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    Like I needed another reason to worship Jim Jarmusch (click)

    Like I needed another reason to worship Jim Jarmusch (click)

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    "It begins with the king as a boy, having to spend the night alone in the forest to prove his courage so he can become king. Now while he is spending the night alone he’s visited by a sacred vision. Out of the fire appears the Holy Grail, symbol of God’s divine grace. And a voice said to the boy, “You shall be keeper of the grail so that it may heal the hearts of men.” But the boy was blinded by greater visions of a life filled with power and glory and beauty. And in this state of radical amazement he felt for a brief moment not like a boy, but invincible, like God, so he reached into the fire to take the grail, and the grail vanished, leaving him with his hand in the fire to be terribly wounded. Now as this boy grew older, his wound grew deeper. Until one day, life for him lost its reason. He had no faith in any man, not even himself. He couldn’t love or feel loved. He was sick with experience. He began to die. One day a fool wandered into the castle and found the king alone. And being a fool, he was simple minded, he didn’t see a king. He only saw a man alone and in pain. And he asked the king, “What ails you friend?” The king replied, “I’m thirsty. I need some water to cool my throat”. So the fool took a cup from beside his bed, filled it with water and handed it to the king. As the king began to drink, he realized his wound was healed. He looked in his hands and there was the holy grail, that which he sought all of his life. And he turned to the fool and said with amazement, “How can you find that which my brightest and bravest could not?” And the fool replied, “I don’t know. I only knew that you were thirsty.”"

    Robin Williams as Parry in “The Fisher King”, 1991

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    Broken Flowers (2005)

    • The Kid: So, as just a guy who gave another guy a sandwich, you have any philosophical tips or anything, for a guy on a kind of road trip?
    • Don Johnston: You asking me?
    • The Kid: Yeah.
    • Don Johnston: Well, the past is gone, I know that. The future isn't here yet, whatever it's going to be. So, all there is, is this. The present. That's it.
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    Nile Rodgers: «On New Year’s Eve, 1977, we were invited to meet with Grace Jones at Studio 54. She wanted to interview us about recording her next album. At that time, our music was fairly popular — “Dance, Dance, Dance" was a big hit and "Everybody Dance”, although more underground, was doing very well, too — but Grace Jones didn’t leave our name at the door and the doorman wouldn’t let us in. Our music might be playing inside, but the place was packed for New Year’s Eve and this was early in our career. Anyway, my apartment happened to be one block away, so Bernard and I went there to sort of quell our sorrows. We grabbed a couple of bottles of champagne from the corner liquor store and then went back to my place, plugged in our instruments and started jamming. You see, music was not only our livelihood, it was also our entertainment and recreation. And since we were feeling bad, we played music to make us feel good. We started jamming on the now-famous riff — Bernard and I were particularly good at making up riffs and jamming together. We were really into jamming and we’d often start writing songs that way, sometimes drawing on ideas that were floating around. In this case, however, the riff was super, super simple, so it didn’t have to be pre-planned. It was just something that happened. I had always liked the [Cream] song “Sunshine of your Love”, and I wanted to do a sort of riff song for Chic, although not a complete linear riff — that wouldn’t be like Chic — so I incorporated a little linear lick and we started singing, “Fuck off!" [Repeats the lick.] "Aaaaahh, fuck off!" We were so pissed off at what had happened. I mean, it was Studio 54, it was New Year’s Eve, it was Grace Jones, and we were wearing the most expensive outfits that we had — back then, in the late ’70s, our suits must have cost us a couple of thousand bucks each, and our really fancy shoes had got soaked trudging through the snow. So "Fuck Off" was a protest song, and we actually thought it was pretty good.»

    Classic Tracks: Chic “Le Freak

    By not getting what we wanted, we got more than we ever could’ve imagined.

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    Life changing movies: Letter from an Unknown Woman

    Life changing movies: Letter from an Unknown Woman

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    Patrick Nagel
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    "And did you get what
    you wanted from this life, even so?
    I did.
    And what did you want?
    To call myself beloved, to feel myself
    beloved on the earth.

    Raymond Carver, Late Fragment

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    "Sally watches her daughter and worries.
    She knows what happens when you bottle up your sorrow, she knows what she’s done to herself, the walls she’s built, the tower she’s made, stone by stone.
    But they’re walls of grief, and the tower is drenched in a thousand tears, and that’s no protection; it will all fall to the ground with one touch.

    [Alice Hoffman, Practical Magic]

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    The short story of a boy and the girl of his dreams 

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    Depeche Mode - Sister of Night (Barcelona 2010)

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    Oskar Kokoschka - Schlafende Frau (Sleeping Woman)

    Oskar Kokoschka - Schlafende Frau (Sleeping Woman)

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    Howl's Moving Castle (2004)

    • Old Sophie: A battleship?
    • Howl: On its way to burn cities and people.
    • Old Sophie: The enemy's? Ours?
    • Howl: What difference does it make?