The Russian Ark: This movie was shot in a single take. The cinematographer Tillman Buttner, used a Steadicam and high-def digital technology; joined with some 2,000 actors in a tight-wire act in which every mark and cue had to be hit without fail to get the whole film in one shot. (x)
When I came home after buying food at the market I realized the state of my room reminded me of a certain passage…
“Camilla’s night table was littered with empty teacups, leaky pens, dead marigolds in a water glass, and at the foot of her bed was laid a half-played game of solitaire.”
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
I don’t know why it was in my closet. I suppose I’d saved it because it was so pretty. Senior year, I had spent dozens of hours studying the photographs as though if I stared at them long enough and longingly enough I would, by some sort of osmosis, be transported into their clear, pure silence. Even now I remember those pictures, like pictures in a storybook one loved as a child. Radiant meadows, mountains vaporous in the trembling distance; leaves ankle-deep on a gusty autumn road; bonfires and fog in the valleys; cellos, dark windowpanes, snow.
Hampden College, Hampden, Vermont.
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Nike of Samothrace