I Am Not A Rock Star
intimately follows Marika’s life and career over a period of eight years. Shot in cinema verite style in airports, hotels and concert halls around the world, and inspired by stunning piano performances, the film dramatically unfolds to reveal the poignant coming of age of an ambitious and talented pianist, and the consequence of her lifelong journey to make it.
Casablanca, the 1942 movie by Michael Curtiz. It’s been chosen by the Film Academy one of the three greatest film of all times with Citizen Kane and The Godfather.
It became an icon. And it’s dialogues are famous. Here’s the unforgettable finale:
Ilsa: But, Richard, no, I… I…
Rick: Now, you’ve got to listen to me! You have any idea what you’d have to look forward to if you stayed here? Nine chances out of ten, we’d both wind up in a concentration camp. Isn’t that true, Louie?
Captain Renault: I’m afraid Major Strasser would insist.
Ilsa: You’re saying this only to make me go.
Rick: I’m saying it because it’s true. Inside of us, we both know you belong with Victor. You’re part of his work, the thing that keeps him going. If that plane leaves the ground and you’re not with him, you’ll regret it. Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life.
Ilsa: But what about us?
Rick: We’ll always have Paris. We didn’t have, we, we lost it until you came to Casablanca. We got it back last night.
Ilsa: When I said I would never leave you.
Rick: And you never will. But I’ve got a job to do, too. Where I’m going, you can’t follow. What I’ve got to do, you can’t be any part of. Ilsa, I’m no good at being noble, but it doesn’t take much to see that the problems of three little people don’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. Someday you’ll understand that.
[Ilsa lowers her head and begins to cry]
Rick: Now, now…
[Rick gently places his hand under her chin and raises it so their eyes meet]
Rick: Here’s looking at you kid.
Après ses créations à partir de bandes de cassette audio, Erika Iris Simmons revient avec la création de collages à partir de partitions musicales. Une idée simple mais magnifiquement éxécutée qui permet d’obtenir un rendu de grande qualité. (Fubiz)
zaviez compris… pa-pa-pa-pam…
Pour cette 12e année de collaboration, Orangetango se détache de la thématique des visages afin de donner aux annonces des allures de couvertures de magazines de mode.
«Nous avons privilégié une image qui s’inspire directement de la mode, autant pour les photos que pour la typo, explique Isabelle Beaudry, directrice artistique d’Orangetango. Donc, nous avons utilisé une seule typographie, en jouant avec les majuscules, les minuscules et la taille de caractère, de façon à obtenir quelque chose d’unique, de simple et d’élégant.»
Bravo à Mario Mercier à la direction de la création! Et au client d’avoir compris que c’était une bonne campagne!
Not playing the piano is one of my greatest regret. I started too young and thought it was profoundly boring. Big mistake. For a lonely soul like me, it would be a great source of joy now. Piano is magic. It’s romantic and etheral. It’s an orchestra in one instrument. Here are various versions of it in photography, chosen for Christine Kysely’s album.
Ne pas jouer de piano est un de mes regrets. J’en ai peu, dont celui-ci. Le piano est un instrument magique, un orchestre à lui tout seul si l’on sait en jouer. C’est un instrument qui se suffit largement à lui-même. Et les compositeurs l’ont si bien servi! En hommage à cet instrument, quelques images fortes et impertinentes, choisies dans l’album de Christine Kysely.
Le sourire de la fin.
The End. With a big smile.
A Very Gaga Thanksgiving? Christmas? Try New Year.
Lady Gaga is naked in Vanity Fair’s first 2012 issue, but that’s less interesting than when she wears clothes, like on the cover, which might be her take on Eliza Doolittle doing Valentine’s Day on steroids, perhaps. Despite the getup, Gaga looks more like Gaga than the crazy girl in the big head-thing. Maybe it’s her simple makeup, or that we’re getting used to her costuming, or just that she’s starting to do it in a more sophisticated way.
And here are her two January 2012 British Elle covers, on which she also looks quite pretty. So this is how two major magazines are ringing in the New Year: with Lady Gaga and yet, a little restraint.
Despite some wrinkly dress-related conspiracy theories to the contrary, Beyoncé is indeed pregnant. And while perhaps she’s saving her obligatory bare-belly fashion cover for a later date (or — imagine! — she just doesn’t feel like doing one at all), she has a slightly visible bump on the latest cover of Harper’s Bazaar. In the interview, which runs alongside Terry Richardson’s photos of her in a black Norma Kamali swimsuit and a short gold Reed Krakoff dress, she says lots of endearing things about her pregnancy and new maternity line, which she’s designing with her mom for House of Dereon (and is, of course, meant to be)
November cover of Esquire. For men only? Well…no!
What a photoshoot! She is sexy all right!
Some of the shots remind me of our Céline’s World Tour Program, done by Denise Truscello. In sand and mud too. Hot-Hot-Babe she was. Obviously, Esquire never saw those fotos, if so, they might reconsider…
Yes Sir, Céline is as sexy – even more – and showing a lot less. It’s a matter of attitude right?
She’s from Belgium. She has something of Amy in the voice. The rest is totally original.
Her « Raggamuffin » made our summer.
Does « Crazy Vibes » will make our autumn?
Here is a pick for you to listen and decide.
And her beautiful face so you put the two together.