vodkapirate:

Dracula, 1931

Mmmmmmmhmm

vodkapirate:

Dracula, 1931

Mmmmmmmhmm

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polepixie:

quantumaviator:

merlinus-caledonensis:

pappasaur:

nowyoukno:

Source for more facts follow NowYouKno

Don’t forget that the church was literally so impressed they gave him a medal instead of imprisoning him or executing him

Mozart only needed to hear a piece once to play it better than the original. And on top of that, they believed all his music to have been created by someone else, not this kid, so they locked him in a tower for a period of time (forget how long) with only music paper. When they came back all the paper was filled and he had written on the walls as well. AND ALL THE MUSIC WAS PHENOMENAL. how much more perfect can you get than Mozart? If you want to know more: watch the movie Amadeus. It’s historically accurate but also funny at times. Watch. it.

so he was the first to illegally download a song

And for those of you that would like to hear the first illegally downloaded song that the Vatican kept a secret for so long because it was “too beautiful for human knowledge” You can find it here.

This is all great but the movie Amadeus is, uh, not accurate.  Not really accurate at all.  It’s great, watch it, it definitely taps into the gist of what Mozart was about, but dude, it is so inaccurate, like, woah.

polepixie:

quantumaviator:

merlinus-caledonensis:

pappasaur:

nowyoukno:

Source for more facts follow NowYouKno

Don’t forget that the church was literally so impressed they gave him a medal instead of imprisoning him or executing him

Mozart only needed to hear a piece once to play it better than the original. And on top of that, they believed all his music to have been created by someone else, not this kid, so they locked him in a tower for a period of time (forget how long) with only music paper. When they came back all the paper was filled and he had written on the walls as well. AND ALL THE MUSIC WAS PHENOMENAL. how much more perfect can you get than Mozart? If you want to know more: watch the movie Amadeus. It’s historically accurate but also funny at times. Watch. it.

so he was the first to illegally download a song

And for those of you that would like to hear the first illegally downloaded song that the Vatican kept a secret for so long because it was “too beautiful for human knowledge” You can find it here.

This is all great but the movie Amadeus is, uh, not accurate.  Not really accurate at all.  It’s great, watch it, it definitely taps into the gist of what Mozart was about, but dude, it is so inaccurate, like, woah.

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What.  What.  Whaaaaat.

What. What. Whaaaaat.

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James Dean photographed by Sid Avery, in Texas, on the set of Giant, 1955.

beautiful.  But who is that baby??

James Dean photographed by Sid Avery, in Texas, on the set of Giant, 1955.

beautiful.  But who is that baby??

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spoopyheron:

incidentalpiratequeen:

representation fucking matters.

THIS IS WHY WE NEED GOOD, REAL REPRESENTATION OF MINORITIES IN KIDS SHOWS AND FILMS, SO THEY CAN HAVE SOMEONE TO RELATE TO. THIS IS SO SO FUCKING IMPORTANT.

I don’t know if this is a true story but it’s a legit subject anyways.  Representation matters.

spoopyheron:

incidentalpiratequeen:

representation fucking matters.

THIS IS WHY WE NEED GOOD, REAL REPRESENTATION OF MINORITIES IN KIDS SHOWS AND FILMS, SO THEY CAN HAVE SOMEONE TO RELATE TO. THIS IS SO SO FUCKING IMPORTANT.

I don’t know if this is a true story but it’s a legit subject anyways.  Representation matters.

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Walking down the hall at the highschool where I work and find a kid flailing his hands in the air and stomping his feet and spinning around. He’s a freshman, all of about four foot two, and he stops when he sees me. He looks at me with a gigantic, braces ridden grin and says:

'I'm learning how to fancy dance.'

thisguyknowswhatimtalkingabout:

Remember when I blindly hated Russel Brand? I fucked up.

I have always really liked this guy.  I think he just genuinely likes people, which is awesome.

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Just bought some of this today and its actually brilliant. I made a pasta with it, and it contrasted beautifully with the fresh onion, tomato, and black pepper. It gave the simple dish a complex, layered flavor profile while not being overwhelming. Then I put half a teaspoon on a bowl of vanilla ice cream. I may never eat anything else again.

jamesdeandaily:

James Byron Dean; Feb. 8th, 1931 - Sept. 30th, 1955

A star goes wild in the places beyond air — a dark star born of coldness and invisible. It hits the upper edges of our atmosphere and look! It is seen! It flames and arcs and dazzles. It goes out in ash and memory. But its after-image remains in our eyes to be looked at again and again. For it was rare. And it was beautiful. And we thank God and nature for sending it in front of our eyes. 
So few things blaze. So little is beautiful. Our world doesn’t seem equipped to contain its brilliance too long. Ecstasy is only recognizable when one has experienced pain. Beauty only exists when set against ugliness. Peace is not appreciated without war ahead of it. How we wish that life could support only the good. But it vanishes when its opposite no longer exists as a setting. It is a white marble on unmelting snow. And Jimmy stands clear and unique in a world where much is synthetic and dishonest and drab. He came and rearranged our molecules. - Stewart Stern


RIP you beautiful man, you died 59 years ago today and we’re still missing your stupid, beautiful face. 
(Also I didn’t know his middle name was Byron.  I didn’t think he could get any more perfect.)

jamesdeandaily:

James Byron Dean; Feb. 8th, 1931 - Sept. 30th, 1955

A star goes wild in the places beyond air — a dark star born of coldness and invisible. It hits the upper edges of our atmosphere and look! It is seen! It flames and arcs and dazzles. It goes out in ash and memory. But its after-image remains in our eyes to be looked at again and again. For it was rare. And it was beautiful. And we thank God and nature for sending it in front of our eyes.

So few things blaze. So little is beautiful. Our world doesn’t seem equipped to contain its brilliance too long. Ecstasy is only recognizable when one has experienced pain. Beauty only exists when set against ugliness. Peace is not appreciated without war ahead of it. How we wish that life could support only the good. But it vanishes when its opposite no longer exists as a setting. It is a white marble on unmelting snow. And Jimmy stands clear and unique in a world where much is synthetic and dishonest and drab. He came and rearranged our molecules. - Stewart Stern

RIP you beautiful man, you died 59 years ago today and we’re still missing your stupid, beautiful face.

(Also I didn’t know his middle name was Byron.  I didn’t think he could get any more perfect.)

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holtart:

wannabeanimator:

The Boxtrolls (2014) | Behind the Scenes

via Animation Magazine:

  • 1 week; the average amount of time for an animator to complete 3.7 seconds of footage
  • 3.5 inches, the cuff-to-cuff measurement of baby Eggs’ sweater (created on an embroidery machine to produce irregular lines, like a hand-knitted garment). His little socks are only ⅝” long
  • 4 scenes per week was the goal for each animator
  • 14 different fabrics were used in Lord Portley-Rind’s white hat
  • 24 kinds of weeds were created for backgrounds by the greens department
  • 55 different sculpts of prop cheeses were made; different scale sizes were needed for wide, medium and close shots

This movie is stunning. Some people say it’s light on story but I disagree, it was well paced with solid action and cinematic tension and it was brilliant. Go, support Laika. They deserve it.

this seems relevant to my interests

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