Last night I finally picked up the programme for the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) and started working my way through, deciding what films I wanted to see and what I can actually fit into my schedule.
I finally finished this afternoon.
My final cut is 22 films, and that is excluding everything I know will be released at my work after the festival.
This is positive. And so expensive.
But so worth it.
There is an abundance of fish in the sea. But tonight, I would like to speak about wood. There are many times in the world when the phone rings and someone is inquiring about wood. This happens primarily at lumber yards and in this case, it’s necessary to have a phone. It is only natural that trees are growing and that they are made of wood. Much happiness can come from observing a tree and the same can be said about observing the many shapes fashioned out of wood. Quite often when when we are talking about beauty, we are talking about wood. Thank you very much!
David Lynch channels the Log Lady at the LA premiere of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me deleted footage
The woman in the blue coat approached me by the United Nations building yesterday, and said: ‘There is an interesting man around the corner that you should photograph. I don’t know his name, but everyday he stands directly across from the UN, and says ‘God Bless You’ to everyone who walks past. I’ve always sort of viewed him as the conscience of the world.’
'Let's go together,' I said, and she agreed to bring me to where he was standing. When we finally found the man, I asked for his photo, and he cheerfully agreed. But he pointed at a nearby wall:
"Let’s take the photo under that scripture," he said.
Y E S
Tonight my property agent brought some people through to look at our house (we’re moving out at the weekend) before we came home. We didn’t get any advance notice before she sent me a text this afternoon asking if we received her letter about it (we’ve seen no letter).
That’s creepy enough as it is.
Then I just realised that some of my flatmate and my toiletries are gone. They were basically new and not cheap.
Firstly, G R O S S.
Secondly, if the agents don’t reimburse us for them we’re going to have problems.
There is no part of this situation that is okay.
Tonight everyone’s favourite troll will be engaged in the emotional/physical/spiritual/sexual trauma that is the disassembly of the troll cave. DO NOT DISTURB.
I hope I was a suitable level of disturbing, my darling.
… Lounging on the bench outside my house at dusk, waiting for friends to come get me, I noted the kind of stillness you see only in the opening shots of certain long, emotionally fraught, excessively symbolic movies––no movement but the faint rustle of trees in the wind, no cars or people in sight…
The point at which you are in someone’s workplace at 1:30 am and they are trying to close and have asked you to leave but you won’t, you are not funny you are just an asshole.
Also, trying to be nice/polite when they have had to resort to asking a security guard to evict you does not automatically make everything better.
In point of fact it makes that person want so say,
“F U C K . O F F !”
and punch you in the face.
"Green roofs like this one is what we were learning about in college today. Beautiful, sustainable, wholesome designs like these are what inspire me to become an architect, not the soulless concrete boxes we’re all so used to now. This is the kind of future I want to design. This is the kind of future I want to live in."
Maggie: Guys don’t give things chances but I don’t know why that is.
Rust: That’s because we know what we want. And we don’t mind being alone.
True Detective (2014)
Can we just take a moment to recognise the genius of David Lynch’s Dune