Friday, February 10, 2012

impunity links

---Psycho Siri

---"`There is only one language in cinema.'--Hitchcock said this to Truffaut back in the day. You know, when they scream in that shower they’re screaming in Tokyo the same way they’re screaming in Paris. It isn’t the language that’s making them scream. It’s not the words, man. It’s the pure cinema that is effective. And when you’re speaking with the images, and you’re putting those images together, they way they’re supposed to be put together, then you’re speaking the language. It doesn’t matter if you’re in Serbia, or in a fucking igloo with Eskimos. You’re speaking that one universal language, and that’s the language of the cinema. And that’s holy.” --Abel Ferrara

---A Day Made of Glass 2

---"Senior ranking US military leaders have so distorted the truth when communicating with the US Congress and American people in regards to conditions on the ground in Afghanistan that the truth has become unrecognizable.  This deception has damaged America’s credibility among both our allies and enemies, severely limiting our ability to reach a political solution to the war in Afghanistan.  It has likely cost American taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars Congress might not otherwise have appropriated had it known the truth, and our senior leaders’ behavior has almost certainly extended the duration of this war.  The single greatest penalty our Nation has suffered, however, has been that we have lost the blood, limbs and lives of tens of thousands of American Service Members with little to no gain to our country as a consequence of this deception." --Daniel Davis

---NBC would like you to watch, please

---"The Future" by the Limousines

---Dave drove a Ford

---McWeeny's bad experience at the theater

---"a culture of impunity now pervades America’s political and business elite at the expense of those who can’t afford to properly defend themselves"

---situationist films

---the best movie posters

---"By now, there can be little doubt that government retaliation against whistleblowers is not an isolated event, nor even an agency-by-agency practice. The number of cases in play suggests an organized strategy to deprive Americans of knowledge of the more disreputable things that their government does." --Peter Van Buren

---Julianne Moore in Far from Seven

---Hollywood: A Celebration of the American Silent Film

---Kaufman's visual rhetoric compendium

---chez Clooney

---The inner workings

---Owen's The Conundrum

---Sofia's new ad

---trailers for This Is Not a Film, The Bourne Legacy, The Aggression Scale, Iron SkyRed Lights, and The Story of Film

---how to hide from Google

---ravenous eating from Perfect Sense

---"So if the Big Five companies are not using their additional earnings to increase production, what are they spending their money on? The answer: They’re buying shares of their own stocks and investing in politicians to maintain the policies that led to their enormous profits over the past decade."

---lastly, "the graduate without a future" --Paul Mason

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