Like Frankenstein‘s rejection of his creation is the fact that Shelley does not give it a name, which causes a lack of identity. Instead it is referred to by words such as “wretch”, “monster”, “creature”, “demon”, “devil”, “fiend”, and “it”. When Frankenstein converses with the creature in Chapter 10, he addresses it as “vile insect”, “abhorred monster”, “fiend”, “wretched devil”, and “abhorred devil”.
From a red carpet interview at the 2005 “Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson”: Courtney Love worries for a moment about “libel” and then goes ahead with her warning for young actresses not to accept an invite from Harvey Weinstein to attend a “private party” at the Four Seasons. Via Boing Boing
To mark the tennis calendar’s biggest event, London-based motion graphics producer Alexander Purcell has created a digital art piece that pays homage to the sport’s top women, whose gutteral cries have become a celebrated part of the game. The digital mash-up features the vocal chords of Maria Sharpova (who has been clocked at 100 decibels) and Yung-Jan Chan, the audio sourced from their third-round match in this year’s French Open and complemented by visuals from 1970s video game Pong. Since Monica Seles’s 1992 Wimbledon loss to Steffi Graff, during which the referee ordered Seles to “turn it down,” speculation has been rife that a grunt-powered racket makes all the difference. Brunel University professor Alison McConnell recently put the theory to the test: “There’s some evidence to suggest that the vocalisation is part of a breathing strategy that adds stability to the trunk thereby optimising power production during the racquet stroke,” she says, adding that for female players, the technique could be a game-maker. “Women’s upper bodies tend to be weaker, so there may be a greater benefit to them in using this particular strategy,” she concludes. A match point, then, for the ladies who pump up the volume.
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In May 2017, illustrator Cristiano Siqueira (aka @crisvector) took it upon himself to create one poster for every Part of Twin Peaks: The Return. “My intention was to create a single poster for the whole season, but I think I never could answer to the complexity of Twin Peaks with just one poster,” the São Paulo-based illustrator tells Welcome to Twin Peaks.
Cristiano, who got into Twin Peaks back when he watched the original series on VHS in the 2000s, is loving the new series: “It’s much more intriguing, surrealistic and Lynchesque than ever. It’s been exciting and inspiring!” But it’s not always easy to select a single moment from 58 minutes of “moving art.” Part 5 was the toughest so far, remembers Cristiano. “I wanted to portrait Becky Burnett since the first time I saw the car scene, but there’s SO much going on in that episode.” He decided the key is to always follow your intuition. By popular demand, the art prints are Sold Out !
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In ‘The Challenge,’ Italian filmmaker Yuri Ancarani shows how Western notions of power inspire Qatari falconers. Falconry, the hunting of wild game with trained birds of prey, is a fascinating subculture. Though its origins are ancient and the practice controversial (because of captive breeding and the import and export of birds), Qatari sheikhs have turned what was once a means of survival into a modern and, as one might imagine, opulently surreal spectacle. A new documentary, The Challenge, directed by Italian filmmaker Yuri Ancarani, takes viewers into this rarified world of sheiks and falcons in a strangely beautiful and sumptuous way, showing the effects of Western capitalism’s cultural ideals on the Gulf region’s people and Qatar’s mesmerizing desert landscape.
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