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It is arguably one of the most magnetic moments ever captured on film. This enduring celluloid juncture from 1946’s “It’s A Wonderful Life” can be summoned to mind by merely mentioning “the prayer scene.” In it, a tearfully reduced George Bailey — played by Jimmy Stewart — sits at a bar and contemplates taking his own life, then clasps his hands and quietly asks for God’s intervention.

And while filming this key moment, this pivotal point in the picture, Frank Capra goofed — big time.

Despite a reputation for being fastidiously well prepared, the veteran director had no idea that his star would turn on the waterworks and deliver such an impassioned, intimate performance on the first take. It was something overwhelming even for Stewart himself.

So the cameras rolled, the music and bustle in the bar erupted, and the scene played out — but when it was over, Capra realized his angle was too distant. And he had failed to capture a close-up of the emotionally draining scene. Capra apologized and asked his Oscar-winning star to replicate it, but a spent Stewart knew he’d nailed it and couldn’t fathom a re-creation as effective as the one he’d just poured out.

Quote 16 Aug
You got your lyrics tattoo because MUSIC IS YOUR LIFE, NOT LIKE ALL THOSE SHEEP WHO LISTEN TO THE RADIO. Unlike them, you really connected with the bands you listened to and wanted to immortalize that by getting their words permanently branded on you. Not sure what led you to believe that was a good idea. Maybe because the bands you liked played on a stage that was only 6 inches off the ground or because their albums had clips from Donnie Darko and American Beauty in them? The problem is that since you chose the standard illegible script font, no one can read what the fuck it says, which is probably for the best because most of them were written by a lyricist who couldn’t pass a creative writing class at a community college. (Bonus lame points if you got the lyrics in any language other than your native one *coughcoughFrench*.)
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Bobby Darin - Mack the Knife (1959)
Kurt Weill / Bertolt Brecht
English Lyrics: Marc Blitzstein
Arrangement: Turk Murphy

Bertolt Brecht und Kurt Weill - Die Moritat von Mackie Messer (1928)
Die Dreigroschenoper ~ Three Penny Opera
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The teacher’s inspirational song in “Lesson of the Evil” movie.

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Photo 9 Aug Visita Iglesia 2012.

Visita Iglesia 2012.

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highschool heroes in flesh <3

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Text 7 Aug 1 note

A Leak in the Dike

BY PHOEBE CARY

The good dame looked from her cottage

      At the close of the pleasant day,
And cheerily called to her little son
      Outside the door at play:
“Come, Peter, come! I want you to go,
      While there is light to see,
To the hut of the blind old man who lives
      Across the dike, for me;
And take these cakes I made for him—
      They are hot and smoking yet;
You have time enough to go and come
      Before the sun is set.”

Then the good-wife turned to her labor,
      Humming a simple song,
And thought of her husband, working hard
      At the sluices all day long;
And set the turf a-blazing,
      And brought the coarse black bread;
That he might find a fire at night,
      And find the table spread.

And Peter left the brother,
      With whom all day he had played,
And the sister who had watched their sports
      In the willow’s tender shade;
And told them they ’d see him back before
      They saw a star in sight,
Though he would n’t be afraid to go
      In the very darkest night!
For he was a brave, bright fellow,
      With eye and conscience clear;
He could do whatever a boy might do,
      And he had not learned to fear.
Why, he would n’t have robbed a bird’s nest,
      Nor brought a stork to harm,
Though never a law in Holland
      Had stood to stay his arm!

And now, with his face all glowing,
      And eyes as bright as the day
With the thoughts of his pleasant errand,
      He trudged along the way;
And soon his joyous prattle
      Made glad a lonesome place—
Alas! if only the blind old man
      Could have seen that happy face!
Yet he somehow caught the brightness
      Which his voice and presence lent;
And he felt the sunshine come and go
      As Peter came and went.

And now, as the day was sinking,
      And the winds began to rise,
The mother looked from her door again,
      Shading her anxious eyes;
And saw the shadows deepen
      And birds to their homes come back,
But never a sign of Peter
      Along the level track.
But she said: “He will come at morning,
      So I need not fret or grieve—
Though it is n’t like my boy at all
      To stay without my leave.”

