes a show like this to spread holiday cheer and inspire the gift of giving.
This piece includes color photographs and two wonderful music videos from the show.
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2011/12/19/the-glee-holiday-spectacular/Imagine flipping through the television channels and you turned on Glee’s... more