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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen)

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The Lives of Others is a German film about the events around the publication of literature opposing Eastern Berlin prior to the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the surveillance that surrounded those involved. One of the gentlemen surveying the couple starts to feeling empathy for the could he's watching. Through watching their lives he discovers everything that his life is missing. It's an excellent film and although on a small scale it shows the amazing things man kind can do for each other while looking for no recognition of the deed. Extremely good acting, and good directing/cinematography.

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I want to thank you all for how kind and supportive you've been! It's so great having so many viewers, and being able to view so many of your blogs :D

You all are so great, I'll be posting another movie review in the near future but here's another photo of mine for now!


Now this truly is a photo of my past and was taken 5 or so years ago, but I still feel pretty lucky that the timing happened to be perfect. I took it with my old Canon Rebel XT.

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I took this while on a flight in Panama, I happened to look out the window while we were flying over a rainbow. I feel it's a pretty poorly taken photograph (and will hopefully be the worst one I post on the blog), but I still feel pretty badass for flying over a rainbow and taking a picture of it.

Mr. Nobody

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Mr. Nobody is another amazing mindfuck film that I have seen recently. The film is directed by Jaco Van Dormael and stars Jared Leto (the actor from Requiem for a Dream as well as the lead singer from 30 Seconds to Mars).

The film takes place between the 20th and 21st century, and follows Jared Leto's character (Nemo Nobody). It's one of the best depictions of String Theory in film form, showing a number of different ways that ones life is affected by every choice that one makes.

This is a must see film, but is also a love or hate film. I fell in love with it and felt in touch with a great number of the characters in it, and felt for Nemo through all of the painful choices and situations he was brought through.

It's hard for me to think of a film that is similar to this one, but if I had to choose one it would be The Fountain. Both films keep you guessing and have a strong surreal feeling to them. This film keeps you thinking well after you've finished watching it, and will remain one of my favorite films for a long time.

Abstract Architecture

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This is a photograph I took in Sydney. At first to me it looks like an empty stadium, but this picture was taken while looking up at a building. I was standing right by the base of it and cut off the top of the building from the picture.

I'll be posting more photos + reviews later this afternoon!

Pine Needle Forest

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A simple photograph I took of pine needles and pine cones on a forest floor.

What kind of photographs would you like me to post next?

What genre of film should I review next?