"The Beauty and Truth Lab voted Armand Silvestre's poem, The Secret, the Most Beautiful Poem of the Last Millennium. This is our translation from the original French." - via Rob Brezsny
The Secret by Armand Silvestre (1837-1901)
"Cinema is the goodwill for a meeting." -- Jean-Luc Godard
Those were the reasons and that was New York, we were running for the money and the flesh. And that was called love for the workers in song, probably still is for those of them left." -- Leonard Cohen
"The first impulse is always one of love." -- Alexis Tioseco
film still: Breathless, Jean-Luc Godard
"A person who eats meat
wants to get his teeth into something
A person who does not eat meat
wants to get his teeth into something else
If these thoughts interest you for even a moment
you are lost"
-- Leonard Cohen
Poetry is like a key, which opens no doors. Like a lost key, or even better a door for which you lost your key. A useless key.
I try to open windows . . . "
-- Agnès Varda
See the video here!
Via Maya at The Evening Class!
"Surely one of the great messages of Rumi's poetry is how we carry in us the joy and the depth of the friendships we've lived, and how we give that away."
- Coleman Barks
Check out my friend, David Baker's, Magic Lantern and Digital Film Works at Millennium Film Workshop, Saturday, February 13, at 8:00!
“The sorcery of an “inverted anthropomorphism” as it reverberates in analogous forms will be the subject of this evening’s presentation. In prelude, a magic lantern demonstration will be given – opals, agates, gemstones and minerals (to discern aleatoric calligraphies played out patiently over thousands of years), then optical illusions, anamorphosis through the prism of a dissident branch of 1930’s surrealism. With The Writing of Stones by Roger Caillois as Baedeker-resemblances, hidden recurrences, impossible scribblings in nature will be set next to digital film works.” - D.B.
Interview with Marianne Ihlen
by Kari Hesthamar, Norway, 2005
SO LONG MARIANNE
MARIANNE: It's very quiet on the ocean today, or the sea…is probably what we call it. Movement. Now let' see . . . Hah, imagine having the stereo deck on so low. Opa, let's go!
Leonard Cohen: So Long, Marianne/Marianne sings along
MARIANNE: You know, last night… I had a very strange dream last night. During the past 40 years of my life I still dream about Leonard. Irrespective of whether he is with someone else or what the scene is around it, it is a positive dream for me. But last night he showed up again in my dream. And then he says: ”Marianne, you must not talk so much.” And here I am sitting looking at you, and you make me talk, talk, talk, talk. Yes, yes!
Leonard Cohen: Now so long, Marianne, it’s time that we began to laugh and cry and cry and laugh about it all again
NARRATOR: "So Long, Marianne.” Leonard Cohen's old Norwegian sweetheart. At last I was to hear the story behind the song.