Nino Rota - Blues: La Dolce Vita Dei Nobili (La Dolce Vita: Original Motion Picture Score)
Anita Ekberg warming up on the set of La Dolce Vita after wading in the Trevi Fountain (1959) (via)
“Anita Ekberg was a glorious apparition! She was like phosphorus, an extraterrestrial with a lunar pallor in her face and hair. It’s been a long time since I saw Anita. Watching her weather so many seasons as she has…I particularly appreciate her because in one of my films, a filmetto called Intervista, I narrated a visit with Mastroianni to her villa in the country. She’s a woman of a certain age who’s put on weight, who lives with her dogs and ducks, like a happy peasant.
And I saw she’d aged gracefully, a tranquil aging, sober, wise…She’s no longer the glorious diva, the Olympian she once was but she seems to me a beautiful example of serenity.”
-Federico Fellini, 1993 (via)
Way Down East(1920) D.W.Griffith
As Wendy guides the pediatrician into her living room at the beginning of The Shining, they pass a painting of a horse galloping along train tracks towards an oncoming train. The painting is titled “Horse and Train” (1954) by Canadian artist Alex Colville.
A common interpretation of the painting is that it is intended to invoke feelings of helplessness and tension, and that the anxiety is heightened because we are not shown the outcome. It can only be assumed that the results will be disastrous if the subjects continue on their current course.
The choice of this image is certainly in alignment with the anxiety and tension Kubrick has already begun to invoke as the Torrance family prepares to move up to the Overlook Hotel for the winter.
this is something we should all watch!!!!!!! Incredibly moving. Not with the theme of my blog but I felt I should share it! A very moving and honest short film.
This is my other blog. The focus is the city and the “any space whatevers” from Giles Deleuze (cinema 1). hope you enjoy it.