But where was the child delaying?
      On the homeward way was he,
And across the dike while the sun was up
      An hour above the sea.
He was stopping now to gather flowers,
      Now listening to the sound,
As the angry waters dashed themselves
      Against their narrow bound.
“Ah! well for us,” said Peter,
      “That the gates are good and strong,
And my father tends them carefully,
      Or they would not hold you long!
You ’re a wicked sea,” said Peter;
      “I know why you fret and chafe;
You would like to spoil our lands and homes;
      But our sluices keep you safe!”

But hark! Through the noise of waters
      Comes a low, clear, trickling sound;
And the child’s face pales with terror,
      And his blossoms drop to the ground.
He is up the bank in a moment,
      And, stealing through the sand,
He sees a stream not yet so large
      As his slender, childish hand.
’T is a leak in the dike! He is but a boy,
      Unused to fearful scenes;
But, young as he is, he has learned to know
      The dreadful thing that means.
A leak in the dike! The stoutest heart
      Grows faint that cry to hear,
And the bravest man in all the land
      Turns white with mortal fear.
For he knows the smallest leak may grow
      To a flood in a single night;
And he knows the strength of the cruel sea
      When loosed in its angry might.

And the boy! He has seen the danger,
      And, shouting a wild alarm,
He forces back the weight of the sea
      With the strength of his single arm!
He listens for the joyful sound
      Of a footstep passing nigh;
And lays his ear to the ground, to catch
      The answer to his cry.
And he hears the rough winds blowing,
      And the waters rise and fall,
But never an answer comes to him,
      Save the echo of his call.
He sees no hope, no succor,
      His feeble voice is lost;
Yet what shall he do but watch and wait,
      Though he perish at his post!

So, faintly calling and crying
      Till the sun is under the sea;
Crying and moaning till the stars
      Come out for company;
He thinks of his brother and sister,
      Asleep in their safe warm bed;
He thinks of his father and mother,
      Of himself as dying—and dead;
And of how, when the night is over,
      They must come and find him at last:
But he never thinks he can leave the place
      Where duty holds him fast.

The good dame in the cottage
      Is up and astir with the light,
For the thought of her little Peter
      Has been with her all night.
And now she watches the pathway,
      As yester eve she had done;
But what does she see so strange and black
      Against the rising sun?
Her neighbors are bearing between them
      Something straight to her door;
Her child is coming home, but not
      As he ever came before!

“He is dead!” she cries; “my darling!”
      And the startled father hears,
And comes and looks the way she looks,
      And fears the thing she fears:
Till a glad shout from the bearers
      Thrills the stricken man and wife—
“Give thanks, for your son has saved our land,
      And God has saved his life!”
So, there in the morning sunshine
      They knelt about the boy;
And every head was bared and bent
      In tearful, reverent joy.

’T is many a year since then; but still,
      When the sea roars like a flood,
Their boys are taught what a boy can do
      Who is brave and true and good.
For every man in that country
      Takes his son by the hand,
And tells him of little Peter,
      Whose courage saved the land.

They have many a valiant hero,
      Remembered through the years:
But never one whose name so oft
      Is named with loving tears.
And his deed shall be sung by the cradle,
      And told to the child on the knee,
So long as the dikes of Holland
      Divide the land from the sea!
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I was not sufficiently warned about the quarter life crisis.

Text 31 Jul Why You Gotta Be So Lewd?

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Kids 
a film by Larry Clark 

Leo Fitzpatrick is the original McLovin!

aruspices:

Kids 

a film by Larry Clark 

Leo Fitzpatrick is the original McLovin!

Photo 24 Jul The Last Name

The Last Name

Quote 7 Jul 47,770 notes
Lolita is not about love, because love is always mutual; Lolita is about obsession, which is never, ever love, and Nabokov himself was so disappointed that people did not understand this and take away the right message… For how could anyone call this feeding frenzy of selfishness, devouring, and destruction “love”?
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Bonfire, the Belligerent Pacifier

Video 2 Jul 452 notes

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Gwen’s face is like…Here we go again.

Tony is her inspiration for writing the song Don’t Speak.

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When I’m feeling blue, all I have to do is take a look at you, then I’m not so blue.

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