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"As Watts shows, Carnegie’s emphasis on projecting a sunny personality was part of a larger shift away from a Victorian concern with character and self-denial to a modern fascination with advertising, consumerism and self-promotion. Carnegie’s teaching promised to pay off in self-fulfillment and fat wallets."

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Maureen Corrigan reviews biography “Self-Help Messiah" by Steven Watts about the life and career of Dale Carnegie who wrote “How to Win Friends and Influence People.”

Really interesting quote

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Nov 7
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Sep 11

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parkavenuearmory:

Robert Rauschenberg, “Sky Garden” (1969), lithograph on canvas. 

For this piece, NASA—yes, as in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration—gave Rauschenberg scientific maps, charts, and photographs from the Apollo 11 launch. Read more on NASA’s Art Program at Hyperallergic.
Sep 10

parkavenuearmory:

Robert Rauschenberg, “Sky Garden” (1969), lithograph on canvas.

For this piece, NASA—yes, as in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration—gave Rauschenberg scientific maps, charts, and photographs from the Apollo 11 launch. Read more on NASA’s Art Program at Hyperallergic.

nprfreshair:

Crime fiction writer Elmore Leonard spoke to Terry Gross in 1999 about films Jackie Brown and Get Shorty based on two of his novels. Leonard passed away this week at the age of 87.
One of our favorite moments of the interview was when he explained why he doesn’t like actors improvising lines:

I was on the set [of Jackie Brown] when they were shooting that scene and they started to improvise and Quentin said, “No, stay with the lines as they’re written. You can improvise later.” And he made sure that the character stayed with his dialogue, then he would let them try things. It was the same thing with Barry Sonnenfeld in “Get Shorty.” The actors had to stay with the words as written. Because what happens is, when actors begin to make up their own lines, they’re usually lines that you thought of and discarded as being trite, or too obvious. It’s funny, in story meetings the studio executive will come up with what he thinks is a great idea, he doesn’t realize in writing a book over a period of 6 or 7 months that you’ve thought of all these ideas and discarded them, and you’ve come up with what you believe is the best idea to make the story work. 

image via Harper Collins
Aug 24

nprfreshair:

Crime fiction writer Elmore Leonard spoke to Terry Gross in 1999 about films Jackie Brown and Get Shorty based on two of his novels. Leonard passed away this week at the age of 87.

One of our favorite moments of the interview was when he explained why he doesn’t like actors improvising lines:

I was on the set [of Jackie Brown] when they were shooting that scene and they started to improvise and Quentin said, “No, stay with the lines as they’re written. You can improvise later.” And he made sure that the character stayed with his dialogue, then he would let them try things. It was the same thing with Barry Sonnenfeld in “Get Shorty.” The actors had to stay with the words as written. Because what happens is, when actors begin to make up their own lines, they’re usually lines that you thought of and discarded as being trite, or too obvious. It’s funny, in story meetings the studio executive will come up with what he thinks is a great idea, he doesn’t realize in writing a book over a period of 6 or 7 months that you’ve thought of all these ideas and discarded them, and you’ve come up with what you believe is the best idea to make the story work. 

image via Harper Collins

fuckyeahmovieposters:

Ichi the Killer clay poster by Lizzie Campbell
Aug 19

fuckyeahmovieposters:

Ichi the Killer clay poster by Lizzie Campbell

champagnemanagement:

based on a joke from this episode of Comedy Bang Bang
Aug 18

champagnemanagement:

based on a joke from this episode of Comedy Bang Bang

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Aug 16

theparisreview:

The Francis Kyle Gallery is mounting a show titled “Jumping for Joyce: Contemporary painters revel in the world of James Joyce.” We would have gone with “Joyce Division,” but carry on.

For more of this morning’s roundup, click here.

the-dark-city:

Marlene Dietrich in “The Shanghai Express” (1932)

Hahaha
Aug 14

the-dark-city:

Marlene Dietrich in “The Shanghai Express” (1932)

Hahaha

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Jul 12

frickyeah1990s:

Pepsi Party Monsters (1991)

Best thing ever

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thedissolve:

Patton Oswalt christens The Dissolve with his thoughts on pop-culture tour guides. 
(Illustration by Sam Taylor)

Great image
Jul 12

thedissolve:

Patton Oswalt christens The Dissolve with his thoughts on pop-culture tour guides. 

(Illustration by Sam Taylor)

Great image