Winona Ryder on the set of Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
top 50 horror films | #47
➥ The Omen (1976)
Marilyn Monroe photographed by Ed Feingersh in New York, 1955
I love art - no.41
Ivan Aivazovsky, Ukrainian (1835—1899).
The “Venus” dress from Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall 1949
I woke up. The pain and sickness all over me like an animal. Then I realized what it was. The music coming up from the floor was our old friend, Ludwig Van, and the dreaded Ninth Symphony. (A Clockwork Orange, 1971)
The Ronettes on “Thank Your Lucky Stars”
Double-headed Serpent, Aztec/Mixtec AD 1400-1521, Mexico. Copyright the Trustees of the British Museum.
Mosaic mask of Quetzalcoatl, 15th-16th century AD, From Mexico.
I don’t think that people generally realise what motion picture industry has done to the American Indian, as a matter of fact, all ethnic groups, all minorities, all non-whites. And people just simply don’t realise, just take it for granted that that’s the way people are going to be presented and these clichés are just, I mean on this network every night, well perhaps not every night, but you can see silly renditions of human behaviour, the leering Filipino houseboy, the wily Japanese, the kook or the gook, black man, stupid Indian. It just goes on and on and on. And people actually don’t realise how deeply people are injured by seeing themselves represented, not so much the adults, who are already inured to that kind of pain and pressure, but children. Indian children seeing Indians represented as savage, as ugly, as nasty, vicious, treacherous, drunken. They grow up only with a negative image of themselves and it lasts a lifetime.
Marlon Brando on why Sacheen Littlefeather presented a speech on his behalf during his Best Actor win for The Godfather at the 1973 Academy Awards
“Denise (Pur-r-rty Pair)” by Gil Elvgren, 1960
Nosferatu the Vampyre (Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht) | Werner Herzog | 1979