“Nudity, of course, is an amazingly loaded topic in the conservative cultural and political climate of the United States. Nudity is routinely equated with sex, a fact carefully and skillfully exploited by an unusual alliance of conservative politicians and the advertising industry.”—
“You must write every single day of your life… You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads… may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.”—Ray Bradbury (via jilllian)
Everywhere I went today, I was confronted with displays of Kanye West’s 808s and Heartbreak. Target, Barnes and Noble, Borders, FYE. It was always near the register, almost as an impulse buy, generally flanked by Coldplay’s Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends and often Radiohead’s In Rainbows.
It’s Grammy season, and I totally get that. So as much as Kanye annoys me, I ignored it. It’s what the stores do, especially around the holidays, and it works (how else would I have ended up with this month’s copy of Vanity Fair with Tina Fey on the cover?)
But later, as I placed my things on the conveyor belt at Whole Foods, I was blindsided. There, by the register, next to the organic lavender hand sanitizer (true story) was a small display housing a stack of copies of 808s and Heartbreak.
It’s not strange to disagree about movies that are wildly different, and there are surely a few random movies that are very polarizing. What I find most interesting is which movie people consider the best movie from a particular director, as it is usually very telling and polarizing in a different way, so to this point I will propose a new personality test where you reblog your favorite movie from each of these directors:
Joel Coen: No Country for Old Men, The Big Lebowski, Fargo, The Hudsucker Proxy, Miller’s Crossing, Raising Arizona, etc
Wes Anderson: The Darjeeling Limited, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Royal Tennenbaums, Rushmore, Bottle Rocket, etc
Hal Ashby: Being There, Shampoo, Harold and Maude, etc
Kevin Smith: Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Dogma, Chasing Amy, Mallrats, Clerks, etc