mademoisellecuriosite:

Edward Hopper, Gas - 1940

mademoisellecuriosite:

Edward Hopper, Gas - 1940

requiemofmine:

Mozart’s sketch book

requiemofmine:

Mozart’s sketch book

(Source: tristesolitude, via blogthoven)

theclassicalmusicblog:

enigma variations, edward elgar. leonard bernstein conducting the bbc symphony

Currently listening to this.

composersillustrated:

Sergei Prokofiev by Henri Matisse

composersillustrated:

Sergei Prokofiev by Henri Matisse

(via classicalliterature)


"I don’t want to film a ‘slice of life’ because people can get that at home, in the street, or even in front of the movie theater. They don’t have to pay money to see a slice of life. And I avoid out-and-out fantasy because people should be able to identify with the characters. Making a film means, first of all, to tell a story. That story can be an improbable one, but it should never be banal. It must be dramatic and human. What is drama, after all, but life with the dull bits cut out. The next factor is the technique of film-making, and in this connection I am against virtuosity for its own sake. Technique should enrich the action. One doesn’t set the camera at a certain angle just because the cameraman happens to be enthusiastic about that spot. The only thing that matters is whether the installation of the camera at a given angle is going to give the scene its maximum impact. The beauty of the image and movement, the rhythm and the effects—everything must be subordinate to the purpose."
Alfred HitchcockAugust 13, 1899 — April 29, 1980

"I don’t want to film a ‘slice of life’ because people can get that at home, in the street, or even in front of the movie theater. They don’t have to pay money to see a slice of life. And I avoid out-and-out fantasy because people should be able to identify with the characters. Making a film means, first of all, to tell a story. That story can be an improbable one, but it should never be banal. It must be dramatic and human. What is drama, after all, but life with the dull bits cut out. The next factor is the technique of film-making, and in this connection I am against virtuosity for its own sake. Technique should enrich the action. One doesn’t set the camera at a certain angle just because the cameraman happens to be enthusiastic about that spot. The only thing that matters is whether the installation of the camera at a given angle is going to give the scene its maximum impact. The beauty of the image and movement, the rhythm and the effects—everything must be subordinate to the purpose."

Alfred Hitchcock
August 13, 1899 — April 29, 1980

(Source: strangewood, via ramonasflower)

Emil Gilels, movement 3 of Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata” .

The Shadow, “The Hooded Circle”

The Shadow, “The Hooded Circle”

"But what can be done, the one who loves must share the fate of the one he loves."

— Mikhail Bulgakov, Master and Margarita (via themastermargarita)

some-good-songs:

Help!  »  The Beatles