This short animated film, Destino, is a collaboration between Salvador Dali and Walt Disney that first began back in 1945 but wasn’t released until 2003. Enjoy!
Sex on Fire | Beyoncé [Kings of Leon cover]
The Big Sleep (1946)
Less a feast for the eyes than for the ears. While visually, The Big Sleep is no slouch, the centerpiece of the film is undoubtedly the scorching dialogue. Every scene is packed with witty banter, as Humphrey Bogart (playing perhaps the most famous private eye of all pulpdom, Philip Marlowe) and then-wife Lauren Bacall go on a frenzied tear through an extremely well-written adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s novel. Beautiful cinematography, rapid-fire wit, and labyrinthine mystery.
The quintessential film noir.
Vivian: Well, speaking of horses, I like to play them myself. But I like to see them work out a little first, see if they’re front-runners or come from behind, find out what their hole-card is. What makes them run.
Marlowe: Find out mine?
Vivian: I think so.
Marlowe: Go ahead.
Vivian: I’d say you don’t like to be rated. You like to get out in front, open up a lead, take a little breather in the backstretch, and then come home free.
Marlowe: You don’t like to be rated yourself.
Vivian: I haven’t met anyone yet that can do it. Any suggestions?
Marlowe: Well, I can’t tell till I’ve seen you over a distance of ground. You’ve got a touch of class, but, uh…I don’t know how - how far you can go.
Vivian: A lot depends on who’s in the saddle. Go ahead, Marlowe, I like the way you work. In case you don’t know it, you’re doing all right.
Marlowe: There’s one thing I can’t figure out.
Vivian: What makes me run?
Vivian: I’ll give you a little hint. Sugar won’t work. It’s been tried.
Anti gay laws, fucked up hotels, Olympic displays don’t work, riots in the Ukraine.
Has there ever been a bigger Olympic fiasco than Sochi?
Munich 1972: 11 Israeli athletes and a German police officer are taken hostage and killed by Palestinian terrorists.
Atlanta 1996: A Christian Identity-affliated terrorist sets off three bombs in Centennial Park, killing two people and injuring 111 people. A security guard is at first blamed for the attack; the real perpetrator is not arrested until 2003.
Vancouver 2010: Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili dies during a training run when he is thrown from his sled and head-first into a pole.
"I tend to be cynical about a lot of things, but Maya Angelou is somebody that no matter how much I pick her apart, she still has integrity. She was a victim of incest and rape, and she worked as a stripper. And now she’s a literary icon and Nobel Laureate. It goes to show that life is cumulative, and you can’t devalue any type of experience."