Friday, February 26, 2010

I'm Too Sexy (1991)

"I'm Too Sexy" is sung from the point of view of a self-satisfied fashion model. The song's lyrics express (over)confidence that his personal level of sexiness makes him too sexy for numerous things, most notably his shirt.

That's the lovely Wikipedia definition of Right Said Fred's 1991 hit. So funny. This song happens to be one of the three main ingredients in my party recipe, alongside Men Without Hats' "The Safety Dance" and Dead or Alive's "Spin Me Like a Record". Just so you know. Oh, and:
I'm too sexy for my hat, what d'you think about that?

Don't forget: This Monday I will announce the winner of the portrait competition, so hurry up if you still want to participate!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Birth of Cinema

A Kinetoscope parlor.

Part one of my film studies is done, and this Monday we started to take things from the beginning. As you probably know, there was no single inventor of film, but rather several independent contributors that together invented a new medium that we today take for granted.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Sidney Poitier 83 years

American actor Sir Sidney Poitier (b. 1927) reaches the honorable age of 83 today. Congratulations, sir!

So, he was pretty hot in the 1950's and 1960's. Real eye candy!

With Tony Curtis in The Defiant Ones (1958), performances that gained them both an Academy Award nomination.

Can you hand jive, baby? To Sir, with Love (1967).

Tender moment with Abbey Lincoln in For Love of Ivy (1968).

Having a blast with Anthony Perkins and a movie camera.

With Harry Belafonte and Charlton Heston at a Civil Rights March in 1963.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Do not forget!

Come on now, people! You only got to March 1st!

Give me some MS Paint scribble or a stick figure hastily drawn on the back of an old notebook: there is $10 to spend at one of Kate Gabrielle's Etsy stores, and those money need a spender!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Taxi Driver (1976)

Taxi Driver
Director: Martin Scorsese
USA 1976
113 min
Starring: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Albert Brooks, Harvey Keitel, Peter Boyle and Cybill Shepherd, among others.

What happens when a crazy person with a sleeping disorder and a contempt for humanity roams the hooker filled city streets night after night in a yellow cab?